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My Day at McCormick

The Suit and I arrived in Baltimore safely and right on time yesterday, and it has been non-stop since we arrived!  Immediately upon check-in we left to visit the McCormick facility just outside of Baltimore, and we had an incredible experience there.

They welcomed about 100 folks from Fitbloggin’ by serving us an incredibly delicious lunch.  It was healthy, beautifully displayed and satisfying!  I don’t know how to describe my meal except to say that it was a plate of awesome.

It was so cool to visit a place that had so much incredible food that I could eat without guilt! 🙂  And they showed us how to do it too which means I’m going to go home and try.  Do you think I can make it look like this?

The photo above is the first thing I plan to make in my new apartment.  It’s a ribbon salad make of zucchini and yellow squash.  The tomatoes and herbs make it incredible even though it’s easy.

After lunch and before dessert (yes, dessert!) we learned a lot about the synergy of foods and flavors and the importance of eating foods you love.  That’s why we eat food, right?


I was blown away by the chefs’ abilities to make food so flavorful, and I’m going to start practicing what I learned to make my own “plate of awesome.”

What’s your favorite way to spice up healthy foods?


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  • Reply
    Sheila K
    September 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Our favorite spice to anything healthy is Chili Coban. When in Guatemala last summer on a work assignment, Hub was introduced to the great spice by a national. They use it on everything there, even as a rub for pork. We brought back several bottles. :). Unfortunately, you can’t buy it here in the states. They have a website but no online ordering option. We have emailed them but no response yet. Other than that spice, I’m pretty basic. Olive oil, black pepper, lemon pepper, basil, sea salt…and garlic, garlic, garlic !

  • Reply
    September 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Welcome to my home town!!!! Hope you have so much fun!

  • Reply
    September 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

    It all looks really tasty and I don’t even like vegetables but I believe I would try this. Your right the presentatin was just beautiful. And I use McCormick products already and I do like the flavors. And I love to cook. I might try this myself. Thanks for sharing.

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    Anna Fesmire
    September 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Those look amazing! I am becoming such a natural foods foodie and love making new stuff. Great to use all local produce too. The farmers markets have the best selection of fresh, local, and usually organic produce. Not to mention seafood down here! Can’t wait to hear about everything you’re learning. 🙂

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    Melissa (@TheDailyMel)
    September 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

    That ribbon salad looks amazing! Can you hook a friend up with the recipe? 😉

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