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Old 11-21-2012, 18:16   #1
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In progressing in the management of this disease, I have been experimenting with many foods. Now I am concentrating on chicken and beef main dish meals. What spices have you used on chicken and beef to add variety and taste to your main dish menus?

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Pepper, dry rubs but watch the carb content on them, masala seasoning for chicken, curry powder, tarragon and cilantro are my two favorite fresh herbs, followed by mint. Garlic is always a standby as well.

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Turmeric is really good for you, and adds a bit of a kick. I add it to curries and chilis and soups. I use lots of herbs and spices in everything. You should see my spice cabinet(S). I will also add coriander and cumin to my curries, along with the curry powder. I put garlic in a lot of dishes, fresh when I have it, or garlic powder when I don't have fresh.

I like to add cinnamon to freshly brewed tea and occasionally to coffee in the basket with the ground coffee. I will also add cloves or ginger to my green tea.
Freshly ground nutmeg is fabulous in quiche, along with a bit of turmeric.

I feel that creative use of spices, we can use less salt but especially, less sugar or sweetener. Since I always add spices to my green tea, I never add sweetener to it.

You didn't ask about pork, but I love to make a special rub for pork. In my mortar and pestle I grind together fresh rosemary, leaf sage, freshly ground pepper and course kosher salt.

For steaks, I sprinkle on some Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke, then sprinkle fresh ground pepper and course kosher salt. Same for burgers. I also use some of the McCormick seasonings for steak and chicken. I like to saute fresh portobello mushrooms, green bell pepper slices, and sliced onions in butter with some Worcestershire sauce to serve with the steak. Yummmmmm.

Have fun with your herbs and spices

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One of our very favorite seasoning for chicken comes from Penzeys Spices. Northwoods Seasoning (for chicken and fish). I use it liberally over chicken that I fry in fat (without skin and with no breading). It is yummy. Ingredients: salt, Hungarian sweet paprika, Tellicherry black pepper, thyme, cracked rosemary, granulated garlic and chipolte.

It's our preference to not have the skin with the chicken. I'll simmer the skin and fat in water separately to render off the chicken fat for later use.

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Here are my spices in order of awesomeness: Bacon Grease, Butter ... and salt!

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I love coconut curry, basically curry powder and a can of coconut milk and almost any meat tastes great!

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Ahh Gretchen, we must be sisters from a different mother!! I love spices and use so many different ones I couldn't begin to list them all. I can make a protein, cauliflower & brocoli for dinner 5 days in a row and it will be totally different depending on the spices I use. And of course the proteins that range from fish, to poultry, beef, lamb and pork.

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Turmeric is really good for you, and adds a bit of a kick. I add it to curries and chilis and soups. I use lots of herbs and spices in everything. You should see my spice cabinet(S). I will also add coriander and cumin to my curries, along with the curry powder. I put garlic in a lot of dishes, fresh when I have it, or garlic powder when I don't have fresh.

I like to add cinnamon to freshly brewed tea and occasionally to coffee in the basket with the ground coffee. I will also add cloves or ginger to my green tea.
Freshly ground nutmeg is fabulous in quiche, along with a bit of turmeric.

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You didn't ask about pork, but I love to make a special rub for pork. In my mortar and pestle I grind together fresh rosemary, leaf sage, freshly ground pepper and course kosher salt.

For steaks, I sprinkle on some Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke, then sprinkle fresh ground pepper and course kosher salt. Same for burgers. I also use some of the McCormick seasonings for steak and chicken. I like to saute fresh portobello mushrooms, green bell pepper slices, and sliced onions in butter with some Worcestershire sauce to serve with the steak. Yummmmmm.

Have fun with your herbs and spices

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Gretchin & GrammaB,
We must be triplets! I just cleaned out my spice pantry the other day and was wondering if I was the only one who was into spices. I literally have a pantry just for spices. I probably have 100 containers in different sizes and shapes.
I love to play around with all the combinations. But even with all the variety I find that my basic staples used are:
fresh: garlic, onion, and basil, red chili paste and my favorite is cilantro,
dried herbs/spices: tarragon, celery seed, curry, grand masala, rosemary, cumin, chipotle powder, cardamom, and lemon pepper

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Gretchin & GrammaB,
We must be triplets! I just cleaned out my spice pantry the other day and was wondering if I was the only one who was into spices. I literally have a pantry just for spices. I probably have 100 containers in different sizes and shapes.
I love to play around with all the combinations. But even with all the variety I find that my basic staples used are:
fresh: garlic, onion, and basil, red chili paste and my favorite is cilantro,
dried herbs/spices: tarragon, celery seed, curry, grand masala, rosemary, cumin, chipotle powder, cardamom, and lemon pepper
Aw heck! Did you gals forget your brother again? Y'all know that spices are my own life. Hence my recent Ethiopian Chicken recipe post. Now, I hope you also know that once MCS reads this thread, we're going to be quintuplets!

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