7 Great Recipes for National Herbs and Spices Day


Herbs and spices aren't only pretty additions to your plate. They're also packed with nutrients. In honor of National Herbs and Spices day here are some of our favorite herbs and spices and great recipes to cook them up.

Rosemary not only smells great, it's also thought to fight bloating and even
improve your memory. Try it with meat, veggies, or olives. It delivers great flavor, without adding calories.

Try this recipe: Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb With Rosemary Potatoes

good-turmeric-400x400.jpg good-turmeric-400×400.jpg . Turmeric may help depression, fatigue, diabetes, neuropathic pain, and even lack of appetite. Use it in a curry dish, with veggies, or in a spicy dip.

Try this recipe: Coco Rice With Green Onions

herb-thyme-400x400.jpg herb-thyme-400×400.jpg , and it also has antiseptic properties. (Thymol, one of the compounds it contains, is a key ingredient in Listerine.) Even better, thyme is virtually calorie-free and provides a delicious boost of flavor to soups, salads, and just about any other recipe you can think of, even champagne!

Try this recipe: Oven-Roasted Thyme Tomatoes

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Try this recipe: Beef Empanadas with Cayenne Pepper

herb-garden-lavender-400x400.jpg herb-garden-lavender-400×400.jpg ), but it also has health benefits, including antioxidants known as polyphenols that fight belly bloating. Another way to use it? Place the flowers in a warm bath; it's the perfect way to relax after a long day.

Try this recipe: Honey-Roasted Peaches

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