Liven Up Your Diet With Cajun Spices - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Eating wholesome foods is important to a lot of people, but many suffer under the misconception that taste must be sacrificed in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is simply not true, as adding a few spices to your cooking regimen can help you create dishes that are both delicious and good for you. If you are a health nut looking to add a new spin to your tried-and-true diet staples, read on for a few tips on how to incorporate Cajun spices into your routine.

1. On Fish

Many health-conscious individuals love to build meals around fish because it is a high-quality protein packed with important vitamins and minerals. However, there are a lot of people who simply steam their fish, which can leave it tasting a little bland. A great way to breathe new life into a basic fish recipe is to coat the meat with coconut oil and Cajun blackening seasoning, and then cook it over high heat in a cast iron pan or on the grill. The resulting taste will quickly make your fish days the highlight of the week.

2. In Homemade Salad Dressing

Preparing a delicious salad at home may seem daunting, but this task is a lot easier when you are armed with the right seasonings. The next time you’re fixing a plate of fresh greens, try topping it with the great taste of Cajun spices by mixing the blend into your favorite vinaigrette or honey mustard dressing. This simple step can help you transform a plain plate of vegetables into a mouth-watering meal.

3. In Party Snacks

Diets are put to the ultimate test when it’s time to host a party, so remove the temptation to binge on unhealthy snacks by setting out treats that are heavy on taste, not calories. Try sprinkling some seasoning over some freshly made popcorn, or cook red beans with Cajun spices to make a veggie dip. By incorporating spice blends into your guests’ snacks, you can serve treats that everyone will love but won’t tempt you to break your diet.

If you are looking for ways to add variety to your diet foods, check out the variety of spice mixes we offer here at Colonel De. They are a great way to revitalize your dishes and keep you on a healthy path.

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Chili Powder | Winter Dinners- Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chili powder is used in everything from dry rubs, to your mom's famous pot of homemade chili. A robust seasoning made from ground, dried hot chile peppers (often ancho or cayenne chiles). Chili powder may also contain oregano cumin salt and sometimes garlic. Medium to very hot varieties can be found at Colonel De.

Little know facts about the chili peppers

1) Chilies were brought to Asia by Portuguese navigators during the 16th century.
2)The substances that give chili peppers their intensity are capsaicin and several related chemicals, collectively called capsaicinoids. (Capsaicin is also the primary component in pepper spray.)
3)Fresh or dried chilies are often used to make most hot sauces found on store shelves.
4) Found in a wide variety of cultures, from Indian to Asia, this powder is commonly found in most kitchens around the world.
5) Depending on the heat, and types of peppers used, chili powder has been found to: Curb Appetite, Increase heart health, and an aphrodisiac.

Below is a take on local favorite, Cincinnati chili. Enjoy!

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Welcome To The Jungle- Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Colonel De is proud to be featured right inside the front door at the new Jungle Jim’s store in Eastgate. Jungle Jim’s is a place where you can find everything under the sun, and then some. From the exotic to the sublime; from the grains of paradise to all of the salts of the earth; Colonel De’s huge selection, their unique blends, their friendly service and knowledgeable staff, are a great addition to Jungle Jim’s.

Come out to the new store. Get advice for your next meal, or the perfect blend of tea. Sample a new taste, or come in for a fresh selection of all of your family’s favorites. Colonel De; Findlay Market’s favorite, now in the new Jungle Jim’s!

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Interview with Sheila Gray on Channel 19- Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Radio Appearance by Colonel De
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Topic: The Colonel’s Digital Cookbook

Channel 19

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CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati Voting- Wednesday, February 27, 2013

IT’S HERE! Voting for the Best of Cincinnati 2012 has opened. As you may know, CityBeat’s, the BEST OF CINCINNATI has been around for over 15 years! We’ve been copied by many but matched by none so a winner’s spot on this exclusive list is highly coveted.

I would like to ask you to help us by voting, just click on the link above and look for Findlay Market Vendors. Thank you for your ongoing support of both our store and Findlay Market. We all appreciate it.

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