Celebrating National Herbs and Spices Day with Ground 2 Table

June 10, 2015

Celebrating National Herbs and Spices Day with Ground 2 Table

Happy National Herbs and Spices Day! If you’re wondering why we’re so excited about this well-seasoned holiday, we have an explanation. Our team was recently introduced to Ground 2 Table, an organic food company that offers 12 perfectly-portioned spice blend packets that are sugar, salt and GMO-free – needless to say, we were pretty impressed. This idea comes from their passion to help people commit to healthier eating habits by offering them quality spicing to rely on as a secret ingredient for snacks, meals and even desserts (instead of giving in to greasy, salty or sugary alternatives). Another reason that we love the concept of incorporating more herbs and spices into our diets is due to the powerful circulatory benefits they offer. Of course we wanted to learn a little more about this, which is why we spoke with Ground 2 Table’s co-founder, Paul Fishman, who recommended that we try Spice Blend 12: Cinnamon and Spice.

The key ingredients in this all-organic blend include cinnamon, fenugreek powder, ginger and nutmeg. Right off the bat we know that cinnamon embodies anti-inflammatory properties and even lowers blood sugar levels, and that nutmeg and ginger are great for improving blood circulation and reducing pain and inflammation. Score! Paul told us that their team loves adding this blend to coffee, smoothies, oatmeal or sprinkled over apples. Here is a recipe for baked apples that is simple, delicious, and a perfect match for Spice Blend 12:

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of Ground 2 Table’s Spice Blend 12: Cinnamon & Spice
  • 4 large organic apples (Our personal favorite is honeycrisp!)
  • 3/4 cup whole oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, walnuts, Spice Blend 12 and maple syrup. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Remove the apple cores without cutting through the bottom of the apples. (*G2Tip* An apple corer works great; otherwise use a paring knife to cut out the core and a spoon to scoop out any remaining seeds.)
  4. Fill apple centers with the oat mixture.
  5. Place apples in a small baking dish, and add water to the bottom of the dish.
  6. Bake 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the apples, until tender but not mushy.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

If you are interested in trying this recipe or one of their others (look here for more), you can enjoy 20% off of your next Ground 2 Table order using FARMAR20! Enjoy!





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We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

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NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 91% Nylon/9% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 83% Moisture-wick Nylon/17% Nylon

COTTON

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex

MERINO WOOL

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

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Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

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Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.