On crispy days, with the leaves falling from trees, there’s nothing cozier than warming up with fragrant Fall flavours. But seasonal favourites like cinnamon, cardamom and ginger are not just for seasoning, they spice up your health too.
Throughout history, spices have been used for their health-boosting powers. Garlic is known for its antibacterial benefits, while ginger reduces nausea and cinnamon lowers your blood sugar levels. One of the most widely studies spices, turmeric, has strong anti-inflammatory effects, which benefits your health in multiple ways. Other culinary staples with disease-fighting compounds are cayenne pepper, vanilla beans and cumin seeds.
So stock your spice kabinet and get creative! Make your own spice blends so you can easily whip up a warming curry, fajita or Asian flavored stir fry. Get cozy with a homemade pumpkin spice latte or anti-oxidant rich Chai tea. Or take inspiration from these 16 spice-packed recipes with flavours from all around the world.
16 Fragrant Recipes to Spice Up Your Health
Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte with Warming Spices from The First Mess
Warm Spiced Cashew Coconut Milk from Gourmande in the Kitchen
Chai Teff Porridge with Coconut Milk from Will Frolic For Food
Maple Buckwheat Crepes with Spiced Apple + Chestnut Relish from Happy Hearted Kitchen
Beetroot Soup with Orange, Ginger and Coconut Milk from The Clean Dish
Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup from Cookie + Kate
Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) from The Woks of Life
Moroccan Quinoa Patties with Cucumber, Yoghurt and Mint from Happy Hearted Kitchen
Lebanese Shish Taouk from The Spice Kit Recipes
Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowl from Cook Republic
Bombay Potatoes from Cook Republic
The Best Healthy Turkey Chili from Ambitious Kitchen
Curried Roasted Eggplant with Smoked Cardamom and Coconut Milk from The Bojon Gourmet
Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate and Walnuts from The Awesome Green
Baked Apples with Spiced Oatmeal from Green Kitchen Stories
No-Churn Cardamom Nice Cream with Almond Butter Caramel Ripple from Cashew Kitchen
How do you like to spice up your cooking and your health?
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