” Make your food with Love”
” The best way to find out what we need is to get rid of what we don’t need” – Marie Kondo
We add flavour to most of our cooked food through fresh and dried spices. Certain spices like cayenne pepper, ginger or turmeric heal and help our immune system stay strong. Overall a well spiced meal or warm spiced health drink according to taste sparks the simplest of joys.
Here are a few simple tips to spark kindness and joy when it comes to managing your spice pantry/rack:
- First start off by putting aside your highly used and preferred spices. Through this process, one will realise that some of our highly preferred spices might be running out or have run out and we kept ignoring the situation. If this is the case, make a note of which spices need to be replenished during your next grocery shopping trip.
- Secondly, throw away out of date spices immediately.
- Thirdly, rethink nice to have spices. Ask yourself: Do I really need these spices? When did I last use these spices? Do I really think that I will use some of these spices soon and if so how often? If the answer is to discredit the spices, then give them away only if not opened to a friend or family member who will use the spices or throw them away.
- Finally clean up and neaten the spice area and then put your beloved spices away
My go to spices are: Pepper, cumin ( so good in guacamole type salads), garlic, dried chilli and mum’s masala and salt. Now that I know that I use these spices in most of my cooking – I ensure that they they are easily are reachable.
Enjoy cooking up good food. Our bodies will thank us.
One life – live it kinder