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Do you like to try new recipes? What about experiencing recipes popular in other cultures around the globe? If you answered yes to either question, pay attention. SpiceBreeze, a spice subscription box, is made for people who enjoy experimenting with their meals.
For me personally, I love to try new flavours and share them with my family and friends. I’ll try almost anything at least once. You never know when you may discover your new favourite dish!
SpiceBreeze sent me their October Culinary Spice Kit. Inside was two spice kits for two different recipes from Romania and Uruguay with each recipe taking no more than 30 minutes to make, an ingredient list and instructions and some background info about the spices and recipes we’d be trying out.
I’m pretty sure I’ve never eaten either Romanian or Uruguayan food. In fact, even if I wanted to, I wouldn’t know where to start. It was a whole new experience for me to try out these recipes.
My Uruguayan Culinary Spice Kit featured a recipe for Red Chimichurri and two spice packets labelled 1 and 2. The recipe card shows my ingredient shopping list, measurements, directions and serving suggestions. I was happy to see that all the ingredients I’d need were easy to find. Many of them I already had on hand in my home.
The main spice in the recipe is labelled as number 1. It contains a blend of paprika, black pepper and oregano.
I was glad to see they had a separate packet for the red chili flakes. This way I could control the heat in my recipe. I like it hot, but my family prefers a milder flavour.
Here’s a peek at my Red Chimichurri. It’s made with fresh ingredients like parsley and tomatoes along with the spices in my kit. It reminded me a little of a spicy bruschetta.
For serving suggestions, SpiceBreeze mentioned it could be used as a dip or as a marinade on fish, steak, chicken or vegetables.
I added the spicy sauce to some chicken breasts. I roasted the chicken in the oven with the sauce on top. The flavour was wonderful. It was fresh with a nice kick. My cousin was here to sample it and she said the recipe had “bite”.
I also added it to some baguette slices to eat as an appetizer. It was delicious! I couldn’t stop eating it.
My second Culinary Spice Kit was fitting for the month of October as it featured the national dish of Romania, Mici Sausages. If you like garlic, you will love this recipe!
The first packet seasoned the meat and it contained a blend of black pepper, thyme, allspice, coriander, cumin and star anise.
The second packet seasoned the Mujdei garlic sauce and had thyme and allspice in it.
These Mici Sausages are unlike any sausages I’ve ever tried. In fact, I don’t even think I’ve ever made my own sausages. I’ve always used store bought so it was a brand new experience for me.
I found it interesting that the recipe used baking soda and lemon juice in the ground beef mixture. I think this added so it would hold together better. I was curious to see if it would fall apart when I was frying it, but it stayed perfectly sausage shaped.
I loaded my Mici Sausages with the flavourful Mujdei garlic sauce. Now that’s a sauce that has “bite”. I mixed it into my rice too. So tasty!
One thing I wanted to point out about SpiceBreeze Culinary Spice Kits is that they don’t use any MSG, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours or BPA. You are getting pure, delicious spices to season your meals.
SpiceBreeze delivers to the USA and Canada. Shipping is free in the USA and is $1 (Duo boxes) to $2 (Quad boxes) to Canada. They have a few subscription options: a standard Duo box with 2 recipes per month and a Quad box with 4 recipes per month. They also recently introduced a special Beef Duo Box for fans of beef meals to cook two delicious meals every other month.
Ready to experience new flavours? Buy a subscription to SpiceBreeze and get your tastebuds ready. They are in for a wonderful treat! Use the coupon code SIMPLYSTACIEB10 to receive 10% off your order.
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What kind of subscription boxes are your favourites?