SMD Sea Salt

Our sea salt carefully source with 3 things put in mind!

1. 💯 natural, not chemically produced as the usual table salt is. No anti-caking/clumping additives, no preservatives!

2. Has the addition of iodine, due to the fact that the body does not get adequate iodine from food.

3. Smaller granules, clean, white& appealing to the sight!

Do you notice that most locally sourced seasalt come in big ununiform granules, brown and dirty looking(swipe to see our sea salt and the usual sea salt, which do you prefer?)?

Seasalt intensifies flavours of your meals and it a great addition when used with the SMD Spice mix! Definitely, Incorporating our sea salt into your meal gives completes your dish.

 

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Asaro Oloyin

What’s cooking this morning?

So instead of the regular Yam and sauce for weekend breakfast, why not asaro oloyin?

There is absolutely no meal you can’t use our spice mix to cook! From local cuisines to intercontinental, our spice mix is the special ingredient that makes it “bang”!

Have you tried to prepare asaro oloyin elemi meje (porridge with 7 lifes) using SMD spice mix? Add fish, a little ugu at the end of cooking for more health benefit, and i promise you a finger licking dish.

I use yam and sweet potates for my Asaro oloyin! Make the starter exactly as you would start your jollof, add the fish into the sauce. Use SMD Multipurpose, seafood, curry and a bit of sauce & marinade spice mix and ofcourse seasslt to taste!

This particular dish taste heavenly, the aroma is nothing like the regular Asaro (porridge). I cant promise you your neighbours wont come knocking, with the aroma from your kitchen lol…. It’s on point, without a single cube of MSG bullion cubes, and proteins included, this is a complete meal with your nutrition taken care of. Even your babies will love this meal.

Kindly give it a try and give us a feed back. How do you cook your asaro?

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Do you know that the oven part of your cooking gas stove could be a silent? killer!

Some time ago, I filled my gas cylinder &it finish in 3 days maximum! I was shocked, I suspected that the filling station had been mischievous with their gauge.

I changed where I refilled and the same thing happened 2 other times with different gas stations. I was worried, something was definitely wrong. I spoke to the man who had been servicing my cookers and the first thing he asked me was to go confirm if my oven control switch was on or off! Behold, I had been using the stove burner while the oven burner was on! Apparently because its the oven and the door is closed we do not smell the gas leaking. I was fortunate that I rarely use my home gas oven to bake. Can you imagine the scenario? If I had tried lighting the oven it would have exploded(see how God saves us while we do not know the harm lurking somewhere around us!)!

I have 3 people who have had from mild to severe burns from a gas oven explosion. All 3 didn’t realize the gas had been leaking due to the burners being switched on. Once the strike the lighter, boom!

For people who have young kids who don’t understand don’t touch the gas burner switch how do you protect yourself?

I do these ;
1. I always try to switch off the from the gas cylinder after every use.

2. I have removed the knob of the gas oven burner as seen in the picture. I rarely bake with my home oven so no need to keep it there. If I need it I will put it on.

3. Do not light the burner immediately if you notice the fire has been extinguished through the burner knob is still on. Switch it off and give ample time before putting it on again.

4. Give your children adequate gas safety rules irrespective of their age.

5. Let the younger children use the back burners to cook. This is such so that if there is an accidental spilling of what’s on the stove, it doesn’t pour directly on them but on the front burners.

6. Let younger children cook with adult supervision. My 10 years old cooks a lot, so I needed to read to her the gas cooker riot act!
Please keep safe!

What other methods do you use to keep safe?
Tag someone who this will benefit and share your experience.

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How To Add Spices and Herbs Part 2

(1). Herbs may be added near the end of cooking for more distinct flavor, or at the beginning for more blended flavors. Ground spices and herbs release their flavors readily. In long-cooking dishes, such as stews, add these near the end of the cooking time to minimise the “cooking off” of its flavors.⁣

(2). Whole spices and bay leaves to release flavor more slowly than ground or leaf form and are ideal for use in dishes with longer cooking times. For easy removal after cooking, tie in cheesecloth or place in tea ball before adding to foods.⁣

(3). For uncooked foods, such as salad dressings, fruits or fruit juices, add spices and herbs several hours before serving to allow flavors to develop and “marry” or blend. Alternatively, the liquid with the seasonings may be heated briefly to release the flavor, then allowed to cool. For salad dressings, add the spices to the vinegar and allow to stand before adding the oil. To add character to regular ketchup, add the spices and herbs and allow to stand for hours to infuse flavours.

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What you Need Yo Know About Measurements.

Do you need measuring cups and spoons for cooking/ baking?

Chefs& cooks undergo training, difficulties and challenges trying to make a perfect recipe. Measuring cups and spoons are one of the magical equipment in the kitchen, especially for baking!

You might be wondering, “Is it so important that I measure accurately when cooking? ”
It might not be so necessary to measure for cooking, except a recipe specifically calls for measurements! For natural cooking and because you are just starting, I will recommend you follow the spice mix measurement you find in our recipes (recipe cards and the eCopy recipes.).

Baking, however, is an entirely different kettle of fish! Precise measurement is the secret to perfect & delicious bakings! Baking is a science, you need to measure the very least of ingredients in order to get perfect results. Even the world best chefs measures when it comes to baking. You cannot afford to assume based on your own thinking, please. You cannot eyeball, every little gram or mills is important, you cannot add more or less!

When it comes to cooking, you may be allowed to do justice as preferred, especially when you are a seasoned cook! You will still need to measure your major ingredients, however, and might just need to eyeball other ingredients. For new cooks, I recommend strict following of measurements to get perfect delicious tastes.

Following the step by step instruction and measuring ingredient when you’re baking at home isn’t difficult. What makes it difficult is when you don’t have the required measuring instrument to measure accurately. Or when you don’t understand the conversation of your measuring equipment. When you get to understand measurements, you just might be able to use available tools in your kitchen to make perfect bakings. The recommendation, however, is to strictly get measuring cups and spoons.

Check this table to get familiar with regular baking cups and spoons, its conversions and for better understanding.
Enjoy cooking and baking!

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5 Fun Facts About Shariifah Yunus

5 Fun Facts About Shariifah Yunus – CEO Sherry’s Mama’s Delight-SMD.

1. Something weird about me.
I love cooking baking and love to feed people! I, however, dislike eating so I am really underweight!

2. Something embarrassing:
I am sort of lactose intolerant, I cannot take milk more than once a day! If I take it twice…hmmm let’s just say the loo and I become BFF #coversface(my digestive system needs to make up her mind!). I also must take tea every single day.

3. I dislike intensely threw types of characters, two-faced, cowards and the worst those who have both characters.

4. I love being a work at home mum. I am the last face the kids see when they leave home and the first face to see when they get back home. My kids bug the c*** out of me, I am happy when they go to school and I am free to do my thing, yet hates when the holiday is over and they go to school again…sigh

5. Bucket list… Before I die, I want to go to Mecca and then visit several countries to learn how to cook local cuisines, desserts& sweets.

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SMD Spice Mix Is On It’s Way To Canada!

Are you in Canada?

Will you like to order for our 100% naturally made & NAFDAC approved spice mix for yourself, family or friends?

Contact our customer service representative on WhatsApp by Clicking Here now

The cargo leaves on Wednesday, which means you have between now and Tuesday night to order for your spice mix.

Cargo flight with your spice mix gets delivered to Canada this weekend or latest next weekend.

Please tag your friends and family in Canada who needs to see this (you may also get our hang on your kitchen wall recipe cards).
Cargo fee is very friendly!

PS Just look at some of the delicious meals you can cook with the SMD SMD spice mix!

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MSG Free Spices And Herbs Mix

With the SMD 7 spice mix flavours, we help people transit from cooking with artficial seasoning cubes to the delicious, rich flavours of 100%, MSG free spices and herbs mix!⁣

After several years of dealing with a suspected Tcell malfunction( which meant my kids and i had low immunity to common ailment), I finally ditched artificial seasoning!⁣
We have now embraced spices and herbs in our cooking and finally we enjoy great immunity and better health!⁣

What more, having undergone the rigourous process of NAFDAC lab analysis and detailed factory inspection, we now have registered the spice mix flavours! ⁣

These spice mix boast the NAFDAC registration numbers on their labels!⁣

By choosing our brand,we have done half of the job to ensure you are using a brand that takes government certification serious, and ofcourse the health of our consumers. ⁣

Our spice mix has great reviews from newbies and spices and herbs veterans too. We also have resources that helps transition to natural cooking fun and delicious (Hard copy recipe cards,ecopy natural cooking menu plans, on and off line free and paid natural cooking classes!).⁣

We promise you,this is a brand you will be proud to choose for yourself and your family.⁣
Thank you.⁣

For enquires &order,please contact our customer relations officer on 08064422278.⁣
Due to the lockdown,we arent allowing pickups,but we now have available due to demands,once a wk delivery option.⁣

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The SMD Spice Mix Can Serve As A Preservative In Your Food

Do you know that due to the preservative nature of some spices, the SMD Spice Mix can serve as a preservative in your food?

Yesterday evening, I forgot to put my Crocker fish in the freezer after I left it marinating in the colander! It stayed there for 12hours and guess what, the fish is still looking real good and no foul smell. Slide left to see the video.

Our spice mix could serve as a natural preservative in your meals(we do NOT recommend you leave fish or meat outside the refrigerator for more than an hour maximum please!). See more reasons for you to ditch the artificial preservatives in the seasoning you add to your meals?

The method you use in cooking, with the kind of seasoning you use will determine how long your fried rice would stay without refrigerating. Use our method and spice mix and be impressed!

Why MSG is so Dangerous⁣

One of the best overviews of the very real dangers of MSG comes from Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon and author of “Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills.” In it he explains that MSG is an excitotoxin, which means it overexcites your cells to the point of damage or death, causing brain damage to varying degrees — and potentially even triggering or worsening learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and more.⁣

Part of the problem also is that free glutamic acid is the same neurotransmitter that your brain, nervous system, eyes, pancreas and other organs use to initiate certain processes in your body.⁣

Even the FDA states: “Studies have shown that the body uses glutamate, an amino acid, as a nerve impulse transmitter in the brain and that there are glutamate-responsive tissues in other parts of the body, as well. Abnormal function of glutamate receptors has been linked with certain neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s chorea. Injections of glutamate in laboratory animals have resulted in damage to nerve cells in the brain. ⁣

Many other adverse effects have also been linked to regular consumption of MSG, including: Obesity, Eye damage, Headaches, Fatigue and disorientation Depression⁣

Although the FDA continues to claim that consuming MSG in food does not cause these ill effects, many other experts say otherwise. According to Dr. Blaylock, numerous glutamate receptors have been found both within your heart’s electrical conduction system and the heart muscle itself. This can be damaging to your heart, and may even explain the sudden deaths sometimes seen among young athletes. ⁣

He says: “When an excess of food-borne excitotoxins, such as MSG, hydrolyzed protein soy protein isolate and concentrate, natural flavoring, sodium caseinate and aspartate from aspartame, are consumed, these glutamate receptors are over-stimulated, producing cardiac arrhythmias. ⁣

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