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Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup + Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe

After you’ve enjoyed the Slow-Cooked Chinese Five Spice Chicken with Cashews & Shiitake Mushrooms, you’re all set to make chicken stock, as well as Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup for dinner the next day.

After dinner, transfer all the leftover veggies, cashews, mushrooms, and sauce into one container, and all the meat you can remove from the chicken into another container.

Place the chicken bones back into the slow cooker, and toss in onion, carrot, celery, coriander seeds, and a bay leaf.  Fill it up with water (about 3/4 full).  Cook on low overnight to create a flavorful stock by morning.  

You’ll have enough homemade chicken stock for a few meals, so just keep a portion out for dinner to use in the Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup.

Slow-Cooked Chinese Five Spice Chicken with Cashews & Shiitake Mushrooms

Slow Cooked Chinese Five Spice Chicken with Cashews & Shiitake Mushrooms recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

Since winter started, many customers have been walking into the store and asking, “What do you recommend using in a slow-cooker?”

That’s an easy answer – Sichuan Chinese Five Spice.  But until today, we haven’t had a slow-cooker recipe up on the site to share with all of you who have requested it.  So here’s the first – Slow Cooked Chinese Five Spice Chicken with Cashews & Shiitake Mushrooms.

Korean Tofu Stew in Skillet

Korean Tofu Stew in Skillet recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

If you’re out on an especially cold day this winter, stop at your local Korean restaurant and order Sundubu Jjigae – a spicy, sizzling, Korean tofu stew, usually cooked and served in a thick porcelain bowl.  Or if you’re at home, cook up this simple, modified version of the dish using a cast-iron skillet.

There are so many types of Jjigae – Korean stews – but I especially like the tofu versions.  The extra soft tofu not only melts in your mouth, but also traps in the heat, to keep the dish sizzling all the way until the last, delicious bite.

Korean Tofu Stew in Skillet (vegetarian) recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

Korean Tofu Stew may sound like a vegetarian dish, but it often includes a variety of seafood, and sometimes pork or beef.  If you’re vegetarian, it’s probably best to cook it up at home.  I prepared this recipe with you in mind, and for those of you who want a quicker version and who like a little extra tofu in their Korean stew.

New Sea Salts: Vanilla-Coffee, Tahitian Vanilla, and Hawaiian Mesquite Smoked

Vanilla Coffee Sea Salt, Tahitian Vanilla Sea Salt and Hawaiian Mesquite Smoked Sea Salt at SeasonWithSpice.com
It’s a New Year, and we have a few new sea salts in the shop:  Vanilla-Coffee, Tahitian Vanilla, and Hawaiian Mesquite Smoked.

All three have a sweet, appetizing aroma.  The vanilla sea salts are great for baked goods and desserts, as well as experimenting with on savory dishes.  The Hawaiian mesquite smoked sea salt is best on veggie dishes, and for sprinkling on roasted meats.

Read on for more ideas, as well as our current promotion to receive a free jar of one of our new sea salts!

Vanilla-Coffee Sea Salt at SeasonWithSpice.com

Top off a sweet, foamy latte, or a bowl of richly flavored ice cream, with a touch of our Vanilla-Coffee Sea Salt. Or lightly sprinkle it on freshly baked brownies still warm and soft from the oven. This Pacific sea salt, naturally infused with Tahitian vanilla and espresso beans, will balance the sweetness of drinks and desserts, while accentuating and complementing the flavors with each taste. 

Explore using our Vanilla-Coffee Sea Salt in savory dishes as well. Try adding the salt into a spicy marinade or into a homemade pot of chili. Or into a blackberry, raspberry, or cranberry sauce, as a side for pork chops, turkey, or other roast meat dishes.

Tahitian Vanilla Sea Salt at SeasonWithSpice.com

Looking to take your chocolatey desserts and other sweet creations to a new level of deliciousness? Try lightly sprinkling on our Tahitian Vanilla Sea Salt to enhance the flavor, and balance the sweetness.

Our Tahitian Vanilla Sea Salt is Pacific sea salt infused with the fruity, floral, smooth taste of Tahitian vanilla beans. The perfect addition to your baking spice rack, or as a gift to that loved one who is always sharing their decadent desserts with you.

Hawaiian Mesquite Smoked Sea Salt at SeasonWithSpice.com

Hawaiian sea salt cold-smoked over Hawaiian mesquite wood chips captures the sweet, tropical flavor of this island tree in each small grain of our Hawaiian Mesquite Smoked Sea Salt. It's a must-have for seasoning meats like pork and chicken. And since the smoky flavor is more subtle than our robust Applewood Smoked Sea Salt, it especially works well on vegetarian dishes. 

Some of our favorite veggie dishes to sprinkle on Hawaiian Mesquite Smoked Sea Salt include sautéed mushrooms, and roasted or fried potatoes.


10-Minute Tom Yum Soup (Vegetarian)

Thai vegetarian tom yum soup recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

Tom Yum, or Thai Hot & Sour Soup, is my go-to for slurping away the winter blues in January.  It’s refreshingly spicy, with a citrusy, sourish flavor that wakes me up after the sun sets at 5pm.

Tom Yum is fresh, healthy, and surprisingly quick to cook up as a side dish for a Thai-inspired meal, or to accompany a simple stir-fry or fried rice.

Vegetarian tom yum soup recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

Easy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

Happy 2015 everyone!  With all this cold weather around the country, everyone must have a chill down their spine, and an extra step in their walk.  We hope it energizes you to start the New Year with a few cooking adventures, so you discover some new favorites you can whip up all year round.

If that’s one of your resolutions this year, we will be here sharing many new recipes for you to try, and introducing new spices & blends to help get you started.

Our first recipe of the year is using one of our favorite handcrafted blends – Tandoori Seasoning.  This recipe for Easy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks is perfect on frigid nights, because you’re cranking up the heat of the oven to the “eyebrow-singeing” setting, and opening it up every ten minutes to baste the chicken.

Easy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

Eggnog Recipes: Classic & with a Festive Twist!

How to make eggnog recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

10 days till Christmas and 10 more days to drink eggnog!

Matcha Eggnog recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com