My top 5 culinary spices

February 13, 2020 Report

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This video is a quick tour of my spice cupboard. It is not staged as I wanted to show you the real-life cupboard I cook out of. 

Himalayan Salt:

Pink Salt is a wonderful addition to your cooking. I always use salt as it enhances flavours, even in baking. I choose to use pink salt as its rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. Trace minerals are needed by our body to carry out everyday functions such as fluid balance and thyroid health etc. I use Ecoideas pink salt.

Smoked Paprika:

Paprika is dried, ground pepper. The smoked just adds a new level of flavour. This spice is excellent on roasted potatoes, homemade kale chips, pulled pork and other meats. I also add it to chili and butternut squash soup. I use Simply Organic Smoked Paprika.

Poultry Seasoning:

This seasoning contains thyme, sage, rosemary, marjoram, black pepper and nutmeg. It doesn’t have to be used just on poultry. It’s great on potatoes and roasted root vegetables as it’s a very savoury flavour. I also use it in bread dressing/stuffing around the holidays. I’m not picky when it comes to this spice; I just use the PC brand.

Black Pepper:

I buy bulk, whole black peppercorns from bulk barn. I have a spice grinder so I grind the peppercorns in there when my jar runs out. When I last ran out of black pepper, I just replaced it during a BulkBarn shop. Black pepper goes into almost everything from meats, roasted veggies, pasta sauce and soups. It adds a very mild spice I enjoy.


This is a wonderfully herbed salt. This salt is seasoned with herbs and vegetables that include celery, leek, cress, onion, chives, lovage, parsley, garlic, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and kelp. The vegetables and herbs are organically grown. I like the fact that kelp is added since it’s a great source of iodine which our body needs and it’s especially important for our thyroid health. It’s a unique product that I have been using for years.



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