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Our Favorite Spices and How to Use Them

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There’s no such thing as too much spice. Well, that’s not 100% true – don’t go dousing your breakfast cereal in cloves just yet. But for the most part, if you’re looking to liven up dinner or zhoosh up dessert, there’s a spice for that. And the odds are, Imperfect has it! Did your coffee cake come out bland? Does your stir fry need a zesty sparkle? Seriously, we have a seasoning for everything. Check out a few of our favorites and learn how cooking with spices can make your meals shine.

Seasoning for All of the Things

So it’s Tuesday night and you’re making pasta. You dip your finger in the sauce. It’s missing something, but what? Enter: Seasoning for All of the Things. It’s all of your favorite herbs and spices in one shake. Perfect for…well, all of the things.

Bring Cinnamon to the Party

Cinnamon is that friend you can always depend on. They’re never far away, and you have breakfast together almost every day. But it’s time the two of you get out of your comfort zone. Cinnamon isn’t only delicious in baked goods and oatmeal. A pinch of cinnamon adds complexity to fall soups and flavorful curries

It Needs More Garlic

Trust us on this one. Garlic is great for you, and it breathes life into even the most mundane of recipes. However, it’s not always fun to chop, and there’s a distinct scent that some of us may hope to avoid. Skip the smelly fingers and add our ground garlic powder to warm up salads or yakisoba.

Don’t Forget about Cumin 

Don’t let cumin be typecast as only fit for ground beef tacos. Curry isn’t the same without it, and roasted cauliflower cauls out its name when you leave the room. Add it to roasted nopales and mushroom breakfast tacos or try sprinkling some on sweet potatoes before roasting them to enhance their natural sweetness. 

Pass the Sea Salt

Have you ever eaten an egg without salt? Neither have we. Salt makes bland food craveable, questionable food edible, and everything from apple pie to zucchini fritters more complex and delicious. Salt is the spice of life, and we think you should sprinkle some on yours.

The Seasoning of the Season 

We didn’t forget everyone’s fall favorite! Read our love letter to Pumpkin Pie Spice and learn from our 6 tips to pumpkin spice up your life.


  • Martha Castro
    September 24, 2020 at 3:06 am

    I unsubscribed today to imperfect foods. I never received the email you said would be sent. Please make sure I am unsubscribed.

    • Imperfect
      September 30, 2020 at 9:24 pm

      Please get in contact with our customer care team so we can help get this resolved with you:

  • Jason Gabehart
    September 24, 2020 at 3:30 am

    I love me some soups

    • Imperfect
      September 30, 2020 at 9:21 pm

      Soups are the best! 😍

  • caroline connelly
    September 24, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    You guys are too funny. Love your spice tips. I am a cinnamon nut. I even put a few shakes in my coffee maker grounds. Yummy. Still looking on how to use Ground Ginger. Any ideas ?

    • Imperfect
      September 30, 2020 at 9:20 pm

      Aw, we appreciate and love you! You can check out these 14 ways to reuse ground ginger here: 🤪

  • Dolores Turner
    September 25, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    I love your service and the articles. There was supposed to be information on storing fruits and vegetables. I did not receive that in either of my (2, so far) deliveries. Can you please send it in my next box? I am Dolores Turner 6072 Silverleaf Drive Foresthill, CA 95631

    • Imperfect
      September 30, 2020 at 9:18 pm

      Hey there! You can print off that storage guide here:

  • Rob
    November 2, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Love your Ethos! A shame we unsubscribed for a multitude of reasons. Doing business during a pandemic is difficult.

    Great idea, keep working on the execution.


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