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I’d rather have a drawer full of spices than a box full of jewelry. There! I said it. I like spices more than gems. (Although, really, aren’t spices the gems of the food world?)
I was recently introduced to Alejandra’s Seasoning Blends: bold flavor combos that are blended by hand in small batches from 100% organic, non-GMO spices. So far, I used the Cocoa-Mom Dark blend on my Cocoa-toasted Cauliflower and sprinkled the Mellow Red on chicken thighs before grilling… delicious!
THIS DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED! WE HAVE A WINNER!
Alejandra is hooking you up with a full set of her seasoning blends: Gingerlove Curry, Deliciously Hot, Mellow Red, Signature Sazon, Cocoa-Mom Dark, and Nothing But Love. One lucky random winner will get the whole set!
To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post with the name of your favorite spice or spice blend.
Deadline to enter: Wednesday, October 29 at 11:59 p.m. On Thursday, October 30, I’ll select a random winner and announce it here.
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I love to use all different sorts of seasonings and spices. When it comes down to my favorite though, I would have to say regular ol’ garlic salt now that I think about it. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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I love the combo in your sunrise spice. Other favorites used constantly, cumin, cinnamon & chunky garlic. The 2 well fed books have shown me a whole new taste experience, delightful.
Nice giveaway. I think a good spice mix can make the most basic dinner spectacular. Right now I’m loving sprinkling Za’atar (my own blend) on all kinds of things and also a spice mix from Savory called Zanzibar Curry has been featured often in the past few weeks.
I love me some cumin!
Definitely anything with cocoa powder–wonderful on salmon or steak!
I love curry mixes of all kinds.
My fave is garlic powder!
Smoked paprika and cayenne–especially for your pan-fried sardines which I eat at least once a week if not more!
I like the Chicken & Pork Spice Rub from Stonewall Kitchens.
Also, I really enjoyed your interview with Neely for The Weight Loss Solution online conference!
Paprika is my favorite spice. I use it in almost everything I make. My favorite blend would have to be Greek Seasoning. I have no idea what’s in it, but I love it.
I just a made your italian sausage blend from Well Fed last weekend and it’s my new favorite for ground pork!!!
Love, love, love cinnamon!!
My favorite spice blend is Sunrise Spice blend 🙂
I like strong flavored spices. I love just about anything curry.
My favorite spice thanks to you is Rogan Josh!
Thanks to you (your blog and both cookbooks) I love spices a lot more! Now that I have a better idea of what to do with them…I use them all the time. 😉 I like your Italian seasoning this month!
I’ve recently tried Penzey’s Shallot Pepper and have been using it on roasted veggies and meat. Thanks to the ideas in Well Fed and Well Fed 2, my spices now fill up a spice rack, a kitchen drawer, and a shelf in the cabinet.
I love Sunny Paris seasoning from Penzey’s.I have only recently started cooking with spices and am amazed at what a difference it makes!
I love the spices that are used in Indian foods… curry, cumin, coriander, and especially turmeric. The health benefits are great, they taste amazing, and I love the coloring they give to dishes.
I would have to agree that thanks to you, I have a lot more seasonings than I used to have, and my current favorite is Penzey’s Tsardust Memories! I could almost eat that stuff with a spoon.
Anything with turmeric!
My favorite spice blend is Penzeys Northwoods Seasoning.
Always looking for something spicy, Deliciously Hot sounds like it would be just that!
I love chili powders. I have a chili-lime blend that I really love.
I love Masala. It’s my own version of catnip, cilantro, cinnamon…and every other delicious addictive spice or herb out there.
Love a good mocha rub. 🙂
I keep going to my version of The Domestic Man’s roast seasoning [salt, pepper, thyme, garlic (Russ uses fresh thyme and garlic, but mine are dried so I can keep the blend made up)]- it just seems right for this time of year.
I think they all sound wonderful. Can’t wait to put them to use.
Love the Cocoa-Mom Dark. Yummmmm.
The gingerlove curry sounds delicious!
I love spices! My favorite, which I sadly just ran out of, was something called Iron Blend and a mix of garlic, onion, and just a bit of heat. It was perfect for steaks. Also sadly, the store is about a six-hour drive away.
I’m a fan of Penzey’s garam masala.
I like the sound of these blends.
My favorite blend is Old Bay Seasoning. Love it in chili and stew.
I am eating a carrot-squash soup with freshly ground nutmeg right now that is awesome. It has a whole bunch of other spices that I added as I went along — ginger, dash of cayenne, etc. Problem is, I sort of made up this recipe with the main goal of getting rid of some stuff in the fridge like a couple of pears past their prime and a whole bunch of carrots that my husband cooked with no plan (and no spices — what’s the matter with him!!). And I have no idea how much of anything I put in the soup, so while it is delicious, I won’t be able to repeat it exactly.
It is hard for me to pick only one. I would have to say all things curry would be my favorite. I use it in meat, veggies and fruit!
I love the sausage seasonings from both your books. I use them all the time!
My favorite is Herbes des Province it’s great on chicken or vegetables or best of all in my crockpot ratatouille.
MY FAVORITE IS CUMIN!! I LOVE IT IN EVERYTHING
Picking just one is tough. I’m torn between curry, cumin and anything smoked.
It’s a tie between smoked paprika and Trader Joe’s sea salt, garlic, Parmesan grinder. I roast cauliflower in ghee & smoked paprika with a little sea salt. SO GOOD. The TJ’s seasoning is great on anything and adds just the right hint of garlicky goodness.
I use Nature’s Seasoning as my default spice. Just a good basic seasoning.
Definitely “Nothing but love!”
Gingerlovecurry!I have yet to meet a curry that I didn’t love 🙂
I like it hot! Or, of course, chocolate!
I. Love. Love. LOVE garlic powder!!!
I love garlic salt, boring but true 🙂
mural of flavor from penzy’s
Curry, cumin, garlic and ginger are my favourite spices.
I love Penzeys Krakow Nights or any blend that brings out the Eastern European flavor!
Magic Dust! Perfect blend for all things grilled…or roasted…
Living the low-FODMAP life (waves despondently at onions and garlic), I find myself using lots of dried chives, chipotle chili, and cumin to keep things interesting.
i love ginger!
i love ginger so ginger love curry sounds amazing!
mmmm. Cinnamon is my fave spice – with sweet or spicy friends.
Mural of Flavor at Penzy’s is my favorite! Love it on chicken.
Since I learned about them here, I’ve become a huge Penzey’s fan. Their Adobe is fantastic on pork or chicken.
I love cayenne and use it liberally… perhaps too liberally sometimes. Good thing I cook for one and only have to please my own palate!
Penzeys sunny Paris! Yummm…
Penzeys sunny Paris!! Yumm…
I’m a fan of the flavors of Herbes de Provence.
(and I’m a shameless francophile.)
Ginger. From hot drinks on a cold day, to curry to gut-healing jellies, ginger is my favorite and go-to spice for everything. Love!
I couldn’t live without garlic. 🙂
My favorite blend of spices is your Lebanese Seven-Spice Blend from Well Fed 2. I use that on something – usually a breakfast scramble – daily.
Salt is my number one and pepper is my number 2. it is amazing how correctly seasoning with these two can make or break a dish.
Now going deeper than those two – I’d have to pick granulated garlic. Love it!
Everything tastes better with Cumin on it and Nom Nom Paleo’s homemade Mushroom powder.
These look great! One of my favorite spice blends is Garam Masala. After living in India for three years, I’ve found multiple ways to use this spice and love it in curries and soups.
I love using garlic, cumin and cinnamon.
I use garlic powder, pepper and turmeric on just about everything 🙂
I love a variety of spices. I put red pepper on everything! Always looking for new great spice combos!
I put red pepper on everything! I am always looking for new great spice combos!
Love me some straight up sea salt! Favorite spice blend, I would have to say curry — yummy!
I love the combination of spices and cocoa powder from your chocolate chili. I keep a container of it and use it on a variety of meats as a rub or on ground beef and turkey for lettuce wrap tacos.
I love to cook with cumin! Thanks for this awesome giveaway
I have so many favorites, but garlic powder is near the top!
I would love to try them all <3
I love saffron! It’s great for everything 🙂
My favorite spice blend is my default dry barbecue rub: equal parts salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder.
Smoked paprika FTW.
herbes de Provence. Great on eggs, steak, lamb!
Smoked paprika or chipotle pepper. So much smokey goodness in a jar!
Your Ras el Hanout is good on most anything!
I put garlic salt, smoked paprika and chile on EVERYTHING!
Penzey’s Sunny Paris. 🙂
i love the spice blends from your cookbooks. But also Penzeys mixes like Northwoods Fire, Herbs de Provence and Chili 9000.
Favorite spice blend: Ras el Hanout from Well Fed of course!
World Spice Merchants (an awesome little Seattle company) makes a Madras Curry blend that I would gleefully eat on a boot.
Any time-saving blend makes me happy, but I’m especially partial to anything with garlic or onion powder, or cinnamon.
I recently bought a wonderful spice blend from my farmers market and it adds a great flavor to many things. I like several of the mixes from Well Fed and 2 also.
I’m all about hot and spicy seasonings. I love chili powder, cayenne pepper, and fajita seasoning.
My favorite spice is celery salt I love it.
I love most spices and seasonings but my favorites are cinnamon, garlic and red pepper.
I loooove curry!
Adobo all the way with extra cumin.
Deliciously Hot sounds like a beauty!
cinnamon! on everything!
I love garlic powder and can put it on pretty much anything!
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Cumin. If a recipe calls for a teaspoon, I invariably find myself trying it that way once, then adding a tablespoon every time I make it again.
I am LOVING your Lebanese spice blend from Well Fed 2. I have been putting it on every meal!
My favorite blend is the Sunrise Spice from Well Fed! I use it all the time in scrambles, salmon cakes, hashes, etc. Cinnamon and smoked paprika are favorites too.
Big garlic salt fan but that also slightly obsessed with anything ginger so that ginger curry sounds awesome!
I’ve never tried Nothing But Love but I bet it would be a favorite!
My latest favorite is garam masala.
my favorite spice blend right now is a sea salt cinnamon cumin concoction that tastes awesome on winter squash 🙂
oh I loved smoked paprika! even just the smell makes me happy (and hungry!)
I really love sumac and zaatar!
sea salt + ginger + cinnamon is pretty much my crack! i put this combination on everything! and always with coconut oil 🙂 don’t get me started on roasting kabocha squash in this…
Smoked Paprika. It’s under utilized and adds such flare to most any dish!
I would have to say garlic salt!
Chili Powder and Cumin are my go to!!
Then Curry Love, Love, LOVE IT!
Fall soups have spawned my love of curry and ginger. Your zucchini ginger soup is my favorite, and a new pumpkin curry recipe is my 2nd.
I love good old crushed garlic and all sorts of onions (green, red, yellow)…DELICIOUS!!:)
Awesome! I have always loved spices, but my current favorite is Chinese 5 Spice blend thanks to Well Fed. You really taught me how to spice up anything in that wonderful cookbook.
When my kids were small they used to love fresh italian bread dipped in olive oil with seasoning. Pinzimonio. We took them to the Farmer’s Market downtown and there was a spice dealer. He gave them cinnamon sticks. We told him what the kids liked and he recommended Za’atar to us. It’s been years but I still keep it in my pantry.
My favorite blend is Penzeys’ Tsardust.
I just purchased your books and bookmarked your blog after watching your video on THE WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION conference, so I don’t have a favorite yet. I drove up to Penzey’s yesterday and purchased Turkish, Maharajah, Zatar, and Tsardust seasonings. The ladies in the shop were bragging about what good seasonings I had chosen. I had to give you credit. While I was in town, I drove over to Whole Foods. I saw some Ras El Hanout seasoning there, but decided to make it from your recipe. I look forward to trying your blends!
Thanks so much for buying our cookbooks — have fun with all the new spices!
love everything i have tried from well fed books … my new fav this week is emerils essence
Cumin. So in love with cumin. But fabulous Hungarian paprika is a close second.
I love cumin on everything!
Favorite go to spice blend is a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and paprika – it goes with literally everything!!!
Cumin and turmeric are my favorite spices.
21 seasoning salute–trader joe’s
21 seasoning salute—trader joes
I am a garlic and lemon girl, but I would love to try the cocoa-mom dark!
Garlic. Garlic. Garlic. and everything really hot.
These look awesome! Thanks!!
I love anything with some chili powder. yum.
my favorite spice is turmeric! always paired with sea salt & black pepper 🙂
I love love love garlic and cinnamon!
Maybe it’s the time of year but pumpkin pie spice blend is my newest go to. I have been adding to chia seeds, flax meal, pureed pumpkin, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk to make a porridge for breakfast every morning. Started with plain cinnamon and that was good but added pumpkin pie spice mix and love it!!
Other go to is anything spicy hot!
I love me some cocoa powder!
Chili powder all the way!!! lol
Cumin is my fave!
So hard to choose! Gingerlove Curry sounds amazing!!
Could not go on without cinnamon! Chili and Cumin are close seconds.
I love curry and also garlic powder. I would absolutely love to try their curry blend.
This is hard…
Tandoori, garam masala, curry, cumin, cayenne…
I think I’ll just go with cumin. I put cumin on and in everything. xD
I like garlic powder and sea salt blend. Use it on just about everything.
Garlic salt all the way! And cumin.
Cocoa-Mom Dark sounds awesome – totally different than the spices I normally use, and I bet it’d bring so much flavor to a dish! Mmmmm…
Like most…. love them all!
Can’t beat, Garlic, Salt & Pepper
ooh! Sounds fabulous! I wanna try her version of Sazon! I’ve been intrigued forever by the name (perfect taste in a jar!) on those bottles in the grocery store, but have never had it since every.single.darn.bottle has MSG in it. grrrr.
My go-to when I’m lazy, bored and blah is Penzey’s Mural of Flavor. It’s tasty on everything. I keep a bottle on my desk at work. heh. I bet Sazon would give it a run for its money!
I love cinnamon!
Deliciously hot!!! So good!
I love anything with cardamom or coriander!
Garlic sea salt is the best! Yum!
I love Spike seasoning; its full of 39 different herbs, spices and vegetables with just a hint of salt. So good!
Pick just one! Current favorite is a chai masala that I use to make a hot tea.
I put Smoked Paprika in almost every rub I make! Love the stuff!
Chili powder. On EVERYTHING. 😉
Nothing But Love!
I love creating layers of flavor with spices. I have been having a lot of fun with Chinese Five Spice on broiled salmon. My favorite spice this week is za’atar.
Smoked paprika, but so hard to pick just one!
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