Friday, May 24, 2013

Homemade Spice Mixes

Way down in the land of Pinterest, I found a place that shared a variety of spice mixes you can make yourself.  My spice cabinet is always filled to overflowing since I always fall for a new flavors, so I had all of the basic ingredients to throw together something fresh and new!  Here is the link for these recipes found at Keeper of the Home.

My favorite mix was one called Turmeric Newari Spice Mix.  It peeked my interest because of the turmeric in it.  This spice is wonderful for you, but I was at a loss of how to use it daily.  Some of these benefits include valuable anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, & anti-oxidant properties, in addition to being a widely-used digestive aid. As an anti-inflammatory, turmeric helps inhibit blood clotting by blocking prostaglandin production, thus making it an effective agent in increasing circulation.
Here is the recipe for Turmeric Newary
4 Teaspoons Ground Garlic
2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Chili
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
2 1/2 Teaspoons Sea Salt or Real Salt
I just mix it all together in a small container and use it on almost anything!  It goes will as a seasoning for chicken, fish, pork and beef, in vegetables and adds delicious flavor to rice.  I love the taste and especially the health benefits from the combination of spices.

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