If you plan to cook while traveling, bringing a few of your own ingredients can really improve your meals, especially if you’re staying in an out-of-the-way location or bare-bones vacation rental. But this doesn’t have to mean lugging crates full of condiments and fresh produce. We’ve narrowed down our travel kit to these five easy-to-pack spices that hit the major flavor notes — salty, sour, sweet, aromatic, and spicy. Here is our list of 5 spices that you should carry on your vacation.
A sweet spice like our Organic Ceylon cinnamon has many uses, whether you’re making pastries, fruit desserts, savory dishes, or just sprinkling it on your morning oatmeal/yogurt/toast. Cinnamon water is also an easy, refreshing beverage. Be it Cinnamon sticks, Cinnamon Flavor, or Cinnamon Capsules, All of it is useful. A few recipes, where cinnamon can be used are apple cinnamon rolls, cinnamon shakes, classic cinnamon pancakes, etc.
2. Garlic Granules
When you can’t or don’t want to mess with fresh garlic, granulated garlic can provide savory, pungent flavor to rubs, marinades, sauces, pizzas, and more. We prefer granulated garlic to garlic powder, but either will do in a pinch. The aroma of our organic garlic granules may also help prevent nausea.
3. Sumac Powder
Traveling with souring agents like fresh lemons, lemon powder or a bottle of vinegar isn’t always practical. Organic Sumac Powder, however, is easy to carry and this zingy spice can add tartness to everything from grilled meats to salad dressings and dips.
4. Cayenne Pepper
Our Organic Cayenne Pepper Powder is a great add-in to hot chocolate, but its more common savory uses are in soups, casseroles, and roasted meat. Cayenne adds a little tasty heat to just about anything.
Our Organic Paprika is surprisingly versatile. Throw it into a fry batter or on potatoes or eggs and it brings a delectable complex smokiness to your meal.