No matter how or what you cook, spice are one of the most crucial elements of your pantry. They're a quick way to add a lot of flavor whatever you have on hand, from canned beans to roasted vegetables to chicken breast.
The best news is that you dont need many different spices to get started, and you can build your collection in many directions, depending on what you like to cook. Spices can be expensive, but the good news is that they last a while when stored in a cool dark place.
Below are the best spices to cook with:
If you cook at home alot, you'll find yourself using black pepper alot, for almost every savory dish.
Cumin, Whole or Ground
That earthy, aromatic , slightly nutty note that you get in a pot chilli , often comes from cumin, a spice that is incredibly versatile.
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
If you like a bit of spice in your meals, having child flakes or whole dried chilies on hand is a way to go .
Turmeric is a real essential. It's so versatile.
Bay leaves are dried leaves that you usually want to out of whatever you add it to.
While cinnamon is a crucial element in baking, it's also useful for savory projects.
Smoked Paprika it adds a little smokiness to a dish.
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