(Bath drawn with rosewater and jasmine oil; candles scented with patchouli, sage, cypress, vetiver, moss, sandalwood, cedarwood, smoke, vanilla, and two blends that smell like a forest and a thunderstorm <3 I seriously pulled out all the nice smells I could find and the vibes were impeccable <333)
Im switching trying to lower my salt intake and was wondering how much seasonings/salts you use when you cook? I dont want to lose flavor but its hard without premade seasonings!
Thank you for the question! There are lots of ways to avoid too much salt when you cook, but a little salt is a necessity for good food - it brings out all the natural flavors of your ingredients and really brings a dish to life! I don’t measure salt when I cook, but I use enough to bring out the natural flavor of the food without making it taste salty, if that makes sense. I use a lot of herbs and spices, but pretty much all of the blends I use are salt-free. Penzey’s is phenomenal for this; they have pretty much every spice blend you could imagine, and most of them don’t have salt! I also use a lot of fresh herbs as well as fresh garlic and onions to bring flavor to dishes without having to use pre-made seasonings. Some of my favorite herbs/spices are: star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, rose, and lavender, but I have tons and tons that I use regularly; there are over 50 types of dried herbs, spices, and blends in my kitchen that don’t have salt 😊 Oils and syrups can also add a ton of flavor; I pretty much always cook with a good olive oil, but sesame oil and truffle-infused oils are also amazing! I also keep pomegranate syrup and rose water on hand, and cooking wine, sodium-free broths and stocks, and unsalted butter are also not to be underestimated. Beef and duck fat are great, too! Finally, flavorful produce like peppers, mushrooms, and citrus are amazing for adding flavor 😊
I hope that helped, but please let me know if you have any more questions, or if any of my rambles didn’t make sense 😅 Happy cooking!!