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    Ten spices?

    What are the top ten spices you get the most mileage out of? Salt does not count, though let's say pepper does count in the ten.

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    No particular order:

    Ground black pepper
    Garlic (granulated or powder)
    Chili powder (if only because one tends to use so much at one time and there's no convenient substitute)
    Red pepper flakes
    Cumin (good for Asian and Central/South American dishes)
    Celery seed (adds a bit of bite to what you add it to)
    Paprika
    Basil
    Oregano
    Seasoned salt (good alternative to S&P on eggs, veggies, etc.)
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    I Don’t cook much without garlic and onion, but those are not spices. I do not ever use granulated garlic. Just recently I was forced to buy peeled garlic in a jar to keep in Hermann, And it seemed to me that this garlic in a jar was very hard, it didnt cook down and soften.

    I dont use a lot of dried spices—you do mean dried, right? Anyway—spices—

    black pepper
    Oregano
    Parsely

    Tarragon

    corriander
    cumin

    I dont use dried basil, use it fresh. I dont use small red hot peppers because I have a lovely Sambal Oelek at the ready.

    The only dried spices I do like alone is tarragon I think it has a lovely fragrance and taste. That pepper/oregano/parsley and probably something else I use for Italian dishes. Coriander/Kuhman our used an Indian dishes and one of them is Mexican can’t remember which one.


    One thing I’ve been using a lot of lately is concentrated chicken stock in a jar. I use that for a lot of thngs I cook, just a little bit.

    edited to add’ I occasionally use fennel,when
    I remember. The only pizza we go out for is a heavily fenneled pie.
    Last edited by iris lilies; 11-17-18 at 5:26pm.

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    Black peppercorns
    Cumin
    Turmeric
    Tarragon
    Parsley
    Basil
    Smoked paprika
    Oregano
    Rosemary
    Garlic Powder
    My husband really likes two spice mixes from Penzeys: Pasta Sprinkle and Sandwich Sprinkle. He gets a lot of use from them and probably doesn't use much solo oregano anymore as a result.

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    Spices:
    Black Pepper
    Smoked paprika
    Granulated garlic



    Herbs:
    Parsley: curly and flat
    Basil
    Thyme
    Rosemary
    Oregano
    Mint
    Bay leaf
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    Cinnamon
    Cumin
    Chimayo Chili Powder
    Black Pepper
    Oregano (or Italian Seasoning blend)
    Bay Leaf
    Parsley (I freeze from fresh) is it a spice?
    Muchi Curry
    Herbes de Provence
    Ginger

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    cumin
    cinnamon
    oregano
    thyme
    dill
    curry powder (yeah its actually a mix, and not one)
    cayenne
    paprika
    chili powder
    rosemary

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    Fresh garlic always.

    Italian seasoning mix (I buy small quantity from bulk). Basil, oregano, rosemary each separate as well.
    Chili Powder
    Chipotle chili powder
    Cinnamon
    Cumin
    Ginger (when no fresh here).
    Thyme
    Cayenne

    I have others but low use.

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    These are the ones I get the most mileage out of:
    -Thyme
    -Black pepper
    -Cumin
    -Cinnamon
    -Chili powder
    -Coriander
    -Ginger
    -Paprika
    -Tarragon

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    Oh, and bay leaves.

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