RawSpiceBar Review - July 2015 - Meal Preparation Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? Raw Spice Bar 
How Much? $6 per month plus $4 shipping to Canada. Save on longer term subscription. Prices in US dollars. 
What’s in it? 3 hand-picked, small batch, freshly ground spice blends and kitchen-tested, detailed recipes and ideas.

RawSpiceBar is a subscription service offering a monthly box of spices. For only $6 per month plus shipping, RawSpiceBar send 3 freshly ground spices & blends with a new regional theme plus kitchen-tested recipes. The recipes and spices yield enough to create 3 global dishes to serve 4-6 adults. The spice blends are perfectly portioned, freshly ground and expertly blended by top chefs for maximum authentic flavor. It's all done just days before shipping to guarantee freshness.

A bit has changed since I last reviewed RawSpiceBar. Instead of recipe cards, they now include a full colour, double sided recipe sheet, complete with scrumptious photos!

The July theme is "The Memphis Spice Box".  

 Barbeque is king on the Memphis food scene. In this BBQ town, sugary sauces are omitted from the barbeque menu. Instead, Memphians prefer so called dry rubs—freshly ground spice blends of paprika, black pepper, and cayenne, with just a touch of brown sugar for sweetness. This month, we’re replicating the dry rub ribs that have put Memphis on the BBQ map. In this rub, Greek influences such as oregano and garlic meet traditional Cajun spices like paprika and chili powder. For our side dish, applewood smoked salt is the star of our creamy potato salad full of melt-in-your-mouth bacon and green onion.

The package includes three spice blends and recipes for a 3-course Memphis BBQ themed meal. This is the perfect theme for summer!

Spice photos from RawSpiceBar.


Memphis Dry Ribs using Mephis Dry Rip Rub (0.4oz)
This Memphis-style dry rub is a blend of earthy, sweet, herbal and spicy. Greek influences, such as oregano and garlic, meet traditional Cajun spices like paprika and chili powder. We use this spice rub to create an acidic "wet mop" for making tangy and tender charcoal-grilled ribs.

Bacon Potato Salad using Applewood Smoked Salt (0.3oz)
Sea salt smoked over aged applewood gives a smoky, fruity flavor that can be used in a variety of recipes, both on and off the grill. This smoked sea salt is mild enough to pair with creamy potato salad, chicken, fish, pork or any other dish you'd want to add a hint of smokiness and makes a great finishing salt.

Triple Spice Ice Cream with Tripe Ice Cream Spices (0.3oz) 
The distinctively cool and citrusy characteristics of green cardamom pair with cinnamon and a slight hint of licorice flavor from freshly ground star anise. We use this triple spice blend to create homemade strawberry ice cream that tastes like summer.

The July RawSpiceBar included a full ounce of spices and three custom recipe cards in order to make a complete three-course barbecue themed meal. The recipes are all very straight forward and even the most inexperienced home cook should have no problem preparing and cooking this meal. I really love the concept of this box, and for only $6 per month, it's a great way to learn about new cuisines and experiment in the kitchen.

RawSpiceBar has created an exclusive promo code for Canadian Box Addict readers. You can earn an extra month for free on a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription. Just enter promo code cdnspiceaddict at checkout. The promo won't show on your e-mail confirmation, but it does log on RawSpiceBar's end, so they will be sure to include the extra month at the end of your subscription term. 

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