This blend lends a bit of zip to any Creole or
Cajun dish. It’s particularly good on catfish or red
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1½ teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
Combine ingredients. Makes about 3 tablespoons,
enough to season 8 fish fillets.
Recipe from Dr. Shapiro’s Picture Perfect Weight
Loss Cookbook, by Dr. Howard M. Shapiro (Rodale
A few shakes of this salt-free herb blend will
keep your grilled vegetables from tasting bland
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried chervil (or tarragon)
1 teaspoon dried chives
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon dried savory (or rosemary)
½ teaspoon dried thyme
Combine ingredients. Makes about 2½ tablespoons,
enough to season 8 servings of vegetables.
Recipe adapted from Dr. Shapiro’s Picture
Perfect Weight Loss Cookbook, by Dr. Howard
M. Shapiro (Rodale Books, 2003)`
Jenny’s Zesty Sprinkle
This sprinkle is a quick and easy way to boost
the flavor of beef, chicken and lean pork, even if
you’re cooking indoors.
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
Combine ingredients. Makes more than 6 tablespoons, enough to season 8 to 10 generous servings.
Recipe adapted from Jenny Giblin (
giblin.com), certified nutritionist and international health and wellness coach.
Easy as r-u-b
By Carole Howell
CREATIVE GRILLING is today’s hot ticket for
memorable holiday and tailgating fare. The key
to keeping it tasty is knowing how to properly
season meats and produce. Pre-made and
homemade rubs and marinades are an easy and
inexpensive way to add big flavor to anything
you can grill. They can also have health benefits
(see “Spice up your life—and your health”).
The spices of life
What’s your favorite? Whether you are
grilling beef, chicken, pork, seafood or vegetables, the most frequently used herbs and
spices include garlic powder, onion powder,
The Costco Connection
Costco offers a number of simple and healthy
pre-blended seasonings, rubs and marinades.
You can also find a variety of ingredients to
create your own.