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What is Hawaij Spice?

Hawaij spice (also known as Hawayej, Hawaj, and Hawayij) means "mixture" in Arabic. It's a spice blend with primarily cumin and black pepper and often contains cardamom, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. There are two primary blends of hawaij - one for savory dishes and one used in coffee and desserts. Hawaij is primarily used …

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Baharat Spice Mix

What is Baharat Spice Mix? Baharat (which means "spices" in Arabic) is a spice blend used in Middle Eastern (especially the Arabian Gulf region) and Greek cuisine.  Typical baharat seasoning ingredients include allspice, chili peppers, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, and peppercorns. The mixture is finely ground and is often used on fish, chicken, …

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10 Unique Spices and 10 Great Recipes to Use Them In

Spices can make or break a dish. I often find that I dislike dishes that are under-spiced, but rarely do I encounter an over-spiced dish. I think you should feel free to go a little crazy with the spices in your food until you find combinations you really like. I've included my 10 favorite, unique …

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