Spice Fit Blog

Recipe for Ghost Pepper Salsa (for the fearless!)

Like things spicy? Are you renowned among your circle for being able to withstand the kind of heat that most people can’t? Then this ghost pepper salsa could be for you! The ghost pepper’s reputation is not hype. This pepper was officially recognized by Guinness World...

Root Beer: How to Make Root Beer From the Comfort of Home

Root beer: It’s an American tradition as beloved as apple pie. But have you ever thought about making your own? Because a homemade root beer recipe isn’t the sugar bomb that most people think. Instead, it’s a spice-filled beverage “rooted” in tons of history. But,...

The Mysterious Origins of Black Pepper

Black pepper is an ingredient in so many different types of recipes. Not only that, but it’s also present as a table spice on practically every table in America. You know that black pepper can add zest and flavor to your meals, but do you know where it actually comes...

What Are Red Pepper Flakes? (and why are they healthy)

Red pepper flakes are a delicious and versatile spice that know no cultural identity or boundaries. You’ve probably seen them on the table of pizza places, Korean BBQ spots, in the spice caddies at Thai restaurants, and everywhere in between. In recipes, red pepper...

8 Spices and Herbs for Hair Growth

If you’re looking for spices and herbs for hair growth and thickness, you’re not alone. People all over the world are looking for more natural options to help tackle hair thinning and hair loss. Many traditional treatments for hair loss can come along with adverse...

The Winter Workout: Here’s How To Stay Motivated

Navigating a winter workout routine can undo even the most committed exerciser. When it’s cold and dark (and rainy, windy, and snowy) it can truly push motivation to its limits. You’ve spent the summer and fall honing your workout routine, and you’re proud of it! You...

Protein Bars: Healthy Snack or Calorie Bomb?

Once the domain of weightlifters and bodybuilders, protein powders are now popular across all walks of life, with ultra convenient protein bars a particular grab-and-go favorite. But many protein bars contain a list of ingredients that you need a dictionary to...

Easy Weight Loss Tips That Really Work

If you’d like to shed some pounds, but the thought of taking on a super restrictive diet has you riddled with anxiety – fear not! You don’t have to fad diet anymore. Easy weight loss doesn't have to be this complicated. Fad diets aren't all they're cracked up to be....

What Is Aquafaba? (and some healthy, delicious uses!)

There’s a new word gaining traction in the vegan and health food scenes, mostly thanks to some rather decadent desserts that have been popping up all over Instagram: aquafaba. And if you’re a vegan, have an egg allergy, or just want to replace eggs with plant-based...

The Incredible Benefits of Cumin (not just for curries!)

Cumin is a fabulous spice with a long and ancient history. Aside from delicious cooking, the health benefits of cumin are vast. Cumin is generally sold dry as seeds or powder, or in a liquid form as an essential oil. Cumin powder is one of the main spices used in...

The Incredible, Healthy Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a staple of diets in India and other parts of Asia, but it’s not quite as well known in the United States. But maybe it’s time that should change, because the health benefits of turmeric are plentiful. Whether you mix it into a tea, into a dish or use in...