Thursday, October 13, 2022

5 of my favorite childhood spices

As is Holiday season arrives, I am faced with the memories of my mother and her preparing all the holiday meals for our family.

These Five spices are dear to my heart because she used these in pretty much every dish not only during the holidays but in her regular everyday cooking. So their names and colors and scents bring back such great memories. And this season I plan on recreating the traditions and the memories by ensuring that I am cooking with these spices. Let me know what are your favorite spices from childhood.

The aromas of clove, a nutritious spice with an aromatic sweet flavor, will get you ready for those nostalgic fall scents and traditions. Cloves have only six calories per teaspoon, so you can enjoy their sweet and spicy flavors anytime. It has many vitamin and mineral benefits according to various resources; as well as control and prevent several health issues. 

 Other hearty fall ingredients and dishes pair well with this low-calorie seasoning. Add whole or ground cloves to vegetable stews to give them depth, flavor, and nutritional value. Make delightful teas and beverages with a fall theme using it. It can also be added to lean, meaty recipes to offer a substantial forkful of fall flavor.

There are numerous health benefits to cinnamon, as well as an amazing, cozy, slightly sweet, and savory flavor profile, which is why it is used in so many dishes and by so many people. Cinnamon is a fall flavor that can be sprinkled on anything, from lattes and teas to casseroles and curries. It is the most well-known flavor. Take advantage of this low-calorie spice that gives your dishes and drinks the flavor of your favorite fall cardigan.

According to Healthline, cinnamon is another seasoning that contains powerful antioxidants that are beneficial to one's health. It is claimed to lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. According to the USDA, a teaspoon of cinnamon has only six calories. Cinnamon is more than just a beloved fall spice; it's also a fragrant, flavorful seasoning. It's also a mood.

Nutmeg, a versatile spice from Indonesia, is known for its numerous health benefits. However, its beloved warm, nutty flavor—ideal for the fall—is the primary reason it is used. According to Healthline, nutmeg has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and can be used ground or as a seed. It has also been demonstrated that eating more nutmeg can improve mood and cardiovascular health.

Nutmeg, according to Healthline, goes well with vegetables that are high in nutrients as well as savory meats like pork and lamb. Cinnamon, clove, and cardamom are all popular seasonal spices that can be combined with nutmeg. Nutmeg is also great on a variety of desserts and healthier breakfast options like yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies. One teaspoon of nutmeg contains less than 12 calories, according to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).In just a few minutes, you can add it to your protein shakes for a tasty and healthy fall treat!

With regards to the exquisite finish of the warm and comfortable fall flavor range, sage is maybe the quintessential taste of the time. Sage is the primary flavor agent in many dishes.

Thanksgiving turkeys, in addition to the stuffing, and a classic companion to autumn's most beloved (and prolific) produce Squash and pumpkin. Additionally, sage has a fascinating and lengthy history as a culinary and medicinal herb. What exactly is sage then? Let's give this fall herb superstar some sound advice.

Parsley is a family that includes cumin. Surprised? If you compare its warm, earthy flavor and aroma to the mild, green character of parsley, you would never guess that. Like celery seed, cumin seed is the plant's dried, ripe fruit. You might be familiar with cumin because it is one of the main flavors in taco seasoning and chili powder. However, there is a lot more to it. Over its long history, cumin has been used for many things.

Since ancient Egypt, cumin has been used to spice food, but it was used for so much more than that. It has been used as money, makeup, and a charm, and the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks both documented its medicinal value. Even though it has gained popularity in recent times, its heyday was in the Middle Ages; However, you could always find it in India, North Africa, Mexico, Spain, and the Middle East.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Taco Tuesday Remix

Wholesome Yum Taco Salad
This week I want to give you a spin on the Taco Tuesday phenomenon.

I want to focus on the taco salad. Taco salad has everything that you need excluding the carbohydrate taco shell.

In my opinion I think the salad is a savior regarding food. It's also similar to soups as well a good soup with all the best ingredients that's for a healthy lifestyle which is always in season.

So I want to ask everyone to please consider variations of the Taco Tuesday. Try salads, soups, anything that will help you remove some of the carbohydrates in your diet. I'm not saying when we've carbohydrates in your diet I'm saying try different recipes to limit the carbs in your diet.

So today's recipe for Taco Tuesday is the taco salad. Taco salad comes to us from Maya Krampf of wholesome yum.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Crustless Veggie Egg Squares

 Do you often find yourself struggling with breakfast options that are healthy and tasty at the same time? I have changed up the crustless quiche muffins and made them into squares in a Pyrex dish in the oven.  

Check out the ingredients and directions below.

A large carton of egg whites

A cup of shredded mild cheddar cheese

1 cup of chopped spinach

One package of bacon bits

1 tablespoon of garlic

1 tablespoon of minced onions

Mix and large bowl

Spray Pyrex dish

Pour into the Pyrex dish

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Modified Caprese Salad

 So I decided to tweak the Caprese salad and give it a bit of an update for my palette. I decided to add avocado and shredded mozzarella, and then I added the Skinny Girl balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing along with salt and pepper and a small amount of olive oil.

Low Carb Acai Bowl Recipe


Sunday, April 17, 2022

Dessert Splurge for Easter Sunday

Yes! I ate dessert. After all, it is the resurrection of my Lord and I am celebrating by gathering with my bestie and my daughter. We enjoyed these delectable desserts without shame. 

I hope you got to enjoy something wonderful, delectable, tasty, and fun this Easter Sunday.

Spice cake baked with pineapple, and banana, topped with delectable cream cheese icing, lightly toasted coconut, and chopped pecan.

Warm, sweet peaches, baked in a spiced brown sugar mixture, topped with buttery, cobbler crust, and served with vanilla ice cream.

Friday, April 15, 2022

5 Low Carb / Keto Light Desserts for the Season

Citrus, Berries, Cream, Oh My!

umm what a wonderful combination

If you are like me, you are working hard at maintaining a diet with less sugar in it.

These desserts I am sharing with you all will do just the trick on saving your diet with less sugar and still give you lots of tasty flavors.

I am always on the prowl for yummy low carb/ keto drinks and eats that taste like non-low carb/ keto dishes.

These are just a few I wanted to share with you to enjoy for the early spring season.

Keto Key Lime Pie

By Keto Focus

Everyone you know will enjoy this keto key lime pie. From the crust to the filling this dessert will be a hit with all your spring gatherings. 

Why We Love It: This Key Lime recipe has the perfect blend of sweetness, tartness, and creaminess.

Hero Ingredient: Sweetened condensed milk 

Get the recipe for: Keto Keylime Pie

Keto Lemon Bars

I grew up eating lemon bars, so normally, I had to find a keto form. These Keto Lemon Bars join the tartness of lemon and the pleasantness of a sugar treat base for the ideal sweet and tart pastry. I make these bars for gathering or as a treat for the week and watch as they are gobbled before the week is done.

Why We Love It: It is not only keto/ low carb but Gluten-free.

Hero Ingredient:  Shortbread Crust

Get the recipe for Keto Lemon Bars

Keto No-Bake Cheesecake

This cheesecake is light, velvety, and thus flavorful! You all will be so astounded at how it ends up! It is a very straightforward recipe and it's certainly worth a try!

Why We Love It: No Bake!

Hero Ingredient:  Creams, Creams, Creams

Get the recipe for Keto No-Bake Cheesecake


Why We Love It: This strawberry dream is paleo, sugar-free, gluten-free, and low carb.

Hero Ingredient:  5 INGREDIENTS ONLY

Get the recipe for: Strawberry tart recipe

Easy Chia Pudding (3 ways

These recipes are more than simple and extremely delectable! You can feast prep this for quite a long time when you are in a hurry and need a speedy bite!

Why We Love It: Easy to make, endless options

Hero Ingredient:  The Toppings

Get the recipe for: Easy Chia Pudding (3 ways recipe