Spiced Pantry May 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon – “Greece”

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Spiced Pantry is a monthly food subscription box that features a different foreign cuisine each month and then sends 4 items and 4 easy to follow recipes to help you prepare dishes using those ingredients. It is $19.00 a month (plus $3.75 shipping – currently US  only).  You may choose from the standard or vegetarian plan, and your subscription will renew monthly until you cancel. You can also gift a 1, 3, or 6 month plan which also renews after the original term so if you only want to send 1 (or 3 or 6) box(es) make sure to cancel before the next shipment.


First look in, and I love the picture of Greece on top!  If only I was there on a holiday…  I’m a fan of Greek food, so I can’t wait to get into this box.


As you can see, all of the items are packed in paper shreds.  Each item is labeled with its ingredients and weight.


Everything in the box.  I received 3 spice/herb packets, a pasta, and 4 recipes (2 on each card).  Ingredients may include custom spice blends, unique grains, legumes, dried fruit, nuts, or other dry goods.  Spiced Pantry provides enough product so that you can make each provided recipe at least once, with extra spices so you can experiment with other recipes you may find on your own.  You can also visit the Spiced Pantry Pinterest page for recipe ideas.

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The information card provides an introduction to the month’s cuisine, as well as notes on the ingredients included.


Recipe card #1 – Greek Salad and Chicken Souvlaki.

My Greek salad recipe is almost identical to this one, with just a slight difference in the ingredient amounts used for the dressing.  The Chicken Souvlaki looks like a great summertime recipe, and I’ll test it out when we next grill.


Recipe card #2 – Greek Braided Cookies and Stuffed Peppers.

I’m saving the cookies to be a baking project for my niece and me after school’s out next week.  Based on the ingredients, these look to be lightly sweetened and just my style.  I LOVE stuffed peppers, so I actually used this recipe for dinner.  Results to come later.


Peponaki – This is a small pasta made from soft Greek wheat.  It’s reminiscent of orzo but thinner.


Athens Spice Blend – This is a hand-blended combination of traditional Greek spices that goes well with meat or roasted vegetables.  It features garlic powder, black pepper, salt, oregano, lemon oil, and marjoram.  I received a 1.3 oz bag.

Mahlab (Mahlepi) – This powder is made from ground sour cherry pits.  It is primarily used in baking and known for its floral notes.  My box contained a 0.25 oz bag.

Greek Oregano – As soon as I opened the box, I could smell the oregano!  Greek oregano is considered the most flavorful variety, and a little of this definitely goes a long way.  I received a 0.5 oz bag.


Here are my stuffed peppers.  I modified the recipe a tiny bit to satisfy the carnivore in my house.  Everything was the same as on the recipe card, but I added some ground lamb into the mix.  Also, instead of water in the bottom of my baking pan, I used the tomato juice that was left in the can.  This was very tasty, and as you can see, also very hearty.

I really enjoyed my Spiced Pantry box!  The recipes provided are clear and easy to follow, the quality of the ingredients sent was superb, and the results (in my opinion) were yummy and absolutely worth making again.  This subscription is a great way to spice up (get it, LOL) your dinner menu and explore new cuisines and recipes.

Sneak peek:  Spiced Pantry is headed to Jamaica for June.  Sign up by the 25th to get your taste of the Caribbean!  You can save 15% on your first month’s box with coupon code SPICED15.

Visit Spiced Pantry to subscribe or find out more!

The Subscription: Spiced Pantry
The Description: Spiced Pantry allows you to cook your way around the world! Each month you’ll receive a new global cooking kit featuring a different world cuisine. Each box includes: 4 carefully curated ingredients (like spices, unique grains, legumes, nuts, flours or dried fruits), 4 recipes and an introduction to the region’s flavors.
The Price: $22.75 per month


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