Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

We’re so glad to have the honor of being in your spice cabinet, filling shelves at your local grocery stores and making your food so flavorful. Our seasonings are dear to our heart and we love being a close-knit, family-owned business that brings you such healthy ingredients!

Speaking of love and these healthy ingredients, we wanted to focus on heart health and which seasonings contain the best ingredients for everything related to the heart (Aside from falling in love with the flavor, of course!).


Here are a few of our favorite ingredients we use!

  • Basil: If you’re into maintaining your blood pressure, this is one tasty way to treat it!  (Italian Blend)
  • Cayenne: Cayenne assists with blood flow and helps your body avoid blood clots. (Original Blend)
  • Garlic: This special ingredient can lower your risk of heart disease and is found in many of our blends! (Soul Food, Lemon Pepper, Original, Adobo, Italian and Mild Blends)
  • Lemon Peel: High blood pressure? Try some of this! (Lemon Pepper Blend)
  • Onion Powder: Onion powder can assist in maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol and help prevent heart disease. (Adobo Blend)

If you’re not already a Seasonest user, we hope that you’ll take a peak at what we have to offer. You can see all of our flavorful blends here: Link

All our love,

The Seasonest Family

Homemade Pizza

It’s Friday. You have time to do things tonight and tomorrow and Sunday… wow. What to do with a whole weekend? How about having some fun and making a pizza with family or friends?

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Ingredients

Dough

  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 (0.25 oz) package of active, dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water

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  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Tomato-based sauce
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Seasonest Italian Blend

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Take a medium or large bowl and pour in the warm water. Then, add the sugar and yeast until dissolved. Leave for 10 minutes (it will be creamy).
  • While waiting, mince garlic cloves. (How to: Peel the garlic clove out of its rough shell (you want the part that is smooth and shiny). Rinse it off and place it on a cutting board. Take a knife and press into the garlic with the flat side of the knife until garlic flattens. Chop into small pieces and leave to the side until ready to use.
  • Once creamy, add in flour, salt and oil and mix and until smooth. Leave for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle a clean surface with flour (lightly) and roll into a ball. Let it sit for a moment.
  • Spread olive oil lightly on a pan.
  • Roll out dough to desired shape and place upon pan.
  • Take the tomato sauce and spread it over the dough using a spoon for even distribution.
  • Add the garlic, then a generous amount of cheese and the pepperoni slices.
  • Top with Seasonest Italian Blend.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes to cool down.

Enjoy!

The Seasonest Family

Snow Day Recipe: Quick & Easy Cajun Red Beans & Rice with Chicken

Seasonest Red Beans & Rice

Happy Potential Snow Day for our Georgia-based followers! For all of you gearing up due to weather warnings, we wanted to give you a great recipe for warming up. Make sure to stop by your local grocery store and pick up these ingredients so you can have a hearty, delicious meal. You may need to get there early if you don’t want to miss out on milk and bread though…

Cook time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Andouille sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Seasonest Spicy Blend
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cans red kidney beans, partially drained

Instructions:

  • Season vegetables with Seasonest Spicy Blend and sauté in large pot with olive oil. Set aside.
  • Sauté sausage until slightly browned and add in the already cooked vegetables.
  • Add in kidney beans with the remaining juice, chicken broth and season again with Seasonest Spicy Blend. Slightly mash beans while stirring.
  • Stir well and bring to a boil.
  • Turn down and let simmer for 25 minutes.
  • While the beans simmer, prepare a pot of rice.
  • Serve over rice.

We hope you get to have a great snow day filled with family, fun and delicious food.

Enjoy!

The Seasonest Family

You CAN Cook: Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

Mediterranean Chicken KabobsMmm, mmm, mmm… food inspired by the Mediterranean. We like to let our taste buds travel and we hope you do too, because this recipe is an easy way to take your dinner to a new sea level. If you are still a non-believer in your ability to cook, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, toss some ingredients into a bowl and let things marinade for a bit. But, really… it’s pretty much that simple.

Happy Monday. :)

Supplies:

  • One large bowl
  • Large skillet/pan
  • Choice of oil
  • Skewers
  • Tongs
Marinade Ingredients:
  • Juice from three limes
  • 15 minced garlic cloves (It’s worth it!)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp cardamom
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp of the Seasonest Italian Blend
Other Ingredients:
  • Cubed chicken thighs
  • Red onion
  • Zucchini
  • Optional: yellow rice and Greek salad
Instructions:
  • Mix spices together in a large bowl and season the cubed chicken. Add in the lime juice, olive oil and garlic cloves, and mix until everything is well-coated. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes or more.
  • After meat has finished marinating, thread onto skewers with your choice of veggies (We used zucchini and red onion!).
  • Lightly oil a large skillet and lay skewers in hot pan. Cook by rotating with tongs until finished.
  • Serve over a bed of rice and with a Greek side salad.
  • Enjoy!

The Seasonest Family

Motivation Monday: You CAN Cook!

Happy Motivation Monday! It’s Courtney for this Monday segment and I’ve noticed that a lot of people claim that “they can’t cook”; that’s quite silly, really… of course they can! It’s all about the right ingredients and following directions. I’ve made something I really think you’ll like and that is easy to create; Alfredo topped with crispy bacon! Also, it can be made gluten-free by substituting regular pasta with a gluten free version.
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The Recipe: Alfredo with Crispy Bacon

Ingredients:

  • Alfredo sauce
  • Bacon
  • Broccoli (chopped)
  • Minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Penne pasta
  • Seasonest Italian seasoning
  • Seasonest Original seasoning
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes (diced)

Total Prep/Cook Time: 25 min

Steps:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place bacon on a baking sheet to bake for about 10 minutes, or until crispy.

In a pan on the stove, add a drizzle of olive oil and a teaspoon of minced garlic over medium heat and sauté for a few minutes.

Add in chopped broccoli, Alfredo sauce, pasta and spinach to the pan and sauté until the spinach is a little wilted.

Add in a dash of Seasonest Original and Italian seasonings into the pan and toss in diced tomatoes last.

Once the bacon is cool enough to handle, crunch it up into little pieces.

Scoop the pasta into a bowl and top with Parmesan cheese and bacon.

Enjoy!

Courtney

 

The Health Benefits of Our Seasonings

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday :)

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We really appreciate healthy living and all-natural ingredients and ensure that when you receive one of our products, that’s exactly what you’re getting! We wanted to highlight a few ingredients in our products that have health benefits so that you can make responsible and informed choices for yourself and your family at meal time.

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Spices, Herbs and Seasonings                                            


Basil-
This herb has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, and aids in controlling blood pressure.

*Italian

Black Pepper- Black pepper is high in antioxidants, helps with intestinal and digestive health and aids in breaking down fat cells.

*Soul Food, Lemon Pepper, Adobo

Seasonest_original__33045.1430426304.1280.1280Cayenne- This spice can help ease throat soreness, upset stomach and ulcers, it aids in moving mucus, helps prevent blood clots and joint pain relief… the list goes on for this one!

*Original

Celtic Sea Salt- Celtic sea salt contains elements to aid in thyroid health, helps you retain nutrients from food and can help keep you hydrated.

*Soul Food, Lemon Pepper, Original, Adobo, Italian, Mild

Chipotle – This spice can aid in respiratory, bone and immune health and can help with healing wounds.

*Adobo

Garlic – Garlic can help with the common cold, detoxing and may even lower the risk for heart disease and aid in your workout capacity.Seasonest_lemon_pepper__15704.1430426662.1280.1280

*Soul Food, Lemon Pepper, Original, Adobo, Italian, Mild

Lemon Peel- Antibacterial properties, aids high blood pressure and liver
detoxification, can help rid your body of gallstones and kidney stones… lemon peel can provide relief from a lot of uncomfortable ailments.

*Lemon Pepper

Onion Powder- Onion powder is a great source of dietary fiber, which can aid in the prevention of all kinds of medical problems. Other benefits include the maintenance of blood sugar levels, cholesterol, heart disease, muscle function… this seasoning is packed with goodness.

*Adobo

Seasonest_adobo__32275.1430426479.1280.1280Oregano – This spice can help with everything from acne to gastrointestinal disorders. It also makes for a good insect repellent!

*Italian

Paprika – This spice is one fantastic beauty agent. It can help maintain the health of your skin and hair (Yes, hair loss included!). It also aids in maintaining good eyesight and contains helpful antioxidants.

*Soul Food, Original, Adobo, Mild

Red Pepper Flakes – Red pepper flakes can help with inflammation and pain and help curb your appetite. It’s a great everyday aid!

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Turmeric – Toothaches, arthritis, liver function… turmeric helps with them all!

*Soul Food

White Pepper- White pepper can help with headaches, coughs, digestion and even dandruff; this herb is great for everyday uses.

*Soul Food

Find healthy seasonings at our full list here –> Our Healthy List


 

We hope that this was helpful to you in choosing your next mealtime assistant and in learning how to better take care of yourself! With some exercise and healthy eating, you’ll be on your way to a healthier you in no time. You’re very important and so are those you cook for, so don’t forget to treat everyone to some tasty and nutritious seasonings. :)

Abundant blessings,

Crystal Peterson