Saturday, March 21, 2015

March RawSpice Bar - Persian

Do you love cooking with new foods and spices? Then you have to check out RawSpiceBar. Last month they sent me a complimentary package to review and I liked it so much I subscribed. Each month you will receive 3-4 whole spices or spice blends along with a recipe to use them. Each recipe will use the include spice and will make 8-10 servings. The price of this subscription is just $6.00 a month with shipping included. You have to sign up for a minimum 3 month subscription.  

Price: $6.00 a month (minimum 3 month subscription) w/ shipping included. Discounts for 6 and 12 month subscriptions. Ships to US and Canada.

The good:

Love to cook: If you love cooking with new foods and spices this a fun way to do it. 

Know someone who loves to cook: This makes a great gift!

Price: $6 is a great low price. 

Reduce waste: It's such a terrible thing to buy a jar of spice and have it go to waste. This allows you to try the spice without buying a whole jar. 

The not so good:

Skip: I don't see an option to skip or pause your subscription. 

March RawSpiceBar - Persian Spice

Contents of the RawSpiceBar envelope:

.3 oz. packet Advieh Khoresht.

.3 oz. packet Mast-O-Khiar Herbs.

.003 oz. packet Saffron Threads.

Last month I looked up these spices on a website where I regular purchase spices from. Matter of fact I they have a store in Napa and when I was there last week I stocked up on some things. This month I decided not to put a value #1 because I've never even heard of two of these spices and #2 it's not accurate. The value would definitely be less than $6 if you could find and purchase these spices in bulk. This workouts out to be $2 a packet which is less than you would paying buying full jars. RawSpiceBar also includes recipes using the spices which is awesome because again I have no idea what two of these spices even are. The other spice, saffron, I know and love. 

These spices are used in Tehran, Iran and were chosen in celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. The recipes are:

Braised Lamb Shanks with Advieh
Mast-O-Khiar with Rose & Mint
Sabzi Polow with Dill & Saffron

I'm not a fan of lamb but I think I might try it with with pork shanks. 

Verdict: I think this is a great subscription and I'm excited to try these new spices. 

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