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Meghan Markle—she's just like us! You know, minus becoming a successful actress, philanthropist, and uber famous duchess. But like us, she loves food, and the proof lies in several pre-royal interviews and her now retired lifestyle blog. Back in the day, Meghan constantly talked about her diet and how she liked to keep things pretty simple. In 2016, she even wrote a piece on "10 healthy food ideas" for The TODAY Show's website where she revealed her favorite foods, including her go-to seasoning.

In her article, Meghan wrote that her go-to meal while on the set of "Suits" was seasoned veggie quinoa, consisting of quinoa mixed with sautéed onions, garlic, and any veggies she had on hand. However, her seasoning was an upgrade from basic salt and pepper. 

"I season the vegetables with Spike, a seasoning blend my mom always used when I was growing up, or a little Bragg Liquid Aminos," she wrote. 

First of all, what is Spike?


Spike was created over 50 years ago by pioneer nutritionist Gayelord Hauser, who wrote the book "Look Younger, Live Longer" in 1950, so it's nothing new nor fancy. You can use it on pretty much anything, from salads and avocado toast to poultry and veggies. It's basically the original Everything Bagel Seasoning in that it's made to upgrade every food it touches. 

Spike actually produces 10 different varieties of seasoning, but Spike Original Magic! is made with 39 different herbs, spices, vegetables, and salt. Commoners can get it on Amazon for under $6 here. 

What is Bragg Liquid Aminos seasoning?


On the other hand, Bragg Liquid Aminos is comparable to soy sauce, but with a kick of plant protein. According to the website, "Bragg Liquid Aminos is a non-GMO Project Verified liquid protein concentrate, derived from soybeans." In it, it contains 16 natural essential and non-essential amino acids. You can get Bragg Liquid Aminos on Amazon here

"I'm a foodie, so if I'm going to eat it, it has to be good," Meghan wrote about her list of healthy ideas. But to be honest, along with the quinoa, all of the foods Meghan recommended are pretty standard—from basic kale chips, turkey meatballs, crackers and hummus, green juice, and "a beautiful glass of wine," to (a little more exciting) watermelon topped with cinnamon, fish tacos and chicken adobo. Each item is quick and simple enough to make in between classes, or say, in between shooting scenes for a hit TV show. However, if you want to kick your quinoa or your veggies up a notch, you might want to try the Duchess of Sussex's seasoning tip.