Fall is a time for warm, hearty meals that keep your family full. If you’re looking for ways to jazz up old recipes or create new ones, try some essential fall spices!
Not only do cinnamon and nutmeg come with health benefits like helping boost brain function, they are also a great compliment to seasonal dishes. Honey Pecan Chicken Salad and diced apples can be livened up with a little cinnamon. Nutmeg is a sweet spice that goes along well with savory soups. Don’t be afraid to add it to your pasta dishes or even Chicken Noodle Soup, to create a new twist on an old favorite.
You can add ginger to many of your dishes, but it’s especially tasty in stir-fry dinners, like the Spicy Szechuan Chicken Wok Box. Ginger can add a unique flavor to your side dishes of grilled vegetables too. You might want to take it easy on this potent spice though – a little ginger goes a long way!
Cloves have a unique, sweet flavor and can be added to many meals to change things up. Cloves pair nicely with fall fruits such as apples and plums as well as classic meals like Ham and Beans. Side dishes like Ham Wrapped Asparagus can also be jazzed up with the addition of cloves.
For a nice compliment to your spices, stock up on fruits, like apples, cranberries and plums as well. Whether you’re looking to liven up a fall classic or try some new recipes, fall spices are essential to your menu and sure to please your family!