Spices and Health

Spices and Health

Spices and Weight Loss Can Go Hand in Hand

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As you have probably already noticed, there are several different spices that help with speeding up your metabolism. This is great news because you can’t get bored when you have such a wide variety of flavors to choose from. Even the simplest dish of rice can be spiced up, figuratively and literally, with just a dash or two of different spices!

Black Pepper has been shown to raise the body temperature and increase metabolism. Piperine, a chemical compound found in pepper that gives it that bitey taste, is believed to help prevent fat cells from ever forming. Black pepper is helpful in the digestion process because when eaten, signals are sent to the stomach to produce hydrochloric acid. This acid is crucial for digestion of proteins and solid foods in the stomach. If you are lacking in this acid, you may find yourself bloated or more gassy than normal

Chili Powder contains capsaicin, which is a powerful stimulant that raises the body temperature and fat-burning ability by up to 25% and has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and improve circulation. When the body temperature is raised, more energy is needed to maintain a hotter temperature, giving way for more fat to be burned from the body.

Cumin is another metabolism-boosting spice, This is especially true when the cumin is used in combination with other spices, particularly in curry blends. It is high in iron, a mineral that many people are lacking in their diets. Iron is important for the blood and helps with circulating oxygen through the body, something that helps with your energy levels. People who don’t get enough iron in their diet can become fatigued or iron-deficient over time.

Mustard has been cited to increase metabolic activity in participants of this British study up to 25%. The effects of this metabolic increase were seen for just about three hours after the consumption of the spice. Mustard is high in fat, which adds up to more calories than you would get from protein or carbohydrates, but the high-fat content in mustard helps the stomach feel fuller for longer. Mustard is high in dietary fiber, a necessary part of the digestion process.

Turmeric helps with weight loss with a metabolic boost, too! This particular spice is thought to give your metabolism a huge boost for short periods after you eat it, but it is also known to help prevent weight gain once the weight has been lost.
Try some of these spices daily and watch your health improve and the weight come off

 

Turkey Stroganoff

Turkey Stroganoff with Vegetables

Ground Turkey Stroganoff is a perfect meal to warm your belly for the fall. Of course you can substitute, the turkey for beef tips or ground beef, your preference.  You’ll love how easy and delicious this recipe is, you must try. 
 
Ingredients:
 
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 lb sliced mushrooms
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 cups egg noodles, cooked
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh chopped onion
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon KIS Granulated Onion
1/8 teaspoon KIS Granulated Garlic
1 teaspoon KIS Mother Cuckin Seasoning
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/8 teaspoon KIS cracked peppercorn
 
Directions:
Pour canola oil in a skillet and bring to medium heat.
Combine beaten egg, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, celery salt, KIS granulated Garlic, marjoram, and KIS Cracked black pepper in a mixing bowl. Once mixed, add ground turkey to mixture and mix well. Shape into 30 meatballs.
Pour flour into a large bowl. Roll meatballs in flour until coated. Place meatballs in a hot skillet and cook until meatballs are browned. Set aside meatballs and drain oil from skillet. Return meatballs to skillet.
Add KIS Mother Cuckin 1/2 Cup Cream or half and half, the remaining flour and water to the skillet, along with the worcestershire sauce, stir consistently so no lumps are created, Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in sour cream during the last 2 minutes.

Grilled Chicken Penne Pasta

Grilled Chicken Penne Pasta in a Butter White Wine Reduction with Portabella and Spinach

I came in from the gym this morning and made dinner early. This delicious meal took me about 22 minutes to create. We had left over grilled chicken and we don’t let food waste over here, so I created this Grilled Chicken Penne Pasta with Portabella and Spinach In a White wine Butter Reduction… this was my first time making this and it won’t be the last.

Sauté Onions, Garlic and Bell Pepper
In olive oil
Season with KIS kosher Salt and Cracked Black Peppercorns
Add your mushrooms
Add 1 cup white wine and 1/2 stick of Butter, you’re not eating the entire dish so don’t worry about the amount of butter
Add your Grilled Chicken
A little more olive oil
Season with KIS Mother Cuckin and 5 Star Herbed Garlic Lemon Pepper and our KIS granulated onion
Add pasta and about 1/4 cup pasta water
2cups spinach
Top off with Parmigiana Reggiano Cheese
Squeeze 1/2 a lemon on top and Walaaaaaaa…. this has lots of great flavors…it’s amazing. 

Now I can come home after a long day and have a delicious meal already prepared, no additives, no preservatives!

KIS Cooked Beets

KIS Cooked Beets

10 Impressive Health Benefits of Beets

Congratulations to those eating Beets

Beets were one of my favorite foods growing up, and I still love them. I’ve been buying them fresh and cooking myself at home, they taste so much better than beets in a jar, I never buy beets  or any vegetable in a can.
Beets are in season July-October so you will get them at a better price.

They’re not only full of essential everyday nutrients like B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium, these ruby gems also are a goldmine of health-boosting nutrients that you may not get anywhere else.

Here are some great—and surprising—things that happen to your body when you eat beets.

1. Your liver will be healthier in eliminating toxins
2. Help Keep Blood Pressure in Check
3. Can Improve Athletic Performance
4. May Help Fight Inflammation
5. May Improve Digestive Health
6. May Help Support Brain Health
7. You may be better at fighting chronic diseases
8. May Help You Lose Weight
9. You may improve your stamina
10. You become regular in eliminating waste

Kis Tomato Pie

KIS Tomato Pie

We wanted to create something different for our brunch, introducing Tomato Pie with caramelized onions and shrimp, this was so easy and delicious, perfect as a main dish or a side dish
1/2 cup smoked Gouda
1/2cup gruyere Cheese
1/2 cup smoked cheddar
1/3 cup Asiago
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup caramelized onions
1 T KIS Real Deal
1/2 T KIS Muther Cuckin
1 fresh large tomato
Fresh Basil

1/2 LB Shrimp (Deveined)             

Mexican Crema garnish
Mix cheeses and spices together in pie crust, add caramelized onions then top with slice tomatoes and fresh basil and Shrimp Bake 350 for 20-25 minutes
Now you can add sausage, bacon, ground beef, shrimp crab meet the combinations are endless. Remember to keep it Simple, keep it scrumptious, and always keep it spicey

KIS Barbeque Shrimp

This recipe is so Quick, Easy and Delicious, you’re gonna find your self making it a lot, Try substituting poached oysters for the shrimp, or fried oysters, these shrimp also can be served with Grits or on a French Baquette for a Po-Boy

Serves 2
INGREDIENTS:
1 teaspoon Garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon Butter
1 lb Jumbo Louisiana shrimp
3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Crystal hot sauce
1 Lemon, juice only
2 teaspoon KIS Boss Seasoning
2 teaspoon KIS Gourmet Smoked Cracked black pepper
2 teaspoon KIS Granulated Onion
1 Cup Abita Amber beer (or similar)
1 Cup Butter, chilled and chopped
1 teaspoon Fresh rosemary, minced
French bread, thickly sliced on the diagonal, warmed

DIRECTIONS
Lightly sauté the garlic in the butter in a medium sauté pan. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute on each side. Increase the heat to high and add the Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon juice, The Boss Seasoning, and cracked pepper. Add the beer and stir to deglaze the sauté pan. Cook until reduced by half.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter one piece at a time, mixing until completely incorporated after each addition, and cooking until the sauce is thickened enough to coat the spoon. Stir in the rosemary. Ladle into bowls. Serve with hot Shoodie Bread Griddle Cakes or Waffles

Cooking Demonstrations

Thank you so much for allowing us to inspire you to get back in the kitchen cooking with your families creating healthier meals memories. You have two months, 4 sessions to join us at the North Region Library in Louisville, KY.  We are here every first and third Tuesday’s from 6:30-7:30.  All our meals are created in 30 minutes or less and are just heartwarmingly delicious. 

 

Pineapple Ginger Gourmet Smoked Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

5 health benefits of ginger.

We keep Ginger in our fridge and I consume it at least 4-5 times a week in my smoothies and in our dishes, here is a quick easy delicious carrot recipe.  We cooked these carrots at a cooking demonstration and the kids came back for seconds, their that good. 


Pineapple-Orange Ginger Carrots

1  1/2 Cup Pineapple/Orange Juice

2 T Gourmet Smoked Brown Sugar

2 cups fresh carrots

1/4 T Ginger (or less depends on your taste)

Dash of KIS Kosher Salt 

Cook all ingredients about 18-22 minutes till carrots are tender.

 

1. Ginger boosts digestion
2. Ginger can help fight infection.
3. Ginger can help ease joint and muscle pain
4. Ginger can help ease period pain
5. Ginger can help lower your risk for chronic diseases.

If your suffering from arthritis which is inflammation, combine the ginger with turmeric, it works wonders all naturally!

Ginger’s ability to fight inflammation means that it can play a role in preventing a number of chronic health problems. At the top of the list? Heart disease. Consuming fresh ginger daily for 45 days has been shown to significantly lower cholesterol and triglycerides. It also slashes markers for oxidized lipoproteins—fatty deposits that can cause arteries to get stiff and clogged, research has found.

Findings also suggest that ginger’s antioxidant effects could play a role in protecting the brain against cognitive decline (like Alzheimer’s disease) and potentially fight certain cancers, including pancreatic, breast, ovarian, and colorectal cancer.

Thank you guys for the overwhelming response to our Delicious 30 minute or less Cooking Demonstrations.  We have two more months left on the agenda for youto come out every first and 3rd Tuesday of November and December where will be cooking healthy (Or semi healthy) meals. Get back in the kitchen cooking with your loved ones creating memories. 

 

KIS Seasoned Breakfast Burrito

We had seasoned meat leftover from last nights football nachos, and you know we don’t waste food, so I created this delicious Breakfast Burrito using:
Taco Seasoned Ground Beef
Onions
Spinach
Smoked Gouda
Egg scrambled into the meat mixture
Keep It Spicey Granulated Onion, Granulated Garlic, and Cracked Black Peppercorns
Shredded Cheddar
Topped with Crema (Mexican Sour Cream)

This is one of the best tasting spare of the moment creations you gonna fall in love with. Try it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Keep it Spicey, no matter what room of the house you’re in.

KIS Southern Chili 3 different ways

It’s Chili Season
Chili on Shoodie Bread Waffles
Chili in Shoodie Bread Muffins
Chili Pizza with Shoodie Bread Crust, You have to try these

Satisfy your tastebuds when tailgating, with our one of a kind Shoodie Bread. Shoodie Bread makes the perfect, cornbread, muffins, waffles and so much more. It’s a perfect pair with Chili cooked with our gourmet Smoked Season Boss, Gourmet Smoked Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Kosher Salt and our Gourmet Smoked Paprika.  You must add these ingredients to your favorite chili recipe to make it smokey and delicious every time. 
Keep It Spicey no matter what room of the house you’re in