When I look back at how I used to cook and prepare my foods years ago, I just shake my head in disbelief.

It’s crazy that I honestly believed that most foods had to be marinated in sauces and I’m sure, without a doubt, that I used a whole bottle each time.

It was only in 2005, when I started to eat healthier and lose weight, did my cooking methods and ingredients change. Now I use spices and rubs to marinate meats, fish, poultry and I love experimenting with different ones on my veggies and in salads.

Trader Joe’s happens to be one of my favorite shops! Unfortunately there’s none where I live so I rely on shopping trips to the states to stock up. Here are a few of my favorites – the BBQ rub with coffee and garlic is my #1!

Variety is the Spice of Life!
I’d love to hear what your favorite spices are
🙂

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