The Benefits of Basil Are Mind Blowing

If you like Thai cuisine, you have probably tried basil chicken. Basil is an aromatic herb that adds great flavor to practically anything -- scrambled eggs, salads, sandwiches, pastas, cocktails, iced teas - the list goes on. Basil even serves as a natural bug repellent in gardens.

9 Herbs And Spices That Can Add Excitement To Your Life After 60

I recently came across a quote which stated that “aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.” I thought about it for a while and concluded how wrong this thinking is.

Why You Should Stop to Smell the Lemongrass

Garlic, black pepper, cayenne, thyme. These are some of your more common, “everyday” spices and herbs you may use at home to flavor meals. And although they all make great flavoring agents and deliver some amazing health benefits, I find myself wanting to further engage my taste buds and cook with ingredients I am less familiar with using.

What’s the Deal with Dill?

Oprah loves gardening, and last year she posted a photo of herself on Instagram proudly holding a basket full of the “fruits” of her labor in the garden.

Cilantro Is More Than A Pretty Garnish

Many people fail to realize that herbs like cilantro are not only great flavoring agents, but they are generally just as nutrient dense as the fruit and vegetables we eat.

Herbs & Spices! The Secret To Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies

We send our kids to school, hoping that they will attain the skills and knowledge they need to become successful, thriving and healthy adults. But our schools historically have not exactly received an A+ rating for providing healthy information and meals. And kids will have difficulty being truly successful as adults if they don’t have the tools and information to stay healthy.

Improve The Taste of Your Food Without Sodium. Try Rosemary

Sodium is a mineral that significantly improves the taste of your food. “Sodium improves the sensory properties of foods, by increasing saltiness, decreasing bitterness, and increasing sweetness and other congruent flavor effects,” according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Mint, A Healthy Food That Is Most Often Forgotten

Some healthy foods are sometimes hidden right beneath our noses. Mint, is one of those foods.

Only a Fool Would Ignore this Sage Advice

Sage is a musky, aromatic herb and part of the mint family. It is closely related to another herb you may be familiar with - rosemary. There are more than 900 species of sage throughout the world, and many of them are native to the Mediterranean region.

Why the French Call Tarragon “King of Herbs"

One of my resolutions this year is to cook more meals at home. And this can be a challenge because if I am not careful, my meals may all start to taste the same. So I have had to educate myself on a myriad of spices and herbs to vary the flavor.

Have Fun with Fennel: Your Health May Thank You

Fennel is one of those “fancy foods” I was intimidated to cook. I usually limit eating it to when I go out to eat at a nice restaurant. This aromatic herb looks like a ‘tribrid’ between an onion, celery and carrot tops.

It’s Time for Thyme!

Cooking healthy meals at home is a great way to be proactive about your overall health. But with time limitations and hectic schedules, you may feel limited in what you cook and feel like you are preparing the ‘same old’ bland food all the time.

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