Monday, March 29, 2010

Meal Plan Monday


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Every few months my shopping takes me to a health food store here in Mesa to purchase herbs and spices in bulk. The cost are so minimal in compare with getting them at a grocery or kitchen store.
Notice the costs on the containers 

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Herb of the week...
Arrowroot
This is actually a starch from the rhizome of a West Indian plant. It is neutral in flavor, therefore, Arrowroot does not mask the natural flavor of foods. Its value is the clarity that it lends to sauces and dressings when used as a thickening agent.

Substitute Arrowroot in place of flour or cornstarch when making fruit sauces, pie fillings, puddings, salad dressings and dessert sauces, as well as meat glazes and vegetable sauces. Use only the amount of Arrowroot and lower the cooking temperature though!
The oils in spices and herbs are the source of their flavor and aroma. Ground or powdered forms lose their potency much more quickly than whole leaves and seeds.

3 comments:

Denise said...

Blessings to you sis.

Susie said...

Looks like a great plan:-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhh wait a wonderful idea!! thanks for sharing! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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