By vgarrison Latest Reply 2008-10-06 16:41:54 -0500
Started 2008-10-02 08:59:07 -0500

Many people on here talk about using spices in their food, and how it makes it taste better. I am so lost when it comes to spices. I know pepper, salt and garlic salt. Beyond that I don't really know how to use spices.

Any suggestions on what spices or herbs, and how to use them would be greatly appreciated.

6 replies

Nancy1 2008-10-06 16:41:54 -0500 Report

start letting garlic and onion powder=NOT the kind with salt, replace your salt. Also, not all brands of these two spices taste the same. Some are stronger than others. I prefer to buy mine from a store that sells in large containers. It has a stronger better flavor, requires less.

If you like biscuits, buy some in the grocery store, add fresh chopped parsley to it.

2008-10-06 15:19:25 -0500 Report

There are so many spices available to use in cooking it would take a life time to write all the combinations but some of the things I use regularly are sea salt, fresh black pepper, fresh chopped garlic and onions. I'm an Indian food addict so I love curry and cumin too. I have an herb garden in my yard and grow mint (great tea), sage, thyme,chives, basil and parsley. Adding the fresh herbs to your food takes just a little time and effort and it makes it taste so much better. You should go to a spice store where you can try or at least smell the different spices. We have a Penzey's spices here which is all over the country and you can get recipes there and sample the spices and seasonings. Just my take on it.

Nancy1 2008-10-06 16:36:24 -0500 Report

Hi, I enjoy my spices too. But those I live with don't like the Indian food. I like to take lentils, cook them till they are tender, and then till there's hardly any liquid in the pan. I add curry, fried onions, and cumin. Great leftovers for eggs if I am graving the spices.

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Debe Pendice 2008-10-06 04:26:25 -0500 Report

I usually stay away from salt and use garlic powder, lemon pepper powder and Mrs Dash. I don't add salt to any of my food unless its in the meal already..

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