The Spice & Tea Exchange

I feel very passionately about the things I love (Jane Eyre, Social Distortion, Smudge, Dave), but I try to remain agnostic about other things, lest I miss out on something totally awesome. For example, I’m a loyal follower of the guidelines set forth by the fabulously healthy and smart Melissa and Dallas of Whole9Life, but I also read Mark’s Daily Apple and Robb Wolf and Free The Animal and Nora Gedgaudas because there’s value in hearing lots of good ideas.

As you know, I’m a big fan of Penzeys Spices, but I also satisfy by spice problem (Spice Syndrome™?!) with goodies from The Savory Spice Shop. And now I’ve discovered another delicious source of spicy goodness: The Spice & Tea Exchange.

Founded in 2003, The Spice & Tea Exchange is owned by real people, not a giant corporation, and has franchises in 21 locations. They sell 170 individual spices and dozens of custom blends (Cinnabar Smoke Blend! Jamaican Jerk! Malaysian Ginger Curry!) in 1- and 4-ounce packages. You can explore their product catalog here. One of the things I like a lot about the web site is that it clearly states when spice blends include soy, wheat, and milk. That’s important for us picky eaters.

Visit Me Over There

Each month, I’ll be trying out a seasoning or spice from The Spice & Tea Exchange, then writing about it for their blog. My mission is to introduce the readers of The Spice & Tea Exchange Blog to the concept of paleo and show them that paleo eating is really just delicious eating. My first installment is live!

Spice and Tea has rules about making health-related claims, so I can’t rant too much about the health benefits of paleo. But I was able to talk about how much better we feel when we avoid grains, legumes, dairy, and sugar. And I sold the idea of paleo with “Caveman” Thai Grilled Chicken and Garlic Zucchini Noodles. Read my guest post here.

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