SpiceBreeze Culinary Spice Box is a monthly subscription service for everyone interested in expanding their horizons in the kitchen. You may order a Duo Box with two spice kits or a Quad Box that has four spice kits. Each Spice Breeze kit has recipes from a different country and is like a trip around the world delivered to your doorstep. Spice Kits do not contain preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. Each spice kit contains recipes for global meals with simple instructions to and easy to follow instructions.
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This month’s kit features a lovely photo from Izmailovo Kremlin, Moscow, Russia.
The Quad box spices come adhered to a folded piece of paper that has descriptions of the spices and how to use them outside of the recipes in the kit. You will receive freshly ground spices, whole spices, and herbs along with recipes. Spice Breeze has selection of over 200 spices and herbs. Some are exotic and hard to find, others will be very familiar to you. The spices are labelled with the dish title and a (1) or a (2). Then, inside the envelope, you find recipe cards that correspond with the numbered spices. Inside is the recipe and on the back are key features of the significance of the dish, and the ingredients for the spice packets for each dish.
The recipes are easy to follow and ingredients can be found at most stores. The spice packets are vibrant in color, smell terrific and tempt you to begin your culinary adventure as soon as you open the envelope!
Martini Gans’l-Austrian Culinary Spice Kit
A popular European Christmas dish is roasted goose. The preparation of a roasted goose takes a long time, and it’s often hard to find a goose. This recipe is faster with pieces of chicken. You can add herbs directly to the meal or use the teabags included in the kit.
One spice packet is included for this Austrian dish.
Martini Gans’L (1): Mugwort (do not use during pregnancy) plus 2 two bags.
Pumpkin Sambar-South Indian Culinary Spice Kit
Sambar is an everyday dish in South Indian cuisine, prepared as a soup or thicker stew. Its main flavor component is tart tamarind. Tip: Sprinkle with grated coconut. The tart fruits of the tropical tamarind tree have sticky pulp that is widely used in Asian and African dishes to add acidic flavor and to balance hot spices. Tamarind pulp is popular in chutneys, fish dishes, or as a refreshing lemonade-type drink. It’s also a key ingredient in Worcestershire sauce. The Pumpkin Sambar Culinary Spice Kit includes tamarind powder to save you the trip to a special store.
For this South Indian favorite, there are two spice packets included in the kit.
Sambar (1) Tamarind, coriander, cumin, black mustard, turmeric, fenugreek and asafoetida.
Sambar (2): Mild chili powder
Boeuf Stroganoff Russian-French Culinary Spice Kit
The French chef at the house of the Stroganoff family in St. Petersburg made the first step to internationally promote the famous dish, Bœuf Stroganoff, in Paris 1891. 'Boeuf'" is the French word for 'beef'. Enjoy a new twist on Beef Stroganoff for your fall dinner with a juniper-cacao based spice blend for a mushroom stew. It fits well with or without beef. You can also add it to a mushroom casserole with green beans. Pink pepperberries round the flavor up.
Two spice packets are included to make this Russian French favorite.
Boeuf Stroganoff (1): Juniper roasted cocoa, black pepper, allspice, cinnamon and cloves.
Boeuf Stroganoff (2): Pink Peppercorns
Laksa Lemak-Malaysian Culinary Spice Kit
The recipe card includes an absolute treasure, a Malaysian favorite. The ingredients for this dish are often hard to find, so using the Spice Breeze Malaysian Culinary Spice kit, makes creating this dish super easy. The coconut milk used in Malaysian Laksa lemak adds sweetness to the famous Lakso soup and balanced its sour-salty-hot flavor.
I simply can not wait to make this for family dinner on Sunday night...the flavor profile is intriguing and it seems like a great cold weather dish.
There are two spice packets to make this Malaysian treat.
Laksa Lemak (1): Lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, makrut limes
Laksa Lemak (2): Cayenne
Tamarind and Mugwort
An info card on Tamarind and Mugwort was included this month, with some tea bags and a recipe for making the popular spiced holiday wine, Gluhwein.
I was thrilled to get November’s Spice Breeze Quad Box! It was all over the map. With the holidays here, I was hard-pressed to get a recipe together. But trust me, I can’t wait to give these a whirl. I wish oh how I wish, as in the past, that the kit came with a map marked with stars to indicate where on the globe these recipes originate. Having the spice kits on hand makes it easy to have a very creative meal without using your own imagination! I recommend trying this kit if you are itching to travel but are not able, or if you need a bit of a boost in the kitchen. Spice Breeze does a great job of educating subscribers on how to use and provides access to ordering the spices outside of the kit. This kit would make an excellent holiday gift for a friend or loved one this season.
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