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Healthy flavor combinations

You know that you’re doing a great job leading a healthier lifestyle, but its starting to get boring and bland, and the fried chicken is looking ever-more appealing.  Finding new ways to cook the same chicken, beef, veggies and grains can be exhausting and annoying, there is a simple an easy way to literally spice things up- think ethnic!

Below I’ve listed some classic flavor combinations for many major ethnic foods.  You can double, triple or halve these basic recipes (keep in mind that 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon and 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup) and use them on anything from baked chicken to sauteed vegetables, to roasted potatoes to rice pilaf.  If you don’t have some of these spices, they can easily be found at your grocery store.  I should also note that if you have cumin or paprika (or anything else, for that matter) that you haven’t used since the last Presidential election its time to get a new jar.   Just remember to add kosher salt, fresh ground pepper and a bit of oil and enjoy!

Moroccan: 1 teaspoon cumin + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, coriander and turmeric

Indian: 1 tablespoon curry and cumin + 1 teaspoon turmeric, coriander, cardamom and ginger

Thai: 1/4 cup peanut butter + 2 tablespoons light coconut milk + 1 tablespoon soy sauce, fresh ginger, cilantro and chopped scallion + 1 teaspoon fish sauce

Italian: 1/4 cup fresh basil, 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped sun dried tomatoes and grated parmesan + 2 cloves garlic

Mexican: 2 teaspoons chili powder, cumin and lime juice + 1 teaspoon dried oregano + 2 cloves minced garlic

Middle Eastern: 1 teaspoon cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric and dried mint

Greek: 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, lemon juice + 1 teaspoon paprika + 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg + 2 cloves minced garlic

Cajun/Creole: 1 tablespoon smoked paprika + 1 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme and dried oregano

For more inspiration check out this amazing site for flavor inspiration:

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