If you follow Chef AJ, you must know that she loves our Pepperoni and Gingerbread Spice Blends (both WFPB and SOS-free of course!). This page is dedicated to the spices she regularly uses in her recipes ~ our proprietary blends as well as her favorite base spices. Follow her on facebook and youtube to learn more. Get two small free samples of Chef AJ favorites with your order.

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Apple Pie Spice

$16.00

The ultimate expression of an American classic, our Apple Pie Spice features a blend of two different species of Cinnamon, freshly-milled Chinese Ginger, and prized Vanilla Beans. This blend delivers the tangy sweetness and aromatics of a kitchen from a distant past brought forward in memories with the first smell.

A contemporary blend for apple pie, this spice blend is also a smart flavoring added to smoothies or waffle batter, sprinkled on French toast, mixed with barbeque sauces, or added to recipes with cinnamon or nutmeg.

 

Suggested Recipes:

Oatmeal Apple Cookies

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Bada Bing Bouillon Oooh-Mommy Umami

$10.25$23.00
(Based on 4 reviews)

As featured in Forks over Knives Fall 2021 issue.

Umami Bouillon (broth powder) with no added salt! Add 1 Tablespoon to 1 Cup boiling water for a quick, nourishing umami flavored broth. Hand blended in small batches with veggies, herbs and spices: carrot, onion, tomato, bell pepper, Chiles, porcini, mustard, parsley, cumin, and thyme.

Recommended Recipes:

Greek Gigante Beans

Quick Vegan Ramen

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Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia

$6.50$27.00
(Based on 6 reviews)

Saigon Cinnamon (aka Vietnamese Cinnamon) is the strongest and sweetest species of Cinnamon available. Ours is freshly milled from organically grown quills to get the most intense flavor possible. Holds up to Vietnamese Pho and full-flavor meats; makes a great addition to yogurt; or ratchet up your baking with this powerful, nearly hot cinnamon flavor.

 

Although packaged by weight, the whole bulk bag contains roughly a dozen 2.75″ quills.

 

Quick Tips:

  • Add 1-2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon to 1 cup Straus Family Organic yogurt.
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Dill Seed

$7.25$19.60

In Old Norse, the word dill means “to lull” – it was mixed with water to help babies sleep.  Egyptians believed burying dill with their dead would protect them in the afterlife against hunger.

Although Dill has a unique and powerful flavor, it pairs well with a wide variety of foods including poultry, fish, salads, sauces, dips, starches, and vegetables.

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Dill Weed

$7.25$19.60
(Based on 1 review)

A flavorful complement to foods, dill was also added to magic potions in the Middle Ages to protect homes and people from spells.

The flavor of dill has been described as citrus, fennel, and mint combined, and it’s best when added at the end of cooking to preserve the flavor.  Add Dill Weed to salads, soups, fish and shellfish, vegetables and sauces.

 

Recommended Recipes:

Herbed Soufflé

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Gingerbread Spice

$10.25$27.70
(Based on 3 reviews)

Originally baked in German monasteries in the 14th century to aid digestion, gingerbread quickly spread throughout Europe. An International tradition, and an American classic, this blend of sweet, aromatic spices, is driven by the lemony, sweet flavor of freshly milled ginger root. Use to flavor gingerbread or in cookies, cakes, pies, or smoothies to deliver this unmistakable classic flavor.

 

Hand blended in small batches with: ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom.

 

Recommended Recipes:

Pumpkin Pound Cake

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Jalapeño Chile Pepper

$8.50$23.00

Traditionally cultivated in Veracruz, Mexico, this Chile Pepper has also become a favorite of the Southwestern United States.  Not too hot and not too mild, it is delicate in its dried form and should be added to foods for finishing.

Just before serving, add to Southwestern dishes, guacamole, corn bread, salad dressings, eggs, potatoes and vegetables for a little kick.  It will lose its flavor and heat if added too early in the cooking process.

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Morita Chipotle Chile Pepper

$9.00$13.00
(Based on 2 reviews)

The Chipotle Chile is the dried form of a mature red Jalapeño Pepper.  The Morita variety, by far the most common sold in the U.S., is smaller than the “True” Chipotle, and retains its dark, raisin-like appearance.

Add to Southwest and Central American dishes where the combination of smoky and hot flavors are desired.

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Paprika, Smoked

$10.00$27.00
(Based on 3 reviews)

Sweet, rich and smoky, our Smoked Paprika is made in the style of Spanish Pimenton, with a bright, tangy flavor, followed by complex smoky tones. Use in paella, soups, and stews for a deep woodsy flavor.

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Pepperoni Blend

$10.25$27.65
(Based on 19 reviews)

Developed w/chefs at a local restaurant for use in vegetarian “Pepperoni” dishes. Add Pepperoni flavoring at your every whim.

 

Hand blended in small batches with: smoked paprika, Chiles, anise seed, mustard seed, garlic, and fennel.

Recommended by Chef AJ.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

$9.25$25.00
(Based on 2 reviews)

The original English pumpkin pie was actually a whole pumpkin stuffed with apples, sugar, and a combination of spices, and then baked. This spice blend became known as Pumpkin Pie Spice in the 19th century. Use with pumpkin and squash recipes, cookies, sweet potato pie, custard, and cheesecake or be daring and sprinkle on ice cream, oatmeal or a latté.

 

Hand blended in small batches: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and star anise.

 

Recommended Recipes:

Apple Stuffed Pumpkin

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Spice Bar Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Coconut Macaroons

 

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Seedtopia

$10.75$29.00

A medley of seven seeds and more, adding a natural seed richness to any dish.

Hand blended in small batches with: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sumac, coriander, toasted sesame seeds, nigella, flax seeds, cumin, and oregano.

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