Winter Foods To Warm You Up February 02 2016
What’s better than coming inside to a warm bowl of soup after spending hours out in the cold? Not much if you ask us. Although we’ve seen drastic swings in temperatures so far this winter, we know the cold weather will rear its head once again. But don’t worry, these winter recipes will help warm up your bones and your appetite this season:
Lots of people - especially those who work full-time - find themselves ripping through the cabinets to put together some sort of meal during the week. Or they simply order out. Weeknight dinners don’t have to be so stressful, or so expensive, if you just plan ahead. And most of these recipes can be prepared in an hour or less so that “I don’t have enough time to cook a meal” excuse won’t work here.
Butternut Squash Soup: Sit down a bowl of piping hot creamy butternut squash soup. If this doesn’t warm you up, we don’t know what will. Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1PSxNYF
La Flor products needed: La Flor Cayenne Pepper, La Flor Black Pepper
Spaghetti With Turkey Chili: Combine two winter staples, spaghetti and chili, and you have yourself a meal you won’t want to stop eating. Pile your plate high and top it off with sour cream and hot sauce to give your taste buds a kick. Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1PSxZY1
La Flor products needed: La Flor Sea Salt, La Flor Don Diego Special Habanero Blend
Four Cheese Pasta With Ham and Peas: Creamy pasta. Ham. Cheese. What more do you need? Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1nAoLTE
La Flor products needed: La Flor Sea Salt, La Flor Black Pepper
Chicken Cordon Bleu: This quick and easy recipe takes the stress and time out of the traditional meal, yet it still tastes amazing! Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1P3wumj
La Flor products needed: La Flor Sea Salt, La Flor Black Pepper, La Flor Parsley Flakes
Herbs and Spices that Can Save Your Skin August 26 2015
Want to make your skin glow? If so, incorporate more spices into your diet! It will give your skincare regimen a boost while making your food taste delicious. Talk about a win-win situation! From antioxidants to anti-inflammatory agents, the herbs and spices below have everything your skin needs to be healthy:
Chamomile to calm razor burn: A natural anti-inflammatory, chamomile has the power to reduce redness, itchiness, and swelling that can come along with beard burn. Simply steep chamomile tea in boiling water for 2-3 minutes so the anti-inflammatory enzymes can release, then place the tea bag in the fridge to cool before applying it to irritated skin.
Cinnamon for a bright complexion: Cinnamon is packed with antioxidants that fight skin damage. Feel free to add half of teaspoon to your coffee grounds before brewing for an easy antioxidant boost!
Hot peppers to fight wrinkles: Cayenne, paprika, and chili pepper do more than just heat up your taste buds. Vitamins A and C help combat free radicals - plus as we learned in our previous blog, peppers contain capsaicin which has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cancer-fighting properties. Try adding some cayenne to your guacamole, chili pepper in curry sauce, or make a rub for your meat with paprika.
Turmeric to reduce inflammation: This herb has powerful anti-inflammatory benefits due to its high concentration of curcumin. Studies have shown that curcumin may fight melanoma if applied topically. This substance inhibits angiogenesis - which is the growth of blood vessels. A lot of cancer research has been done showing curcumin to be a potent inhibitor of tumor activity. Sprinkle some into your pasta salads or soups!
Start spicing up your diet and reap the benefits the above herbs and spices have to offer. When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform your everyday meal into an extraordinary culinary delight. Shop our selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy America!