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Spice Breeze is a monthly spice subscription box. Each month a new featured location is included along with a signature recipe and all spices to create that recipe. Choose from the three options Spice Breeze offers – Wanderlust where you select two meals each month (enough to feed 3-4 people) for $8.90. Family which is the same as the Wanderlust except it serves 6-8 people for $12.90. Or the Wanderlust Plus which allows you to select 3 meals each month that serve 3-4 people for $12.90. Use code BESTDEAL at checkout to save 10% off a 6 or 12 month subscription. NAT received this package at no cost for review purposes
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My box insert for this month.
This month Spice Breeze honors the lunar new year and talks about the Chinese zodiac.
The first dish in my package for the month is Rendang and Indonesian Spice Kit. This blend of beef, coconut milk and exotic spices has been voted one of the most delicious recipes in the world. In this spice packet we’ve received a blend of lemongrass, galangal, coriander, makrut lime leaves, turmeric and mild chili. I didn’t have stew meat on hand when I wrote this review so I decided to create a different recipe.
The second spice kit in this month’s package is Lo-bah-png a Taiwanese dish. This translates to braised, minced pork on rice. The meat in this dish is first fried and then slow cooked in a savory sauce. This recipe had one spice packet that included, fennel, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper and sichuan pepper. It was a toss up between this and the recipe I chose to create. I passed on this one because the flavors in the other sounded better to me but I’m definitely going to make this!
Also included in my package is this packet of Yerba Mate Green Leaves. This tea bag will energize you and lend you the healthy benefits of tea.
The final spice kit and the recipe that I decided to make for this month is Kadhi Pakora a Pakistani culinary kit. This recipe is two in one. First is the gravy of Kadhi and second is the Pakora fritters. This calls for Chick Pea Flour but I subbed for whole wheat flour and it worked for me. The packets include coriander, mild chili, fenugreek, turmeric, cumin and asafoetida in the first and ajwan and cumin seeds in the second. I had everything I needed to create this so this was the recipe I made for this month.
First we mix together yogurt, flour and water. Then we set this off to the side.
Then we heat up oil in a pot and add our thinly slice onions. This recipe is vegetarian but has meat variations. I made mine with chicken drumsticks.
After the onions cook for a few minutes add garlic, ginger, chili (if you want) and the spices from packet one. We cook this for thirty seconds.
Then we add our tomatoes and cook for about five minutes.
Then we add the yogurt mixture and the chicken.
We also add water and salt and mix it all together. We let this simmer for about 30 minutes.
While that’s cooking we create our pakora paste by combining the other half of the onions, spinach (or chives, parsley) since it gave me that liberty I used up all the herbs I had on hand which included cilantro and parsley. You’ll also mix in flour, salt, the spices from the second packet as well as some water and you’ll allow that to soak for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile keep stirring that kadhi.
Now we heat up an inch of oil in a pan and roll the pakora mixture out into balls. This smells beautiful. It’s so fresh and light smelling.
Make yours smaller or flatter… mine kinda fell apart but hey you live you learn right?
Here is my completed dinner! Yummy!
So in summary
Presentation: Everything was packaged well and arrived to me perfectly in my package from Spice Breeze for the month
Quality: I love that a lot of the spices are both organic as well as non gmo.
Curation: Since you are able to customize your Spice Breeze package I’d say the curation is pretty darn great!
Spice Breeze $6.09+
This month’s kit from Spice Breeze was full of delicious and flavorful recipes from all around the globe. The whole family liked the Kadhi Pakora!