Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Make your own Salt Substitute - National More Herbs Less Salt Day!

I love herbs and cooking with herbs. I can spend hours in the herb room blending and mixing to create just the right flavor combination. Cooking with herbs is not the difficult or dangerous activity many people believe it is, in fact using them everyday is as easy as having a properly filled spice cabinet. Through the years I have made and marketed more than 100 different herbal blends and I am always looking for a new way to promote the use of herbs in everyday cooking.

Sunday will be National More Herbs, Less Salt Day.   In honor of this special day here are a few herbal salt substitutes you can create to use on this auspicious day!

The good news is, using less salt helps with cholesteral and blood pressure lowering as well as reducing water retention and can in many ways inprove your skin.  So why not try these flavor-filled treats and help yourself at the same time.  Tomorrow I will give you a few recipes to go with these blends.

Oniony Salt Substitute
(Onion gives you the taste you are looking for without the salt so you can fool your tastebuds.)

6 teaspoons onion powder

3 tablespoons paprika

3 tablespoons BYP poultry seasoning

2 teaspoons ground oregano

2 teaspoons white pepper

2 tablespoons mustard powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

Zesty Herbal Salt Substitute

3 tablespoons dried oregano

3 tablespoons garlic powder

1 ½ tablespoons paprika

1 ½ tablespoons mustard powder

2 teaspoons dried thyme

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon ground dill seed or 1 tsp. dill weed

This one is good run through a blender or grinder before sprinkling on foods.

These recipes are just one aspect of the Backyard Patch. To enjoy our many hand-crafted herb blends for cooking, tea or bath, including salt substitutes visit the Backyard Patch on-line at http://www.backyardpatch.com/

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