Starting fresh in 2015? New recipes, new routine, new cuisine. The easiest way to add a little zing to your same old dishes is incorporating new spices. We’ve just launched our line of Just FreshDirect spices, featuring everything from everyday herbs to zesty rubs. Find out more after the jump!
Here’s a sampling of some standouts.
Chimichurri Seasoning: Chimichurri sauce is the perfect partner for grilled steak, lamb, or pork. For a straightforward version of chimichurri, mix one-third cup of seasoning with a half cup of water. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes, then stir in two tablespoons of good-quality olive oil and two teaspoons of red wine vinegar. We’ll warn you now—this stuff is addictive!
Apple Pie Seasoning: We combine cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to make a pitch-perfect apple pie seasoning. This aromatic blend is also wonderful mixed into a pear and cranberry filling, added to whipped cream for a seasonal dessert topping, or mixed with sugar for sprinkling over baked goods. Check out how we used it in our breakfast quinoa!
Himalayan Pink Salt Grinder: With a gorgeous pink hue and a high mineral content, our pink Himalayan sea salt is simply fantastic, adding a classy element to even the simplest of meals. We package the coarse salt crystals in an easy to use grinder, so you can quickly add a delicious dose of flavor to your favorite soups, salads, or simple pasta dishes.
Blue Poppy Seeds: Aren’t these lovely? Poppy seeds add plenty of crunch and nutty flavor to some of our favorite baked goods. We like to jazz up fruit and nut salads with homemade dressing speckled with these flavorful seeds.
Espresso Rub: Ground espresso beans give this rub an extra special flavor and oomph. The finely ground espresso beans are mixed with a distinct blend of slightly savory, slightly sweet spices, so you can use this mix in a wide variety of dishes. It’s fantastic rubbed on lamb and beef, but also consider adding it to your brownie mix for a unique after-dinner treat.
Yellow Mustard Seed: Whole mustard seeds are commonly used in pickling brines, chutneys, and fresh sausage. We love using them as a pungent addition to potato or chicken salads. Freshly ground mustard seeds are great additions to dry rubs, dips or dressings—or your own homemade mustard!
An oldie but a goodie, make sure to try our Moroccan Rub (not pictured).