It’s one thing to eat plant-based and another to have lots of variety in the flavors of the foods you enjoy.  It may seem like there’s not a lot of variety in the flavor of your meals, yet, with the right ingredients you can really spice things up.

Here are just a few choices to spice things up.

  • Italian Seasoning is a mixture of oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme, and garlic
  • Garlic Powder is a must!
  • Onion Powder is another necessity
  • Paprika (and Smoked Paprika) is made from dried fruits of the chili pepper family
  • Peppercorn Mélange is a colorful blend of whole black, white, green, and pink peppercorns.
  • Nutritional Yeast. This list wouldn’t be complete without this quintessential vegan seasoning: nutritional yeast
  • Cumin
  • Liquid Aminos
  • Turmeric

For specifics on what spices go best with what foods, check this out.   


Many people who switch to plant-based eating used to LOVE barbecuing. Spending time outside with the family during the hot months, people would gather around the barbecue to enjoy a succulent meal.

The same was true for Pit Master, Brian Rodgers. Brian LOVES a good barbecued meal. Addressing his love of barbecue and his need (and desire) to stay the course with plant-based eating, Brian took matters into his own hands in order to continue enjoying tasty barbecue.

Brian’s Story

At only age 44, Brian was suddenly diagnosed with SIX life-threatening diseases and labelled morbidly obese.

While determined to beat an early and painful death, he refused gastric bypass surgery and instead relied on his 30 years’ BBQ experience and his unique knowledge of plant-based food to literally heal himself. Miraculously, within just 6 short months, Brian was off all medications, reversed all six diseases and had lost an astonishing 120 pounds!

While family and friends were overjoyed, they weren’t surprised either. Brian’s also a successful entrepreneur, software architect, bioHacker, investor, author and philanthropist. After selling two multi-million-dollar companies he founded, Brian is sought after for private consulting and to speak with audiences of pit masters, restaurateurs, schools & families and health enthusiasts around the globe.

Brian is widely considered the world’s foremost expert on Plant Based BBQ and creator of the first-ever complete line of BBQ sauces & rubs made specifically for this new, healthy food category.

Read more about Brian and Fool’s Gold Plant Based BBQ at and

As you can see, eating plant based can be spicy, exciting and very tasty.

Be sure to share your favorite recipes, spices and meals.