Friday, April 29, 2011

DedeMed's Mediterranean 7 Spices Review & Giveaway


I love to cook when I have the time and as the kids have gotten older, I've been gradually introducing them to other flavors of cooking.  Not just Italian or Chinese, but Thai and Mediterrean cooking as well.  I recently had the opportunity to try DedeMed's Mediterranean spices and I have to say I am very impressed.

I decided I wanted to try the 7 spices.  It is 100% pure spices, including cardamom, allspice and nutmeg. I wanted to make something I had never prepared before and I decided with all of our recent rain and winds, a nice Moroccan Vegetable Soup.  Hearty with chunks of beef or lamb, plenty of vegetables and a bit of pasta.

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, finely diced
2 teaspoons DedeMed's Seven Spice
1 pound beef stew meat, (such as chuck) or lamb stew meat (shoulder or leg), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
6 cups reduced-sodium beef broth, or water
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
2 small turnips, peeled and diced
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, leaves included, thinly sliced
12 sprigs flat-leaf parsley

8 sprigs fresh cilantro
1 large zucchini, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice

2 ounces angel hair pasta, (capellini), broken into small pieces (about 1/2 cup), or orzo, preferably whole-wheat
1-2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper



1.Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and Dedemed's Seven Spice; stir to coat. Add meat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add broth (or water), tomatoes and their juice, turnips, carrots and celery. Tie parsley and cilantro sprigs together with kitchen string and add to the pot. Bring the soup to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook until the meat is tender, 45 to 50 minutes.



2.Stir in zucchini and cook, covered, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Add pasta and cook until soft, 4 to 10 minutes, depending on the type of pasta. Discard the parsley and cilantro sprigs. Season with salt (start with 1 teaspoon if you’re using beef broth; add more if you’re using water) and pepper. Serve sprinkled with parsley and/or cilantro leaves, if desired.  Makes about 6 servings of 2 cups each.




My family devoured this soup! The Seven Spice added just the right amount of spicy to the soup and it tastes great!  I am excited about trying some of the other spices that DeDeMed's carries!

DedeMed Spice blends are manufactured using the highest quality, premium spices sourced from all over the world. They are expertly blended to provide a balanced, authentic flavor true to their heritage. All of the spice material is fresh, vibrant; and has been cleaned and treated for microbiological contamination. DedeMed Spice Blends are manufactured in a facility that uses Good Manufacturing Practices and currently has a "Superior" Food Safety Rating from the American Institute of Baking.

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46 comments:

  1. I'd love to try the sesame spice, looks so yummy!

    Luna
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  2. I'd like to try the DedeMed's Beef Shawarma Spice

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  3. Follow DeDeMed on Twitter

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  4. GFC follower

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  5. Tweeted

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  6. I love to try the 7 spices

    Vivien
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  7. GFC follower

    Vivien
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  8. DedeMed's Beef Shawarma Spice mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  9. I would want the beef shawarma spice mm
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  10. I follow you via gfc
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  11. DedeMed's Beef Shawarma Spice mverno@roadrunner.com

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  12. I would like to try the seven spices
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  13. I would like the DedeMed's Chicken Shawarma

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  14. I am a GFC follower

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  15. Filafel spice....

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  16. I want DedeMed's Beef Shawarma Spice

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  17. I would like to try the Moroccan Spice

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  18. following dedemed on twitter

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  19. gfc follower

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  20. roast lamb seasoning crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  21. I'd like to try the Pure 100% Tahini Sesame Paste
    and also the Falafel Making Kit. The Moroccan Vegetable Soup looks so delicious. I want to try it using beef. Thanks!

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  22. Follower of Minding Spot on GFC.

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  23. Maklouba Spice

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  24. The DedeMed's Moroccan Spice Sounds Spicy!

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  25. I have never heard of sesame spice. I would like to try that.

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  26. I now follow DedeMed on FB: Lisa Holmes Garrett

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  27. I follow Minding Spot via GFC

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  28. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/lag32583/status/65020414212055040

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  29. I would also like to try DedeMed's Kabsa Spice. calvad at aol dot com

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  30. The Kabob Seasoning Spice looks good 2 try!

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  31. GFC Blog Follower

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  32. I would like to try the Falalfel Spice!

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  33. 7 spices
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  34. gfc follower
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  35. Falafel Spice is what I would like to try
    thanks
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  36. follow blog jelaws5
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  37. I LOVE Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food and I attempt to prepare it often (by combining at least a half a dozen different herbs and spices in a rather haphazard way with varying degrees of success) which means that I would LOVE to win the 7 Spice Seasoning!

    Other spice blends that immediately caught my eye are the Kafta, the Roast Lamb and both the Chicken and the Beef Shawarma seasoning blends.
    (I also registered at DeDeMeds as I look forward to trying MANY of their recipes.)

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  38. I already LIKE DeDeMed's on Facebook
    Jesselyn A
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  39. I's like to try the Seven Spices.

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  40. Beef Shawarma Spice -please-so glad to find it
    Diane Baum
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  41. i would like to try the DedeMed's (1) 3 Pk of Spices
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  42. I would love to try Kibeh Spices.

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