Global and homemade ingredients and spice blends
Combining elements from many culinary traditions makes cooking (and eating!) adventurous and fun! I enjoy mixing ingredients from a variety of cultures and cuisines to add vibrant flavor to my recipes. One of my favorites is Aleppo Pepper!
Making your own base ingredients is so easy and can save so much money! Homemade Bone Broth is incredibly simple to make, is healthier than store bought broth and costs a few pennies to make. See how to make your own quick Preserved Lemon Paste at home!
Creating your own spice blends couldn't be easier - and you can customize them to your own taste! Try creating your own Pumpkin Spice Seasoning blend for easy holiday cooking including a delicious Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Bread .
Explore new spices from around the world and expand your culinary horizons! For those following special diets, spices can add flavors you might be missing from foods you normally eat. For example, if you're following a low-FODMAP diet and can't consume onions or garlic, try experimenting with asafoetida, or kala namak black salt (my favorite thing in the world!) in your recipes! They add a new dimension of flavors to any dish.
Read about unfamiliar or exotic ingredients and try them out! Let them inspire you in the kitchen and create culinary magic!