Sept. 14, 2010
Top 10: Spices
Spices are any home cook's secret weapon. The right spice can make any meal go from ordinary to extraordinary... and spices can tie any meal together. Increasing your spices is also a great way to intensify flavor in low fat cooking. A lot of recipes rely on oils and other fats for flavor and removing them can make a recipe fall flat. The next time that happens, try double - or tripling the spices called for in the recipe.
Here are the spices I'm always running out of so presumably I use the most!
- onion powder (the granulated kind, not floury kind)
- garlic powder (same)
- chili powder
- garam masala (I find it oddly addicting)
- poultry seasoning (granulated, not powdery)
- nutritional yeast (that counts...right?)
Check out last week's Top 10: Old (but still awesome!) Recipes