It's no secret that every cook—no matter the level of expertise—should have a well-stocked spice cabinet—or a pantry, if you're anything like my family. My father and I are suckers for experimenting with spices. In our kitchen, we play with any and every flavor combo possible. Call it, we've tried it. For a house of seven, we rack up almost 90 small glasses of magical flavor boosters. (No regrets.)
However, for the sake of clearing a cluttered pantry, my mother would be much happier with a smaller space filled with fewer ready-made spices. And who can blame her? For the not-so-adventurous cooks, it's way easier to have pre-mixed herbs and spices at hand that you know will be good again and again. That's where Just Cook comes in. With just a few dashes of their all-natural (YAY!) spice combinations, cooking has never been easier, healthier, or more delicious.
Any Day Chicken: The name is extremely fitting for such a versatile seasoning. No more boring bird with sweet tones of citrus and a perfect balance of salty and sweet.
Taco Night: Ever thought of adding chocolate and cinnamon to your Taco Tuesday favorites? No? Well, this seasoning will change your mind. I will admit, when I first stuck my nose in the container, I cringed a little. The smell is strong and rich, but when cooked, the flavor is so deliciously subtle you'll happily welcome the surprising ingredients.
No. 19 Salmon: Similar to the Taco Night mix, this blend will provide any meat with a fiery kick. Taking on a deep red color, paprika and smoked chili powder are the stars in this spice.
Close to Curry: The flavor of this curry powder is not too strong, but it's also not too subtle. It's actually just perfect! With a slightly sweet touch, this spice would make a delicious addition to soups, stews, noodles, and stir-fries.
Gimme Steak: An unexpected, but welcomed, secret ingredient: Licorice. (Seriously, licorice!) A variety of peppers, citrus zest, and bold garlic undertones make this spice a really special addition to any meal featuring beef. Fire up the grill!
Herbed Coffee: At first, I thought there's no way this rub could taste good. I was completely, totally and utterly wrong. The ground coffee beans provide a crunchy texture that would compliment any beef or pork dish.
Try all the Just Cook Spices in a 6-pack for $45. Or mix and match individual containers ($8.50) to build your own spice cabinet.
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