She Tried It! I Added A Little Spice To My Life (And Meals) Thanks To Spiceologist

September 1, 2016  |  

What are the go-to seasonings in your kitchen cabinet? I keep it pretty simple. I’m a sucker for Lawry’s seasoned salt, curry, thyme, black pepper, red pepper, cumin and chilli powder. I pretty much use most of that combination on damn near every dish. I haven’t received any complaints, and if I do say so myself, my food comes out pretty tasty.

But I was pushed out of my comfort zone when I was sent a new mix of seasonings from the company Spiceologist. And if I thought my food was good before, it was even better after I tried their colorful concoctions on my dishes.

From the Black & Bleu cajun bleu cheese rub, to the Thai Peanut sweet and spicy curry rub, as well as the Smokey Honey Habanero sweet and spicy rub and the Greek Freak Mediterranean option, all of the blends sent my way were unique. The rich scents, the consistency of the spices, the flavors — absolutely delicious combinations. The Spice Cave options, which are the newest innovation from Spiceologist, came in blends to match the four elements. Fire? A mix of coconut palm sugar with cayenne and paprika. Land? Garlic with a blend of mustard and cumin. Sea? Lemon blended with ground pepper and herbs. As for wind, it’s a perfect combination of herbs, garlic, onion and orange peel.

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I used the gluten, MSG and filler-free combinations to cook a variety of my favorite dishes in a very different way. For instance, I used the bleu cheese rub to make turkey burgers. The rich taste helped to make them mouthwatering. I rubbed drumsticks with the Thai Peanut curry and some thyme (and yes, some Lawry’s), as well as the Spice Caves fire blend, and the taste was both sweet with quite a bit of zest. I rubbed the Mediterranean rub, as well as the Spice Cave’s Wind seasoning, on some chicken thighs. You could easily taste the mix of sun-dried tomato and orange peel. And for a chimichurri shrimp night, I used the Smokey Honey Habanero rub, which gave the shrimp a light, smoky taste. Sprinkled with a little lime, you get a nice flavor for your palette.

Thai curry rub chicken, bleu cheese burgers, Mediterranean thighs.

Thai curry rub chicken, bleu cheese burgers, Mediterranean thighs.

All while I found myself completely in love with the Black & Bleu cheese rub, all of the options I was able to try were delicious. They brought some extra life to my meals (and a party to my mouth). You should check them out for yourself, as the large 4-ounce glass bottle rubs are currently on sale for $9.56 (regular price is $11.95). Spice Cave seasonings are currently on sale for $7.16 (regular price is $8.95). I personally recommend the Fire seasoning out of that collection for the heat and sweet it brings to dishes. But whatever spice you choose to try, know that you won’t be disappointed — and neither will those lucky enough to taste your food.

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