I’m really excited to be working with Raw Spice Bar today. I love learning about new -to me- companies and products. My family was able to go on a culinary adventure around the world without leaving our home. How great is that! We frequently talk about where we want to travel to whether it is in the US or abroad. We were able to discover Persia through new tastes and new smells in our home. We didn’t need to pack and we didn’t need to spend a lot of money.
Raw Spice Bar is a company that focuses on high quality spices. They want to take you on a culinary journey each month to discover new tastes and smells. Just this year they have helped their customers discover Navajo, Punjabi, Persian and Japanese foods.
Each month with your subscription you will receive a fun packet which includes a small information card about where you are traveling, recipes and of course the 3 corresponding spice blends clearly packaged and labeled. These spices are toasted whole and are freshly ground just days before receiving them.
We experienced a lot of firsts on our culinary adventure. We traveled to Persia, a place we have never been. The first thing my kids realized was that our home smelled entirely different. At first some of my little chefs asked, “what is that smell?” But when I explained we were having a Persian meal tonight they didn’t mind the different smell, they became excited to try it. We used new ingredients such as lamb, fava beans and rosewater. It wasn’t very easy finding these in the store but the same goes with any non-American ingredient.
These recipes took planning for everything to finish at the same time. The lamb took 3 hours, the rice over an hour and the cucumbers 15 minutes. There were a couple of typos in the recipe. I had a question so I went to their website and found their live customer service. I clicked on the window when almost immediately someone asked if they could help me. I typed in my question and again I got an almost immediate answer. Great customer service!
I wish they had a video of each recipe just because I am a visual person and I like cooking shows! I didn’t feel confident enough with the recipe myself to turn it over to my little chefs like I usually do. Perhaps after watching a video I would have let them do more of the cooking.
We had mixed reviews with all the dishes. I’m ok with that because this was more about the culinary adventure then catering to my families tastes. I loved how as a family we experienced something new in a comfortable environment. These are the types of meals my kids will be remembering and talking about for a long time. Yes I would go on another culinary adventure with Raw Spice Bar. We might discover we love the tastes and smells of a place we never would have thought to visit in our dreams.
Raw Spice Bar is so awesome they are giving away a 3 month subscription to their spice of the month club! That means you will be able to have your own culinary adventure experiencing new smells and tastes to 3 different places. Each recipe is scaled for 8 people so you could have one cultural party for the next 3 months with your friends or family. All you need to do is follow the directions on the rafflecopter below to enter. Good luck everyone!
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