Nutmeg and Cardamom! Today we're exploring a taste of Africa with these two spices.
Our organic ground Nutmeg is from India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. The flavor is highly aromatic, sweet, warm with a woody-like taste. It is a staple in Indonesian, Middle Eastern, African and European cuisines. It can also be made into oil, and mixes well with an array of spices to make dessert spices, and chai.
Our Organic Cardamom has a sweet and strong cooling sensation. Our cardamom is grown in Guatemala and each pod is hand picked. By weight, Cardamom is one of the most expensive spices in the world along with saffron and vanilla!
AFRICAN PEANUT STEW
Cubed beef simmered with peanut butter, nutmeg, and chili powder as the main flavors. You can also make this vegetarian by substituting the meat with collard greens or kale. Add peas and carrots in this comforting dish if you wish.
CAPE TOWN BOBOTIE
Pronounced "ba-boor-tea", this meal is the national dish of South Africa. The inside is minced beef and lamb with spices such as cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon, and cloves. The top is made of a creamy egg mixture!
Did you know?
Nutmeg was a highly prized possession in the ancient world, as it was used for trading.
You can make this with and without meat but for this version you can use goat or mutton. Garlic and cardamom are crushed together with a mortar and pestle. It's cooked together with cumin seeds, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to create the most flavorful rice.
CAPE VERDE CACHUPA
With our organic nutmeg and cardamom your dish will turn out so flavorful!