Spice Hub my life!

YOs! Whatchu know about some spices up in da kitchen! Recently, a Maryland friend and new Crockhead, started a spice company called Spice Hub and mailed me down some spices to try. I was super excited when I got them in the mail and last night was my first chance to test them out. And Brook…. the spices were awesome and I’m cooking tonight with them again! Brook sent me the seasoning pack combo which retails at $24.99 and comes with: Poultry seasoning, Steak seasoning, Taco seasoning, and vegetable seasoning.

SpicesI packed a bag with my spices, some veggies, and my roommate Palmer’s noodle maker and headed over to Katie and Jay’s house to cook dinner. They have the best open kitchen with plenty of room for…cutting boards, appliances to spread out, and dance moves (I know y’all thought I was going to quote Step Brothers). When I walked in the door Jay already had the tunes kicking so we got to work.

Jay was in charge of preparing the chicken. Katie had bought leg quarters with the skin on- key- skin on!IMG_0001We used Spice Hub Perfect Poultry Seasoning and covered them all up.IMG_0003Jay also added some barque sauce and then transferred them to the grill. In the meanwhile, Katie and I prepared Zucchini Pasta. Y’all. This is a great alternative to using actual pasta and it is very entertaining to make. Make sure to wash your zucchini thoroughly and then place it in between the crank and the blade and begin turning.IMG_0004Before you know it….Pasta!IMG_0005We threw in with the zucchini tomatoes, red onions, avocados, garlic, and feta cheese.IMG_0006Then we added the Spice Hub Vegetable Seasoning.IMG_0009What I really like about these spices is that they keep the spices somewhat whole so you can really see all the different herbs and flavors going into your food. Spice Hub is also all organic with no chemicals, sugar, msg, or fillers of any kind. Always a plus when making a healthy meal. The final step for this Zucchini Pasta is the dressing. I used the famous John Kassel salad dressing. Mix good olive oil, some red wine vinegar, garlic, dijon mustard, and then any spices such as basil, oregano, salt, and pepper all in a bowl. Even throw in perhaps some fresh lemon juice. Mix really well all together  and then drizzle over pasta. We ended up having to add some extra olive oil as well to get the perfect consistency. IMG_0011Once we finished making the salad, Jay’s chicken was lingering smells like a combination of Fergie and Jesus into the kitchen so we knew it was time.IMG_0016Look at that skin! The chicken had so much flavor that I eventually just put my fork down and used my hands to experience this thing in full force. The Poultry Seasoning consists of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic, Onion, Ground Red Chili Pepper, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley, Paprika, Cumin, and Coriander. All of these tastes really came through and created a great piece of grilled chicken.IMG_0017 The pasta I will definitely be making again. I might even consider making it a couple hours before and sticking it in the fridge before serving. I think the longer it marinates in the dressing, the better it will be. AND its all raw veggies with 100% of all the nutrients without tasting like boring raw veggies if you know what I mean.

Katie I think you said it right that this was a great summer time meal. There’s something about grilled chicken in July with a pretty colorful summer salad. While stuffing our faces and making fun of The Bachlorette on TV, Jay all of suddens says, “So those dude’s spices are really good.” It made us laugh and we thank you Brook for sharing them! I have them cooking down a surprise in the crockpot for tonight as we speak. Stay tuned!

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