If you know me then you know that I love love love cooking. Granted, my day job has been pretty hectic as of late so I don't have the time to experiment with healthier, yet super tasty alternatives to the foods I love.
Flavor for me is everything so these FreshJax Grilling Spices Gift Set spices are super handy. So far I've cooked some pretty boring meals but wanted to try one of the out so I started with the Peppered Habanero. Being from the Northeast I was never a spice fan until I moved out to SoCal. Now I can't get enough of it and want everything spicy. EVERYTHING! I made pasta with sausage to take to work because it's quick and easy and I made sure to cook the sausage with some butter and the spice in order to really get it in there. I had a few pieces before I packed it up and it was awesome. I didn't feel the need to add red pepper flakes to it and I do that with practically everything that I make.
Combined with the pasta, the outcome was awesome. I try not to load my pastas with tons of sauce anymore because I tend to use it as a filler these days and not like as an "I'm having pasta with" meal. I prefer it t be the opposite. In the meal I had sausage, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, parmesan cheese and some angel hair pasta and the way the spice complimented it was amazing. I know it's meant for grilling but I don't grill so this is how I'll use it.
The next one I'm going to try is the citrus pepper. I've been craving fish a lot these days and love cooking it with lemon pepper so it's an obvious choice. The rest, well, now that work has slowed down a bit, I'll be cooking a lot more and will try them all out in no time.
Summer grilling season is still here for another 6 weeks so take advantage of these gifts sets that are sold on Amazon that you want your favorite cook to use.