Herbs and Spices

a.k.a:… “flavor”. Real Herbs and spices make food delicious! And each one has it’s own host of nutrients and health-giving properties. I have an entire shelf dedicated to herbs and spices – and it provides so much variety to each dish. Herbs and spices can be expensive to stock up on though – so I highly recommend finding a ‘market’ or bulk foods store instead of buying these at a grocery store. If you live close enough, I recommend making a trip to the Ashery to stock up! They have amazing prices there for herbs and spices.

My Pantry Herbs/spices: (**the ones I use most, *the ones I use frequently)

  • Anise
  • *Basil
  • *Celery Seed
  • *Cardamom
  • **Cumin
  • *Clove
  • **Cinnamon
  • Coriander
  • *Chives
  • *Dill
  • **Ginger
  • *Garlic
  • Lemon peel
  • Mace
  • *Marjoram
  • *Mint
  • Mustard
  • *Nutmeg
  • *Onion
  • **Oregano
  • Orange peel
  • **Parsley
  • *Savory
  • **Sage
  • **Thyme
  • **Turmeric
  • Tarragon
  • *Rosemary

Must Have’s 😊

  • Sea Salt (no more iodized white salt!)
    • I alternate between pink Himalayan sea salt and regular sea salt
  • Black pepper or mixed colored peppercorns
  • Nutritional yeast flakes
  • Dulse (which is seaweed). I use it ground/flaked and smuggle a bit into most cooked dishes. Mostly tasteless but adds a bit of umami – and is a natural source of iodine.