SpiceBreeze Review July 2019

SpiceBreeze is a culinary monthly subscription box that delivers 2-4 recipes with corresponding spice kits for you to discover amazing and delicious meals from around the world.

You have two SpiceBreeze plans to choose from, either 2 recipes with their pre portioned spices or 4 recipes. Occasionally 1 recipe will have 2 spice kits, one to use as optional. The recipes are simple to follow, with photos and step by step instructions, and calling for ingredients that are easy to find.

Each month there is one place featured, city or country. For July it was Kauai, Hawaii.

Sosaties – South African Culinary Spice Kit

One of the recipes we received for July was from South Africa, called Sosaties. They are marinated skewers from the Cape Malay and they became staples in South African homes. Their flavor is supposed to be fragrant and spicy but not hot, although we received an extra pack of spices to add heat.

The first kit includes: orange peel, bay leaf, ginger, turmeric, coriander, onion, chili, cumin, garlic, curry leaf, fenugreek, cilantro, yellow mustard, cinnamon, cardamon and black pepper. The add on kit is bird’s eye chili. So interesting!

Sate Ponorogo – Javanese Culinary Spice Kit

Sate “Satay” is a national dish of Indonesia and was voted one of the most delicious foods in the world. I am definitely excited for this one, the photo looks amazing and the flavors sound like they’re right up my alley, especially the tangy peanut or cashew dipping. The kit includes: lemongrass, ginger, galangal, chili, coriander, garlic, lemon peel, star anise, cilantro, onion, basil, cumin, white pepper, cinnamon, lemon crystals and lemon oil.

Tandoori – Indian Culinary Spice Kit

Living in Southern California, Tandoori is a flavor and dish we see often, but I’ve never had it before, I am so excited to try to make my own with this spice kit. This is a well known dish from India because of its fragrant flavor and yogurt marinade. The spice blend includes: paprika, cinnamon, ajowan, turmeric, cloves, cumin, white pepper and coriander. There is a second kit with chili flakes if you want it hot.

Poke Bowl Bar – Hawaiian Culinary Spice Kit

There has been a few Poke restaurants opening especially after the Pokemon Go game came out and I had no idea this was a Hawaiian dish. Even when I went there for my honeymoon I didn’t get to try it so I am thrilled to make one at home. “The Hawaiian word poke (Poh-keh) means ‘to slice'” It started off as a quick snack of fresh fish fillet bites mixed with salt, seaweed and crushed nuts. Japanese style bowls later became the most popular across the world in addition to many non-fish versions.

The kits include: 1, toasted sesame seeds (white and black) and roasted seaweed, and 2, seaweed free gomashio, toasted sesame seeds and sel gris sea salt. So excited to try this!

Have you tried Poke bowls, or any of these recipes? Which one is your favorite?

Lucia – https://luciametcalf.blogspot.com/

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