Learn About Spices: Get Great Taste and Healthy Benefits in Your Foods

The use of spices is important when cooking and it's especially true when bringing out the best of flavors with our wonderful plant based no-oil recipes.  

In addition to "kicking up the taste" the right spices provide a myriad of healing qualities.  If you would like to learn more and experience the taste of spices you may not even know exist, this will be a great meet up for you. 

A wonderful tour of the world of spices and and education awaits you when we meet at "Love That Spice" spice store in Highland Park on July 16th. See address above. 

Registration is necessary. Also, if you have attended our meet up regularly but as a guest, please also register as a member. It's very helpful for planning purposes.  

See you there! 


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  • Shari

    What a wonderful night! Marlena is the best! I loved tasting all the spices and learning about their healing properties. I ask loved Cyndi's demo!

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • Cyndi D.

    This was such fun! A great group of people old and new friends. Thanks Carol!

    July 17, 2014

  • Joan

    Loads of fun and I learned a LOT about spicing up my food!

    July 16, 2014

  • Carol D.

    It was a great night. Marlena from the spice store did a fabulous job reviewing the very large selection of spices at her store. She is extremely knowledgeable not only about taste but about the health benefits of hundreds of spices. We learned, we tasted and we enjoyed her presentation. Cyndi Dodick added to the evening with a cooking and tasting demo - sprouted chickpeas, onions and lots of curried spices. It was delicious! Another great meet up - they just keep getting better all the time!

    1 · July 16, 2014

  • Bruce

    The unexpected has happened and I would be so late it might be over by the time I got there. I medical situation demands my presence and I cannot re-schedule it again. It is not a health emergency. Sorry.

    July 16, 2014

    • Carol D.

      We missed you Bruce - hope all is well now.

      July 16, 2014

  • Shari

    I called Rose's. They are open until 8, although the website says 5:30.

    1 · July 15, 2014

  • Shari

    I'm probably going to bring Jayla. :)

    July 15, 2014

  • Joan

    More about Rose's -- They have a chopped kale salad (with Daiya pepper jack - a "vegan" cheeze made with pea protein etc.), a Mediterranean salad with quinoa hummos, etc. It has a side of tzatziki which might have dairy but it's a side that could be avoided. Also a Thai vegie salad and a Fiesta salad with quinoa, pico de gallo guacamole etc. (Again a sour cream side which could be avoided). Also sides of hummus, guacamole pico de gallo, veggie crudites, etc. and vegan garden burgers, and GF pita wraps made with vegan falafal, grilled veggies and thai veggies. So this is quite a hearty vegan presence in Highland Park! If you are diagnosed with Celiac or Gluten Intolerance with note from your doc you can claim tax deductions for this too. See RosesBakery.com for more info. I don't mean to be promoting them but I think they are trying hard to fill a need. They will even make "call ahead and pick up" Grab & Go dinners for Ravinia or other events.

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Joan

    Again, you would have to ask them. The two things I have had there are the pizza and the pita chips. The pizza crust was crispy and not sweet. The vegan cheese tasted like Daiya - I wouldn't use it every day for a bunch of reasons, but this was the first time I'd had pizza in over ten years. The rest was veggies. The pita chips were crispy, very mildly salty and not at all sweet. I didn't try their baked goods but I presume they had a lot of sugar. It's good to ask these questions - especially in commercial products --removing problem often is "balanced" by creating another!!!

    June 26, 2014

  • Carol D.

    I'm confident it's gluten free. What I'm sometimes wondering is if is if it has sugar, sweeteners other ingredients that are sometimes added that aren't so healthy. That's the "rub" I have with commercial gluten free foods. The labels on the boxes are loaded with junk. It's also the "rub" I have with Dr. Davis' book "Wheat Belly." Recipes are loaded with sugar, saturated fat, etc.etc. I know I'm a "purest" and a "scrutinizer" (not really a word) but I'm sure there are great choices at Rose's - just want everyone to be aware of what to watch for...I'll be teaching a class on gluten free in October.

    June 26, 2014

  • Joan

    They told me that EVERYTHING they sell is gluten free. For totally VEGAN you need to ask. I believe they make everything in house. I bought a bag of their pita chips to take home the other night and love them -kind of crunchy treats! I leave them in the freezer and have one every now and then!

    June 25, 2014

  • Andrea

    Did someone say that there was a restaurant near the spice shop that had vegan food? I know In the Raw closed =( But was there somewhere else too?

    June 25, 2014

    • Carol D.

      I visited Rose's Bakery for the first time yesterday. I'm usually very cautious about gluten free foods that are sold commercially because they can still be loaded with sugar and oil. I was pleased however with the menu selections and the place overall. I ordered a falafel pita wrap and it was delicious. I didn't ask about ingredients in the wrap and I will ask next time. Overall it was a great experience and a really hopping place both inside and out. I really liked it.

      1 · June 25, 2014

  • Elizabeth V.

    Sorry to miss but will be out of town. Enjoy!

    June 25, 2014

    • Carol D.

      We will miss you Elizabeth - it was so good to have you with us last night. See you at another meet up!

      June 25, 2014

  • Joan

    Rosa's Bakery has salads and all sorts of breads, vegan pizza, etc. I believe it is open until 8 but be sure to check. They are ALL gluten free and MANY of their foods are vegan - if you ask them they will tell you. Egg is used in SOME of the bread products, but the PIZZA is gluten free and VEGAN, made with vegan cheese -- very rich and definitely not for everyday eating (at least not for me) but yummy! They are used to people who need to know ingredients. You can eat inside (a few tables), outside (a few tables) or carry out. It's just one or two doors away from Love That Spice.

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • Shari G.

    I was a bit too enthusiastic about this and responded prematurely. It's book club night and I'm hosting. Really sad to miss!

    June 25, 2014

  • Shari G.

    This sounds deliciously fun. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    June 25, 2014

  • Monica

    Sorry to miss this one. Sounds amazing! It would be so wonderful if someone could take notes to share with those unable to attend :-)

    June 25, 2014

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