You know how some people are about their shoes? That’s how I am about my spice collection.

Since my game plan was to begin cooking everything myself, I decided to start stocking up on the spices. I couldn’t tell you how many are there, only that there are quite a few and I’ve used them all. They all look like one brand – many of them are Badia spices that I’ve collected from various trips to the grocery store. That’s a local Miami brand, so I try to support.

Buying them all happened over time – I opted to get 3 during one visit to the grocery, another 3 the next time. I always set aside at least $5 for some new spices. If I had the same 3 ingredients, I could probably make 6 different dishes with my spice rack on hand.

Since I’ve been harassed enough about adding recipes to the site, I figured it’d be appropriate to alert you to what spices I have in my kitchen. I’ll probably also be doing a “What’s in my fridge?” post as well, just so that people can see that eating healthier isn’t about eating carrots and seaweed (although, under the right circumstances, both can be pretty yummy.)

  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Garlie Salt
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric
  • Old Bay
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Sea Salt (in the ziploc bag above… it usually comes in a box, but I didn’t like that idea too much.)
  • Coriander
  • Tarragon
  • Ginger
  • Clove (ground)
  • Clove
  • Marjoram
  • Cilantro
  • Black Pepper
  • White Pepper
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Curry Seasoning
  • Orange Peels
  • Parsley
  • Ground Bay Leaves
  • Bay Leaves
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Almonds
  • Chili Powder
  • Allspice
  • Dill Weed
  • Sage

That’s what’s in my cabinet. What’s in yours?