"What makes a dish sexy?" A chef recently asked us this in passing, and it totally caught our attention and forced us to think about what makes a meal into a sexy memory that your mouth won't soon forget. After running it through our minds a few times we came to the conclusion that ultimately, above all else, COLOR, makes dishes stand out and be memorable. There's no better way to add color & flavor to a dish than Chimayo Powder. You can practically taste New Mexico in every bite. This bold flavored chili ranks in at about 4000-6000 Scovilles, thats just a bit more mild than a Chipotle Pepper. Chefs have been adding Chimayo to all sorts of menu options all the way from salsas like pico de gallo to chicken, steak, and other meat dishes and of course into a ton of marinades. Get your premium quality chimayo powder from your spice experts at the The Spice Guy today.
Ever since we visited England, we have had an unquenchable appetite for curry, of any kind. You can put whatever mainstay you want under this amazing sauce. Whether that be chicken, shrimp, steak, veggies, or even tofu for you non-carnivirous types. This curry powder will make a sauce that is out of this world (see link below for a BOMB recipe). Curry, for those of you have not had the pleasure (you are missing out), it is a mixture of sweet, spicy, and succulent flavors that you're tastebuds will wish they had discovered sooner. All curry powders have the same basic ingredients and ours is no different- they all essentially contain a blend of coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, mustard and red chile powder in varying concentrations. Think of it like an Indian version of BBQ, everywhere you go it has the same basic taste but some are better than others. So grab your coconut milk and your curry powder and WOW your friends at your next dinner party. We have attached a link below to one of our favorite curry recipes all though we know that our English friends, Max and Alyssa as well as Rachel and Andy Wild Horse have secret recipes that they might be taking to the grave, if only we could get our hands on those...
Theres a super good chance that JESUS CHRIST himself loved to eat cumin. The spice appears in both the new and old testament and scholars say that the middle eastern countries would have kept it on the table like a modern day version of black pepper. Cumin dates so far back with so many recorded references that it will blow your mind. Cumin appears in Ancient Egypt as, not only a spice but also as an aid in the mummification process. While the powder might not look like much, this nutty-peppery flavor packs a huge punch and adds so much flavor to dishes all the way from mexican to indian cuisine. Chefs are using this as a mainstay for steak, chicken and pork infused mexican dishes. Cumin is also a main ingredient in most curry powders. So what are you waiting for? Get yours today and blow your families socks off at your next taco night. Two tablespoons of this goes a long way! The 'buy now' button below takes you to the online store!
All of the time people are asking me, "what is your healthiest spice?" My response typically catches them completely off guard. My Answer? "BLACK PEPPER." Many people often link black pepper with salt because it seems the two go hand in hand. However, people could not be more wrong. Black Pepper has SO many health benefits.
Black pepper is a diuretic, meaning it triggers digestion and sweating in your body, pushing out harmful toxins.
The compound in black pepper known as piperine has endless benefits all the way from preventing breast cancer tumors from forming to beating depression. Apart from the , black pepper also contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, flavonoids, carotenes and other anti-oxidants that help remove harmful free radicals and protect the body from cancers and diseases. Click the BUY NOW button below to get your health back on track today.
Being 'The Spice Guy', you can assume that I like my food with a lot of flavor and more importantly with loads of heat! However, my room mate is quite the opposite, he can't stand the heat, so he ain't allowed in the kitchen... He thinks the burn from the spicy food is bad for his ulcer. He could not have been more wrong, but he is the majority of people who believe this. However, Capsaicin, does the opposite. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in hot peppers that sets your mouth on fire. But it does a lot more than burn baby burn, its a pain reliever, it can help you lose weight, it makes you feel good by increasing serotonin levels, lower your risk of heart disease, as well as cure ulcers.
What If after a pharmaceutical drug commercial they skipped the "possible side effects include" and said, "possible SIDE ADVANTAGES include, but are not limited to-- curing cancers, protecting against radiation damage, reducing inflammation, preventing & reversing Alzheimer's disease." Turmeric grows wild in the foresets of Southern Asia. Turmeric is widely used as a spice in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking. Many Persian dishes use turmeric as a starter ingredient. Almost all Iranian fried dishes consist of oil, onions, and turmeric followed by any other ingredients that are to be included. So next time you are making your curry, stir fry, or asian-influenced soup, why not throw some turmeric into the mix? It couldn't do anything except add flavor and potentially cure a disease you didn't even know you had.
Imagine walking around southwest China checking out evergreen trees that had fruit growing on them! Wild concept, almost as wild as the ninja star fruit that would be growing on them. Star Anise is a fruit that is harvested from evergreen trees in China, they pick it right before the star is ripe and then dry it out and it serves as a spice in so many of your favorite Asian dishes. Anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties highlight the benefits of this wild fruit. Used to treat Asthma, Bronchitis, and Dry Cough.
Helps regulate sleep, freshen your breath and offers relief from your lower back pain.
The Spice Guy offers a variety of herbs, seasonings, salts, dried chiles, spices and most importantly, custom blends to restaurants in the high country of Colorado. With a focus on customer service, we vow to be there when you need us whether that means forming recipes together or delivering products between orders, we have you covered.