McCormick’s Salad Supreme Seasoning Copycat

Seasoning can make any meal!

There are several great salad seasonings out there but I prefer to make my own.  I came mccormick-salad-supremeacross this McCormick salad Supreme Seasoning recipe that is pretty good.

We use it not just on salads but also on pasta dishes or hamburgers or even grilled chicken.  I am sure there are many of other uses and I would love to hear your ideas below!

PS Add it to vinegar and oil (with a small amount of toasted sesame oil) and you will have a delicious dressing!


McCormick’s Salad Supreme Seasoning Copycat

1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 dash cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese

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How to Make Gluten Free Almond Flour

How to make gluten free almond flour

Others recommend that you soak your almonds first and then remove the skin before grinding.

Here is a great tutorial:

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How to Maintain a Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet Menu – How Do You Stay on the Right Track?


Heathy Diet Plan?

Don’t follow the fads when it comes to dieting! My moto is “there is no healthy diet, only a healthy lifestyle’!

It is easy to get caught up in “quick fixes.” There is no end to bars or pills or patches or shakes that will help you lose weight fast! Don’t fall for it!

Can these help? Yes but don’t rely solely on these wild claims. Even if you do manage to lose weight, you will gain it back when go you off the diet or plan or aids.

Here are a few tips that will help your weight loss and help you gain some consistency with your healthy lifestyle.

How much do you need to lose? Set reasonable goals!

Writing down reasonable and healthy goals is the first step. You don’t want to be too aggressive with your goals because that leads to failure and frustration.

You do need a bit of a challenge. I would like to lose 20 pounds but I really need to lose a minimum of 10 so I will make 10 pounds my goals. Next I like to have a reward. This would be something that I wouldn’t normally buy or do. It might be a new pair of pants or a special dinner.

Tell someone. It is much easier to stay on track with your diet if you are accountable to someone else. Work out an arrangement to tell them every day how you are progressing.

Don’t Starve Yourself

You will want to eat more healthy foods and cut way back on the junk food. Good foods are things like broccoli, lettuce, zuchinni and other green vegetables high in fiber. Be careful with fruits since the have a lot of sugar. Be careful with carbs since they turn into sugar.
Don’t Sit on Your Butt

Part of your plan should be exercise. It doesn’t have to be marathon running or acting like a weight lifter. If you aren’t inclined to exercising just try walking 30 minutes a day.

Even though you might be eating better, you still need help burning up calories!

You might want to find other activities that you enjoy doing. A few ideas might be salsa dancing or zumba, biking, or even golf. (I listen to up beat music while cleaning the kitchen or folding laundry and find myself dancing while I work.)

Are you hydrated?

Moving to Texas has given me a new appreciation for drinking a lot of water! First you want to make sure that your body is hydrated. Not only do you need to be drinking water, you also need to make sure that you cut down on drinks that rob your body of water like coffee or soda.

Water also helps to make you feel full. Drink a glass of water before meals or snacks.

Believe it or not, water also helps the appearance and glow of your skin!
Stay Focused

If you have a bad couple of days, don’t binge! Just forget it and move on. Keep focused on your goals and you will make progress. You will feel so much better about yourself as well as physically.

Get going today!


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Savory Sauteed Sweet Potatoes Jamaican Style

You will want to give these sauteed sweet potatoes a try!

Here is what you need:

  • Sweet potatoesSauteed Jamaican Sweet Potatoes
  • butter or coconut oil
  • curry
  • walnuts
  • onions
  • lime
  • cider/vinegar

First, boil the potatoes for 30 minutes or so.  If you have really large potatoes, you might want to cut them in quarters.  It was recommended that I boil them whole but I prefer to quarter and slice and then boil.

Next you sautee the walnuts in the butter/oil with the curry.

Then sautee the onions (chopped) with the lime rind and lime juice and apple cider (or vinegar or some sort of stock)  You can do this in a separate pan or just remove the walnuts and use the same pan.  (I am all for less pans to wash!)

Finally sautee everything together.

Let me know what you think!  (I always love your feedback.)

PS If you want quantities, try these:   5 small sweet potatoes; 3T butter; 3/4t curry; 2/3C walnuts; 1/4C chopped onions; 1/2t grated lime rind; 1T lime juice; 1/2C apple cider or poultry stock.

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HCG Diets and Weight Loss

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