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Chunky Sweet Potato and Chickpea Soup

The best part of Autumn for me is the incredible smells of a melody of soup on the stove with spices coming from my kitchen. I mean really, with broth you can make just about any soup just pick your ingredients and you've got a big old bowl of love. Today, I got back in the kitchen to make soup and not just any soup, yes, vegan soup.

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Spice Up Your Life - Healing Herbs & Spices

Spice Up your Life - Healing Herbs and Spices. When you spice things up, you not only add bold flavors, you also add a good dose of antioxidants, antifungals, anti inflammatory compounds, vitamins and cancer-fighting phytochemicals to your meals. Many spices in the rack, like cayenne, ginger, cumin and oregano are considered beneficial for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. But for cancer, turmeric, the yellow spice used in Indian cooking, is a real show stopper as it contains circumin, which not only clears out carcinogens before they can wreak havoc with cell DNA but also shuts down an inflammatory protein that encourages tumor growth! This is not new information, but what is new and exciting is being able to purchase a multitude...

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Spices, Spice Blends and Summer Tea

Spices, spice blends and summer tea, perfect for a spectacular backyard barbecue!  Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year. Spices and teas, have always fit into the summertime equation whether it be a wicked barbecue rub or an ice cold summer tea. If you made it to our Grilling Class last week, then you learned an awesome way to get juicy, bold, "foodie worthy" chicken with a sweet spicy kick using our best selling Pit Master Grilling Rub! You see, with the right cut of meat coupled with fresh ground spices (yes fresh), you're in for a delicious meal and a fun-filled day of grilling with family or friends. If you're feeling adventurous and are ready to grill fish, make a paste with our Island Smoke Dry Rub....

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Grilling Class/Cook-Out in Highland Park, IL June 29, 2014

Oh yes summer is here and what better way to celebrate than having an instructional barbecue class / cookout! Watch as I slow smoke a salmon with our best-selling spice blend, Island Smoke Dry Rub. I will also roast a butterflied chicken using our #1 selling barbecue spice, Pit Master Barbecue Rub. Also on the menu is a delicious "kitchen sink" kale salad fit for a king. Learn how to make a simple barbecue mopping sauce fit for a queen, that will certainly add bold flavor to your barbecue. You'll also learn how to make a wonderful salt-free barbecue rub. Last but not least, I will make my simple low-fat cinnamon spice banana ice cream. 

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Spice Blend Workshop for Kids April 3, 2014

 Looking for a unique activity for your children during spring break?  On April 3, 2014, we are having a special 2 hour workshop for kids creating spice blends. During this hands-on  workshop each child will create a spice blend to present as a gift to their parents. Choose from 3 types of spice blends: Everyday Spice Blends (Ex. Curry Blends, Rosemary Paprika Blend) Baking blends (Ex. Apple Pie Blend) Barbecue blends (Ex. Island Smoke BBQ Rub)

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