Spice Up Your Comfort Foods

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Step 9: Comfort Foods is one of our favorite steps. When we participated in our 7 Day Challenge we came to realize just how important these foods really are in making your life feel somewhat normal in an emergency, and also in adding variety to your long term storage foods. We recommend getting a few spare bottles of spices/herbs that you commonly use. This will ensure you have enough for your long term cooking needs, and also give you the convenience and cost-savings in the short term. Don’t go overboard on buying too many bottles though, as spices can lose their flavor over time.

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Here are a list of common spices/herbs to get you started:

Herbs*
Basil
Bay Leaves
Chives
Cilantro
Dill
Mint
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
Tarragon
Thyme

Spices*
Allspice
Black Pepper
Caraway
Cardamom
Celery Salt/Seed
Chili Powder
Cinnamon
Cloves
Coriander
Cumin
Fennel
Fenugreek
Garlic Powder/Salt
Ginger
Mustard Seed/Dry Mustard
Nutmeg
Onion Powder/Salt
Paprika
Red pepper flakes
Saffron
Turmeric
Vanilla
White Pepper

* Herbs are the leafy, green plant parts used for flavouring purposes, and may be used fresh or dried, typically cut into very small pieces. Spices are dried and often ground or grated into a powder. Small seeds, such as fennel and mustard seeds, are used both whole and in powder form.

Feel free to add your own ideas in the comments below






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