The 7 Stages of Finding Your Spice Type

Hello everyone!

We hope you enjoyed your weekend! As you know, we love spices and trying new flavors, but also understand that it can be difficult to figure out what flavors you’ll enjoy.

You start off searching everywhere

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And carefully try out new things

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Some are way too spicy

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And others leave you less than impressed

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But finally you find one that feels just right

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But play it cool and try it out on your favorite dish

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And finally, the excitement you feel when you know you’ve found the right spice for you



Happy Monday!

The Seasonest Family

A Thrilling Spice Tale

Happy Wednesday everyone!  To fight the mid-week slump, here’s the start of a short story we created, inspired by our Seasonest Spices. Hope you enjoy!


It was gone — the best thing that ever happened to me. Everyone was calling for me to bring more, but it’s all gone, missing in action. The clamor of guests through the kitchen door was muted, and all I heard was a rushing sound in my ears. My best friend Christina found me and asked, “Are there any extra hors d’oeuvres…is everything alright?”
“No,” I replied, “It’s not. It’s gone. Someone took it.”
“Took what?” Christina asked.
“My last bottle of Seasonest.”
Am I being dramatic? Maybe a little, but that bottle was special. It took an ordinary cook like me to an extraordinary cook and made my parties full of flavor and fun.

You might be wondering who I am. I’m Sarah Marie Jones, happily married and mother of two beautiful daughters. My best friends, Christina and Brittney, live on either side of me, and we’re inseparable.

We had struck up a friendly sort of rivalry with some of the other moms in the neighborhood and were constantly competing with them. Jessica Johnson and her band of soccer moms (really, they all are soccer moms!) love to try and upstage myself, Christina and Brittney, the football moms.

Earlier this year at our monthly planning committee meeting, we began discussing the annual spring barbecue. Excited to show off our new pool, I rashly volunteered our home. I’d forgotten about the last time I’d cooked – it was embarrassing. The committee looked at me. I held my head up, however, and said, “Yes, I will cook as well.” Jessica smirked at me, and responded, “It’ll be nice to keep things interesting!” And with that, the party was to be had at my home in a months time. But that’s when I found Seasonest Spice blends.

The Christmas before, my cousin twice removed on my great-step aunt’s side of the family sent me a gift with some new spice blends in it. She just raved on and on about how great they were, and I decided to give it a try with my new roast chicken recipe. I used Seasonest instead of my regular spices and it tasted amazing! When I say my family of four was picking the last of the meat off the bones, that is in no way an exaggeration. I knew then that I’d found my royal flush, my secret weapon. And it tasted delicious.

The day of the party arrived, sunny and clear. When I came down to greet guests, I felt like the perfect hostess; poised and confident. As I walked to the kitchen, greeting those who were already there, I was happy that things were going so well. Everyone was complimenting me on the food. I smiled, thrilled that it was a hit. Others were asking if I could whip up some more guacamole and nacho dip – it was almost gone! I walked to my cupboard and looked for my last bottle of Seasonest Adobo, but it was missing. Confused, I looked in the pantry, by the grill — nothing. My Seasonest was gone!

A light laugh sent shivers up my spine. I knew that laugh. She was here. “Oh Sarah, so good to see you! Lovely party, by the way.”
“Yes, good to see you too, Jessica.”
“So, we were just chatting about how delicious everything is! Tell us, what’s your secret?” The smile she gave me was like the cat who had found the cream. Darn. She knew. Did she know? So I laughed it off, “A chef never spills her secrets!”
The crowd laughed. Jessica replied so low only I could hear, “They’re just discovered by…accident.” My smile was frozen…did she take my Seasonest?

— So where do you think the missing bottle went? Stay tuned to find out what happens next! —

The Seasonest Family

Blend of the Week: Lemon Fire!

Happy Monday!

Today we are featuring our Lemon Fire blend, great for anyone looking for a bite with their food. We use Seasonest Lemon Fire on:

  • Chicken
  • Fish,
  • Shrimp,
  • Veggies,
  • Pasta

And  more!

Check out this video for an overview of this red hot flavor:

Want to know where to find this red hot deliciousness? Check out our website to order your bottle today!



The Seasonest Family

Seasonest Makes New Orleans Style Gumbo

We’re so glad it’s Friday and we’re feeling kind of festive! For this #FlashBackFriday we wanted to share one of our favorite (and most viewed) recipes: New Orleans Style Gumbo. Full of tasty seafood, sausage and chicken, this recipe continues to steal hearts and stomach alike. Watch our super easy video tutorial to see how it’s done!

Have a great weekend!

The Seasonest Family

Adobo Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Adobo Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Hello friends!

We wanted to share a great dinner idea with you, how we make Adobo Cilantro Lime Shrimp. This is a great easy-to-follow recipe for a quick dinner. Only five ingredients are needed to make this popular dish and marination is great but not required to get juicy, plump shrimp.

This recipe can be customized to your desired spice level to suit your heat tolerance. Simply place shrimp in bowl and add avocado oil, 1/2 or more jalapeno, lime juice, Seasonest Adobo Seasoning Blend and marinate for 15-30 minutes. Place shrimp on skewers and grill or broil in the oven until the shrimp are no longer clear. Garnish with Fresh Cilantro and serve with rice and veggies!

For a quick tutorial, watch the video below!

Happy Wednesday!

The Seasonest Family




5 Ways to Stick With Your Goals

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Happy Motivation Monday friends! We’re almost finished with the first quarter of the year, and decided to re-evaluate our goals from the beginning of the year, and find ways to keep on track. It can be difficult to keep up with your New Years resolutions, and we want to encourage you to keep going and see them through! Here are five tips to help keep you going strong in 2016.

Set your goals on a schedule and stick to it.
It is quite helpful to to set a measurable timeline for your goals to follow along and see where you’re falling on the schedule. If you need to, set reminders to help trigger the desired behaviors. This is a great way to measure progress and see how far you’ve come!

Have an accountability partner:
When you’ve got a friend who is cheering you on during your highs and lows, it can make a huge difference in our ability to keep going to meet our goals. Find someone with a similar goal and you can work towards them together!

Don’t sweat the days you fall off track
Every day is not going to be perfect, so if you do fall off the wagon, just dust yourself off and hop back on. It can be tempting to stop and rationalize why you shouldn’t keep going, but these are key times to push through it!

Prioritize your goals
Set your priorities straight and figure out which goals you want to accomplish now, and which ones you think you can save for later. Keeping things simple and do not take on too much at one; this can take a load off your shoulders and keep you on track to complete your goals.

Stay Positive

This one goes hand in hand with not sweating the days you fall off track. Find something that lifts your spirit, and focus on those when you’re feeling down. It will help relax your mind and strengthen your desire to see your resolution through.

Any thoughts? Respond in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!

Abundant blessings,

Crystal Peterson

Your Recipe Guide to March Madness


March Madness has officially began, and we’ve got a great lineup of delicious recipes you can use to impress your fellow basketball enthusiasts! These classic recipes are sure to be a hit whether you’re enjoying them solo or with a group of friends. Tell us in the comment who you’re rooting for and if you enjoyed the recipes!

Hot and Spicy Buffalo Wings

Hot Wings


Buffalo wings have become more than just snack food for a ball game. Make it as hot as you like and enjoy anytime. Usually eaten with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing, but can be served with any sides you desire.


3lbs Chicken Wings, buffalo cut
Seasonest – Spicy Blend
1/3 cup Hot Sauce
3 TBSP Butter
Cooking Spray


Preheat oven to 400˚. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Sprinkle Seasonest – Spicy Blend on chicken. Arrange chicken on baking sheet and place in oven for 45 minutes until brown and crispy. Turn the wings halfway through cooking to brown both sides.

Melt butter in a sauce pan over low heat with hot sauce and 1 tsp of Seasonest – Spicy Blend. Pour into large mixing bowl. Add cooked chicken wings and shake until wings are covered with sauce.

Serve immediately with celery sticks with blue cheese or ranch dressing.


Crawfish Hush Puppies



These tasty bites are sure to be eaten up quick. Simple to make, simple to enjoy!

1 cup yellow cornmeal

¾ cup self rising flour

1 tsp salt sweet onion, minced

7 oz cooked deveined and shelled crawfish

1 tbsp Seasonest Original

2 chives, minced

1 cup of milk

1 egg

Peanut or other oil for frying

Cut the crawfish into small pieces and season with a sprinkle of Seasonest Original. Mix all dry ingredients and wet ingredients together separately. Combine dry and wet mixtures (being careful not to over work). Stir in crawfish. Fry tablespoon sized dollops in canola oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat until golden brown. They don’t have to be perfect circles! Immediately sprinkle with Seasonest Original once removed from oil.

Serve with remoulade sauce as an appetizer or with dinner.

*Note that the crawfish can be replaced with almost anything: diced Andouille, crabmeat, whatever you like.

Party Dip

Party Dip

Only three ingredients needed for this delicious recipe. This dip can be served with fresh vegetables, crackers, breads or other dipping foods. Enjoy!


8 oz Cream Cheese

4 oz Low-fat Sour Cream
1.5 tbsp Seasonest Original Spice Blend


Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mix with a mixer or by hand until smooth. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with parsley, cilantro or scallions.

Serve immediately with fresh vegetable sticks, crackers, bread or chips or refrigerate until served.


Happy Monday!

The Seasonest Family

New Recipe: Seasonest Crawfish Hush Puppies

Hello friends and happy Wednesday! Got the mid week blues? We can fix that! Here is a super tasty (and quick!) recipe for Crawfish Hush puppies that we think you’ll love. It’s got a touch of heat that is sure to spice up your week. We’ve included a video if you’d like to see how it’s done! 

Tutorial Video for Crawfish Hushpuppies


1 cup yellow cornmeal

3/4 cup self-rising flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 tbsp Seasonest original

1/2 small onion, grated

1/4 cup chives, chopped

1/2 pound cooked crawfish, cleaned and tails removed, chopped

1 1/4 cup buttermilk

1 egg, beaten

1 medium jalapeño, chopped

Peanut oil, for frying

Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Drop heaping tablespoon-sized amounts of the mixture into the hot oil. Fry in batches for 2 to 3 minutes each. Remove from the oil to paper towels to drain and season immediately with Seasonest Original, or Spicy for an added kick. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl and serve with a dip of your choosing.

When we made these at home, the first question was, “Is there enough to make more?” I think that’s a good sign right there! Enjoy!

Spring Cleaning! And… Shopping?

Happy Fun Friday! Happy spring cleaning!

Those things don’t really go together, right? I mean, sometimes cleaning can be pretty blah. Stains, dirt, grime, dust, slime… whatever it may be, it just doesn’t seem to be all that fun to get to the bottom of that cleaning to-do list.

However… who is going to say no to some spring shopping on a Friday? Could you use a little shopping break? Well, now that we’ve got your attention… you can totally use spring cleaning as an excuse to shop!

The kind of spring cleaning we are thinking of is the kind that involves your pantry. Things eventually go bad and you need to restock and replenish. This includes your seasonings and spices! Depending upon the seasoning or spice, you’ll need to change them out sometime between 1-3 years, so make sure to check those labels (All of our products come with easy-to-identify labels with best-to-use-by dates!).

Now, the question is… what do you put back in to your pantry? Here are some ideas:

The Classics

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These seasonings can go on just about everything. As my father once joked about the Original Blend, “This seasoning is so good, it will taste great on ice cream, too!” Whether you’re cooking beef, chicken, fish, pasta, or any homemade, healthy dish, you can’t go wrong with the Original Blend, Lemon Pepper Blend, Italian Blend or the Soul Food Blend. They’re all made with organic sea salt and contain spices you’d use in everyday dishes! They aren’t too spicy, so that all palettes can eat them comfortably and add so much flavor to any delicious dish.

The Bold Ones

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When you’re looking to make something spicy, you’ve got to look for seasonings with bold flavor! Whether you’re taking inspiration from the island of Jamaica or the flavors of South America, you know you’re getting something amazingly flavorful. Our recommendations for bold flavor are our Lemon Fire Blend, Jerk Blend, Spicy Blend and Adobo Blend!

Shopping with Seasonest is really fun and we love offering our seasoning advice wherever needed! If you’d like to browse our virtual shelves for easy-access shopping, check out our website today! Click here

Enjoy your weekend and your “spring cleaning”! :)

Abundant Blessings,

Crystal Peterson