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Spice Breeze is a monthly spice subscription box. Each month a new featured location is included along with a signature recipe and all spices to create that recipe. Choose from the three options Spice Breeze offers – Wanderlust where you select two meals each month (enough to feed 3-4 people) for $8.90. Family which is the same as the Wanderlust except it serves 6-8 people for $12.90. Or the Wanderlust Plus which allows you to select 3 meals each month that serve 3-4 people for $12.90. Use code BESTDEAL at checkout to save 10% off a 6 or 12 month subscription. NAT received this package at no cost for review purposes.
Subscription Box Unboxing
Subscription Box Review
Everything that came in this month’s package from Spice Breeze
So what is all this stuff?
My box insert.
This month’s culinary adventure will take us to Cape Malay South Africa.
This month’s box included a spice packet that didn’t include a recipe. This Oriental Pumpkin Pie Spice can be added to desserts for a wonderfully flavorful addition! Use it as you like.
Our first spice kit for this month’s package is Bobotie. This is … you guessed it a South African dish that is a meatloaf and is inspired from both Dutch and Malaysian cuisine.
For this kit we have two packets. The first includes; amchoor, coriander, onion, chili, cumin, turmeric, garlic, curry leaves, fenugreek, cilantro leaves, ginger, yellow mustard, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper. The second packet includes lemon verbena, nutmeg and turmeric.
Second in our package is a Cambodian dish called Amok. This is the National Dish of Cambodia and is made with fish and a delicious coconut sauce. I would have made this for the month but I could not find coconut cream in any store near me!
Our packet for this recipe includes lemongrass, galangal, lemon, turmeric, makrut lime, chili flakes, basil, bay leaves and lime peel.
The final kit in my package for the month is Pastel de Choclo which hails from Chile. This corn casserole is meant to be a main course but I tweaked it a bit to be a starch for our dinner!
Our packet for this meal includes just Aji Panca and cumin.
Okay so now what?
Now I get to cooking.
First we create a corn paste. We pulse in a food processor 2 pounds of corn along with basil and a splash of milk. I would suggest not using frozen corn like me… it adds a bit of challenge.
Once you have a paste you will transfer the mixture to a pot.
Then you add both butter and salt and cook for about twenty minutes.
Once you cook it you will have something that looks like this.
While your corn is thickening you can begin making your filling. Add onions to a pan that has heated oil and cook until translucent.
Then you’d add meat (I used yellow squash instead because we already were making a protein that night) and the spice packet along with salt to taste. You cook until the meat crumbles.
This looked solid for me! It also smelled amazing!
Then I begin to assemble the casserole in a greased baking dish. First the filling goes on the bottom. Next a layer of hard boiled eggs that have been sliced.
And a layer of black olives as well.
We’ll end it off by adding the corn paste to the top. We finely coat the top in sugar and bake at 350 until the sugar has browned!
Here is my finished casserole! Everyone really liked it!
So in summary
Presentation: Everything was packaged well and arrived to me perfectly in my box from Spice Breeze
Quality: I love that Spice Breeze used all organic and non-gmo spices. The kits really are high quality
Curation: I love that you are able to select the recipes that you receive in this subscription! So I’d say the curation is great
Spice Breeze $6.90+
Great Month and Tasty Dish
This month’s package included three delicious and unique recipes and the one that I created for this blog was a hit with the whole family!