Add Some Spice to your Life

Satisfy your palate with real flavor!

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When our palate starts craving some interesting flavor all too often we take the easy way out and give it sugar. We all know sugar tastes really nice but so can spice!

 

If you’ve gotten in a meal rut and your bored with the same old flavors try a new spice or spice combination, instead of carbs and sugar. Wouldn’t you rather have flavor and satisfying complex taste instead of the low quality fats and sugars that we turn to when we lose inspiration in the kitchen.

 

For a couple of fun combinations try…

Cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper on chicken. (recipe later this week)

Yogurt with rose extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and golden raisins (recipe will posted tomorrow)

Lemongrass with ginger and coriander on veggies ( Safeway sells a nice lemongrass paste.)

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Meal Plan Recipes: Avocado Chicken Salad (with vegitarian and vegan options)

Avocado Chicken Salad –

Paleo, Vegitarian, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Egg Free

Ingredients

1/2 avocado
1 handful shredded chicken (boil entire chicken for 25 minutes and shred)
1 teaspoon no salt seasoning
or
curry powder
1 teaspoon of dijon mustard (if you like it a splash of balsamic vinegar tastes great too) salt and pepper to taste

Vegetarian Option: 2 Hardboiled eggs

Vegan Option: 1/4 can of garbanzo beans and 1/4 block of soft tofu

Instructions

Mash all ingredients in a bowl. Feel free to add in anything you normally would to a tuna or chicken salad sandwich except for the mayo! Try olives, pickles, celery, apples tomatoes, fennel, cilantro and lime, or fresh basil. Serve over a bed of spinach or steamed sweet potato, in lettuce cups or in a flax wrap.

Flax wrap (pita/naan replacement): https://dancersdish.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/paleo-pita-bread-or-naan-alternative/

Flax tortilla: https://dancersdish.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/paleo-flax-tortillas/