These spice mixes are made in Canada by Thirteen: A Social Enterprise.
We are a social enterprise that has been developed by youth. We created our spice mixes as a way to share cultures. We are part of a charity organization called Parkdale Food Centre where we see food as a tool to build community and create connections. That is what we want to do with our products and you!
Pilau Masala: Kenyan Spice Mix
Pilau Masala has a warm, sweet taste. Pilau Masala is mainly used on rice in the Kenyan culture. If you want to add a subtle, sweet flavour to your dish, try Pilau Masala. It can be used in fried rice, rice pudding, on roasted veggies, or check the back of the box for our recipe for authentic East African Rice Pilau.
Ingredients: Cumin, Paprika, Turmeric, Sumac, Cloves, Cinnamon, Bay Leaves, Black Pepper, Cardamom.
Piri Piri: Congolese Spice
Bring a little heat from the Congo into your kitchen with Pili Pili. Try it in marinades, sauteed veggies, spicy omelets, or even spice up your hot chocolate with a sprinkle of Pili Pili. Check the back of the box for our recipe for Pili Pili Marinated Chicken.
Ingredients: Paprika, Chili Flakes, Chili Pepper, Lemon Peel, Oregano, Ginger, Bay Leaf.
Berbere: Ethiopian Spice Mix
Berbere spice is from Ethiopia - a wonderful country full of delicious stews and sauces that are traditionally eaten along with a sour bread called Injera. A crucial factor in Ethiopian dishes are the spices. If you like deep & flavourful dishes, Berbere is the spice for you. Berbere is a versatile spice, perfect for fried or roasted chicken, stirred into a pot of lentil stew or mixed into a coconut milk curry. Check the back of the box for a traditional Ethiopian recipe, Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew).
Ingredients: Paprika, Chili Flakes, Chili Pepper, Ginger, Cardamom, Fenugreek, Black Pepper, Cumin, Coriander, Nutmeg, Allspice, Cinnamon, Cloves.
Xawaash: Somali Spice Mix
Our Xawaash blend is a bright and zesty spice inspired by Somalia. One of our most flavourful and versatile spices, it is perfect for rice spice, curries, and roasted vegetables. Check the back of the box for our recipe for Oven-Baked Falafel.
Ingredients: Coriander, Turmeric, Cumin, Ginger, Lemon Zest, Curry Leaves, Cardamom, Chili Powder.
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