What are the CONDIMENTS can’t live without when COOKING?

condiments in cooking - Hi, in the picture are the condiments in cooking. The one that we always use in order for us to cook. Cheers!
Philippines
April 24, 2008 1:07pm CST
As I notice, SALT is one of the condiments that we can’t live without when my mom is cooking. Even if I just cook a simple breakfast like Egg or eggplant omelet, I always have to add little salt in it…. Then there goes the garlic, pepper and others but we always use SALT. Geez... I love salt hehehe… What about you guys, cooking oil, what are the other condiments that you always use in your cooking? Oh, let me say this::: I love you guys! I know this is out of the topic but wanna say it… Everyday, you are becoming a part of my life… Mushy!
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25 responses
• United States
25 Apr 08
Salt for sure! :)
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• Philippines
29 Apr 08
I second! heheh.
@moneyandgc (3438)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Salt is a big one in my house too. We can't live without salt! We use olive oil quite a bit. Aside from those two things; I also use toasted almonds and crushed red pepper a lot. My husband went through a lemon pepper phase for awhile. He wanted lemon pepper on just about everything. That started to drive me crazy! I can only eat so much lemon pepper!
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• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Yep, me too. Salt salt salt! bow! lolz.
@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Apr 08
Besides salt, sometimes we will use sugar. We will add a little into the food when I cook it. It will be much more delicious. And my friend told me if you add a little bit sugar when you fried the vegetable, it will remain green and has a nice look. I love China
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• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Oh sugar? Hmm... that is cool. What food do you cook with sugar?
• United States
24 Apr 08
Awwww no your not MUSHY at all. I am starting to love my MYLOT enviroment too. It grows on you i must say. But the Condiments that i cant live without. Salt Lawry's Seasoning Salt Black Pepper Flour Lemon Pepper Onion Powder Garlic Salt Hot Sauce Mayo Corn Meal Bread Crumbs Accent And some others that i am just mind blocked about naming. But i have to have these items in my kitchen when i plan on cooking.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Thank you! Just while starting this discussion, I feel like saying "I love you guys" hehehe Yep, lots of condiments you got there! It is so so nice!
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I could never do without salt and pepper. I hardly ever use any other spices but I always use those two when I cook. I have to have them to spice up my food or I won't eat it because it does not taste very good without it.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 08
yES, true, me neither, I can't live without salt and pepper! hehehe
• United States
24 Apr 08
soy sauce for my asian/curry dishes I make all the time and it is a must for my turkey burgers. I also have to have sesame oil too. I must have parmesan cheese if I make anything italian and I have to have it on my veggie soup too. For mexican it would have to be green tabasco. I love that stuff!
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Oh yeah! Soysauce especially when cooking asian dishes.. I forgot that.. yup you are right... especially when cooking adobo heheeh
@cortjo73 (6503)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Thank you! I love you too! And, I can't live without salt, olive oil, minced garlic and, often Basil. Although, I could probably go a few meals without all 3. I didn't use any of the 3 yesterday in the meal I made. So, I guess there is not one specific condiment that I couldn't live without. I cook Monday through Friday and veg out on the weekends to just build some steam back up to do it all again the next Monday through Friday. So, I am always making something different from the day before so, I pretty much use everything throughout the week. Tough question! Sorry I couldn't be more specific. I guess I might have to say salt.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 08
You are welcome! Thanks for your response. Yup, I can't think of anything aside from salt and pepper then comes with onion hehehe.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
24 Apr 08
You are very sweet!! I guess salt is a big part of life and when it comes to cooking, no matter how much we are told that salt is bad for us, food just does not taste the same without it. I use a lot of condiments if I am cooking, I use a lot of different herbs in things as they give a lovely taste if you get the right ones.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Yes I just love salt but I am careful with it heheh or else I will get sick. Herbs is a good thing to add if we are cooking! What are the herbs you usually use?
• United States
24 Apr 08
I love mckormics all-purpose seasoning , it is salt free but when you use salt with it I noticed a little dab will do you. I of course I use salt and pepper and love to use garlic. My new thing is to use Turmeric. A little goes a long way with that stuff. The reason I have been trying to use it is because I read that it helps relieve inflamation. For oil I use EVOO as much as I can.
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Turmeric.. let me check that one. Maybe we can make use of it.
• United States
24 Apr 08
i use salt(in very small amounts),garlic,onion and pepper basil in a lot of my foods.the garlic in particular is good for you. dill is another i tend to use quite a bit. although i have one family member who ketchups EVERYTHING,and makes me wonder why i bother LOL
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Ohh.. you remind me of someone who loves ketchup! LOLz
@busta1 (1029)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Salt gotta have salt it wont taste right without salt.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 08
You got it!
@beccrook (13)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I am new to this web site but already I feel at home. Kosher salt is my fav. I use it in just about everything. Garlic powder is my second fav.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 08
I like garlic too whether it is powered or not. cheers! Happy mylotting!
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I dont cook with salt...I never have actually but now I really really avoid it because my husband has to watch his salt intake.. I am forever cooking with powder onion and garlic...
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• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Onion and garlic are good! Hope he will be okay soon. Take care!
@rlc456 (415)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I have to say Salt you just gottan have salt. I guess if thats all I had I would be fine.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 08
I got to say you are very very right!
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I always use seasoned salt in everything I cook. It just has a good mix of spices and adds a good flavor I love it.
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• Philippines
24 Apr 08
Oh I see, we use iodized or rock salt depending on my mom's. hehehe. Seasoned salts? Hmmm.. lemme go to the supermarket and try to buy that. My mom will surely make use of that as well!
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Apr 08
i guess the combination of popular spices such as onions,garlic and tomatoes plus the most important thing that we should have in the kitchen is salt..
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Yes, indeed right. Combination of the spices will really make our food delicious! Thank you so much for responding!
• India
30 Apr 08
ok, here are my pet condiments in order of their importance. According to me, a kitchen must comprise them: 1. Salt, as you said. I can't imagine life without salt, but too much of it is believed to cause hypertension, so I use it only for taste. :) 2. Coriander and mint. What is life without these two? 3. Pepper and chillis. Now, I don't like my dishes that hot. But I love that light flavor of pepper and chillis, and by the way, I grow my own chillis and planning to grow pepper too. 4. Ginger and garlic--the kings of the kitchen. Cheers and thanks for this discussion.
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Whoa... You said it right! We use all of those condiments as well. Have a great day! :)
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 08
Beside my stove, there must be salt, soy sauce and sugar. When come to cooking egg I prefer to use soy sauce as I could get the better taste of egg, especially doing with fried eggs or half boiled eggs. When cooking a bit of salt must be added to make the cooking more palatable. We chinese people in my place tend to favor of adding a little bit of sugar to the cooking to make it taste more delicious.
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Yes, that is right. I love chinese noodles. THey are the best. They really add some flavor in it that makes the noodles something!
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Mine would be garlic, garlic and more garlic! Haha! I put into everything I can. I love the smell of it when it is cookng in a pan. Most of my recipes incorporate garlic, I just love it!
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
oh no.. me too... I can eat garlic once it is deep fry with salt ofcourse. hehehe.
@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Apr 08
yes salt is very important, without it you can't imagine what the taste of you meal. unfortunately my mom is allowed to used salt because of her sickness. sometimes when i saw my mo eating i am very touched what happen to her and she have self pity on it.
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Exactly. Salt is very important but have to use it with limitation.. Too much salt is no good for our health. I hope your mom would feel better soon.