sa·lu·bri·ous, adjective sə-ˈlü-brē-əs: favorable to or promoting health or well-being
It’s in our bodies, it’s in the ocean, it’s in our tears. Salt is essential but it isn’t the Earth’s only yummy seasoning. Herbs can add zing to your cooking, and enrich your dishes with all the wonderful benefits of herbs. To bring out the flavor of simple foods and boost your favorite recipes, use a handful or herbs and just a pinch of salt where you would normally use a heavier dose. Follow Mama’s Salubrious Salt recipe below, or experiment with your own. Grow herbs on your kitchen windowsill or buy them ground. Welcome herbs into your kitchen, and enjoy their yummy, healthful, salubrious benefits!
We hear the original Salubrious Salt recipe lives in Mama’s Top Secret Formula book, inexplicably between the formula for Third Trimester Tea and Natural Nipple Butter. (Creativity has no use for alphabetical order). Whether you are celebrating More Herbs, Less Salt Day (every August 29), or just want to put more herbal goodness into your body, Mama’s Salubrious Salt is nature’s nutrient booster!
Here are Mama’s suggestions for some herbs to try. Use any organic herbs you wish, in any combo or concentration, whatever pleases your personal palette.
Rosemary Leaf Powder
Sage Leaf Rubbed
Parsley Leaf Powder
Nettle Leaf Powder
Milk Thistle Seed Powder
Alfalfa Leaf Powder
Sea Salt (red, black, pink, grey or white – or maybe even a lovely fleur de sel, whatever floats your culinary boat)
A pinch of this and a dash of that… all of these herbs have wonderful benefits, and mixing them into a seasoning makes it easy to get all the herbal goodness in a shaker!