Carteret County Center Goes on “Adventures of Cooking” With the Western Carteret Branch!

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Are you ready to have fun cooking and try new flavors from around the world? The N.C. Cooperative Extension Carteret County Center and the Carteret County Public Library System – Western Carteret Branch have an exciting new program just for you: “Adventures of Cooking”!

With this program, you can take home kits that contain spice blends inspired by different countries. These blends have little to no salt or sugar. Eating too much sugar and sodium can cause health problems like tooth decay and heart disease. Reducing our intake can help with blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The recommended daily sugar intake is 6-9 teaspoons, and 4 grams is about 1 teaspoon. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, adults and children 14 and older should limit their sodium to 2,300 mg a day, or 1,500 mg a day for better heart health or if you have high blood pressure.

Each spice kit comes with a recipe and helpful tips to use the spice blend. This way, you’ll know exactly how to use the spices to make a tasty dish with no added sodium or sugar! The following blends will be available on different weeks throughout the summer:

  • Mediterranean Blend
  • Latino Blend
  • Thai Blend
  • Tandoori Blend

You can pick up your spice kits at the Western Carteret Branch Library (230 Taylor Notion Rd, Cape Carteret) all summer long. This is a great way to learn about new foods and have fun cooking at home. Lets go on “Adventures of Cooking” this summer and start a tasty journey around the world!

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Stevenson at or 252-222-6374.

Spice Blend Packets, these are the Mediterranean Blend.

Spice Blend Packets, these are the Mediterranean Blend.