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Delicious Must Have Spices in Your Pantry

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More About Spices Which Every Pantry Needs

I think spices are unsung heroes in any kind of cuisine. Most people have a favorite spice or two, but I am a true believer that you should always keep at least a couple of these spices close at hand. This will ensure that you can whip up a dish even if you forget to buy one of your staples.

Moms, do you have your spice rack stocked with all the must-have spices? I know that I am always looking for new recipes to try and one of my go-to’s is Indian dishes. One of the reasons why this cuisine tastes so good is because it relies heavily on a variety of different spices.
I’m not sure about you, but sometimes when I’m cooking at home, I can’t find all the ingredients that are required to make a dish taste great – like fresh ginger or garam masala.

Check out some out these spices mentioned below.


I always make sure that I have turmeric in my pantry. turmeric is a fascinating herb. This amazing herb contains both fibre and antioxidants. Turmeric is part of the ginger (herb) family. I really like the subtle taste of this warming herb.  This makes total sense, as these two herbs blend so well together.

I really enjoy cooking with this herb because it has a subtle smell and enhances any meal. The beautiful, rich yellow colour of turmeric gives certain types of curry a distinctive colour.  I often use turmeric to colour my rice, curries and even smoothies.

That being said, there is some research which suggests that turmeric should be used in moderation, to avoid possible side effects.

Black pepper

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Black Pepper

I keep black pepper in my pantry all the time. I would go so far as to say that this is one of my major staples. I’ll never cook without it. I find black pepper a low-cost and effective way to flavour my food. Black pepper is loaded with antioxidants and is thought to be capable of increasing metabolism.

Black pepper is really versatile and adds lots of flavour to fish, meat and vegetables. Scrambled egg and wholemeal toast loaded with black pepper tastes scrumptious. At the end of the day, good quality black pepper can added some zing to the blandest of meals.


Coriander has been used in cuisines worldwide for centuries. It’s most commonly found in Indian and Asian cuisine, but it can be found all over the world. But why is coriander so versatile?
This blog will explain some of its many uses:
-It adds a citrusy flavor to soups, sauces, or marinades and pairs well with cumin or turmeric.
-Adding a pinch of coriander powder to your eggs can add an interesting element to breakfast time by adding a spicy taste to scrambled eggs.
-Dried coriander leaves mixed with olive oil make for an easy sauce when you need something quick on the go.


Ultimately, everything depends on what you like. That said, here are some of my favourite spices which I think every kitchen should have. These spices will add flavour to food quickly and inexpensively without much effort. We hope this post has given you some ideas for new exciting flavours in your own home. Please share with us any spice combinations or cooking tips you love!

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