IMG_6113When Andrew Weil was interviewed about his upcoming presentation at the Natural Foods Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 6-9, 2014, he commented that “Healthy convenience foods are a big one–fewer people than ever have time to cook.” However, in the same breath he went on the extol the benefits of anti-inflammatory herbs and spices for the benefits of health for reducing inflammation and having positive effects on mood and stress in our hectic lifestyles.

So, if people are not cooking, how then can they infuse the health benefits of herbs and spices into their foods?


Try shaking Engage Organics Tuscany-Mix liberally over that pizza you picked up at Papa John’s or Costco. Just a shake will infuse the pizza with the health benefits of liberal amounts of basil, known for its ability to treat stomach spasms, colds and fever, insect bites, and respiratory infections.

Basil, with its potent anti-inflammatory effects, is a main ingredient in Engage Organics Tuscany-Mix. In fact, basil’s volatile oils contain eugenol, a substance that has been shown to block cyclooxygenase, which is the same enzyme that is inhibted by the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen.

Besides infusing your pre-made dishes with high levels of antioxidants, shaking liberal amounts of Engage Organics Salt-free Seasoning Blends also kicks up the taste factor.

My grandson, Jack Sherwood (9) remarked last week to his dad, Jason Sherwood, that their dinner of spaghetti and meat balls was bland. Interestingly, Jason had forgotten to add Engage Organics Garlicsaltless and Tuscany-Mix to the jar of marinara he used on the spaghetti. We all chuckled. BUSTED. Even a 9 year-old appreciates flavor.

So, even when you don’t have time to cook a meal from scratch, pick up one of the 9 Engage Organics Salt-free Seasoning Blends and shake liberally to gain not only anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, but to gain the flavor that puts bland on the back burner. And no one will know.