Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Buy Bulk Spices at Herbs First

    We have many common spices such as Basil, Cinnamon, Cardomom, Cayenne, Dill Weed, Garlic, Ginger, Thyme, Turmeric and more. At Herbs First you can get a much larger size for the same money as the tiny bottles at the store. Be sure to get your spices from us!

    For smoothies we have some great ingredients to add such as Alfalfa, Barley Grass, Beet Powder, Spirulina, Spinach, Wheat Grass, Ginkgo, Siberian Ginseng and more. If you go to one of the soothie stores you will see them open up capsules and pour in the powder.  At Herbs First you can purchase it in bulk and save money.  

    Gluten free cooking will call for ingredients such as Agar Agar, Arrowroot Powder and Guar Gum.  These are not easy to find in the store.  I have found Guar Gum to be a great thickener, very little is needed to thicken liquids.  I have made some practically zero calorie syrup using flavored stevia as the flavoring and sweetener in water thickened with Guar Gum. Syrups like this are very costly when you buy them.  Make them at home for pennies and in minutes. 

Sugar Free Zero Calorie Syrup

1 cup of water,
desired flavored stevia such as English Toffee, 1 to 2 squirts
Combine liquids and heat it up on the stove.
Whisk in about ¼ teaspoon  Guar Gum at a time until you get the desired consistency, which is usually ½ teaspoon.
The Guar Gum does not change the flavor and has 10 calories per teaspoon.
Great on pancakes, waffles, french toast and more.
Refrigerate and use in a week.

    Nutritional Yeast is listed as an ingredient in many recipes.  It adds a nutty or cheesy flavor. It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B vitamins. I have used this in salad dressings, casseroles etc.

    We have just about anything a person would want in the bulk herbs and spice section.  Take time to scroll through the pages, I’m sure you will find many things that you have been looking for.

Have a great month!

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