Many of us are finding ourselves cooking at home more than we ever have before. In order to make a decadent meal, you don’t have to spend a fortune on spices. But there are 10 spices that should always have in your pantry so you’re prepared to make those “quick and easy” recipes you find online.
Cinnamon is a must have for anyone who bakes, but it also can add a delightful surprise to pork chops, grilled cheese, and meatballs.
CRUSHED RED PEPPER FLAKES
Beyond having this around for when the pizza delivery guy leaves it, red pepper flakes can add a nice kick to spaghetti, broccoli, and salad dressings.
Not only is ginger a game changer for teas and cocktails, but you can also add it to savory dishes like stir-fry, noodles, and soups.
Pepper is the king of spices and has been known to save bland dishes since the beginning of time. Biscuits, spaghetti, salads, carrots, and any number of dishes can benefit from this tried-and-true spice.
Turmeric not only has anti-inflammatory properties, but it also heals bland dishes. Add it to pumpkin dishes, stir-fry, eggs, and even yogurt.
Paprika adds a sweet, smoky flavor to anything from eggs to stews and steaks.
Onion powder is an essential weapon in your culinary arsenal. Use it anywhere you might want onions, including stews, dips, salad dressings, vegetables, marinades, and rubs.
Give this one prime real estate on your spice rack. Cumin is a staple to savory dishes like meats, fish, vegetables, chilies, and stews.
Oregano has a woody taste that pairs well with Greek and Italian foods. Experiment by adding it to your pasta sauces and salad dressings.