7 Spices to use in 2018

After the holidays most of us are feeling guilty of overindulgence and have vowed that 2018 will be the year of good health. Many of us are devising a health plan for the year ahead by joining a gym, watching what foods we are eating, and promising to live life more holistic.

But before you start spending alot of money on vitamins, tonics, and super powders, try some natural and cheaper home remedies to get you feeling great again! Add them to your daily regimen as much as you can.

Spices are a cost effective way to easily give your body nutrients and minerals. Spices not only can take food from bland (which most healthy diet centers food does taste) to tasty and still make it healthy. The added bonus, some extraordinary added benefits for mental and physical health.

2017 was full of research into different kinds of herbs and spices that indicate they can contribute to overall health as much as fruits and vegetables providing antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral benefits.

Keep in mind it is important to look at spices holistically and not as a miracle cures for everything but as one piece of the puzzle in creating long lasting health and wellness but changing your lifestyle. Spices and herbs are a very easy way to add value to your food intake and way cheaper than popping pills.

Stay tuned asInfusions informs throughout the year about all these fantastic spices and herbs and tidbits on how to incorporate them into your daily life. What are the super spices to concentrate on for 2018? Here are my top 7 choices:

Chilli
Turmeric
Ginger
Garlic
Cinnamon
Cumin
Saffron

Xoxo Patty

Love more and laugh a lot. Eat well and move around. Life is a blessing so live it right! God bless!

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For You Daddy

Since opening this website is a new phase in my life on #this_infusions_journey, I see it only fit to pay tribute to the one (besides The Almighty Creator) that stood by me through all storms and lead me to the nearest shore. Unfortunately, he is not here now to share this success story of my first website/blog. A platform I will use to reach out and share what information I have about healing and getting back into the kitchen using all the natural wonders around us. I wrote this in the late night and it will probably be the prologue to anything else I do with Infusions KW. Never the less, I let it go here on this blog…and now I can go on.

Dedicated to my late father Terrence Richard Marotte who taught me all I needed to know about life and the kitchen. The best memories of my childhood were the ones by his side learning the basics such as cutting, marinating, and mixing. Since I can remember I was always watching and listening him do his “thing” in the kitchen. By the time I was 13 years old (my eldest daughter’s age now), I was proudly able to produce an entire Thanksgiving dinner or 5 course Thai cuisine themed dinner. The kitchen was our church and the table our altar. The kitchen was only place in our home that was relaxed and not plagued with domestic violence or the echoed stresses of daily life.  The table is where could talk about the day’s events or gossip of the neighborhood. Talks of aspiration were allowed, but we could not discuss politics nor religion (that was something we did as he lit up his pipe on the front porch at night). Under absolutely no circumstances could we complain of our “in house” situation (my mother was a substance abuser and a gambler). So every meal was full of talks about hopes, dreams, and happy things.  Something I am proud to have continued with my children on our table daily.  So while most of my generation were serving up frozen TV dinners and microwavable hot pockets,  I was learning how to make a proper roux base for any cream sauce and using mirepoix in stews. I learned the importance of fresh ingredients and using what was in season. He was my inspiration, my rock, and my best friend. Since he left this Earth too soon, it is with my cooking and these very creations you see on the website that I find my solace in this Life.

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