Back in October of last year I suddenly discovered that I had to give up meat, dairy, oatmeal, and peanut butter. Not only did I discover that finding recipes was HARD, I also discovered that I needed to have a lot of spices to make my food taste like something. I was familiar with the usual garlic powder and onion powder, but now I added in all sorts of other spices. High quality spices are extremely important at any time, but when you are trying to make your mushroom dish taste like tacos or steak they become critical.
I had heard of Penzeys before, but I found myself doing an extra order or two then was usual. Penzeys is an awesome company with a wide selection of every type of spice your heart could desire. In the last year they started offering free shipping if you purchase $30 or more in a single order! Their catalog is an awesome comprehensive list of the spices and gift boxes they offer interspersed with stories from their customers and different recipes from their customers using Penzey’s spices. This catalog appears several times a year and always includes a coupon for a free or discounted specialty spice usually with a purchase of a certain amount. My absolutely favorite perk of Penzey’s though is the fact they always include a sample of one of their blends in every order! I’ve found some new spice blends that I would have never tried otherwise.
I think my favorite blend is their “Sandwich Sprinkle“. It’s marketed as a topping for making croutons which I have done, but it is delicious on absolutely everything! I love it on eggs, French fries, and anything else that requires salt and pepper–this adds a little zing!
I was also happily surprised to find lots of salt free blends. Several members of my family are concerned about their salt intake and Penzey’s clearly marks which of their blends don’t have salt in them. Just because you can’t have salt doesn’t mean that your food needs to be tasteless! I’ve also purchased one of their gift boxes and found it to be a wonderful gift.
So take a look around their website or better yet request a catalog or visit one of their stores! Everyone’s spices need to be updated once in a while and some new blends could add some excitement to your otherwise bland routine!