Fall is the official start to cozy food season! Spice up your favorite comfort foods with gourmet spices from Old Town Spice Shop. Rich ingredients like pasta, meat, and cream often get all of the credit for comfort foods, but it’s really the spices that make the meal.
Our Best Gourmet Spices to Use in Comfort Foods
You can’t have a bowl of chili without the right spices! Here are a few of our favorite spices that we always keep in the cabinet once fall rolls around:
Chili Pepper Powder - Add to seasoning blends, soups, stews, marinades, condiments, rubs, and of course, chili! It’s perfect to use in any recipe to add heat and flavor. This chili powder is low in heat and high in flavor.
Cumin - Cumin is the second-most popular spice in the world, after black pepper. It has a warm, earthy aroma and a peppery flavor with citrus notes. Cumin is perfect for chili or curries.
Greek Oregano - Oregano has an aromatic, warm, and slightly bitter taste, which can vary in intensity and is most frequently used with roasted, fried, or grilled vegetables, meat, and fish. Greek Oregano is a great choice for dishes from the Mediterranean, including tomato sauces, pizza, grilled meats, and other dishes with strong flavors.
Rosemary - Rosemary has a distinctive pine-woody aroma with camphoraceous undertones and a fresh, bittersweet flavor. Rosemary is a must have for soups and meats in the fall!
Our Favorite Cozy Fall Dishes
Fall is perfect for a big bowl of chili, a pot roast, a hot bowl of soup, and delicious mac and cheese. Some of our favorite dishes to make during fall include:
Spicy Chicken Chili - For this delicious and hearty recipe you’ll need chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, a whole chicken, onion, fresh garlic, Spanish paprika, cumin, Mexican oregano, salt, ground coriander seed, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and black beans. Throw it in a crock pot and let it work its magic for an easy weeknight dinner.
Spiced Mac and Cheese - We love making this classic dish with a twist! For this ultimate mac and cheese, you’ll need whole milk, butter, flour, onion, carrot, garlic, nutmeg, smoked sweet paprika, fenugreek leaves, yellow mustard seed powder, American cheese, sharp cheddar, panko bread crumbs, fresh parsley, and of course, macaroni noodles. We promise this will become a new favorite!
Classic Beef Pot Roast - You can’t go wrong with a classic pot roast! You’ll need tomato powder, thyme, rosemary, arrowroot powder, Spanish paprika, crushed red pepper, salt & pepper, dried onion, Granulated Garlic, bay leaf, roast, beef broth, red wine, gold potatoes, and carrots. Just thinking about this one makes our mouths water!
If you have a favorite cozy fall recipe using some of our gourmet spices, share it with us! You can tag us on Instagram
at @OldTownSpiceShop. Need more cozy fall food recommendations? Stop by the shop or give us a call! We’re happy to share our favorite spices to use. You can find all of our other spices
, and so much more at Old Town Spice Shop, or you can visit us online at www.oldtownspiceshop.com