Curry Spice Blend - Spice Blends That Heal


I'm not one for eating outside of my comfort zone. That means no chocolate covered ants for me! So imagine my shock when I met and married my Asian husband. After the initial culture differences, he  introduced me to his cuisine. What....no baked macaroni, meatloaf or burgers...no way! Yes way!

My husband introduced me to curry over 13 years ago and I am still crazy for curry. Curry is a blend of spices such as: fenugreek, mustard seeds, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander, ginger, cumin, black peppercorns and red pepper flakes. I talk about curry, particularly Sri Lankan Curry, whose complex blend of spices is more than a mouthful. The flavor of first toasted and then freshly ground spices are fantastic and compliments any kind of meat you add to it from vegetables to fish. What's more is that curry is loaded with health benefits from the spices! Just to name a few:

 

Fenugreek - heartburn, acid reflux, lowers blood sugar in 

  • Type II Diabetes , lessens PMS and menopause symptoms
  • Cinnamon - anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, controls blood sugar, reduces pain in joints, anti-bacterial, helps control cholesterol
  • Ginger - prevents nausea, eliminates intestinal gas, anti-inflammatory, treats arthritis, can cause ovarian cancer cells to deconstruct, stimulates circulation
  • Turmeric - SEE EARLIER BLOG POST ON TURMERIC (CLICK HERE)

I never gave a thought to spices and health benefits until I started studying spices. So I thought, if I didn't know about the power of spices, how many others have no clue about the medicinal values of spices? The point is incorporate different spices into your foods and discover many health benefits along the way. Don't be afraid to try new things and be open to maybe trying that chocolate covered ant after all.

 

2 comments


  • Bob L.

    I wanted to check LTS after reading about the store in the HP Patch, but the store is somewhat difficult to find. They’re located at 474 Central and not at steet level. They are downstairs of the Los Palmas Restaurant. I had to ask more than one shop owner about their location. The store has been opened only a few weeks, but it’s an interesting place.

    The owner, Marlena, is quite knowledgeable and friendly. They started as a mail order Internet business and decided to try a brick and mortar location. The shop has a nice selection of spices and she’ll custom blend anything you want.

    I bought a couple of house blends and she gave me samples too.

    I’m lookinh forward to using them in my cooking particularly the Thai dishes that I make.


  • Marcy

    After visiting your beautiful spice shop (by the way, great decor) we were very eager to head home and incorporate the many number of spices we purchased into our home. Needless to say, we immediately enjoyed a very delicious dinner with your flavorful spices! Can’t wait to visit again real soon for future purchases of spices, teas and to get more great recipe ideas….We were very impressed by the knowledge the founder of Love That Spice possessed. It was a rewarding experience. Thanks and much success!


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