Spice up Your Life & Live Longer

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Spice up Your Life & Live Longer
Sun, 09-30-2012 - 2:13pm


Which spices do you like to use on your food?
Which spices do you not like?

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Registered: 12-12-1997
Sun, 09-30-2012 - 7:50pm

I like most spices, and I use cinnamon as often as I can, for it's blood sugar regulating qualities (didn't know about energy) and ginger tea is my go to remedy for an upset stomach or cold. I also use garlic in a lot of things.  I'm not a big fan of cayenne, though, but if it helps me lose weight, I'll try to use it more often.

I like the ideas they give. I'm going to give some of those recipes a try.

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Registered: 02-25-2000
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 11:38pm

Wish I could remember to use more of these more often!! I know about them, just don't always think of them!

I use cinnamon in tea or coffee.
I add garlic to most meals.
I eat cayenne sometimes, but more often in dh's foods as he really loves it more than I do.
I made a list to put on my kitchen counter as a reminder with ground ginger, turmeric, cardamom, sage, nutmeg and paprika on it. Just have to remember to use them now!!


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Registered: 03-20-2001
Tue, 10-02-2012 - 6:35am
HI Ann & Donna,

I haven't read the list yet (bad me !), but we use many spices. The one I don't use is cayenne (dh likes it ), I can not handle spicey foods.