2.27.2015

Friday Favorites: Cinnamon

I absolutely love cinnamon and go through it like crazy. I buy the huge container at Costco and do pour it bit by bit into a smaller spice bottle that fits on my spice rack. I add cinnamon to something at least once a day. You can find me putting it into my coffee, my hot tea, my steel cut oats and it can go into pancakes, waffles, and so much more. Those latter three don't happen as much. The first....every day!

With the taste of cinnamon in my mouth today I thought I would look more into cinnamon and share a bit about it. I learned that extracts from the bark of the cinnamon tree have been used as medicine throughout the world to lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and treat yeast infections. And yes, once people run the science nowadays they get mixed results and can't confirm if and how cinnamon makes a difference.

I wouldn't go loading up on cinnamon though in hopes to "cure" something as with anything, you can have too much of a good thing and for some, that can lead to bad results. But for me, I feel pretty happy adding a dash of flavor here and there throughout the day knowing that perhaps, just perhaps, this little dash of yumminess may be doing my body some good too.

What is one spice you adore?

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for the small gifts in life.
Daily Bible Verse: The Lord said to Moses, “Take the finest spices: of liquid myrrh 500 shekels, and of sweet-smelling cinnamon half as much, that is, 250, and 250 of aromatic cane, and 500 of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil. And you shall make of these a sacred anointing oil blended as by the perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil. With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony, ...Exodus 30:22-29

20 comments:

  1. Garlic for me....I have to have it in just about everything I cook!

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    1. Oh yes! I LOVE garlic too...use it by the spoonfuls!

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  2. I love cinnamon, too! Also a big fan of sage!

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    1. I have been wanting to give sage a try.

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  3. LOVE LOVE cinnamon. The ONE spice I wouldn't wanto have to live without. I have so many others too.

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  4. I'm a garlic girl, too!

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    1. Now I am craving some roasted garlic....good thing I am shopping soon!

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  5. Cinnamon is huge, but I will eat just about anything that has the word "Chipotle" in the name...

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  6. I love cinnamon! I also do the big jar from Costco into smaller ones. I also love garlic and lately chili powder since I've been a chili making machine.

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    1. I buy chili powder in big containers too!

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  7. I'm a sucker for the large cinnamon container as well. I've been known to triple the amount in any given recipe.

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  8. Honestly... my favorite seasoning/spice is garlic. ;) Don't stand too close. :)

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  9. I love cinnamon as well! I also love the italian spice blend

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  10. Cinnamon and garlic. I use them both just about daily!

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  11. Garlic! I'm a simple gal.

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  12. I love lots of different spice and cinnamon is one at the top of the list.

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  13. Cinnamon, ginger, cumin, garlic, turmeric are to name just a few :-)

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  14. Garlic is my absolute favorite. I add it to pretty much everything that I cook.

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