Friday, January 22, 2016

January RawSpiceBar - Egyptian

Do you love cooking with new foods and spices? Then you have to check out RawSpiceBar. 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. 

Buy: I really want them to have a shop on their website where you can purchase more spices you like. 

January RawSpiceBar

Contents of the RawSpiceBar envelope:

.4 oz. packet Hazelnut Dukkah

.4 oz. packet Egyptian Spices.

.3 oz. packet Sumac Berries.

One of the best parts of this subscription is the included recipes. They include ingredients that are easily found at the grocery store. . 

The recipes are:

Toasted Flatbread & Dukkah.
Parchment Roasted Egyptian Spiced Bronzini.
Sumac Carrot Salad with Almonds & Olives.

Just looking at the menu it doesn't look like something I would be too interested in trying. That is the point of this subscription is to try something new. Who knows I could be pleasantly surprised. 

Verdict: I think this is a great subscription and I'm really enjoying the new spices.

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  1. Is there a way to have alternative recipe for the monthly spice shipment? Let's say the person can't eat fish and just received January spices and the recipe calls for white fish. Plan B anyone?

    1. I wonder if you asked on their Facebook or other social media would people have an alternative. I'm sure there are recipes out there somewhere. Bronzini fish isn't an easy fish to always come by even if you do eat fish.

    2. Well, I don't do Facebook (Yes, still few like me left...) but I did experiment with different kind of fish : SALMON. And it was delicious! I got a nice file piece which I covered with the "paste", lemon and YELLOW onion slices, poured uncooked couscous around the file and then places halved tomatoes around the whole thing. Of course, the fish was set on double layers of parchment paper before I started the paste job. I stapled the paper making semi air-tight setup. After about 30-40 min, I opened the "bag" just to find perfectly cooked salmon and cooked couscous ( the juices of tomatoes, lemon and fish will do this). I don't think I could have done any better with any other fish. Juicy, very flavorful and very easy with parchment paper. Perfect!

    3. I know quite a few people that still don't do Facebook. I just got my mom on it though and she's Facebook crazy now, she loves being able to keep up with everyone.
      Your recipe sounds delicious! I think I might have to give that a try since Bronzini can be hard to come by.