So, the more and more I see “pumpkin spice…” fill up the pages of Pinterest, I thing about flavor. Most importantly, what do I use every day– and what am I over-using?
I bought that bottle of Hepp’s Black Truffle Salt over the summer, and (though I use it frequently) it’s still not even half gone. Just a sprinkle of truffle salt on scrambled eggs in the morning is luxurious; I also sprinkle it and garlic powder on my stove-popped popcorn for movie nights. Totally amazing. It’s a splurge at $22 a go-round, but trust me– it’ll last you foreverrrrrrrrr.
Then, where would my vegan chilis be without smoked paprika? The heady, autumnal flavor adds depth to my beans and veg that I refuse to get from smoked or flavored meats. There’s a heartiness in smoked paprika that is soothing come fall.
Curry powder is another spice I reach for frequently. It’s a blend of a whole host of stuff– tumeric, garlic…. other stuff I don’t know. I add two tablespoons of it to a can of light coconut milk and simmer veggies and tofu in it for a veggie curry dish whenever it gets cold; David also whipped up samosas once that were divine.
What spices do you use every day?