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  1. Greek Chicken, Parmesan Quinoa Crusted Ingredients 1 1/2 tbsp RawSpicebar's Greek Seasoning Juice from 1 lemon3/4 cup quinoa, cooked4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 2 tbsp cup Dijon mustard1/2 cup ParmesanSalt, to tasteOlive oil Directions 1. Preheat oven to 300º F. Pat and dry chicken, then salt and pepper liberally. Spread quinoa on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool, then move to a bowl. 2. Increase oven temperature to 425º F. In a large bowl, combine Dijon mustard...
  2. Best Chipotle Powder Substitute Chipotle powder is made from just one ingredient: dried, smoked jalapeno peppers. They are then crushed into powder form, in pure, simplistic flavor glory. While you're in a pinch, check out these chipotle powder substitutes. For next time, order our ground, smoked chipotle powder in all sizes - the flavor is hard to beat. Best Chipotle Powder Substitute Smoked paprika Chili powder Ancho chili powder Smoked paprika will provide a similar earthy smoke as chipotle powder. Both are made from...
  3. Flavor Hacks: Best Vanilla Extract Substitute? Vanilla extract is extracted from the seeds and pods of orchids that belong to the genus vanilla. If you don't have any on hand, here are a few substitutes that you can use in place of vanilla extract. Vanilla Extract Substitutes Maple Syrup One of the best substitutes for vanilla extract is surprising and it is considered as one of the best alternatives. You are able to replace vanilla extract with equal amounts of maple syrup. You may need to slightly reduce the amount of sugar in your ...
  4. Best Fenugreek Substitute? Fenugreek seeds have a somewhat bitter taste, similar to celery, maple syrup or burnt sugar, and are often used to make medicine. However, fenugreek, like many spices has a far more pleasant taste when cooked. The seeds are the most widely used part of fenugreek, which are usually dried and ground. The leaves are often used in cooking as well. Fenugreek is used in many curry powder blends, such as garam masala, as well as in other Indian spices & blends, plus Indian dishes like chutneys. ...
  5. Best Sumac Substitute The best sumac substitute replicates the citrusy tartness so notorious of sumac. We love adding lemon juice at the end of cooking or mixing lemon zest & black peppercorns. Best Sumac Substitutes Lemon Juice Lemon pepper seasoning Amchoor Zaatar Tamarind or Vinegar Lemon Juice You are worried because your grilled lamb kofta kebabs wouldn’t be complete without ground sumac. Well, worry no more! Look around your kitchen and look for lemons. Sure enough, you wouldn’t run out of a lemon. Fresh...
  6. Best Ancho Chili Powder Substitute Ancho chile powder is a staple in Mexican cuisine and is one of the most popular spices in the region, part of its ‘holy trinity’ -- this powder has moderate heat and is made from dried and ground poblano chiles. This spice is usually used in sauces, salsa, and most especially Mole. Ancho chile powder is easy to find almost anywhere. Many specialty Mexican groceries and some supermarkets may carry ancho pepper powder. This spice has a sweet and earthy flavor that imparts a fruitiness to dishe...
  7. Best Chili Powder Substitute Chili powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of varieties of chili peppers. Some Chili powders have an addition of other spices, called a chili powder blend. It’s used to add pungency and flavor to dishes. It’s used in many cuisines, such as Tex-Mex, Indian, Korean, and Portuguese. If you have a love for cooking, you most likely had to deal with running out of an ingredient that your recipe calls for. Most Tex-Mex dishes like tacos or Chili con Carne calls for chili powder, but what if you for...
  8. Spice Hacks: White Pepper vs Black Pepper There is more than one type of pepper. Know the primary differences to use them effectively while cooking. A dish is never complete without its seasonings and spices. Pepper, one of the oldest spices in the world, is always a household and restaurant favorite. It was common in ancient healing practices back then due to its healing properties. Now, it’s used in almost all dishes that you can think of. Some people choose between black or white pepper purely for aesthetic purposes, depending on ...
  9. Best Kaffir Lime Leaves Substitute Kaffir lime is a member of the citrus family which is mostly found in Southeast Asia and its neighbors. Both its fruit and leaves are sold dried or frozen in specialty Asian markets if you are located in the west. It’s a bit difficult to acquire especially if your area doesn’t have a lot of Asian grocers. Kaffir lime leaves have a strong citrusy flavor with a hint of pungency. These leaves also have bitter notes which people find difficult to eat raw. There are many ways to use this, but it i...
  10. Best Adobo Seasoning Substitute One Latin spice mix that adds serious flavor to your dishes is adobo seasoning. This mix provides an earthy and delicious sizzle to most dishes, from steaks to soups. It’s not something that everyone has in their pantry, so if in need of a substitute, here are some ideas. Adobo Seasoning Substitutes Adobo Paste or Adobo Sauce This is a good alternative to adobo seasoning but depends on the recipe that you’re going to use it for since you are adding extra moisture to your dish. This would be g...
  11. 6 of Our Favorite Spices for Salmon A round up of our favorite seasoning blends & spices for salmon, without the salt, sugar or additives.
  12. 6 of Our Favorite Spices for Chicken A round up of our favorite seasoning blends & spices for chicken, without the salt, sugar or additives.
  13. Spice Hack: Best Cardamom Substitute? Cardamom has a complex flavor, a combination of fruity, nutty, herbal, woody, and citrusy- all at the same time. This means that it’s very distinct and not often easy to replicate! If you're in a pinch or looking to experiment with alternatives, you have options! The even better news is that you most likely have most of the options in your spice cabinet. Best Cardamom Substitutes: ClovesCinnamonApple Pie SpiceNutmegGinger (close cousin)Allspice Because of cardamom's unique flav...
  14. Tellicherry Pepper vs Black Pepper Second only to salt, black pepper is the world’s most widely used spice. It’s a major flavor component in the entire culinary world. Despite organic black peppercorns being a staple in the cupboard, there are actually many varietys of black peppercorns - two of the most popular variants are Tellicherry and Malabar peppercorns. Are They Any Different? All peppercorns belong the Piper nigrum family, meaning that they are all the exact same thing. True black peppercorns are entirely different ...
  15. Cardamom Pods vs. Cardamom Seeds Cardamom Pods vs. Cardamom Seeds Cardamom is a plant native to South East Asia and is well known for its pods and aromatic seeds. This is the third most expensive spice, behind vanilla and saffron -- it is widely used throughout Europe and Asia. Cardamom pods come in three different colors: green, black, and white. Green is the most common of these colors, and the white variant is just a bleached version of the common Cardamom pod. The black cardamom, while related to the green cardamom, do...
  16. Spice Hacks: Best Cayenne Pepper Substitute? Cayenne pepper is a well-known way to add moderate heat to dishes and is widely available in powdered form. If your dish calls for cayenne powder and you are out, you have many easy-to-find options that can bring the heat to your dish, but note – many do so with extra flavor notes that can change the profile of your meal. Best Cayenne Pepper Substitutes: Crushed red pepper Korean gochugaru Smoked paprika Japapeno powder Crushed red pepper often uses cayenne pepper as a base (along with ...