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Spice Breeze is a monthly international spice subscription box. Choose from their Cosmopolitan package that includes four spice kits (a recipe with all necessary spices) two of which you will choose for $13.99, the Wanderlust which includes two pre-chosen spice kits for $6.80and the Globetrotter that includes everything in the Wanderlust with double the spices for $12.99. Use code BUZZFEED20 to receive 20% off your order. NAT received this package at no cost for review purposes.
Subscription Box Unboxing
Subscription Box Review
My first glimpse inside the Spice Breeze package for this month.
It always smells and looks so wonderful when you open it up.
Everything that came in my package from Spice Breeze for the month!
So what is all this stuff?
Our box insert shows us an image of the White Restaurant!
Our featured location for the month is Georgia, Europe and specifically The Pearl of the Black Sea.
First up in my package is a Valentine’s Dinner which is a French Culinary dish. I have actually created this dish before and thought it was amazing – I love au poivre!
There were two packets included for this dish. The first contained just green peppercorns and the second just rosebud powder (ahhh)!
Next up are Crepes which are another French dish. Crepes are a thing that my family is very familiar with and this variation is savory and adds a bit of togarashi for a more worldly flavor.
In our packets for this month (there were two) we had just beetroot powder in the first and the second container our togarashi which is a combination of; chili pepper,orange peel, black sesame seeds, seaweed, white sesame seeds, sansho pepper and ginger!
Unfortunately one of the cards for our package this month was missing. The spice packet is labeled Encebollado and looks to be an Ecuadorian fish stew which actually sounds pretty fantastic, bummer!
The final dish in our package for the month is Lobio and is from the featured city for this package – Georgia. This dish can be served as a hot stew in winter or as a cold dip in summer. It has many variations which Spice Breeze provided as optional additions and variations on the recipe card.
Our spice packet for this dish includes coriander, fenugreek, mint, paprika, black pepper, turmeric, methi, savory, basil, cinnamon and cloves. This blend is popularly called Khemli Suneli. Obviously this is the dish that I decided to make for the month .
To create this dish we first drain and rinse our beans
Then we are supposed to wash 2/3rds of them (I forgot that BUT not all of them mashed so that worked out pretty well for me).
Then we add oil and finely chopped onion to a pan.
We cook this until it becomes soft and translucent.
Then in a pot we add all our beans and our broth and mix. Then add in the fried onions with their oil, the walnuts (I subbed this out for a bit of flour), the spice packet, cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.
We mix that all together.
Then we bring it to a boil.
Then we reduce the heat to medium low and cook for about twenty minutes, stirring frequently.
This goes great with almost anything! We served ours with grilled pork and zuchinni and yellow squash from grilled foil packets! Yummo!
So in summary
Presentation: Everything looked beautiful. The only downside was that we didn’t receive one of our recipes.
Quality: I always love the quality of the spices in this subscription. They are both organic and delicious
Curation: This Georgian themed package was full of fun and colorful flavors from all over the world!
Spice Breeze $6.80+
I always look forward to creating the dishes that are sent to me in my Spice Breeze package. This month featured Georgia and the dish was phenomenal