See the little silver tin with the “porthole” — front row, third from the right — in our spice cupboard? It’s gomasio, a spice we use on a regular basis.
Gomasio is traditional sesame salt used for centuries in Asia. Goma means sesame, and shio means salt. It’s comprised of organically grown sesame seed roasted and ground with sea salt and three trace mineral-rich sea vegetables — dulse, nori, and kombu.
Perhaps considered unusual, exotic, or non-traditional — at least in our neck of the woods — gomasio enhances many of our nutrient-dense meals, adding a bit of flair and panache.
Each of us has a “spice” — an ingredient or two in our life — that’s considered quirky or peculiar by others. For instance:
- I can whistle loud. Really loud!
- I cry when I’m happy.
I’ve never colored my hair.
I can make an awesome mouse face.
What spices do you have that add flavor and pizzaz to your life?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.” — Laurie Buchanan
This post was previously published on Tuesdays with Laurie and is republished here with permission from the author.
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Photo credit: Laurie Buchanan