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I put crushed red pepper on almost everything.

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Yes, I started doing the spice tweaks from Dr. Greger's How Not to Diet and I started losing so much weight all of a sudden.

Apple Cider Vinegar is part of it, but I am doing all of the spices and taking amla capsules, too.

I am doing Whole Food Plant Based no oil, no sugar, no salt but the spices and tweaks changed things so much that I am losing 4 pounds per week.

I know that the spices are "anorexic" and normalize blood sugar. Whatever they are doing, I am so happy with the lowered hunger and body fat loss.

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yes; it makes meals taste good

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I use a few spices when I can because they contain different traces of nutrients. Something as simple as a sprinkle of cinnamon here and there or a shake of pepper or oregano or whatever can deliver a trace mineral to my system so why not!!

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I use a lot of different spices. I love dill weed, lemon pepper, cumin and cinnamon the most. The cinnamon adds some sweetness without the need for sugar.

Garlic is a personal favorite as well. emoticon



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For extra immunity and anti-inflammatory properties, I like to use kalonji seed, cumin, turmeric, lemon and cinnamon to name a few in my home made soups.

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I’ve always used a variety of spices when cooking!



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hot pepper flakes all the way...

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Love onion and garlic



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Garlic

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I use Basil, oregano, and sage on all my baked meats, also seasoning salt on most things. They have a lot really good seasonings, for meatloaf, and steaks, and hamburger patties' I have tried most of them. I love garlic in just about everything, and I bulk up some of my meals with onions and mushrooms, without adding a lot of calories. Seasoning helps you have wonderful tasting food, without adding calories.



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For veg dishes, I add thai roasted red chili paste, a few drops of sesame oil, rice vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, fresh garlic, fresh ginger. For amounts, there are lots of recipes available. So good.

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Adding ground spices of cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg perks up my black coffee when I'm in the mood.



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I love garlic

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I've tried cinnamon, really enhances the taste of my daily oatmeal and helps me stick to my diet

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Landry's Salt-Free seasoning is my current fave: I put it on everything, but especially meat.

I also love garlic flavored coconut anions which is like soy sauce but with much, much less sodium.

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Yes! I am a horrible cook, but have been trying recipes from South Beach Diet. It has made me eat more vegetables while using spices in those recipes. Sweet basil is my favorite!



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Yes, I love baked veggies with turmeric and salt.

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I have been adding turmeric to eggs. It's an antioxidant and it may have cancer-fighting properties.

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Yes. It really does add flavour and satisfaction. I find it even more so when I adds good selection of herbs.

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Get a spic/herb chart and you will be delighted what adding spices can do!



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It gives your food favor.

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I can't imagine life without plenty of spice. I love all kinds of spices but I really love fresh herbs and they are so easy to grow in a garden or even your windowsill and will make any dish or salad taste just that much better.

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Check out Trader Joes for the Everthing Bagel seasoning. I use it on cottage cheese, eggs and rice. It is the best.



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I like it hot

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I have a chart which helps me. Beef, certain spices. etc. Very helpful.



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Thank you so much for this link. Great recipes!

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I love adding spices to foods to avoid using salt or reducing sugar.

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i make my own taco seasonig. i use a ton of cumin. it is a mini production because each time i do do it for tacos or chili i do something a little different. i dont love hot so siracha and a lot of chili flakes are out. but i do add a little chipolte powder.

i am still learning. i want to start making more of my own vinigrettes.

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I love using spices! I usually fresh roast and grind my own blends, but I do really enjoying trying pre-made blends as well. I just ordered some online from two popular shops - my world spice order has come in but my penzey's order is still pending. The world spice voodoo blend is SO good! New fave and I'll definitely reorder a larger amount.

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I have, at last count, over 150 different spices and spice mixes. I make a lot of middle eastern and indian cuisine so I have a lot of premade mixes. I like peshwari, and schwarma spices for chicken and i have a lime pepper mix for fish that is great. i also use a lot of mediterranean spices, which are typical for most dishes, such as cilantro, parsley, and i use a ton of basil and rosemary. I put it in most things I cook.

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yes, l love cumin and curry



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I'm big on spicing things up, not necessarily hot (but that's good too) but I do like to use lots of herbs and spices in my cooking.

I put garlic, onion and black pepper in almost everything-- fresh if I have them but I keep the dried ground kind of garlic & onion for when I run out.

Some of my favorites:
annato- love it on chicken
basil - I love fresh basil anywhere; in salads, on any food, love pesto sauce
chives - for anything; I especially love to mince garlic & onion chives to top my eggs
cilantro - great in salsas
cumin - for any kind of red meat, and in hummus
curry - another favorite for hummus, chicken, stews
dill - a must for any fish
lemon balm - I love adding a handful of leaves to my smoothies, really brightens them up; also just chop them for a lemony scent/flavor and sprinkle over any cold salads or in fruit salads. Or lemon balm sun tea is the bomb.
sage - I love sage when roasting poultry or fish or making stuffing
rosemary - one of my faves in the garden, goes with almost anything. I like to bundle it up too & make it into a sauce whisk/brush, or toss it on the coals to help smoke things on the bbq
Stevia - when I lived in FL I could grow fresh stevia, it was so great for desserts & smoothies & stuff to replace sugar
nigella seeds - for salads, slaws
oregano- anything Italian or Spanish, such as spaghetti or rice & beans

In the fall/winter when making warm food/stews/baked goods I use a lot of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, etc. while in the spring I tend to grab more for mints, basil, marjoram, parsley, etc.

I have a few favorite blends, like mccormic poultry seasoning, pumpkin pie spice (great on sweet potatoes), masala, Chinese 5-spice, or tones seasoning blends when I'm in a hurry to flavor things up.

I just like to experiment with them, if you're worried it won't come out right just take a bite or a spoonful on a plate and put a pinch of the spice on it, try it, and see how you like it before adding it to the whole dish.

OK sorry so long, I can talk about this all day lol.

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My daughter seems to know instinctively what spices work together and with what. Spices can add a lot of flavor. She will be making the rub for our chicken tonight.

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My cousin sells epicure. she used to do wild tree. sometimes i have success with spice mixes. i mix up my own mexican/chili seasoning. i sometimes buy it pre-made but they are loaded with salt.

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Cinnamon and ginger make frequent appearances at breakfast. I love this on bananas and yams.

Tellicherry and dandicat peppers I order from Penzey’s online and grind myself because I love heat.

I mix sweet or spicy curry seasoning in my salad dressing when I want a lil pizzazz

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My most used spices are

Salt (does that count as a spice?)
Pepper
Paprika
Cumin
Chilli powder
Garlic powder
Coriander
Cayenne
Fresh garlic, ginger, hot peppers (Thai and scotch bonnet), and onions
Vanilla
Oregano
Basil
Cilantro

I use others, but not as frequent.



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Absolutely! As Frank Herbert wrote in Dune, "Spice extends life." ;)

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I put onion powder on basically everything!

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Never have cooked without them.



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I have different groups of spices for different types of dishes.

For italian - parsley, oregano, basil, garlic, onions
pizza toppings, tomato sauce, bolognese sauce

for provencal - parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, garlic, onions
for chicken and beef roasts

for mexican - cumin, cilantro, corriander, chilli powder, garlic, onions

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Thanks, will check it out. Also going to see if they have the black peppercorns. Any of the things sold in bins are no longer available around here due to the pandemic.

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I’ve seen Aleppo pepper on Penney’s website. Never heard of it till a month or so ago. Now I am seeing lots of recipes using it. I need to get some ordered




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Do you get it in some specialty spice shop? Don't recall seeing it in the large chain grocery stores. Sounds interesting. It sounds like it would make a beef stew very tasty.

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I've started using Aleppo pepper. It's amazing! It's a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean spice. This mild and sunny chile traditionally from the Aleppo region of Syria has a moderate heat that doesn't overpower its fruity flavor. Some dishes use only this chile as a seasoning, because the complexity can stand alone.

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Last winter I moved my sage and rosemary plants into pots and brought them outside. Today I moved them back to my raised planter. Yay! 3 others survived the winter. Looking forward to those fresh herbs. Growing some basil from seed in planters on my kitchen window.

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I use some type of seasoning with everything I make. gives it flavor.



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Agree that cooking is too bland w/o spices and herbs. I hate going to my sister's house as the food tastes terrible (in my humble opinion). It's tasteless. I love opening my drawer filled with spices and changing the taste of the evening meal.

Started growing my own herbs. I was delighted to find my French tarragon, the thyme and oregano came back in my raised planting bed. I dug up part of the rosemary plant and the sage and kept in my kitchen window all winter. They will be planted outside shortly.

I think my favorite is smoky paprika. Yum.

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If you don't use spices what is the use of cooking?



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aside from the usual Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper, I also love adding turmeric and smoked paprika to dishes like eggs. When there's a lot of veggies, I also love to add citrus like lime or lemon juice. SO good!!!

The biggest success with spices that I've had, is that I add a sprinkle of cinnamon in my daily coffee- as a substitute for sugar!! I love it!

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Always have used lots of spices and herbs, have a big herb garden that I really miss in the winter!

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I’ve always used a lot of spices



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I like turmeric ginger garlic and Mrs Dash

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Huge fan of Turmeric. Cumin and Cayenne also in my go to spices. Life would be less tasty without Cilantro and fresh parsley.

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3/6/20 7:37 P

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my cousin sold wild tree seasonings untill they were bought by epicure. i have a few of these. i used the lemon dilly.

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I use a variety of different spices

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I like the variety of Mrs Dash now available. Recommended them to my mother when she ended up on hemodilaysis and had to do a major diet adjustment.

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Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute or Mrs. Dash, cayenne pepper, McCormick Hot Shot, onion powder, garlic powder, cracked black pepper are some of my non-salt choices.


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