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​Have you noticed the recent hype of turmeric and TURMERIC POWDER? It's hard not to! We are seeing this spice more and more in today's food and drink recipes! We even have guests coming into our stores asking about a Turmeric tea! But why? What's so special about turmeric? Turmeric is a plant that grows in Asia and Central America.  We commonly see it ground into a powder on spice shelves. Turmeric is traditionally used to flavor curry and other Indian dishes!The active ingredient in Turmeric is called curcumin, and it comes with lots of health benefits! Turmeric also contains iron, manganese, potassium and Vitamin C, according to the USDA.Some of the benefits of Turmeric include: Reduces inflammation and relieves pain - especially due to arthritis aggravation. Digestive aide - Studies show that turmeric in our...

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| Created by Paola Huffmon |(Cook and Prep Time: 30 minutes)​Ingredients:1 can chickpeas2 Tbsp roasted sesame oil⅛  cup extra virgin olive oil1 Tbsp OBTC TURMERIC POWDER2 cloves of garlic (roasted with olive oil and salt)3-4 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice2 Tbsp water1 tsp OBTC NEW MEXICO ALL PURPOSE SEASONING¼  cup tahini½  tsp pepper½  tsp lemon pepper1 tsp smoked paprika Directions: In a small sauce pan, roast your garlic cloves in olive oil and sea salt until golden brown.  Drain and rinse chickpeas. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. If your hummus is too thick, simply add 1-3 Tbsp of water to the blender. Enjoy with roasted pitas, vegetables, or on a salad. 

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(Cook and Prep Time: 45 minutes)Ingredients: 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 3-4 Tbsp of OBTC CHILE LIME RUB 1 Tbsp of salt 1 Tbsp of garlic ¼ cup of water Tortillas Directions: Boil chicken for 20-25 minutes, depending on how big your chicken breasts are. Remove chicken from heat, drain water and allow the chicken breasts to cool. Shred chicken. In a ziplock bag, combine the OBTC Chile Lime Rub, salt, garlic, and water. Put your shredded chicken in the bag and shake til evenly distributed Combine with your favorite soft or hard shell. Serve with sour cream, cheese, lettuce, and hot sauce if desired ​

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| Chef: Morgan | Cook Time: 10-15 minutes |Ingredients:6 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate, finely chopped3/4 cup heavy cream (at room temperature)3 Tablespoons of your favorite OBTC Raw & Unfiltered Honey1 teaspoon Hatch Red Chile Powder - Hatch, New Mexico (more if you love the heat)1/2 teaspoon Vietnamese CinnamonKosher salt2 Tablespoons dry red wine or tequila (your choice to include or not)1/2 teaspoon Mexican Vanilla Extract1 medium carton strawberries, washed & patted dry Directions:1) To start, in a small heavy saucepan mix the cream, honey, Red Chile Powder, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt and cook over medium-low heat until the edges of the mixture begin to bubble -  not to full boil.2) Next, remove the pan from heat and add in the...

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​Healthy Heart Seasoning is OBTC's January 2019 Spice of the Month! It is our salt-free, all purpose seasoning! But the lack of salt is not the only reason why this spice is good for you! The ingredients that make up this blend are good for you too! Cayenne - One of the active ingredients found in cayenne peppers, capsaicin, is known to have pain-relieving properties. Capsaicin can temporarily relieve pain from arthritis, psoriasis, and shingles. Cayenne pepper can also promote cardiovascular health, suppress appetite, and burn body fat. Cayenne is good to prevent respiratory infections, and contains many vitamins and nutrients.  Chervil - Chervil is an herb that is used in many dishes for it's flavoring. It is used to help lower...

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