So you want to know which spices you should keep on hand at all times? Here’s a quick reference guide to help you fill your spice cabinet with the essential spices to always have on hand.
Basil – Use in soups, stews and chilis.
Cinnamon – Essential baking spice.
Chili Powder – Spice up chicken, chili or pasta.
Red Pepper Flakes – Sprinkle on pizza, stews and soups.
Cumin – Toast whole seeds or use ground in savory dishes.
Garlic – add to almost anything savory.
Ginger – Used in Asian dishes or baked goods.
Nutmeg – Grate whole seeds into baked goods & béchamel sauce.
Oregano – Sprinkle on salads, pasta or soups.
Pepper – Freshly grind for optimal flavor.