Spice Things Up
If you think a spicy meal means adding a little powdered garlic to your hamburger patties, you can introduce your mouth to a whole new world of flavor by rounding out your spice drawer. Sure, that Cajun salt may smell strange today, but after experimenting with paprika, cayenne and onion powder, you'll have a new respect for jambalaya and gumbo -- we guarantee it. Start small by adding or changing one ingredient at a time in your recipes. A simple marinara sauce is a good place to start. Add a little oregano this this week, and include some thyme or basil next time you're preparing pasta with red sauce. Think of it as a culinary adventure designed to reeducate your tongue and expand your gastronomic horizons.