The correct spice or herb for any food is the one that tastes right for you.
   When experimenting with a new spice or herb, crush some of it and let it warm in your hand; then sniff and taste it.
   If it is delicate, you can be bold and adventurous.
   If it is very strong and pungent, use a light hand the first time that you use it.
When you’re at a loss about what to add to a dish, try something from the list below. But remember, these are only suggestions....
Beans: Avocado leaves, cumin, cayenne, chilli, oreganum, parsley, pepper, sage, thyme
Beef: Basil, bay, black pepper, chilli, curry, cumin, garlic, marjoram, mustard, oreganum, parsley, pepper, rosemary, sage, thyme
Breads: Anise, basil, caraway, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, lemon peel, orange peel, oreganum, poppy seeds, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme
Cheese: Basil, caraway, chilli, chives, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, horseradish, lemon peel, marjoram, mint, mustard, nutmeg, paprika, parsley, pepper, sage, thyme
Chicken: Basil, bay, cinnamon, chilli, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, mustard, paprika, pepper, pimento (allspice), ras el hanout (Moroccan spice mix), rosemary, saffron, sage, star anise, thyme
Eggs: Basil, chilli, chives, curry, dill, fennel, ginger, lemon peel, marjoram, oreganum, paprika, parsley, pepper, sage, thyme
Fish: Anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oreganum, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, star anise, marjoram
Fruits: Anise, cardamom, Chinese 5-spice, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, ginger, mint, pimento (allspice)
Lamb: Basil, bay, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, curry, dill, garlic, marjoram, mint, mustard, oreganum, parsley, ras el hanout, rosemary, thyme
Potatoes: Basil, caraway, celery seed, chives, coriander, dill, marjoram, oreganum, paprika, parsley, poppy seed, rosemary, thyme
Salads and Salad Dressings: Basil, caraway, celery seed, chives, dill, fennel, garlic, horseradish, lemon peel, marjoram, mint, mustard, oreganum, parsley, rosemary, thyme
Soups: Basil, bay, chilli, chives, cumin, dill, fennel, garlic, marjoram, parsley, pepper, rosemary, sage, star anise, thyme
Sweets: Anise, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, mint, orange peel, pimento (allspice), rosemary, star anise
Tomatoes: Basil, bay , celery seed, cinnamon, chilli, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, marjoram, oreganum, parsley, rosemary, thyme
Vegetables: Chilli, chives, curry, dill, marjoram, parsley, thyme



Once again, there is no right or wrong mix for a dish; if it works for you, it's the right one to use.
We've heard some amazing stories about the usage of our spices:
   Like Sunset Gold, developed as a turmeric health drink — turns out that it works wonders with meatballs and brisket!
   Or the Greek Mix: great on lamb, but apparently also works very well for flavouring home-baked bread!
   Winelands Rub, according to at least one lady, adds wonderful flavour to rice!
   Ras El Hanout (Moroccan Mix) makes a great Dukkah spice, especially if you add some crushed nuts for texture and black sesame seeds for eye candy!
So consider the list below as mere suggestions. Be bold, and try something different. Sometimes it works, and sometimes not — either way, you'll have your own personal food adventure!
And please share your discoveries with us!
Beans: Rosemary & Friends, Italian Mix, Greek Mix, Baharat, Chip Mix, Redneck Chip Mix, Ras El Hanout
Beef: Winelands Rub, Aladdin's Magic, BBQ, Salt-Free for Red Meat, Curry
Breads:Rosemary & Friends, Greek Mix, Italian Mix, Ras El Hanout
Cheese:Greek Mix, Italian Mix
Chicken:Lemon & Thyme, Cajun, Italian Mix, Greek Mix, BBQ, Baharat
Eggs:BBQ, Cajun, Winelands Rub, Aladdin's Magic
Fish:Lemon & Thyme, Cajun, Greek Mix, Italian Mix
Fruits:Ras El Hanout, Baharat, Sunset Gold
Lamb:Aladdin's Magic, Greek Mix, Rosemary & Friends, Italian Mix, Ras El Hanout, Baharat
Potatoes:Chip Mix, Redneck Chip Mix, Rosemary & Friends, Greek Mix, Cajun, Italian Mix
Salads and Salad Dressings:Greek Mix, Italian Mix, Rosemary & Friends
Soups:Ras El Hanout, Baharat, Winelands Rub, Aladdin's Magic, Greek Mix, Italian Mix, Rosemary & Friends, BBQ, Rice Spice
Sweets:Ras El Hanout, Baharat, Sunset Gold
Tomatoes:Rosemary & Friends, Italian Mix, Greek Mix
Vegetables:Chip Mix, Redneck Chip Mix, Ras El Hanout, Baharat, Rosemary & Friends, Cajun


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