5 Ideas for Cooking with Herbs and Spices

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June 10 is National Herbs and Spices Day, so to celebrate, we’re sharing some ideas for cooking with herbs and spices. These are just five of the zesty seasonings that we carry, and all are sure to give whatever you’re whipping up a kickin’ flavor!

1. Za’atar

Za’atar— which is also known as zatar, zahatar, satar, or zatar– is a blend of herbs and spices prevalent in Middle Eastern cooking. This spice can be sprinkled on chicken before baking or grilling it, and it is also tasty on baked bread with olive oil.

 2. Pickling Spice

Our pickling spice is a unique blend of many spices and herbs used to pickle foods (for example, you can soak cucumber and water in this pickling spice to make pickles). This very flavorful and unique spice can also be used to make corned beef and other meat dishes.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric is a fragrant spice powder used primarily in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. It makes a great addition to any dish needing some extra kick, and is an important ingredient in curry and some types of mustard. There are also many health benefits of using turmeric; for example, it is a natural liver detoxifier and naturally anti-inflammatory.

4. Garlic & Herb Seasoning

Use our garlic & herb seasoning to spice up your cooking. This blend features parsley, onion, sea salt, and pepper and goes well on just about everything.

5. Whole Licorice Root

Whole licorice root is a great herb to add flavor to your favorite dishes.  The taste is bitter and intense, which makes it a great for adding flavor to broths and foods. Fun fact: in Spain, it is chewed as a mouth-freshener.

What are your favorite ideas for cooking with herb or spices?

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