liven up your food

By phatgirl Latest Reply 2010-05-05 11:57:48 -0500
Started 2010-05-01 21:06:41 -0500

I have recently cut out as much sodium as possible.The problem is im addicted to it! And nothing taste good without it (yet) what are some spices that can bring out the flvor in foods?

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GabbyPA 2010-05-02 20:05:33 -0500 Report

Cutting back on sodium is important, but you still need it. One trick that my diabetes educator told us was to add it at the table. That way, the salt you put on touches your tongue and gives you that satisfaction but you use less of it than if you cook with it.
Some of my favorite spices that I use in almost anything is Alspice. I use it on veggies and meats alike. I also love Cumin combined with lime. That is lively and good with cilantro.
If you like peppery spice, turmeric is good, but use it very sparingly, it is strong. I also enjoy Tarragon, specially on meats and in corn (but I can't eat corn anymore...oh well. )

phatgirl 2010-05-02 20:17:31 -0500 Report

thank you for all the wonderful advise! I will try these. use alspice on veggies and meat huh? interesting! i LOVE cumin,cilantro,tarragon.i have never tried tumeric though. but i will.any more advise i will listen!

GabbyPA 2010-05-02 20:48:24 -0500 Report

Alspice is usually used in baked goods, but it is great to use (just a little) in meat dishes. It adds a richness to the meal. I love alspice on carrots or sweet potatoes, too.

Marinade and vinaigrette are great friends. I use vinegar on so many things with either Truvia or Pruvia. It is great in bean salads, for mushrooms and so much more. I love tabuhli, it is parsley with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and bulgar wheat with a vinegar marinade or dressing. Oh, it is so good and no salt required at all. My spice cabinet is full, and I am always "inventing" things. Much to the surprise of my family. LOL!

FiberAll 2010-05-05 11:57:48 -0500 Report

I love you to have more success how to season the foods you want with less salt. I am from Louisiana, so I am likely different, but I love to mix the no salt seasonings with additional Cayenne which picks it up and it's mostly very affordable to me. There are some who think its hot, but I don't put more than I can handle. I like to have well seasoned foods since I am less likely to eat as much for myself, but please don't think I have to eat my food super hot since it covers the food taste.