Monday, October 10, 2011

Herb and Spice Tips


The information below is provided by McCormick.  

Oregano - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants ad 3 cups of spinach - Sprinkle 1/4 tsp. onto grilled cheese.
Garlic Powder - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1/3 cup zucchini - Stir 3/4 tsp. into 4 cups mashed potatoes.
Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes - sprinkle 1/4 tsp. onto scrambled eggs.
Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1/4 cup blueberries - sprinkle 1/4 tsp. over anything from hot cocoa to oatmeal and fruit salad.
Ginger - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1 cup cucumbers - sprinkle onto carrots, acorn or butternut squash and sweet potatoes.
Cayenne Pepper - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1/4 cup honeydew melon - sprinkle 1/4 tsp. into hummus.
Thyme - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1 med. carrot - sprinikle on steamed or sauteed asparagus along with a twist of fresh ground black pepper.
Rosemary - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup watermelon - sprinkle the tops of your favorite ready-to-bake rolls with olive oil, rosemary and sea salt before baking.
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1 cup broccoli - Sprinkle onto steamed rice.
Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup cantaloupe - stir 2 Tbsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. ground cumin, 2 cans diced tomatoes and 1 can kidney beans into 1 lb. cooked ground beef for quick chili.
Cloves - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup sweet cherries - perk up applesauce by stiring 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves into 2 cups applesauce.
Cumin - 1/2 tsp. has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup pineapple - sprinkle into soups, such as lentil, black bean and butternut squash.




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