Seasoning Blends Collection Guide

CHEERS TO YOUR FLAVORFUL PLANT-BASED LIFE!

Our seasoning blends were created to inspire you on your plant-based journey. Plant-based eating doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless. With the right ingredients–seasonings blends, spices, and herbs, plant-based dishes can be transformed into scrumptious culinary masterpieces!

The science is overwhelming in favor of the benefits (i.e. healthy body weight, lower risk for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, heart health, healthy gut, healthy immune system, and good mental health) of eating minimally processed, locally grown whole plant foods–fruits, vegetables (i.e. leafy greens, root vegetables a.k.a tubers), nuts, seeds, beans, peas, lentils, and whole grains (i.e. oatmeal, bulgur wheat, quinoa, farro, Kamut, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta).

Even if you are not 100% plant-based, you can still enjoy the health benefits of plant-based eating. BUT FIRST THINGS, FIRST, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR FOOD TASTES DELICIOUS BECAUSE WHY EAT IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO ENJOY IT.

About Our Seasoning Blend Collection

Nothing But Curry

If you are a fan of curry, love to make delicious curry stews, chutneys, or use curry powders in other exciting ways then this curry trio set is for you. This curry trio contains curry powders representing Cape Malay, South Africa; the Caribbean islands of Trinidad, Guadaloupe, and Martinique (French West Indies)

Cape Malay Style Curry Powder

Cape Malay cuisine is a melting pot of many cultures reflective of the history of colonization in South Africa. These cultures include Malaysia, India, and Indonesia.  These people who later became known as the Cape Malays brought with them their traditional cooking techniques.  Curries are usually served with rice and sambals (Indonesian chili paste or sauce) or rice and chutney. The secret to an authentic Cape Malay style curry is to balance the heat of the curry with the sweetness of fruit or fruit preserves. The most common fruit used to make a cape Malay curry is apricot (both dried apricots and apricot preserves), mango chutney, and tamarind. 

How to Use It

Expand your curry palate by creating a veggie curry with these star plant-foods as the main ingredients, cauliflower, chickpeas, string beans, and dried apricots (soaked), served over turmeric cinnamon brown rice. 

  • Additional Uses 
    • Marinades 
    • Your DIY custom spice blends and rubs

What’s in It 

Coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, organic curry leaves, clove, fennel, brown mustard, cayenne, and ginger

Trinidad Style Curry Powder

The cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago is a blend of African, Amerindian, Chinese, Creole, French, Lebanese and Spanish cultures. A lot of food is curried in Trinidad including many plant foods, making this curry perfect for your plant-based lifestyle.  This curried stew is typically served in a roti wrap. A Roti is a thin flatbread that similar to a tortilla. 

How to Use It

The next time that you’re in the mood for curry, use the Trinidad Style Curry Powder to create a flavorful veggie curry with one or a combination of these veggies– eggplants, green tomatoes, mangoes, okra, potatoes, and pumpkin. 

What’s In It

Turmeric, black pepper, coriander, cumin, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice

  • Additional Uses 
    • Vegan Empanadas ideas– try one or a combination of these veggies
      • sweet potato and chickpea, curry pumpkin, sweet potato, and spinach empanada
    • Marinades
    • Your DIY custom spice blends and rubs
    • Curried fried rice
    • Curried lentil stew 
    • Grain bowl with carrots, spinach, and curried cauliflower
    • Curried pumpkin or squash soup 
    • Sweet potato loaded with curry lentils
    • Curry spiced popcorn
    • Curried wild rice stuffed squash
    • Curried sweet potato chips
    • Curry spiced roasted chickpeas
    • Curried vegetable wrap
    • Curry spiced wonton crackers
    • Curry dip for french fries

French West Indies Style Curry Powder

Curry powder from this region in the world is influenced by the people of Sri Lanka who were brought to the French West Indies to work on plantations. This curry spice blend is also called Poudre de Colombo or West Indian curry powder. The subtle heat comes from brown mustard and black pepper, instead of hot peppers. The result is a sharper flavor with less heat than more traditional Indian curries. 

How to Use It

Traditionally this curry powder is used to make a one-pot curry stew with meat (typically pork or lamb),  garlic, onions, fresh ginger, bonaito and calabaza (Caribbean sweet potato and pumpkin).   To veganize this traditional curry dish, try a combination of these ingredients sweet potato, pumpkin, coconut milk, eggplant, okra. 

  • Additional Uses 
    • Vegan Empanadas ideas– try one or a combination of these veggies
      • sweet potato and chickpea, curry pumpkin, sweet potato, and spinach empanada
    • Marinades
    • Your DIY custom spice blends and rubs
    • Curried fried rice
    • Curried lentil stew 
    • Grain bowl with carrots, spinach, and curried cauliflower
    • Curried pumpkin or squash soup 
    • Curry root vegetable pot-pie
    • Curried pickles
    • Curried nuts (cashews)
    • Curry Thai noodles
    • Sweet potato loaded with curry lentils
    • Curry spiced popcorn
    • Curried wild rice stuffed squash
    • Curried sweet potato chips
    • Curry spiced roasted chickpeas
    • Curried vegetable wrap
    • Curry spiced wonton crackers
    • Curry dip for french fries

What’s in it

Coriander, fenugreek, turmeric, brown mustard, black pepper, cumin, cloves, and long-grain white rice

Brand New Flavor

If you are an adventurous cook or seeking to expand your flavor profile in the kitchen then this seasoning collection is for you.  These seasonings are created to build flavor in your plant-based dishes.  This seasoning collection contains a General Tso style seasoning, Oaxacan seasoning, Mojo seasoning, a Morrocan style seasoning. 

General Tso Style Seasoning

Our General Tso’s Style seasoning is savory and brings a lot of umami flavor to the dish it’s used on. It’s garlicky and slightly spicy but not uncomfortable. This will give your dish a kick of umami flavor.

How to use it

This is a savory blend that’s good for use on anything including vegan stir-fries, soups, and noodle dishes. It can be used as an all-purpose seasoning for Asian American cuisine.  

Here are a few quick easy meal ideas:

  • Grain Bowl with a Veggie Stir Fry
    •  Green beans, carrots, peas, cabbage, edamame, tofu, tempeh, or a combination of these ingredients. Cook your grain and the veggies to your liking, adding some soy sauce to the veggies and plant-based protein while they are cooking for an extra savory flavor. Sprinkle some General Tso Style Seasoning on top and enjoy!
  • Breakfast
    • Add some brand new flavor to your breakfast.  The next time you make an omelet using your favorite plant-based egg substitute and veggies, add some of this seasoning. 

What’s in it

Onion, garlic, sesame, soy sauce, paprika, salt, ginger, Thai chile powder. This seasoning is NOT gluten-free

Mojo Seasoning

Cultural influences of Cuban cuisine are varied, they include African, Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish cultures. Traditional Cuban dishes are made from readily available, inexpensive, simple ingredients and are usually prepared and spiced to make them more flavorful. Most Cuban cooking relies on the use of a few basic spices, such as bay leaves, cumin, garlic and oregano. 

Sofrito is the base for many dishes. Generally, sofrito is made from garlic, green pepper, onion, oregano, and is quick-fried in olive oil. The sofrito base gives the food its flavor and it is used when cooking black beans, many meat dishes, stews, and tomato-based sauces. 

Mojo is a marinade that includes cumin, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, sliced raw onions, and water.  Root veggies such as boniato (Cuban sweet potato), malanga (taro), and yucca (cassava) are flavored with mojo. 

How to Use It

Try these flavorful ideas!

  • Flavorful Sauces
    • Dipping sauce for a vegan seitan Cuban sandwich
    • Drizzle for seitan tacos, boiled yucca (cassava), crispy green plantain chips 
  • Marinade
    • Portabella
    • Jackfruit sliders
  • Dry rub
  • Sweet potato black bean bowl or wrap

What’s in it

Garlic, cumin, black pepper, orange and lime

Moroccan Style Vegetable Seasoning

Let’s face it, we want to eat veggies but they are like a blank canvas.  Meaning, if you don’t season them well, we probably won’t eat them.  When you are looking for a new flavor profile for your veggies, consider our Moroccan Style Vegetable Seasoning. Forget the same ole salt and pepper routine, reimagine your veggies. 

How to Use It

  • Rub for grilled or baked veggies
    • Corn on the cob, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, root veggies and tubers such as carrots, celery roots,  parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes and turnips
    • Lightly coat your veggies with olive oil and then sprinkle the Moroccan Style Vegetable Seasoning on them. Let these sit in the refrigerator for several hours before cooking.
    • For best results use about 1 tablespoon per pound of raw veggies
  • Moroccan spiced baked french fries 

What’s in It

Cumin, coriander, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cayenne, and cloves

Oaxacan Veggie Seasoning

Oaxacan food is a huge part of Mexican culture. Oaxaca is known as “the belly of Mexico.” Oaxaca is known for its moles and the wide variety of chiles grown in this region.  The cuisine has minimally changed by foreign influence because it is hard to travel to Oaxaca. This seasoning blend is savory, with a garlicky taste,  smoky undertones, and mildly spicy.  

How to Use It

Our Oaxacan Veggie Seasoning is a flavor powerhouse for the plant foods you love to eat or haven’t tried because you don’t quite know to make them flavorful.  Think of it as a general-purpose seasoning.

  • Veggies
    • Eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, corn on the cob, brussels sprouts, carrots, and parsnips,  baked potatoes, roasted or grilled tomatoes
  • French fry seasoning
  • Savory snack seasoning
    • Popcorn, homemade Chex blend 
    • Microwave popcorn, a good way to distribute the flavor evenly is to cook up the popcorn and then open the bag just enough to sprinkle some of the seasonings in. Pinch it shut, leaving room for steam to escape, and then shake vigorously for a few moments. This will help the seasoning spread throughout the bag, along with distributing some more of that vegan butter inside.
  • Moles
  • Soups and stews
  • Avocado toast
  • Vegan cream cheese and bagel 

What is in it

Ancho, guajillo, garlic, sea salt, sesame seeds, chipotle, thyme, Mexican oregano, and Meco

Down Home Foodie

Down Home Foodie is a collection of seasoning blends representing classic southern flavors. It includes Red Beans and Rice, Cajun Maple, Smokey Molasses, and Applewood Chipotle Seasonings. 

Red Beans and Rice Seasoning 

Red beans and rice is a classic New Orleans dish, a favorite food of famed New Orleans Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong. The main ingredients for this traditional red beans and rice are red beans, veggies (bell pepper, onion, and celery), spices, and pork bones (often leftovers from Sunday dinner) slow-cooked in a pot and served over rice. 

Vegans can still enjoy this quintessential Louisiana creole dish by simply pulling out the meat products and keeping the great flavors. Our Red Beans and Rice Seasoning is a little smoky, mildly hot, with hints of celery and onion.

How to Use 

Try adding 1/4 cup of Red Beans and Rice Seasoning for every two cups of dried beans used in a recipe.

What’s In It 

Onion, garlic, parsley, celery, cumin, cayenne, bay leaf, and red pepper flakes

Cajun Maple Seasoning

If you are looking for sweet heat, you’ve got it in this seasoning blend! This is a seasoning that stands up quite nicely next to stronger flavors, like darker beans or thick stews. Our Cajun Maple is a savory blend with moderate spiciness, smoky, earthy, and herby notes, as well as a hint of sweetness from the maple sugar.

How to Use It

You can use Cajun Maple Seasoning can be used pretty much anywhere you would use Cajun Seasoning. Sprinkle some on your favorite vegetable-based dishes. 

  • Sauces
  • Tomato-based soups
  • Vegan Jambalaya
  • Vegan gumbo (check website)
  • Rice dishes
  • Grilled Sweet Potatoes
  • Cajun Seitan fried chick’n 
  • Vegan andouille 

Tip: A little goes a long way.  Start with ¼ teaspoon and add ¼ teaspoon at a time to get your desired flavor. 

What’s in It

Maple sugar, paprika, garlic, onion, chipotle Morita powder, black pepper, smoked hickory salt, organic red bell pepper, ground celery seed, cayenne, ground bay leaves, thyme, basil, and Mexican oregano

Smoky Molasses Seasoning

Our smoky molasses seasoning is made with granulated molasses sourced from New Orleans. This is the perfect blend between sweet, savory, and smoky. Other complementary flavors include the smokiness of the roasted garlic, toasted onion, a little heat with lingering citrus notes. Add orange to bring out the subtle citrus notes. 

How to Use It

  • DIY BBQ sauce
  • Tofu 
  •  Dip
    • Add it to vegan sour cream 
  • Popcorn 
  • Grilled veggies 

What’s In It 

Granulated molasses, demerara sugar, orange, smoked hickory salt, garlic, onion, chipotle, paprika, and red bell pepper

Applewood Chipotle Seasoning

The true essence of our blend’s personality comes from the chipotle chile powder and flakes that are both in this blend. This blend is slightly sweet but you will also certainly pick up on a balance of heat thanks to the chipotle elements. 

Where to Use 

If you have a slow cooker this is your opportunity to pull it out. 

  • Jackfruit “pulled pork”  (slow cooker)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Corn on the cob
  • Grilled veggies 
    • Asparagus
  • Roasted Brussel sprouts 
  • BBQ seitan
  • Carrot bacon
  • Vegan broccoli and cheese quesadilla
  • Cashew vegan cheese
  • Vegan burrito bowl

What’s in it

Granulated honey, smoked applewood sea salt, paprika, garlic, onion, chipotle powder, black pepper, and chipotle flakes

Simply Flavored 

If you are looking for ways to add flavors to the staples in your plant-based meal rotation, this collection is for you.  The collection has seasoning blends that will give a flavor boost to your black bean burgers, spaghetti, chili, tacos, and roasted veggies.

Black Bean Burger Seasoning

This pantry staple is a savory blend with a bit of heat that is complemented nicely by the earthy flavors of the porcini mushroom powder and cumin. This black bean burger seasoning is perfect for adding the right kind of savory punch to your favorite black bean burger recipe. 

What’s In It 

Garlic, Onion, Tomato Powder, Chipotle “Meco” Powder, Porcini Mushroom Powder, Cumin, La Vera Smoked Sweet Paprika, Granulated Green Bell Pepper, and Yellow Mustard Powder

How to Use 

Our Black Bean Burger Seasoning is excellent for homemade black bean burgers.

  •  Savory, thick soups and stews 
  • Black bean and brown rice wrap 
  • Rice
  • Barley
  • Roasted root veggies

Tip-When making your own black bean burgers, experiment with how much seasoning you want to use. Start with about a tablespoon of the blend to a pound of black bean burger.  Mix well and add ½ teaspoon at a time, tasting your mixture until you get the desired flavor. 

Spaghetti Seasoning

This staple convenient seasoning blend is perfect for those leading busy lifestyles but who still want to prepare their own food and then sit down to a home-cooked meal.

How to Use It

  • Marinara sauce
  • Spaghetti squash (Fall/Winter) 
  • Vegan meatballs
  • Vegetable noodles
  • Dipping sauce for bread

What’s In It 

Minced onion, Mediterranean oregano, red pepper flakes, sweet basil, garlic flakes, sea salt, and parsley flakes

Al Pastor Taco Seasoning

Al Pastor tacos is one of the most popular fusion foods in Mexico. They are pork and pineapple tacos originating in Central Mexico and are a cross between Middle Eastern Shawarma,  grilled pork served by Mexican street vendors, the Greek gyro, and Turkish doner kebabs. However, you can create a delicious vegan Al Pastor taco with our Al Pastor Taco Seasoning

How to Use It

  • Vegan  Al Pastor Taco
    • Slow cook your jack fruit in a combination of our Al Pastor Taco Seasoning, dried chiles, spices, and pineapple.  Serve on small tortillas with finely chopped onions, cilantro, pineapple, salsa, and a squirt of fresh lime juice.
  • Vegan alambre
    • Slow-cooked jack fruit and then topped with avocado, chopped vegan bacon, bell peppers, vegan cheese, onions, salsa served with freshly made corn or flour tortillas.
  • Vegan gringas 
    • A quesadilla filled with vegan cheese, marinated jack fruit, and pineapple slices.
  • Vegan tortas 
    • A sandwich served on an oblong 6″ crusty, firm white sandwich rolls
  • Marinated tofu kebabs
  • Marinated seitan kebabs

What’s In It 

Garlic, cumin, onion, coriander, chipotle, oregano, ancho, guajillo, salt, and annatto

Chili Lime Seasoning

The stars of our South American inspired chili lime seasoning are the Mexican chile and the Guajillo chile.   Seasoning fruit with chile peppers and salt is common throughout Mexico and Southeast Asia. The heat from the chiles which balances well with the tartness of the lime juice powder with the sweetness of the demerara sugar.  These flavors are tied together by the natural earthiness of the cumin and coriander. 

How to Use It

  • Season Fruits
    • Overripe Watermelon
    • Apples
    • Cantaloupe
    • Mango
    • Papaya
  • Veggies
    • Cucumbers
    • Jicama
  • Vegan empanada 
  • Vegan tamales
  • Dressings
  • Guacamole
  • Marinades
  • Soups and stews 
  • Sauces and soups 

What is in It

California garlic, cumin, cayenne, sea salt, California onion, coriander, citric acid, lime, sugar, California paprika, and guajillo

Roasted Vegetable Seasoning 

This seasoning is a staple for simple roasted veggies. Roasting certain veggies caramelizes their natural sugars which enhances their flavor complexities. This is also a quick and simple way to get some of your daily recommended servings of veggies with very little prep work needed in the kitchen. Our Roasted Veggie Seasoning has some sweetness that will enhance the natural caramelization of the roasted veggies and some tangy undertones.

How to Use It

  • Veggies
    • Oven-roasted root veggies carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes and turnips (Fall/Winter)
    • Garlic and onions 
    • Slow cooker roasted veggies
  • For every 2 pounds of veggies use approximately 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of our Roasted Veggie Seasoning.
    • Add the seasoning before you start cooking and then add a little bit more when you remove the veggies from the oven.

What’s In It

Garlic, salt, paprika, onion, black pepper, thyme, red bell pepper, molasses, oregano, and serrano.