Good Morning, Spices!

 

From elizabethannedesigns.com

 

I have a cabinet full of different spices, but I do tend to use a lot the same things over and over. I’m a heat addict, so if I’m cooking just for myself, I tend to use a lot of crushed red pepper or cayenne. Because of its versatility, Adobo seasoning gets a lot of use. Cumin and turmeric make a lot of appearances as well. Dill for cold salads. A little bit of onion salt on roasted vegetables. I try not to fall into cooking ruts, but my spice usage is a little… predictable.

If you cook regularly, what spices do you regularly reach for?

If you don’t cook regularly, what spices are you most liable to notice in the cooking you eat?

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One response to “Good Morning, Spices!

  1. I have about a thousand spices from Penzey’s in my cupboard, but the only ones I run out of regularly are cumin, coriander, chili powder, and oregano. Kids like those Mexican-y flavors.

    If I were cooking for just myself I’d use a lot more cayenne; ancho chili powder is about as spicy as I can get with the kiddos. To get the heat I crave I end up using hot pepper flakes or Tabasco on finished dishes.

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