Nutrition Corner

Wouldn’t it be great if you could simultaneously enrich the flavor of a dish while also improving its health benefits? You can!

Make your own flavorful herb and spice blend with the ingredients below. The herbs and spices in this heart-healthy blend are helpful for heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes and diabetes. However it’s not a cure-all or a replacement for medication.

Your blend can include cinnamon, star anise, ginger, fennel, white pepper, cayenne pepper, cloves, turmeric—all of them ground—and dried parsley.

You don’t need to measure the amount of each herb and spice, but I suggest using equal amounts of each one, except for the two peppers, which you might want to use less of. Herb and spice blends work well for marinating proteins such as tofu, tempeh or beans, mixed with olive oil or another liquid. Alternatively, add such a blend to a cooked dish one minute before taking your food off the heat. Simply stir in a teaspoon or more of the blend, cover the pan, turn off the heat, then serve and enjoy!

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