Oregano grows throughout Europe and Asia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, California and New Mexico. Mexican oregano is also known as Mexican wild sage and Mexican marjoram. You can use oregano in sauces, soups, vinegars, herb butters and salad dressings or sprinkle it on top of your favorite vegetables and homemade pizza.
Rosemary adds a delicate pine-like flavor to a wide variety of dishes, vinegars, salad dressings and breads. You’ll find it in herbes de provence blends, as well as many Mediterranean recipes for poultry, meat and vegetable dishes. I prefer to sprinkle it on top of a cream cheese tuna sandwich and oven roasted vegetables or potatoes.
Cajun Seasoning is a mix made of salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Cajun cooking comes from the native French-speaking Acadian decendents inhabiting Louisiana and parts of other Southern states. You can purchase it in almost every store or you can mix it yourself at home.
Red Pepper Flakes
Red Pepper Flakes add a great heat to sauces, pizzas and grilled foods and it also pairs well with the creamy textures of cheese sauce or soups. I prefer to sprinkle it on top of avocado toasts.
Black Peppercorns create fresh peppery flavor at your stove and table. I would recommend to purchase whole black peppercorns and grind them freshly into your dishes at home.
Cinnamon has a warm, sweet, earthy flavor. I love to sprinkle it on top of a warm oatmeal and on top of my coffee. Cinnamon adds a depth of flavor to sweet and savory dishes alike and is a wonderful staple for every kitchen.
Turmeric root has a deep golden-yellow color and a distinctive, pungent aroma. Its flavor resembles both ginger and pepper. I love to use it for my golden milk recipe, or add it into scrambled eggs, soups or Indian styled chicken breasts.