My foods taste better than ever because I am relying more on spices and extracts for flavor and less on the fat, sugar, and salt. In most of my recipes I use dried spices. If you wish to substitute fresh ones, you will need to use 2 to 3 times the amount called for.
Garlic Powder – Use 1/8 teaspoon to equal 1 clove of garlic.
Onion – Onion is an important flavoring in almost every country in the world. When combined with other ingredients, onion's flavor is rarely overwhelming or assertive.
Asian – This authentic blend of sesame seed, garlic, ginger and chili pepper is the essential seasoning for Asian stir-fries, rice and noodle dishes, steak and chicken.
Lemon Grass – Lemon grass is known for its mild lemony flavor that comes from essential oils from their stems. It is a key ingredient in Southeast Asian cooking.
Ginger – Ground ginger is used in cakes, breads, steamed puddings, sauces, fruits, and vegetables. It is delicious in combination with cinnamon and garlic.
Turmeric – Used to add color and flavor to soups, pickles, sauces and salads.
Poppy Seed – Poppy seed come from the Poppy plant. The tiny poppy seeds have an agreeable nutty flavor.
Sesame Seed – This versatile little seed has a nut-like flavor.
Here is a recipe that features these wonderful spices!