Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Life Without Maggi... and The Joys of Stock

I'm Nigerian and I grew up with Maggi cubes being a key part of almost every meal! It just had that magic touch and could make ANYTHING taste good.

Now that I'm more health conscious, I'm shying away from additive, preservative laden seasonings and trying to go all natural with  them too. Read this old blog post (particularly the comments!) ---> Maggi Salt (Primarily)

Side-note: This doesn't mean I wouldn't eat food cooked with Maggi or Knorr cubes, I never say no to good tasting food. So no one should think about withholding any future invites ;) Yes I love food... *sigh*

Seriously though, it took me a while to find a way to season my food perfectly without craving the 'Maggi touch'. After months of trials and research... okay OKAY it wasn't that deep, I found the right combination... whoop!

My simple combination is: Rock Salt, Mixed Spice (Curry, Ginger, Coriander, Garlic, etc Depending on the brand), Mixed Herbs (Thyme, Oregano, Basil, etc Depending on the brand) and sometimes I might add chilli to make it a little spicy. Other seasonings I use, depending on what I'm cooking, include Parsley and Ginger. Trust me, this works very well.

Before

After (This was a rush job, hence the tender roaster chicken.
I prefer broiler/boiler chicken)
Look at all that tasty STOCK. If you know me, you'll know how much I value chicken/meat stock. It is the foundation of most of my tastiest meals. I've always used stock for it's flavour and the opportunity to use less oil in my foods (stock also contains animal fats) but now thanks to this blog post from Fitter London, I'm even more appreciative of it :)

READ: Get on The Stock Market | Benefits of Stock & More

Hope everyone taking part in the challenge is doing well :) Don't forget to take a look at this week's post --> Get Trimmer 2012 (Week Two)

3 comments:

Nimz said...

Can I? Sigh i'll try lol

Adura said...

Yes you can! :)

9jaFOODie said...

Yum!!! I have several reservations on avoiding maggi ....mostly dues to the dangers on the alternative. that will be story for another day.