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PlutoSurvivor
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posted March 15, 2016 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about spicing up this forum a bit. Tell us how seriously you spice.

Do you roast and grind? do you pinch and sprinkle? Do you live for hot, savory or sweet?

Herbs included, are you a chopper and crusher?

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posted March 15, 2016 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I buy all my spices out of the bulk food section, mainly organic. I use a lot of turmeric, basil, oregano, curry, black pepper & nutmeg to name a few that I use a lot of. I mainly sprinkle them. Nothing too spicy.
Though it's not a spice I also use apple cider vinegar.
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posted March 18, 2016 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 12muddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm it depends on what dish I want to make.

Oh yes, I love my food spicy, but my s.o doesn't, he prefers mild flavors (it's also easier on our stomachs) so if I want it hot I just use more chilli, pepper and hot sauce as toppings and dips. Don't use much salt and sugar.

Love paprika, star anise, coriander seeds, cinnamon sticks, saffron, garlic and cardamon. Rose water and orange blossom water are great in drinks and desserts.

Lol and Himalayan salt (how can I forget). Love the colour (and the health benefits, but we don't eat a lot of it so I don't think we would reap much of those benefits). I love looking at the salt and admiring its various shades. It reminds me of rose quartz and tourmaline.

I use a lot of herbs, chopped and crushed. I especially love coriander (who doesn't lol) and I'm obsessed with the green leaves of shallot. The ones that are sold in markets are usually big and have a sharp over-powering scent. From what I know, they come from the big round onions. Now, the green leaves of shallot grow slower, and ime, slender. I prefer them to the big ones in markets, they are wonderfully aromatic and taste great both cooked and raw in salads. Just like I prefer shallots to onions. I grow them in a little pot (buy some shallots, stick them in a pot with good soil and wait). The flowers are very pretty.

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posted March 24, 2016 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Black pepper on most things.

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posted March 25, 2016 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess that counts.

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posted April 10, 2016 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarDustStuff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello all,

I am new to the forums and find food rather interesting, so I'm glad for this post. I am a vegan and for some reason, I don't really like overly seasoned food. I prefer simple profile flavors with minimum spices.

I use garlic a lot. Also, I tend to add lime juice to most of my foods because it brings the vegetable flavors out very nicely.
Curry is another one of my favorite spices but I can't really get a good curry recipe to emulate at home like at the Indu restaurants for some reason (I know, curry is not really that simple of a profile, but I like it. What can I tell you?).

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posted April 11, 2016 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Curry and garlic are not that minimal.

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posted April 12, 2016 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like lime juice.

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posted April 13, 2016 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome StarDustStuff !!!

Vegans live for garlic
Evrry Vegan I know is a garlic lover

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posted April 13, 2016 12:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Valentine:
I buy all my spices out of the bulk food section, mainly organic. I use a lot of turmeric, basil, oregano, curry, black pepper & nutmeg to name a few that I use a lot of. I mainly sprinkle them. Nothing too spicy.
Though it's not a spice I also use apple cider vinegar.
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Turmeric is a great one. Love it!

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posted April 13, 2016 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Randall:
Black pepper on most things.

Freshly ground, I hope

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posted April 13, 2016 12:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone get cravings for a spice the same way you would for a food?

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posted April 13, 2016 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not freshly but ground.

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posted April 17, 2016 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarDustStuff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Randall:
Curry and garlic are not that minimal.

Garlic: I know, but I find it simpler than reductions and heavy dressing and what not. It is a very strong flavor for sure!!!
Not to mention, the smell.

Curry kind of crept up on me. I didn't really like it that much when I first tried it. But then I found myself craving it. I thought I was pregnant by devine conception or something. Never had that reaction to another food in my life, so go figure.

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posted April 17, 2016 01:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarDustStuff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by PlutoSurvivor:
Welcome StarDustStuff !!!

Vegans live for garlic
Evrry Vegan I know is a garlic lover


Thank you for the welcome, PlutoSurvivor!

Garlic and onions appear to be like on every vegan food recipe on the world wide web, lol.

I sure love my garlic, I'll tell you that.


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posted April 17, 2016 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarDustStuff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by PlutoSurvivor:
Does anyone get cravings for a spice the same way you would for a food?


Well, I just shared my falling-in-love-with-curry story on my reply to Randall, so in my case, I guess the answer would be: yes!

Gawd, I can crave curry really badly....

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posted April 19, 2016 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, I was wondering what the metaphysical meaning of curry is since when you crave something there might be a deeper meaning or significance.

Any spice experts out there?

I know that the spice we get in the supermarket is a blend of ginger, turmeric, cardamom and probably other spices that mimic the actual essence of the curry plant, but it's not real curry.

i think I will do a search on the metaphysical properties of curry....

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posted April 26, 2016 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, our bodies crave something in the curry.

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posted May 16, 2016 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've learned to like spicy foods lately.

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posted June 11, 2016 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Loving the hot sauce lately.

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posted June 12, 2016 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Especially in chili!

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posted June 13, 2016 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And baked beans.

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posted June 15, 2016 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like fried chicken with hot sauce cooked in it.

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posted June 16, 2016 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bojangles!

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posted June 17, 2016 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a spicy chicken ploace in the U.S.

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