Spices and herbs are getting increasing support from studies and research that they have numerous benefits to human health. They not only make the food tasty, but also improve digestion, increase metabolism, treat common health issues like headache, cough, cold and fever, purify blood and other body fluids, heal wounds faster and do so much more. All in all, it’s essential to use spices and herbs in your cooking so that you and your family can get their tremendous health benefits.
Here are a few easy recipes in which you can make use of spices. Make sure you use the best organic spices and herbs online or offline to make your dishes delicious to an optimum level.
1. Fried Eggs with Turmeric, Bacon, Yogurt and Kale
This is a very easy breakfast recipe which you can make in just 20 minutes.
- 4 large eggs
- 4 bacon slices
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 5 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 bunch of curly kale, with stems and ribs removed and leaves torn into large shards
- Kosher salt
- Pink or red pepper flakes and lemon wedges
Preheat oven to 375° and bake bacon in rimmed baking sheet lined with foil, until crisp brown i.e. for 12-15 minutes. Cut into large pieces. Keep fat aside for another use.
Take another rimmed baking sheet and spread out kale on it. Drizzle with 2 tbsp. oil. Rub the oil on the leaves and season with salt. Bake these tossing halfway through, until crisp and lightly browned around edges, around 5-7 minutes.
Season yogurt with salt and divide among plates. Top these with kale and bacon.
Heat the remaining 3 tbsp. oil in a nonstick skillet over medium flame. Add eggs one by one. Shake the skillet while adding each egg to prevent them from sticking together. Tilt the skillet towards you and spoon oil over egg whites. Cook until whites are set, i.e. around 2 minutes.
Remove the skillet from flame. Keep it tilted, add turmeric to oil. Grease egg whites with the turmeric oil.
Distribute eggs among plates and drizzle turmeric oil over them. Dust pink or red pepper flakes and squeeze lemon over.
2. Deep Fried Turkey Rub
Bay leaves are an awesome herb that usually found swimming in rich curries. However, the recipe we’re giving here is of a rub that will make your deep fried turkey and chicken amazingly delicious. Make sure you buy the best organic spices and herbs online from a company like Spicy Organic.
- 25 bay leaves, crushed
- 3 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground pepper
- 3 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
- 3 tablespoons Creole seasoning
Method is easy. You’ll have to mix together bay leaves, oregano, garlic powder, pepper, thyme and Creole seasoning in a bowl. Rub onto a turkey or chicken and refrigerate for 24 hours before frying.
3. Dill Pickle
Dill pickle is everyone’s favorite. This dill pickle comes in handy when you want to prepare a quick yet tasty meal.
- 1 pound medium pickling cucumbers, scrubbed and cut into ¼-inch thick slices
- 1 large bunch dill, coarsely sliced (stems included)
- 2 teaspoons whole white peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons dill seeds
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
Make two parts of the sliced onion in two 1-quart wide-mouth glass jars. Arrange cucumber slices horizontally in both of them. Top both with dill.
Crush peppercorns and mustard seeds together with mortar and pestle. Add these crushed spices to a medium saucepan. Next add vinegar, water, salt, sugar and dill seeds. Bring the mixture to boil over medium-high flame. Keep stirring until sugar dissolves.
Spoon the mixture evenly over the cucumbers in jars. Leave jars uncovered and chill for 24 hours. Then cover them with lids tightly. Refrigerate.
So, have you started planning to buy spices and make the above recipes?