Men’s Fitness reckons there are 5 seasonings that “you should always have on hand to make nutritious and delicious meals”: onion powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, garlic powder and oregano.
I agree with the cinnamon, oregano and cayenne, but I’ll take fresh onion and garlic over the powder any day. This did get me thinking about my staple spices, which totally reflect my dependency on Mexican and Indian food. Here they are, in order of importance:
- Red Chili Flakes
- Cumin Seed
- Mustard Seeds
- Curry Leaves
- Fennel Seeds
- Cumin Powder
- Bay Leaves
What about you? What’s on your spice rack?
Spice of life: 5 seasonings you should start using now [Men’s Fitness]