If there is one thing I want you to take away from this post it's the understanding spices are the most essential item you need to have in your damn kitchen! We're too old to not know the joy of flavor and regardless of your level of chef skills having the right spice profiles will help elevate any of your meals. The best part is with pre-packaged blends you don't have to worry if you're using the right amount or mix which means there is no excuse for you to have bland ass food anymore. Here's a list of my top 5 spice blends you can pick up from any store.
Lawry's will always be the brand of choice (if you know, then you know) but any salty mix of paprika, turmeric, onion, and garlic will help add a depth of flavor to your protein and like the name indicates you can use it on just about anything.
Think savory kabobs, gyros, and olives & bruschetta, or any Mediterranean cuisine. Greek seasoning is rich and full of herbs like marjoram and thyme that bring a fresh yet earthy flavor out of your meals.
Bold and spicy with a subtle hint of earthy flavors, Cajun seasoning is a necessity! Similar to the all-purpose seasoning it tastes great on everything from fish and seafood to thick meats and even in stews.
Five Spice Seasoning
Warm and sweet flavors come from the star anise, fennel, and cinnamon, while coves and peppercorns bring a cool a spicy taste to this blend. Best known for use in Asian cuisines, like duck and pork dishes, but also used in desserts like gingerbread cookies and pumpkin pie.
Herbes De Provence Seasoning
Full of herbs like tarragon, basil, rosemary, thyme, and lavender, this bright and fresh-tasting blend is perfect for vegetables, vinaigrettes, salads, and light proteins like roast chicken.