This may sound odd, but adding salt to anything sweet makes that treat even more delicious. When you do this, however, make sure it is a good quality sea salt and not regular old table salt. The purity of the sea salt allows the other flavors to come through in whatever you are eating, while table salt can be harsh and taste of chemicals.

A few examples:

  • Add a pinch of salt to your morning porridge. It not only brings out the flavor of your sweetener, but also the grain and any other toppings you add.
  • Add a pinch of salt to your hot cocoa. If you are making it from scratch add a pinch of salt along with your cocoa powder and sweetener. It makes it extra yummy.
  • Finally, sprinkle fine grained sea salt over your ice cream. I know it sounds crazy, but it is delicious. Last week my husband surprised me by bringing home some coffee ice cream. I sprinkled some unrefined sea salt on top and it was so much better than plain.

And remember… just a pinch!

For more kitchen tips visit Tammy’s Recipes.


There are a few fellow bloggers who are ready to join me in my no spend months journey. Thanks, ladies, for joining in on the fun. If you’d like, go ahead and add my button to your blog or your posts about your no spend months journey.

Here are a few others who will be joining me for No Spend Months:

Make sure to check out Amy, Elizabeth and Tess’s blogs for their experiences. If anyone else cares to join in, just leave a comment and I’ll link to you.

Preparations are being made and I have even seen a few positive elements coming out of the challenge already. More to come!

{Shannon}