Piquant Post is a subscription box that delivers a package of spices to your door to help spice up your life! Monthly, you will receive an assortment of small-batch, freshly ground spices sent with recipes from a region of the world. Piquant (pronounced “PEEK” “ant”) by definition means “pleasantly spiced and appetizing flavor”, it also means “intriguing to the mind”. The spices do not contain sugar or fillers, and never have preservatives.
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November’s flavor kit included four spice packets and four recipes.
The flavor kit arrived in a medium sized brown envelope and was fairly plain to look at. It can easily blend in with your other mail. Though the packaging is easy on the eyes, the spices and recipe cards that are inside, will take you to another place on the world map. It is thrilling to open it and discover the adventures the Piquant Post holds. Thanksgiving is the themed region for November’s kit.
Herb Vinaigrette Blend
This premium small batch blend includes: Oregano, Marjoram, Basil, Thyme, Tangerine peel, Parsley, Mustard Seed, Fennel Seed, and Black Pepper. It is used in one recipe this month.
This packet includes: Cinnamon, Peppermint, Ginger, Cardamom, Cloves and to my surprise, Black Pepper. This packet is good in one of the recipes this month.
This packet of spices is used in one of the recipes this month and is a blend of: Chipotle, Sage, Paprika, Cumin, Mexican Oregano, Marjoram, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Porcini Powder and Black Pepper. The Chipotle Spice is called for in one recipe this month.
This packet contains Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Ginger, Curry Leaves, Fenugreek, Ceylon Cinnamon and Cayenne Pepper. It is used in one of the recipes.
Green Beans with Shallot Vinaigrette - Recipe 1747
This month we are sending unique and flavor-packed twists on classic American Thanksgiving dishes. Green beans are a common side dish to our holiday tables, but we think the bland, over-cooked beans have to go this year, The delicious, tangy flavor in this dish comes from the fresh shallot vinaigrette. Our Piquant Post Herb Vinaigrette blend is inspired by the classic French herb medley called “Herbes De Provence”.
The side dish is ready in under 15 minutes. I have the formal approval of my mother to make this dish on Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner. I am looking forward to bringing a new spin on a classic to the table.
Peppermint Chai Loaf - Recipe 1748
As part of our reimagining of American Thanksgiving dishes, we offer a dessert recipe that is *not* a pie. The holiday loaf is quick-to-assemble easy-bake, classic that is often spike with dried fruits (fruitcake) and holiday spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. We decided it was time to create a global version of the holiday loaf using warming Indian Chai tea spices and adding a subtle hint of cool peppermint.
I am so making this Peppermint Chai Loaf on Wednesday night before we head out for our Thanksgiving adventure. I imagine this to taste incredible with a cup of creamed coffee, after our festive meal, or hey, maybe we will save it for a festive breakfast treat.
Chipotle Sourdough Stuffing - Recipe 1749
Even if you regularly cook grandma’s secret stuffing recipe, sometimes you need to cook a side for someone else’s party and just want a change. We’ve taken liberty to create spice blend that adds a delicious, Southwestern twist to a Classic Stuffing recipe.This stuffing recipes uses celery, onion, and garlic to create a savory combo, complemented by the natural umami flavor of mushrooms. Sourdough bread is perfect for stuffing as it can develop a crust while remaining moist inside. To enhance these flavors, we use chipotle’s smoky notes to a add a bit of depth. Also included is rubbed sage and porcini mushroom powder to round out the savory flavor profile.
While I will not be making this for this Thanksgiving, I am eager to try this recipe served alongside a cool crisp salad for after the holiday. It looks delicious and easy to make.
Cranberry Curry Lentil Soup - Recipe 1750
After a few days of Thanksgiving leftovers, we start feeling like the pumpkin spice and savory stuffing profiles have overstayed their welcome. To help prevent the “Thanksgiving leftover blues”, we are scrambling a few classic items with global spice blend to produce a hearty standalone meal that can help use any leftovers while creating a totally new Thanksgiving standard for your repertoire.
This is a lentil based soup with cranberry, pumpkin and curry spices. Seriously, a way to use leftovers in such a brilliant way, I can hardly wait to get the part of next week, where this is what is for dinner!
With my focus turning to the Thanksgiving Holiday, this month’s Piquant Post was an absolute godsend. To open the kit and find helpful, inspiring items to add to my holiday planning, was such a treat. Taking some of our holiday favorites and stepping them up a notch is sure to be a pleasant surprise for my family. I simply adore the value and the fun that the Piquant Post provides. If I was to go out and buy half of these spices on their own, I would spend well over the $11.99. This subscription is perfect for those who want to prepare healthy meals and need a little direction in the kitchen, or for those that are looking for ways to switch up a regular routine. After receiving Piquant Post for several months, I have come to enjoy the element of fun and surprise that comes with cooking the recipes using these delicious flavor packets. Piquant Post would make an excellent gift for a foodie in your life!
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