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Spice up your life with these great tips

Spice up your life with these great tips

Seasoning your meals is an important part of cooking. You're probably familiar with salt, pepper, paprika, and other common seasonings. These seasonings can brighten up your meal, but if you're bored of the same old spices, here are 3 new ones to bring to the dinner table.

Sumac

Sumac is a middle eastern spice with a flavor similar to citrus. It's tangy, vibrant flavor is a bit more mellow than lemon, which makes it perfect for any dish normally asking for lemon. The beautiful red coloring can add visual appeal to your dish, as well along with the pleasant flavor.

 Wattleseed

If you've never tried wattleseed in your baking dishes, you are missing out. Wattleseed tastes a bit like coffee, chocolate, and hazelnut. These flavors make it very popular in dessert breads, ice creams, and other desserts.

Green cardamom 

When experimenting with this spice, use just a little bit at a time. Cardamom has a very powerful flavor. The flavor is smokey, aromatic, and sometimes floral. It's also the third most expensive spice in the world, behind saffron and vanilla only.

Juniper Berry

If you have a hunter in the family, you probably have your share of venison, wild boar, duck, and other game meats are your disposal. Juniper berry is a popular accompaniment to game dishes because the piney flavor makes an excellent contrast to wild meats such as these.

Trying new spices can bring new life to your old meals. Whether you want to heat it up with a new kind of pepper, or explore the flavor of wasabi root, you'll find adding new spices can make each meal in adventure. The next time you're ready to 'spice things up' try reaching for one of these spices, and see how it changes the flavor of your food.

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