Healthy mixtures of a kitchen

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.  - Henry Ford

Why to make our own spice mixes?

        Most of the Food companies are interested in improving their business by catering to the taste of the customer and not to their health. Therefore even in spice mixes flavoring agents are added to make the food tasty. Unapproved and dangerous health food additives are added. MSG or mono-sodium glutamate are added to enhance the flavors of food. Apart from the low costs, the home made spice mixes are free from these chemical additives. by making your own mixes you will know what your spice mixes contain.

Flavor Mix 
Mix 100 gm each of Split black shelled gram, Red gram, 2 gm of Cumin seeds, 2 gm of Mustard seeds, 1 gm of Fenugreek seeds. Use one teaspoon in all the preparations. 

Spice Mix 
10gm ( one table spoon) of Chili powder (vary this amount based on the spice level) 
5gm ( two table spoons) of Coriander seed powder 
2gm one teaspoon) of Turmeric powder 
1 (1/2 teaspoon) gm of Asafoetida

Adding salt:
Adding salt at the end of cooking allows less salt to be absorbed and so uses only less salt.  You can observe this by finding that  the food would be too salty in-spite of using usual quantity, if you add salt after cooking is done. So  adding salt at the end of cooking will decrease the qty of salt without compromising on the taste.  




Nut mix to save time     

Mixed Dry Fruits 
Mix 50 gms ( two table spoons) dates, figs, prunes, apricots (or any other too) etc. Add Raisins for taste. Use them when one feels hungry. So instead of snacks these are good to eat and healthy.

The Nutonic Mix 
Mix unsalted shelled, roasted (not salted or not roasted if desired) ( two table spoons) each of all different nuts like almonds, brazil nuts, cashew nuts, peanuts, pine nuts, walnuts, pistachio nuts, hazel nuts, pecan nuts etc. Add them to your cereals and also munch when you want to eat snacks. Don’t think about the fat content. They have other benefits of nourishing your body. 

Seed Mix
Mix two table spoons of sesame seeds, pumpkins seeds, melon seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, squash seeds. Add these mix to salads. These are rich in all vitamins and minerals and phytochemicals. Its good to prepare a nut mix and a separate seed mix. The nut mix can be used for breakfast cereals and the seed mix can be used in cereals and salads.

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