herbs and spices vs. salt and pepper

United States
March 12, 2008 11:08am CST
Do you use salt and pepper or herbs and spices to season your food? I use a wide variety of herbs and spices more than salt. I do use salt too, just more herbs and spices. I like to make my own spice blends for different kinds of food. I have come up with some very good blends that I have been asked to share with others. Has anyone got some very good blends they have made?
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Apr 08
I am salt fast so do not add any salt to my food because I have high blood pressure but love cooking with pepper,and basil, rosemary, thyme, and oregano and lots of other spices including ginger and cinnamon too. I have a whole kitchen counter lined with herbs and spice containers which I use regularly in my cooking. I also use garlic and onion in my tomato sauce for pastas.I love to use rosemary for pork roasts and for some beef roasts also.
• United States
25 Apr 08
The three I refill ofter are the Onion Basil, mixed herbs, and the Sesame Ginger. I love to try new combinations and even on new things. A touch of cinnamon or nutmeg on pork roast is also very good.
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• United States
12 Mar 08
I actually very much like the flavor of salt, but not overbearingly. I use garlic, salt, pepper and fresh onions in almost anything I make. I dont care much for other spices, such as thyme, oregano, curry or really any of the others. Oh I use lemon alot too I do like that.
• United States
12 Mar 08
I like salt, too. However, my blood pressure does not. I still use it, just not as much. I use a lot of onions and garlic as well as other herbs and spices. I like lemon juice and lime too. I do not like curry much either.
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@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
28 Apr 08
I use them all. I like to add salt separately and won't use things like garlic salt. I do love garlic though! That and lemon pepper and minced onions are the three most used spices we use. I also grow garlic. Salt and pepper go on about everything.
• United States
3 May 08
I grow garlic as well. We have an herb garden also. I love fresh herbs. I use a lot of lemon pepper, too. The one thing I do not use much of is regular salt. I and my grand daughter have High blood pressure. I have to watch the lemon pepper I use because some of it has a lot of salt in it.
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@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
4 May 08
Garlic is the best!! I had not thought about salt in lemon pepper. I will have to check the kind I buy to see. I am lucky to have low blood pressure and don't have to worry about salt.
• United States
24 Jun 08
I'm a better cook cause of spices. Without them my food tastes very plain and is not worth serving! I hate to admit that. But it's the truth. I use spice blends and regular spices too. But I prefer regular or whole herbs for foods. Better tasting, more natural.
• United States
28 Jun 08
I think everyone who uses herbs and spices do so to make their food better tasting. I know I do. I like fresh herbs if I have them but more often use dried ones.
@exinco (214)
• Malaysia
15 May 08
i use herbs that make by chinese, its available on supermarket
• United States
17 May 08
What are some of these herbs?
@Psyclown (131)
• Venezuela
29 Apr 08
I use everything i have in hand salt pepper or herbs and spices everything.
• United States
3 May 08
Herbs and spices are fun to cook with. They can really make the dish sometimes.
@busta1baby (1238)
• United States
23 Apr 08
salt & peper
• United States
25 Apr 08
If you have not tried using herbs and spices before, start with some simple additions such as parsley, onion, and garlic. You can also use such things as seasoned salt or lemon pepper. You might like the flavor these add along with salt and pepper.
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