RawSpiceBar March 2015 Review – Spice Subscription Box
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RawSpiceBar is a really unique kitchen/food subscription box. Every month you get 3-4 premium spices and coordinating recipes every month. Each month features a different region. Each spice, contains 2-3 ounces and there is enough to make 3 separate dishes serving 8-12 people. At $6.00/month, it’s is also one of the cheapest subscriptions.
What’s in the box? Each month, they send 3-4 spice blends which are enough to create 3 separate dishes serving 8-12 people. The spice blends will weigh between 2-3 ounces each month.
Shipping: RawSpiceBar ships to the US and Canada. Free shipping for both countries.
When does the box ship? Subscriptions ship the first week of the month
Everything ships in a cardboard envelope, and ships by USPS.
The spices and information cards are all packaged in pretty paper.
This month, RawSpiceBar is headed to Tehran, Iran in celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year.
RawSpriceBar included an information about Nowruz. Nowuz occurs on the vernal equinox and is about rebirth, renewal and fertility. The menu this month features braised lamb shanks & advieh, saffron rice and mast-o-khiar.
Advieh Khoresht This spice is made with organic rose petals, cinnamon, green cardamom, angelica, Persian lime powder, coriander, cumin and black peppercorns. This spice is used to make Braised lamb shank with Advieh. I have never made lamb, but I love to eat it. I might try to get my husband to help me make lamb this weekend.
This what the spice looks like.
Saffron Threads: I have never seen saffron threads before, so I was interested to see what they looked like. There was only a small amount in the bag, but you only need a small amount for the recipe. This is used to make Sabzi Polow with Dill & Saffron. This dish is a rice dish, with fava beans, yogurt, dill and garlic. This sounds really good and perfect to compliment the lamb.
These are the saffron threads. It is a very beautiful spice.
Mast-O-Kliar Herbs: These herbs are made with mint, dill, organic rose petals, and black peppercorns. The herbs are made for the Mast-O-Khiar with rose & mint. Mast-O-Khiar is made with cucumbers, yogurt, garlic and the herbs. You mix everything together and you can add some walnuts or cranberries for added flavor. This is served alongside the lamb and rice.
All three spices and herbs have a ziplock seal, so you can use them and seal them up again.
Final Thought: I really loved the interesting recipes this much. The Mast-O-Kliar isn’t much my taste, but I know my husband and boys will probably like it. I love lamb and I am excited to try the Advieh Khoresht. It’s really amazing RawSpiceBar can combine recipes and spices for only $6.00/month. This is a great subscription and if you love trying new food, check out RawSpiceBar here.
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