spice mixes

Taco Seasoning:
1 tbsp chili powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
¼ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp paprika
1 ½ tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Chili Seasoning:
1 tsp paprika
2 tsps ground cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp oregano
2 tsps garlic powder

Cajun Seasoning:
1 tsp cayenne
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 ¼ tsp dried oregano
2 ½ tsp paprika
1 ½ tsp cumin
2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper

Dill Seasoning:
1 tsp dried dill
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp dried onion flakes
1 tsp salt

These look good – from Savings Experiment

gorgeous nice walk this morning (there is a Robin in the tree):


I am looking into the Ayurveda holistic system of medicine.

I took the test here and find that I am 43% pitta, which means my diet should be like this.

All very interesting!

cooling herbs and spices (cilantro, coriander, cumin, fennel, mint, etc.). Lastly, if you feel the need to do a cleanse, a short fruit or juice fast (think apple or pomegranate), or a longer mono diet of kitchari can be very supportive.

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Cute Robin laying on her eggs – when will they hatch?


flowers and food

I love seeing these Iris flowers open up – so lovely.

My 10 day veggie fast/diet has been altered. I can’t keep up with day-to-day activities in starvation mode. I have decided to eat veggies 10 days per month and not to go over 3 days eating normal food until the 10 days of veggies are completed.

Today was a pancake kind of day for our family. Also put some of our garden turnip greens into the quinoa and lima beans and seasoned with Braggs Aminos and ginger powder. Was pretty good. And much of the salad was from our garden – spinach, violet leaves, carrot top leaves, green onions and parsley. Yum. And more radishes.