As I was reading through an Asian cookbook, I came across a super simple, but delicious Korean mixture that only has two ingredients!!!  It is call Goma Shio, which means sesame and this simple blend is used as a condiment for rice, veggies and salads.

I had never heard of this so I tried it and it was delicious.  It has a nutty/salty taste.  Here is how you make it:

Dry-roast 4 tsp. of black or white sesame seeds for a minute or two, stirring and shaking the pan so they don't burn.  Cool the seeds then grind briefly with 2 tsp.

In yesterday's blog, I shared a blend that was salt free and today I would like to share another one.  It is just a little bit different, but just as flavorful.  A lot of people today are seasoning their foods with a lot of spice, then adding salt at the table.  You can control your amount of sodium better that way.  We have filled all of our salt shakers with sea salt and after having my blood pressure checked, I can see a decided difference in using sea salt over regular iodized salt. 

Here is another salt free blend that I hope you and your family will en

If you are looking for a quick and easy salt free blend, try blending this one up.  It is great to sprinkle on veggies, salads, eggs or anything else you normally would use salt on.

1 Tbsp. dry mustard, 1 tbsp. granulated garlic, 2 tsp. dried parsley flakes, 2 tsp. dried dill weed, 2 tsp. granulated onion, 2 tsp. dried savory, 2 tsp. dried thyme, 2 tsp. paprika, 2 tsp. ground white pepper and 1 tsp.

Who doesn't love potatoes???!!!  On Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Shelley, Idaho, they will be celebrating America's favorite veggie....the SPUD!!!  If you are lucky enough to be in the area, this would be a blast to attend!

Can you just imagine all the varieties of potatoes, the delicious ways to prepare the potatoes and all the fun activities they will have?!

What is your favorite way to prepare potatoes?  I would imagine the top two ways would definitely be french fries and mashed potatoes.  Personally, one of my favorite ways in au gratin potatoes.&

Instead of preparing the traditional tomato based pasta sauce, have you ever tried making an herbed pasta sauce?  In lieu of pesto, here's another easy sauce that is delicious on hot spaghetti or other pasta.

Mince 1/2 cup fresh herbs such as chives, basil, parsley, thyme, savory or oregano.  Mix the herbs with 1/2 cup softened butter.  Quickly saute several cloves of garlic that have been crushed and 1/2 cup olive oil and add the butter mixture to melt.  Pour over pasta and toss.  Top with freshly grated Romano or Parmesan cheese.  It is absolutely del

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