Herbed Fail Proof Pizza Dough

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Okay Splendor Garden fans…We just upped the anty on pizza! Who loves biting in to a rich, cheese and tomatoey, assault of the senses slice of heavenly pizza? Everyone. That’s who. Raise that bar WAY up and make yourself the most glorious pizza dough EVER.

Herbed Fail Proof Pizza Dough

Makes 2 Pizza Crusts

  1. In a large bowl fit for a stand mixer with a dough hook, combine water, yeast and honey. Wait 10 minutes for it to do it’s thing.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients.
  3. Turn the stand mixer on level 3. Set a timer for 6 minutes and walk away.
  4. After 6 minutes,  remove the dough ball from the bowl. Coat the bottom of the bowl with a little olive oil and return the dough ball to the bowl. Sprinkle a little olive oil on the dough ball and cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap.
  5. Set in a warm place for 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
  6. Bask in pizza dough perfection.

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Herbed Roast Potato Medley

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My go-to side dish for anytime of year. It’s a hug in a dish. The salty, savory, sweet and buttery nodes hit every craving imaginable and I will guarantee that your guests will be taking seconds!

Herbed Roast Potato Medley

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place root vegetables in a baking dish or sheet pan. Drizzle with Olive Oil, Herbs de Provence, Salt and Pepper and toss to coat. Even out the medley in your dish and dot with cubed butter. Cover with aluminum foil and roast for 40 minutes. Remove foil, increase your oven to 425 degrees and roast for 20 minutes more. Remember to toss the medley every 15 minutes or so to ensure that nothing is sticking.

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Avocado, Tomato & Cucumber Salad

I have been living off of Avocado, Tomato & Cucumber Salad recently. It’s simple, easy and oh so delicious. All of the ingredients have natural flavors, are fresh, readily available and chocked full of nutrients.

Avocado, Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Avocado Cucumber Salad

Recipe:

 

Dice Avocado, Cucumber and Tomatoes. Do as much or a little of each as you like. Add chopped green onion and chopped fresh parsley.

 

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Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and grind in a good portion of salt and a sprinkle of Splendor Garden Organic Black Pepper Ground to taste. Mix it all together and enjoy!

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Herbs De Provence; A French Tradition

Herbes de Provence is a fragrant mixture of dried herbs typical of southern French cooking. Exact recipes vary, but thyme, savory, rosemary and an aniseed-scented herb such as fennel or tarragon are typical ingredients. Marjoram or basil may also be included in the mixture.

Splendor Garden Organic Herbs De Provence ‘Salt Free’ includes Basil, Fennel Seed, Lavender Flowers, Marjoram, Tarragon and Thyme Leaves!

Herbs De Provence

Herbes de Provence: Herbes de Provence is a blend of common herbs from the Provence region in France. Provence is the southeast tip of France, bordering on Italy and encompassing the French Riviera. These tradition herbs were first combined in the 1970’s, and like curries there is no set formula for blending Herbs De Provence. Herbs De Provence can include any of the following herbs, or not: rosemary, lavender, basil, thyme, marjoram, bay leaf, chervil, sage, savory, fennel, oregano, dill, tarragon….pretty much anything you might find in your pantry. Herbs De Provence is traditionally used as a rub or to season meats, vegetables and fish. Lavender flowers are common in the blends of herbs De Provence you’ll find here in the U.S., but traditional herbs De Provence does not typically include them. They were added to appease the tourists who identify Provence with the many fields of lavender there.

Herbes de Provence is popular for grilled foods, but can also be used for roasting or in soups, gravies or stews. It is rarely used as a seasoning after cooking, like salt or pepper. Cooking brings out the flavors of the herbs. In Provence where these herbs grow easily the blend can be made from fresh herbs, and used by the handful. They can be tossed on hot coals when grilling fish, meat or vegetables to add a smokey flavor. Dried herbs are equally effective and are more common in the herbs de Provence blends you’ll find in the U.S.. In the fancier markets herbs de Provence is sold in clay crocks, but today for convenience it is usually sold in the spice rack right next to other common herbs.

Herbes de Provence Facts:

  • Herbes de Provence is a blend of common herbs from the Provence region in southeast France.
  • Herbes de Provence can contain lavender, basil, marjoram, sage, savory, fennel, oregano and other herbs
  • Herbes de Provence is traditionally sold in small clay crocks
  • Traditional recipe starts with rosemary, thyme and bay leaf
  • In Provence it can be made of fresh herbs
  • In the U.S. lavender is a common ingredient
  • Popular with grilled meats and vegetables
  • Can be thrown on coals when grilling

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Black Pepper Brownies

Black Pepper Brownies

I love how the black pepper makes this sweet treat into a decadent, adultified version. The black pepper heightens the flavor of the chocolate to a whole new level and while you image it would be spicy hot, it’s not, it’s spicy GOOOOOD! Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed. Not. One. Bit.

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Black pepper caramel brownies – rich chocolate brownies get a hint of spice from a hefty dose of black pepper, enhancing their absolute decadence.
Yield: 16 brownies
Ingredients
For the brownies
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled (I used Organic Coconut Oil and it was fantastic)
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Splendor Garden Organic Black Pepper Ground
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
For the caramel
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp fleur de sel, for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. To make the brownies, heat oven to 325. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan, line with parchment paper, and then grease the paper. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, pepper, and baking powder in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and eggs. Add the melted butter to the sugar mixture and whisk until smooth. Fold the flour mixture into the wet mixture.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake until just set, 24-26 minutes. Set on a rack to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, make the caramel. Add the water to a medium saucepan. Add the sugar to the pan, making sure it is moistened with the water. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until the caramel is a medium amber color, about 5-6 minutes. Slowly stir in the cream, whisking constantly. Add the butter and cook, whisking constantly, until smooth and slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes more. Whisk in the vanilla. Pour the caramel over the brownies and spread evenly.
  5. Let cool, in the pan, for about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with fleur de sel and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

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Organic Black Pepper Ground – The King of Spice!

Organic Black Pepper Ground

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Often referred as “king of spice”, black pepper has been an incredibly popular spice since ancient times. Peppercorn is native to the tropical evergreen rain forest of South Indian state, Kerala, from where it spread to rest of the world through Indian and Arab traders. Pepper fruit, also known as the peppercorn, is actually a berry obtained from pepper plant.

Dried ground pepper has been used since antiquity for both its flavour and as a traditional medicine. Black pepper is the world’s most traded spice. It is one of the most common spices added to cuisines around the world. The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical piperine, not to be confused with the capsaicin characteristic of chili peppers. Black pepper is ubiquitous in the modern world as a seasoning and is often paired with salt.

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Health benefits of black pepper

  • Peppercorns contain an impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. Black peppers have been in use since centuries for their anti-inflammatory and anti-flatulent properties.
  • Peppercorns composed of health benefiting essential oils such as piperine, which gives it its strong spicy pungent character.
  • The above-mentioned active principles in the peppercorns may increase gut motility as well as digestion power. It has also been found that piperine can increase absorption of selenium, B-complex vitamins, beta-carotene, as well as other nutrients from the food.
  • Black peppercorns contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood.

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Splendor Garden Top Secret Hamburger Patties

Today, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. Shhhh… Our Top Secret Hamburger Patties are mouth-watering good. What makes them so good? The Splendor Garden herbs and spices of course! Our line of seasonings are so much more flavorful, that our recipes are SO MUCH MORE flavorful too.

The Splendor Garden Top Secret Hamburger Patties are oh so good and they’re flexible too. If you don’t like one of the ingredients, simply switch it out for something you do like!

We’ve always been advocates for real food. No boxed burgers here! Just simple, homemade, know what’s in it, delicious food.

Splendor Garden Top Secret Hamburger Patties

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Splendor Garden Top Secret Hamburger Patties

Makes 4 Hamburger Patties

Mix all of the ingredients together and form into 4 healthy sized patties. Place them on a plate and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes to allow for the flavors to meld and the patties to solidify again. BBQ to your preferred doneness and enjoy with a fresh Kaiser bun and all of your favorite fixins.

The secret to this recipe is the Organic Steak & Grill Seasoning. It has Bell Pepper (Red), Caraway Seed, Coriander, Dill Seed, Garlic, Mustard, Orange Peel, Paprika, Pepper Black, Roasted Garlic, Sea Salt and Vegetable Oil.

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Splendor Garden Herb & Spice Features

Did you know that each package of Splendor Garden brand spices, herbs and seasonings has a resealable sticker on the back that can be used to label one of our refillable containers or a favorite of your own?

It’s super handy when keeping your herbs and spices fresher, longer. Simply peel the Splendor Garden Leaf Label off the back of your package and use it wherever you like. You’ll always know what’s in the tin!

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Benefits of Cleansing Parsley Tea

Parsley Tea may be the cleansing tea you are searching for. The extensive list of health benefits makes this brew a must try!

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Beautytips4her.com writes:

“The tea made me feel more energetic, especially in the mornings, so it must have strengthened my immune system! Parsley is one of the most important herbs in providing vitamins to the body! It’s rich in vitamins A, B, C. The herb is rich in enzymes and it boosted my digestive system, therefore, my skin got clearer and brighter. I definitely feel healthier and it helped to flush the toxins out of my body.”

Parsley tea has diuretic effects, is antioxidant-rich and flavonoid-rich.

“Parsley is one of those miracle herbs that protect you from almost anything. Two years ago, I used to struggle with skin blemishes due to breakouts and when I consulted my friend who is a holistic practitioner, she told me to try drinking the parsley tea as blemishes can be a sign of liver malfunction and this herb is a powerful antioxidant that cleanse and works effectively in detoxifying kidneys and liver. I did follow her advice and started to notice my skin and hair suddenly looked healthier than ever.”

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She goes on to list it’s health benefits:

Benefits of Parsley Tea

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  • It is an antioxidant, which means it flushes out toxins from the body.
  • It is rich in vitamin C, which supports the absorption of iron in the body; thus, parsley tea cures anemia.
  • Parsley carries high levels of beta carotene, folate and vitamin B12. This enables it to enhance and stimulate the assimilation and nutrient utilizing ability of organs.
  • One of the biggest parsley tea benefits is its assistance in the treatment of diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism.
  • It maintains the elasticity of the blood vessels and also helps in repairing their wear and tear.
  • It is rich in enzymes that boosts the digestive system and excretory system.
  • It promotes the digestion of fats and proteins that further helps in intestinal absorption.
  • It helps in liver assimilation and storage.
  • It helps in treating gum problems.
  • It relieves excessive gas from the alimentary canal.
  • It contains apiol, a constituent of female sex hormone called estrogen. It helps in bringing regularity in menstrual cycles.
  • It assists in easing menstrual cramps.
  • Parsley tea has high content of chlorophyll. Therefore, it assists the body in getting rid of harmful, pathogenic micro-organism.
  • It helps the lungs to discharge residues that keep accumulating in it due to environmental pollution.
  • Parsley tea is also known to inhibit cancerous tumor growth.

Caution: Parsley tea should not be given to pregnant women as it acts as a uterus stimulant. Parsley tea is abundant in oxalic acid. Thus, it should not be given to patients of kidney inflammation as it may cause the formation of kidney stones. As with anything, always consult your health practitioner if you are unsure if you should consume parsley tea.

  • The tea made me feel more energetic, especially in the mornings, so it must have strengthened my immune system! Parsley is one of the most important herbs in providing vitamins to the body! It’s rich in vitamins A, B, C. The herb is rich in enzymes and it boosted my digestive system, therefore, my skin got clearer and brighter. I definitely feel healthier and it helped to flush the toxins out of my body.

Cleansing Parsley Tea

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Place approximately 1/8 cup of fresh parsley in an infusion basket. Put the basket into a cup or tea pot and pour 1 cup of filtered boiling water over it. Allow to steep for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the basket to remove the parsley. You may want to sweeten with honey and a fresh bit of lemon juice to enhance the flavor. Enjoy!

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