Check out these 4 Game Changing Spices for your kitchen that will help add a little extra something to your cooking game.
Because cooking is my life, I get to experiment with so many different flavors, spices and seasonings. What I've learned is that the littlest tweaks can make a big impact in terms of depth of flavor. These 4 game changing spices have what it takes to bring that little extra something to your food.
4 Game Changing Spices
There are so many dishes that require a smoky flavor. I used to use liquid smoke to achieve this, but nowadays I am a smoked paprika believer. This can be used in sauces, condiments, chili, dry rubs or anything needs a BBQ flavor.
This is probably my favorite of the 4 game changing spices. If you ever need a flavor that tastes like the savory parts of the holidays (think turkey & stuffing) poultry seasoning is a MUST. My favorite thing about this blend is that it can be used for so much more than poultry and is a perfect blend of thyme, rosemary, sage and marjoram. I even use it to make homemade breakfast sausage!
- My favorite Poultry Seasoning
- 5 Ingredient Breakfast Sausage
- Riced Cauliflower Stuffing
- Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin
Celery seed is the perfect cold salad addition. It has a great deli-like celery flavor and is great for dressings, coleslaw and my client favorite Sonoma Chicken Salad. It's also a great way to get in celery flavor for those who don't like the texture of celery.
Roasted Garlic Powder
If you're like me, you put garlic or garlic powder on EVERYTHING. Being mostly italian, I was so excited to find ROASTED garlic powder. This intensifies the density of the garlic flavor in any dish. A bonus is that less powder is needed so it lasts longer. Give it a shot and I promise you'll never go back to regular garlic powder!
What is a game changing spice or seasoning in your kitchen?
Valerie Skinner is a Whole30 approved personal chef & recipe developer that bridges the gap between healthy eating and busy lives by providing simple healthy meals and recipes for you and your family.