Get Cooking with Saveur Spices and Vinegars
Whether you love to cook or dream of having a personal chef (because don’t we all?), using Saveur spices and vinegars can make life a little easier. Saveur spices are a combination of spices that can be used as is in your recipes or directly on your food. Plus, Youngevity provides lots of recipes to get you started. This post is going to focus on two favorites – Onion Garlic Rub and Mango Apricot Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar, to get you started on your Saveur spice and vinegar journey.
Saveur offers a variety of spices in Rubs, Mixes, Salts, Seasonings, Dukkahs, and Vinegars. So that you are clear on when to use what, here’s a quick breakdown.
- Rubs – created to enhance the natural flavor of meats and vegetables. As the name implies, rub the spice on your meat or veggie, then grill, bake, broil, or fry.
- Mixes – these spices can be used in any recipe to replace other spices or mixed with sour cream or yogurt for a dip (serve with crackers, pita, or veggies).
- Salts – like the rubs, these were created to enhance the natural flavors of the foods it is used with. Use before cooking or after, as a finishing touch.
- Seasonings – use these to replace standard spices in your recipes. They are perfect for soups, salads, casseroles, baking, and more.
- Dukkahs – originating in the Middle East, dukkahs contain nuts, seeds, and spices. They can be used for dips, coatings, in salads, and other recipes where you want a spice with crunch.
- Vinegars – these vinegars are balsamic vinegars that are aged for flavor and sweetness. They can be used in recipes such as salad dressings, as marinades, in drinks, as a finishing drizzle, and more.
As a side note, all Saveur spices and vinegars are created from the finest ingredients from around the world with no added preservatives, so their shelf life is shorter than those bought in stores. They are all natural, gluten free, additive and preservative free, ETO free, non-irradiated/PPO, and stored in amber bottles/containers for freshness and quality.
Each spice and vinegar includes the ingredient list (so you know the spices included), spiciness, and suggested use in the product description. This will help you know how to use it in your own recipes.
Swapping Spices in Recipes
Most of us have recipes that are family favorites and we are in now way suggesting that you give those up to use Saveur spices and vinegars. Instead, let’s look at how you can use Saveur spices and vinegars in those recipes. We’ll use a basic recipe as an example.
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
from Tastes Better from Scratch
1 pound ground beef (or 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage and 1/2 lb ground beef)
salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
1 medium onion , chopped
15 ounces tomato sauce
6 ounces tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
crushed red pepper flakes , to taste
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (optional)
spaghetti noodles , for serving
The swap: for this recipe, replace the onion, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder with 5 tsp Saveur Pasta Spice (1 tsp for each cup of sauce – or to taste). You could still use the onion, since it is being cooked with the meat, if you prefer a stronger onion flavor.
Recipes Using Onion Garlic Rub or Mango Apricot Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
As mentioned in the opening, we’re going to focus on these two for recipe ideas. For other spices and vinegars, you can find recipes using them on the Youngevity Blog under Recipes.
Here are ideas for Onion Garlic Rub:
- For those participating in the Better Health Challenge using the Keto, Rev 90, or Wellness programs, check out the recipes here for stew, steaks, and fish parcels.
- Meatball Cob – a delightful sandwich (or leave off the bread and wrap it with lettuce)
- Marinated Wings with Blue Cheese Sauce – a saucy wing that you can serve at any gathering
- Steak with Tomato, Caper, and Basil Salsa – a great option for your next BBQ
Ideas for Mango Apricot Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar:
- Mango Ice Cream – an easy and refreshing summer treat
- Sticky Mango Chicken Skewers – another great option for your summer BBQ
- Spicy Cajun Rice Bowl – try this recipe when you want a sweet kick of flavor
- Tropical Chicken Salad Plates – a delightful summer salad
I don’t know about you, but I’m a little hungry after looking at these recipes. And this is just a few options. If you’re looking for new ideas for your next meal, make sure you look through the recipe section of the blog for inspiration.