Your local Community Co-op carries a wide choice of bulk organic foods, including fresh spices and herbs. Search this directory to find one in your area.
Why would you want to use a spice mix?
There would be no need to have 50 different herbs & spices in your cupboard.
- There would be no need to have 25 different herbs and spices plus a substitution chart in your cupboard.
- You would be able to have just a few spice mixes in your cupboard.
- Your spice mixes would usually be fresh and flavorful, especially if purchased at your local food co-op. They replenish the bins often.
- Spice mixes are easy to make and use.
Italian and Tex-Mex are very common spice mixes for Mediterranean and Southwest cuisine and available in most stores. You may need to find a specialty grocer for Asian five spice, Chaat Masala and Cajun spice mixes. You will need to make your own “Herb Bouquet” because it is my variation of Herbemare.