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Giving up salt does not mean giving up flavor. Learn to season your food with herbs and spices. Be creative and experiment for a new and exciting flavor.
Try the following spices with the foods listed.
Here are tips for cooking with herbs and spices:
Caution! If you are on a potassium-restricted diet, be very cautious about using salt substitutes because most of them contain some form of potassium. Check with your doctor or dietitian before using any salt substitute.
Here are some seasoning recipes:
When using the following seasoning recipes, make sure to blend well. Place in a shaker. Experiment and create your own seasoning containing those spices that you like.
|American Favorite Blend|
|5 tsp. onion powder|
(not onion salt)
|1 Tbsp. garlic powder|
|1 Tbsp. paprika|
|1 Tbsp. dry mustard|
|1 tsp. thyme|
|1/2 tsp. white pepper|
|1/2 tsp. celery seeds|
|Yield: about 1/4 cup |
(Health Education Association Inc. Glenside, PA)
|3 Tbsp. celery seed|
|1 Tbsp. onion powder|
|1 tsp. garlic powder|
|2 Tbsp. crushed oregano|
|1 Tbsp. crushed thyme|
|1-1/2 tsp. ground bay leaf|
|1-1-2 tsp. black pepper|
|1/1-2 tsp. ground cloves|
|Yield: about 1/2 cup|
(Nutrition: The Art of Good Eating, Seattle, WA)
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