View Full Version : Good spices/herbs/marinades?

Fenthis Glusos
11-07-2008, 06:14 PM
Just wondering what good flavoring I could use to spruce up my meat and cooked veggies with from time to time. I see a lot of stuff in the stores carrying around some unfavorable loads, like corn starch, sugar and so on so I'm looking for some "beneficial" sauces instead. haha.

Already I consume things like mustard, basil, garlic, parsley, oregano, nutmeg (A LOT of nutmeg actually, I love this stuff), cinnamon, salt...so I need to branch out WIDELY as things are starting to get old quick. I've been experimenting with turmeric lately with some rice but it has ZERO taste - I'm disappointed.

I was using cayenne a few weeks ago but it was firing up my piss too much and now I'm sore you know where. :p Cayenne was the terrific taste to me, but I'm afraid hot and spicy is going to burn my dick clean off if I continue consuming it. Strange, but it may be because I was using a 180 hu cayenne/chili (typical being from 30 - 90hu) concoction and in large quantities. Stupid me, I went overboard and now my adrenals and penis are upset with me. This is not even a joke.

I could go on, but I should stop now to spare the children.

Darryl Shaw
11-08-2008, 04:33 AM
I generally prefer Indian or asian spice mixes and marinades but there are plenty of other recipes you can experiment with -


Garrett Smith
11-10-2008, 08:46 AM
An herb mix called "Herbes de Provence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbes_de_Provence)". I love it.

Yeah, if the cayenne is burning on the way out, it's also burning things on the inside most likely--you just aren't as "sensitive" on the inside. You may want to avoid peppers (and possibly the other nightshades in general). See my PMenu articles for more info. Capsaicin is a nasty bugger, there's a whole article just on that one.