Spices


Spices are the basis to any delicious Middle Eastern dishes. Actually they are what makes Lebanese food superb. In my blog you will find the most commonly used herbs and spices in the Lebanese cuisine along with some recipe ideas so you can start trying with them.

Allspice is probably the most popular of the Lebanese spices with its highly aromatic flavor. It is a combination of several different spices , you will notice it is used in many recipes in addition of its companion the cinnamon.

Cumin is a strong, highly fragrant savory spice, I add it to many vegetarian and meat dishes. It

provides a distinctive and unmissable smell and taste. Cumin is traditionally known for promoting digestion and reducing food-borne infections as well as it is proven in studies.

Lebanese 7 Spices is an important spice blend in most Lebanese kitchens where this flavorful seasoning is used in many recipes. The amazing blend in 7 spices which contains nutmeg, cloves, black pepper, ginger, cinnamon and allspice, this perfect blend adds to many of my dishes like kebbeh stuffing, moghrabiyeh and many more a splendid and delicious taste.

Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. It has so many impressive health benefits that’s why it is almost in every recipe.

My stock or broth always flavored with cinnamon sticks and bay leaves. They add to it a distinctive aroma including their health benefits. Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices , it has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years. It is almost used daily in many Lebanese recipes as well as many desserts like moghly, sahlab and many more. It has a warming taste in addition that it is the most beneficial spices on earth.

Bay leaves are commonly used dried in cooking for their distinctive fragrance especially for stocks and soups. It has an amazing aromatic flavor as well as it has its health benefits effect.