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Love is in the Air!

Happy Spring!  As we embark on this new season, our hearts are filled with love for our Spice Girls and Guys who give purpose to all that we do.  These pictures were taken within a 5 minute radius of La … Continue reading

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Our favorite holiday recipes!

La Criolla Spice Tree

We at La Criolla enjoy cooking, good food, and great ingredients, especially around the holidays.  We’re always talking food, and anyone who has come to visit us can smell the spices as soon as they walk in the door!  Gatherings … Continue reading

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Fall for Apples!!

One fruit, endless flavors (and benefits) Those delicious summer fruits are disappearing. Back to the fall stand-bys, like boring old apples. Boring? They’re anything but! People have treasured these hardy fruits for millennia, cultivating over 7,500 varieties. My favorites are … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo Slim-Down

  When we think of Cinco de Mayo, we think of the good food and drinks that go along with it – tacos and fajitas, margaritas, salsas and guacamole.  These foods are delicious and indulgent, and do not have to … Continue reading

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Warm Up w/ Canela!

Uniquely warming, uniquely beneficial By Dorian Romer, Holistic Health Counselor* Cold winter weather calls for warming foods and spices. Sweet delicious, cinnamon has become my favorite spice — especially in winter, since it has a wonderfully warming quality. Not only does … Continue reading

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Did You Know….Cinnamon

Did you know that cinnamon can be used as an anti inflammatory aid and many use it for alleviating the symptoms of arthritis. Although it has not been proven or specifically received approval as a treatment method for arthritis, it … Continue reading

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Enter Our 1st Ever Holiday Recipe Contest and WIN BIG!

Congratulations, Juan Perez!  His winning recipe for Arroz con Leche can be seen here:  http://bit.ly/1vRhL1Z We want to hear from YOU. What are some of your favorite Holiday recipes? The ones that either you go back to each year or … Continue reading

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Great La Criolla Rub To Make Your Meat Sing

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We at La Criolla love using our various spices any and every time we can, including rubs for different types of meats. Here we present for you – A great La Criolla meat rub made by Carmen. (complete with awesome … Continue reading

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Nutmeg: The Secret Weapon In Your Pantry To Feel Great

Nutmeg is a very popular spice in India and for good reason, because aside from flavoring your food – it also has many health and wellness benefits. But it’s not just popular in India, it’s also quite popular here in … Continue reading

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Why you need to add Turmeric to your diet!

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Turmeric doesn’t get the attention it assuredly deserves.  For some reason, it’s a bit less sexy than other spices such as garlic, ginger and cinnamon. But why, when it’s a spice powerhouse? Below we highlight this spice and give it … Continue reading

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