Favorite Herbs & Spices

turtledove

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I like using a lot of herbs and spices when I cook in order to add extra flavor to my meals! My favorites to use are:

- Oregano (when cooking Italian food)
- Dill
- Basil
- Cinnamon (mainly in sweet dishes)
- Paprika Powder

What herbs and spices do you like using?
 

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I am a huge fan of good ground black pepper, but I have to be careful with spices. I can use chilli flakes sparingly in most dishes. As a lover of pesto, I do love basil but only on certain dishes.

I prefer to add a dash of sweet chili sauce or toasted sesame oil for flavor on a dish, because if I am cooking for others, some may have allergies and these days you have to be more careful.
 

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I'm not sure if this is a spice but my body has always really liked/craved mint. But if I were to pick, health wise, I would say ginger! I add that stuff to a variety of meals and drinks - great for digestion.
 

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We add garlic and onion powders and whole garlic and onion to almost everything.
Turmeric/pepper.
Paprika.
Basil.
Chili peppers.

Emma JC
 

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Basil, oregano, cinnamon, curry powder, paprika, garlic (is it a spice?) and rosemary for remembrance - the students' favourite, I put it on top of any roast veg dishes, it grows literally everywhere on the Mediterranean, so is free.
 

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Fresh: cilantro, dill and Italian parsley

Dried: Herbs de Provence and sage

Any way I can get it: ROSEMARY!! I love rosemary it's a standby for me, I'll use anything from dried store bought to a pinch from my friend's rosemary bush, it's great in gravies, on Tofurky roasts, in your casserole, et al...I often sub rosemary if I see thyme in a dish (like a pot pie recipe)

Spices: lemon pepper, Japanese Togarashi 7 flavor spice, smoked paprika, and pumpkin pie spice
 

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Basil, pepper, oregano, rosemary, mint, coriander, cumin ,ginger, nutmeg, cloves, chili, all spice, paprika, cardamom, cinnamon, .vanilla, fennel, saffron, turmeric, garlic, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, when I can get them fresh curry leaves. Lemon grass or lemon basil. There really are too many to list
 

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Chives are my fave, I literally put them everywhere! They're amazing on avocado toast
 

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I absolutely love Rosemary, with mint and vanilla close behind. But truthfully I love all the variety. It's fun to try new ones out.