Spring Cleaning! And… Shopping?

Happy Fun Friday! Happy spring cleaning!

Those things don’t really go together, right? I mean, sometimes cleaning can be pretty blah. Stains, dirt, grime, dust, slime… whatever it may be, it just doesn’t seem to be all that fun to get to the bottom of that cleaning to-do list.

However… who is going to say no to some spring shopping on a Friday? Could you use a little shopping break? Well, now that we’ve got your attention… you can totally use spring cleaning as an excuse to shop!

The kind of spring cleaning we are thinking of is the kind that involves your pantry. Things eventually go bad and you need to restock and replenish. This includes your seasonings and spices! Depending upon the seasoning or spice, you’ll need to change them out sometime between 1-3 years, so make sure to check those labels (All of our products come with easy-to-identify labels with best-to-use-by dates!).

Now, the question is… what do you put back in to your pantry? Here are some ideas:

The Classics

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These seasonings can go on just about everything. As my father once joked about the Original Blend, “This seasoning is so good, it will taste great on ice cream, too!” Whether you’re cooking beef, chicken, fish, pasta, or any homemade, healthy dish, you can’t go wrong with the Original Blend, Lemon Pepper Blend, Italian Blend or the Soul Food Blend. They’re all made with organic sea salt and contain spices you’d use in everyday dishes! They aren’t too spicy, so that all palettes can eat them comfortably and add so much flavor to any delicious dish.

The Bold Ones

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When you’re looking to make something spicy, you’ve got to look for seasonings with bold flavor! Whether you’re taking inspiration from the island of Jamaica or the flavors of South America, you know you’re getting something amazingly flavorful. Our recommendations for bold flavor are our Lemon Fire Blend, Jerk Blend, Spicy Blend and Adobo Blend!


Shopping with Seasonest is really fun and we love offering our seasoning advice wherever needed! If you’d like to browse our virtual shelves for easy-access shopping, check out our website today! Click here

Enjoy your weekend and your “spring cleaning”! :)

Abundant Blessings,

Crystal Peterson

 

Recipe: Lemon Fire Caribbean Tenderloin with Mango Salsa

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Can you believe it’s already Friday? It’s amazing how fast time flies! It’s also amazing how tough it can be to get to cooking after a long week. No worries. I’ve got the perfect recipe for your Friday night meal! Check it out:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 mango, chopped
  • scallions, chopped
  • tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Fire Blend
  • pork tenderloin (about 1 1/4 pounds)

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat broiler. In a medium bowl, combine the mango, scallions, 1 tablespoon of the oil, lime juice and pinch of salt.
  • Rub the pork with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Season with the Lemon Fire Blend.
  • Broil the pork, turning occasionally until cooked through (This should take about 12 to 15 minutes.). Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve the pork with the salsa!

Thanks so much for all of your support. We hope you really enjoy this recipe!

Happy Friday,

Courtney

Valentine’s Day Gifting… Spice It Up!

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Quick! Send your significant other out of the room… okay, are you ready? You’ve got 11 days. That is cutting it close my friend. There are less than two weeks until Valentine’s Day; have you gotten them that gift yet? Uhuh…. OKAY. Let’s get to work.

Firstly, our seasonings make great gifts! They come in an array of delicious flavors for all kinds of palettes.

  • Does your significant other like to eat food every day? Great! Then, you’re already one step closer to fulfilling a practical, daily need, but with extra added umph.
  • Does your significant other value their health? Do you value their health? PERFECT. Our seasonings contain all-natural Celtic sea salt as well as ingredients that are non-GMO, gluten free, vegan-friendly and organic. If you are taking a break from salt, we’ve got options for that as well.
  • Do they like things that taste good? If your lovebug /boo /pumpkin /schnookums enjoys food with flavor, they’ll LOVE our seasonings. Keep them from eating just to eat and give them the gift of flavorful food enjoyment!

Order those seasonings now if you want them in time for Valentine’s Day! They’re only $5 each right now and shipping is free for orders over $15.


Now that that’s all settled and we can see that you clearly love your better half, Heart 2here’s what you do. Take a quick trip to our website (click me) and read about each of the flavors. If you’d like some help with how to choose, here’s what we suggest based on their personality:

  • Sassy/Sarcastic: Spicy Blend
  • Romantic: Italian Blend
  • Traditional (with a secret twist): Lemon Pepper Blend
  • Classy: Original Blend
  • Big-Hearted: Soul Food Blend
  • Comical: Jerk Blend
  • Active/Athletic: Adobo Blend
  • Wild Child: Lemon Fire Blend
  • Sweet: Mild Blend

Yep. Definitely saw you eyeing that blend. You know they’d love it!


Heart 1Our last bit of advice is how to present your beloved with this special, spicy gift. Here we go! (Please read these aloud in the cheesiest voice possible. It is also crucial that you present the gift in perfect timing with your words. Trust us.)

  • Spicy Blend: “Hey baby. Just wanted to spice things up a bit.”
  • Original Blend: “(Insert name here), I love that you’re so… original.”
  • Soul Food Blend: “Darling, you are food for my soul.”
  • Italian Blend: “You inspired me… your love takes me to faraway places.”
  • Adobo Blend: “Ad-o-bo about you, but I’d love to make you dinner.”
  • Jerk Blend: “I know I can be a jerk sometimes, but tonight, I want to focus on you!”

“You know, there’s a season for everything… and there’s always seasoning for you.”


We hope you enjoyed a good laugh and have some fun ideas for your favorite person on Valentine’s Day. Let us know if you got to use one of our cheesy pick-up lines!

Love,
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The Seasonest Family

Let The Games Begin: 6 Steps To Catching Lemon Fire

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Some people are born with it.  Others have worked their way towards it.  It may be a craving you have, but has been unattainable for so long.  What am I talking about?  Spicy food tolerance!

Is there a dish you’ve always wanted to try that’s spicy, but requires two gallons of milk to cool your mouth down?  I LOVE spicy foods and am always adding a bit more pepper or cayenne to my dishes, but not everyone can do that.  With a little practice, you can build up your spice tolerance.   Here are 6 steps to increase your spicy food toughness by using Seasonest Spice Blends and have you chowing down on that peppery dish in no time.

Step 1:  Start Off Small

Don’t let this mild-mannered category befuddle you.  Our Mild (Cajun) and Italian blends are mellow enough for children, yet packed with great flavor for adults to enjoy.  The goal at step one is to delight in the savory balance of herbs and spices before things start heating up.

Step 2:  Moving Right Along

Now it’s time to add in a little heat and see how it feels.  There are four blends recommended at this level that will up the ante a little:  Original (Cajun), Original (Cajun) Salt-Free, Soul Food Mild and Jerk Mild.  The latter two blends are in this category because they are the milder version of spicier blends.  All of these seasoning blends are flavorful with a little kick and if the heat is too much, camp out at this level until you feel comfortable with moving up to the next step.

Step 3: Level Up

Lemon Pepper, Adobo and Soul Food are all hot and savory.  These flavors are sure to have you reaching for your water glass, but digging back into your meal with excitement.  You’re doing great, keep it up!

Step 4: Getting Spicy

You’re probably feeling good about conquering blends that have some heat to them, but it’s time to really add in the spice.  Spicy (Cajun) seasoning has a delayed heat that allows you a moment to enjoy the flavor before feeling the pepper sensation.  Sweating a little?  Keep milk or water on hand to calm the heat.

Step 5: Who Turned Up The Heat?!

Can you feel the heat now?  Soul Food Spicy and Jerk spice blends are guaranteed to make you feel the fire power.  Both are serious steps up in the spice game, so take your time until you feel confident before moving forward.

Step 6: Sweatless Victory

You have arrived: Lemon Fire.  This is where the spice All-Stars are.  Lemon Fire is the hottest of the hot, and will leave you wanting more.  It’s the perfect spice combination of heat and flavor, so when you can enjoy this blend, you know you have made it.  Sit back with your zesty, flavorful meal, and know you have upped your spice tolerance to the fiery big league.

Now that you’ve made your goal, your spice tolerance should be excellent.  While savoring the tasty flavors of your meals, you can rest easy knowing there are some excellent health benefits to spicy foods.  Eating spicy foods can help with circulation, boost metabolism, clear sinuses and release endorphins.  Now you can enjoy that spicy dish of your dreams without breaking a sweat.  Bring out the cayenne and chili peppers, you deserve it!

*Disclaimer: While embarking on this challenge, watch your body and see how it handles the extra heat. If you don’t feel well after eating spicy foods, you should stick with less spicy foods.  It’s always good to be smart with what you eat.