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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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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.


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?

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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!


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.⁣

Check us on⁣




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!

The SMD Online Meet Up Kitchen; Cooking Isn’t Rock Science!

Lets learn delicious techniques &recipes using our trusted,tested NAFDAC approved 100% natural MSG free spices &herbs mix. ▪Introduction to natural cooking, why how & benefits.
The secret to
▪Ayamase sauce,
▪Ewa agoin that every family can eat(kids friendly),
▪Delicious smoky jollof,
▪Chicken suya,
▪Beef Suya kebab,
▪Coconut veggy rice,
▪Bulgur & velvety beef vegetable sauce.
▪Broth& Stock recipe.
▪Fresh fish stew

• Learn how to make your own vegetable bullion powder with vegetables around you. • Peanut banana&strawberry smoothie. • Introduction to pressure pot cooking with a delicious beans concoction recipe.

To register at N4000 early bird fee, which ends 25th of March, CLICK HERE



A wonderful blend with the richness of Nigerian spices, herbs and peanuts with added benefits of some carefully selected asian and oriental spices for great tasting, healthy and nutritious finishing!

Our Yajji Suya is great for making all types of Suya/kebab,from beef to Lamb,chicken, fish and whatever you wish!

This is a handy spice to have, great for marinades and dry rubs. It a wonderful tasty addition for yam and potate fries too,and a good friend to rice concoction!



A taste of Nigeria in Spice Mix,with an addition of Asian oriental Spice& herbs!


Our Yajji Original spices& herbs blend has distinctive herbs and spices from all the different parts of Nigeria, from the north to the west and eastern Nigeria.
What more, spices from Asia has been added to enrich it nutritional, health and flavour benefits.
Our Yajji original is specifically unique for Pepper soup, boiling beef,chicken, fish,Lamb and it’s great in sauces too.
For those who love noodles,this spices mix and others mix are amazing replacement for noodles MSG filled inserted flavours!

It also works beautiful as dry rubs and marinades too .



This spice Mix is exactly what it’s name says! Not so simple in taste,yet not fussy and a definite delight in Moroccan kebabs and dishes!

Your BBQ is just about to get to the next level of great wonderful flavor blends.

This mix is great in tomato pepper sauce (think pasta sauce and you got it right!), giving your sauces intercontinental flavour! Make delicious BBQ rub, Rice concoction, Marinades and, beans more… A spice especially rich in antioxidants!

With this mix, give your dishes intercontinental burst of flavours


What would you use this spice mix flavour for?⁣

⁣Birth from some of our favourite flavours with the addition of the Nigerian unique spice use in our local dishes ” Iru/Locust beans”! ⁣

This new spice mix has got over 15 of the best spices and herbs that suit Nigerian dishes! ⁣
Its spicy, hot and Nigerian! ⁣

It is exciting and adds so much amazing flavour, heat, and zest to your ewedu, okra, gbegiri, egusi,efo, ata dindin, stew, sauces and more..


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