SpiceBreeze Review May 2019
SpiceBreeze is a culinary subscription kit that delivers delicious flavors from around the world. You never know where this jetsetter spice kit will take you until it comes to your door with a boarding pass. Well, not quite literally….. but almost.
You get 2-4 recipe cards with the spices required to make some unique and authintic meals from different countries all over the globe. Each recipe card tells you a bit about each culture, where the dish originated and several variations for that particular recipe. So if you’re vegeratian or vegan, SpiceBreeze will give you different variations to try.
May took us to 4 different locations, one of them Brazil, which is really close to where I am from. However, I had never heard of this recipe and I can’t wait to try it.
You have two SpiceBreeze subscription options: one brings 2 recipes to make and the quad brings 4. They both ship free to the US.
The duo sub is $6.80 per month and the quad is $11.99 per month.
May’s Culinary Kit Contents
This is what we got for May’s kit. As usual, it comes tucked inside a cardstock folder, each spice in a little ziploc baggie and there’s a vellum sheet that gives a hint of the theme or season. This time we got a rose, for Spring.
Dal Salad with Raita – Indian Culinary Spice Kit
Let’s fly to India! From the recipe card: “Add this healthy Indian salad to your summer menu! Its unique Ayurvedic spice blend contains amla berry powder. The Indian gooseberry grows on a sacred tree, is rich with Vitamin C and has been said to support longetivity! Top the salad with a dollop of mint raita or use the yogurt dip with grilled vegetables”. Yum! Sounds so refreshing!
There are two spice kits for this recipe:
1: Fennel, amla berries, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, brown mustard, black pepper, asafoetida, coriander, fenugreek.
2: Mint, cumin, ajowan, asafoetida and chili.
Kari Koko – Seychellois Culinary Spice Kit
“The Seychelles extend over 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. This Creole dish from the smallest African country comes with three sides: a fresh-fruity salad, rice, and “Lodob”, sweet potatoes cooked in spiced coconut milk. Optionally, save the Ladob for a dish with grilled fish. Or go for a Ladob banana dessert with out online recipe” I definitely have to try this!
We also got 2 kits for this recipe:
1: Turmeric, cinnamon, coriander, onion, chili, cumin, garlic, curry leaves, fenugreek, ginger, yellow mustard, cardamon and black pepper.
2: nutmeg and cinnamon.
Panch Phoron- Bengali Culinary Spice Kit
“Panch Phoron is an Indian spice blend from five seeds. It includes fenugreek which is an essential ingredient to Indian curry blends. The seeds are always used whole. They are fried in oil until they pop, or can be used as a spice rub.” Isn’t all the info super interesting? I love that they take the time to research and bring us tidbits of each culture.
We got 2 kits for this recipe:
1: Brown and yellow mustard, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, nigella.
2: Kashmiri chili to use with caution to taste.
Coxinha – Brazilian Culinary Spice Kit
Last but not least we have this South American meal that translates to “little thigh” and it’s one of the most famous savoury snacks in Brazil and indispensable to any party. Each bar and each family has its own recipe. The fried crisp “drumsticks” are filled with a well-seasoned sauce and it’s super scrumptious that you can’t just have one.
The spice kit combines: marjoram, oregano, white and black pepper, nutmeg, basil, chili, pasrley and bay leaves. It’s already making my mouth water just to read this list.
The SpiceBreeze recipes this month are so unique and they all share some of the same spices and I can’t wait to try them. I love that SpiceBreeze also has a website with recipes where you can use the same kits and variations for different dietary needs and preferences. You can’t go wrong with the price tag either, and you get everything already mixed and organized so you don’t even need to measure, except for the hot chili, of course!