Feast is powered by Vocal creators. You support Ashley Terrell by reading, sharing and tipping stories... more

Feast is powered by Vocal.
Vocal is a platform that provides storytelling tools and engaged communities for writers, musicians, filmmakers, podcasters, and other creators to get discovered and fund their creativity.

How does Vocal work?
Creators share their stories on Vocal’s communities. In return, creators earn money when they are tipped and when their stories are read.

How do I join Vocal?
Vocal welcomes creators of all shapes and sizes. Join for free and start creating.

To learn more about Vocal, visit our resources.

Show less

Flavors to Broaden Your Spice Pantry

Because the Back of Your Tongue Has Taste Buds

Stella Bistro Foods sultry spices available here.

As the seasons are changing, rotating the pantry is a must for your kitchen. Summer tasty must haves are being replaced with holiday staples like stuffing, baked ham, string bean casserole and macaroni and cheese. As the holidays approach to taste "loved filled" dishes, spices, herbs and seasonings are the main show stoppers that receive a standing ovation each and every time.

As rotating pantry items are a must, broadening your spice pantry is essential too! Variations of foods can offer vivid color and contrast to a dish. The flavor is what elevates the dish to new heights. 

As I enjoy my food voyage, I discovered food exploration to be liberating. I enjoy visiting specialty markets and grocery stores that offer diverse and various toned spices and herbs. Learning about different spices have lifted my fear of making bad dishes to creative tasty dishes loaded with bursts of flavor.

Here are a few spices that you should add to your spice pantry for the fall and winter seasons. Each listed spice has an added benefit when added to your sultry meal—yes, besides flavor.

1. Turmeric

Turmeric, also known as Golden Spice, is grown on the tall plants in Asia and Central America. This bright color grounded powder is also a major ingredient in curry powder. Curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric, has beneficial biological properties. 

Turmeric has helped reduce inflammation and menstrual cramps. 

One tablespoon of turmeric is about twenty-nine calories packing iron, manganese, potassium, and Vitamin C. I find Stella Bistro Foods's Tasty Turmeric to be a great blend that's great on my eggs with cayenne in the morning. It's also great in my Blood Orange Tea.

Turmeric pairs well with proteins such as chicken, steak, and lamb. The Golden Spice elevates when paired with charred asparagus or fresh strong beans. 

Top your morning styled eggs with a sprinkle of Stella Bistro Foods Tasty Turmeric, Stella Bistro Foods Chiptole Complex Sultry Spice and avocado for a great start. Boil russet potatoes and sear diced chicken breast to make turmeric-styled Curry Chicken. Serve with rice and enjoy!

2. Garlic

Garlic is a popular herb in many homes, but there's so much about garlic we didn't know!

Garlic is closely related to shallots, leeks, and onions. The ten to twenty bulb herb doesn't have many calories. Approximately one ounce of minced garlic has powerful nutrient like fiber, selenium, Vitamin C and B6 and Manganese. Garlic also has decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, iron and B1. 

Garlic can elevate the flavor of your favorite dishes. Containing about forty-two calories, almost two grams of carbs and 9 grams of carbohydrates. 

Garlic is greatly paired with white or red sauces, fresh or frozen vegetables, proteins of your choice and starches. This flavorful herb marries well with crisp white or red wine. 

Replace your traditional table salt with Stella Bistro Foods Universalt Sultry Spice

It's a tasty blend of earthy herbs, kosher salt, and simplistic spices that elevate flavor levels of dishes like coleslaw (with Granny Smith apples, of course), batters and gravies, and proteins like lamb, chicken and salmon. Infused garlic cloves in your favorite oil with peppers for two to three weeks for flavored cooking oil.

3. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is ESSENTIAL to your pantry. Cinnamon has many benefits, like reducing blood sugar, repair tissue and heart damage. Cinnamon oil has been effectively shown to fight bacterial and fungal infections. Cinnamaldehyde has antimicrobial effects within cinnamon that helps reduce bad breath and tooth decay. 

Cinnamon is multi-faceted as a baking or cooking element. 

The popular spice is packed with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols. Cinnamon can act as a natural preservative. 

One tablespoon of cinnamon contains nineteen calories filled with thirty-four milligrams of potassium, calcium and iron.

Add Stella Bistro Foods Autumn Flair Sultry Spice to your pantry this season. This spice is great in chai lattes, Moroccan and Caribbean themed sauces and dishes, and baking.

Sprinkle Stella Bistro Foods Autumn Flair Sultry Spice on buttered and toasted bread, yogurt, beverage, bagel with cream cheese, French Toast, or pancakes for a quick spruce to your morning starter. 

Now Reading
Flavors to Broaden Your Spice Pantry
Read Next
Simple, Comforting Avgolemono