August 29th More Herbs, Less Salt Day

Finally an actual day we can use from the good people at Wellcat.com… More Herbs, Less Salt Day. Most of us add salt, and then more salt, to bring out the flavor of our food. That is not very good for us in so many ways. If we could, and would, learn to use other herbs and spices to bring out that flavor we would all be healthier. I think we learned salt because it was used to keep meat eatable when stored for later use. The meat was very salty but preserved so we learned, as people, to eat that and found anything not served with salt lacking. That was okay for the 1700’s but not so much today. Learn to use other spices and herbs to perk up your food and make eating a healthier choice for you.

how to celebrate – Learn what herbs help spice things up! Plant an herb garden. Use less salt in your diet.

April 19th National Garlic Day

Used in nearly every dish imaginable, garlic does deserve it’s own day. It is a flavor that adds to nearly anything it touches, it is healthy and it chases away vampires. What else can you expect from an herb!?! It is so widely used that it is difficult to find hardly any dishes that do not contain garlic. I have a sister and niece who are allergic to garlic and it is nearly impossible to take them out to dinner. It does add a great deal of flavor to what might be a rather bland meal otherwise.

How to celebrate – Have some garlic! Check the ingredients of your favorite dishes to see if they contain garlic. Become a vampire hunter making sure you have garlic with you.