Have You Started Planning Your Personal & Corporate Gifts?

July 18, 2018 posted in Cooking

Have You Started Planning Your Personal & Corporate Gifts for this Christmas?

Christmas in July started us thinking about the real Christmas that’s coming up in just 5 months

Herbie’s Spices spice kits make the ideal corporate gift, and now is the time to start planning what to give to friends, clients and customers.

Each kit contains a selection of herbs and spices and spice blends, plus recipes for making tasty, easy to prepare meals. Simply click on the kit name for more details.

Spice Kits

Al Fresco Dining:  seven delicious spices & blends (Satay spice mix, Lamb Roast and BBQ mix, Chinese Five Spice, South Indian Seafood Masala, Brazilian Spice, smoked paprika and Tigers Spice) to make an outdoor feast of Satay Skewers,  Warm Spiced Lamb Salad, Sticky Pork, Masala Prawns, Spiced Roast Potatoes, Brazilian Mushrooms and Spiced Coleslaw – in an ochre box. $38.00

Asian:  six spices and blends (Chinese stir-fry, Amok Cambodian spice mix, Rendang curry mix, long pepper ground, Thai green curry and Satay mix) with recipes for Chinese Chicken Nuggets, Chicken and Pumpkin Amok, Green Curry with Fish, Indonesian Beef Rendang, San Choy Bow, Gado Gado and Satay skewers – in a red box. $38.00

Barbecue Kit:  six tasty blends (Balmain/Rozelle Spice, Chermoula Mix, Smokey BBQ, 32 Degrees Spice Mix, Super Ras el Hanout and Chimichurri Spice) with recipes for Balmain Bikies (fish), Smokey BBQ chicken, Moroccan Lamb Cutlets, Spiced Chickpea and Pumpkin Salad, Slow-cooked Lamb Shoulder, Chickpea Patties, Barbecue Bread Sticks, the best Barbecue Chicken Breasts – in an ochre box. $38.00

Comfort Food:  seven spices and blends (mixed spice, Baharat spice mix, tagine mix, smoked paprika, Sambar spice mix, pork spice and thyme) with recipes for Apple Crumble, Bean Mash with Paprika Oil, Lamb Tagine, Smokey Vegetable Soup, Slow-cooked Ox Cheeks, Sambar and Farmer’s Potato Bake and more – in a cosy ochre box. $38.00

Dinner for Two: for lovers, retirees, and pals, seven spices and blends (Dukkah, Ras el Hanout, Star Anise Ground, Chai Spice, Sichimi Togarashi, Sumac, Herbs de Provence) with three menus for a picnic, a prepare-ahead dinner, and a make-together dinner. In a passion-inspiring red box. $38.00

Fish in the Dish: six spices and blends (black lime powder, Persian mix, Amok Spice mix, vegetable curry, Aussie Fish Seasoning and South Indian Seafood Masala) with recipes for Aromatic Fish Curry, Ocean Trout with Australian spices, Cochin Style Barbecued Seafood, Cambodian Fish Amok, Tuna Croquettes, Spicy Swordfish and Kuwaiti Fish Stew – in a blue box. $38.00

Flavours of India:  seven spices and blends (korma curry mix, curry mix, Panch Phora, Vadouvan curry mix, Biryani mix, Lentil & Dhal spice and garam masala) with recipes for Egg and Potato Vadouvan, Full-Bodied Lamb Curry, Lamb Skewers, Chicken Korma, Quick Dhal and Lamb Biryani – in a purple box. $38.00

Happy Campers:  eight handy spices and blends (Chermoula, Brazilian, Mexican and Italian blends, garlic and chilli, smoked sweet paprika and Sugar’n’Spice) to cook great meals, snacks and treats in yacht, tent, caravan and self-catered kitchens – in a selection of colours in a sturdy, off-road-proof  box. $38.00

Kids in the Kitchen:  for cooks in the 8-14 age group.  Six spices & blends (Mixed Spice, Family-Friendly Stir-Fry, Za’atar, Baharat, Mixed Herbs and Ground Cardamom) with recipes for Shortbread, Asian Chicken, Za’atar Crisps, Banana Pancakes with Cardamom Orange Sauce, and more – in a youthful aqua box. $38.00

Low Calorie:  six spices and blends (Lemon & Herb Pepper, Sumac, Ras el Hanout, Mild Curry Powder, Greek Seasoning and Berbere spice mix) to create light, satisfying low-cal meals to nourish and satisfy, whether you’re on a specific diet or just maintaining a healthy regime – in a blue box. $38.00

Meals in Minutes:  seven spice blends (Tagine Spice Mix, Roast Vegetable Herb Mix, Crusting Mix, Garlic Steak, Family Stir-Fry, Italian Seasoning and Mexican Spice) to help working mums and dads feed the family quickly and economically, with not an artificial flavour in sight – in a breezy blue box. $38.00

Mexican:  eight Mexican spices and blends (Guacamole, oregano, Mole Poblano spice mix, Annatto seeds, sweet Spice Dust, cumin seeds, Mulato chillies, Mexican spice mix) with authentic recipes for: Guacamole Chamacuero, Chicken with Tequila, Achiote Chicken Tostadas with Mango Sauce, Black Bean and Corn Soup, Recado Marinade and Sauce, Mexican Corn, Mole Poblano, and Mexican Fried Bananas – in a purple box. $38.00

Moroccan: six spices and blends (harissa mix, chermoula, tagine blend, paprika, ras el hanout and Berbere) with a recipes for Lamb Shanks Tagine, Eggplant Salad, Spiced Couscous, Baked Lamb or Goat, Tagine of Chicken & Olives, Spiced Orange Slices  and Moroccan Lamb Cutlets – in a purple box. $38.00

Persian: eight spices and blends (barberries, turmeric, Shish Kebab spice, Persian spice mix, black lime powder, fenugreek leaves, rose petals and Baharat) with recipes for four fascinating Persian meals: Khouzi ala Tamman (Lamb shanks), Kooftah Berenji (succulent meatballs with rice) Ghormeh Sebzi (slow-cooked meat with green vegetables) and Zereshk Polo (chicken with barberries), plus Black Olive and Parsley salad, herb omelette and Labne with Rose Petal syrup – in a purple box. $38.00

Plenty of Flavour: for Vegies and Grains:  Seven spices and blends (Smoked Paprika, Sumac, Aleppo Pepper, Za’atar, Baharat, Black Lime powder and Barberries) to bring an oh-so-modern Middle Eastern twist to your vegetables and grains – in a blue box. $38.00

Quick & Tasty:  seven spices and blends (Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, Cajun Mix, Portuguese Spice, Berbere African Mix, Tasty Meat Sprinkle, Thai Red Curry and Strawberry Gum), to create simple, quick and tasty family meals for the busy cook – in an ochre box. $38.00

Sea-Foodie: six spices and blends (salt & pepper squid, Balmain-Rozelle spice, lemon myrtle, Aussie Fish blend, paella spice and green dill tips) with recipes for making Salt & Pepper Squid, Grilled Scallop Salad, Paella, Prawn Skewers, Crispy Prawns with Lemon Myrtle Dressing, and Aussie Seafood Salad– in a blue box. $38.00

Seriously Chilli:  seven delicious chilli combinations (Vindaloo curry mix, Sichuan spice mix, Harissa Mix, Ancho  Chilli powder, Green chilli powder, Bird’s Eye chilli powder and Habanero) with recipes for Szechuan-style Prawns, Harissa Sauce, Pork Vindaloo, Mexican Chilli Soup, Haloumi Heaven and Seafood with Chilli Sauce – in a hot red box. $38.00

Thrilling Grilling (Barbecue for Blokes): six popular spice blends (Tasty Meat Sprinkle, Shish Kebab Spice, Tunisian Spice, Pepper Steak Mix, Creole spice mix, Garlic Steak mix) with easy recipes for Rissoles, Pepper Steak, Swordfish Grill, Lamb Kebabs, and more – red box. $38.00

True Blue Aussie: native Australian herbs, spices and blends, with recipes to help you enjoy these unique flavours.  Contains ground Desert Oak seeds, Lemon Myrtle, Strawberry Gum, Aussie BBQ spice mix and Native Lemon Pepper, with recipes for Crusted Beef with Australian Green Rice, Bronzed Aussie Kangaroo, Seared Ocean Trout, Chocolate Mousse with Lemon Myrtle Cream, and more.  In a bronzed Aussie ochre box – $38.00

Turkish: eight spices and blends (Aleppo Pepper, Turkish spice, Sumac, Shish Kebab spice, Iranian Saffron, Turkish green mint, Baharat, Cumin seed ground) with recipes for Lamb Gozleme, Sis Kebap, Borek, Burghul Pilaf with Labneh, Dolmeh with Tomato Sauce, Imam Bayildi and Tas Kebab (Chicken with Vegetables). In a purple box – $38.00

Vegetarian:  seven spices and blends (Sambar, Brazilian mix, sumac, Lentil & Dhal blend, Tunisian spice, barberries and Persian spice) with recipes for Roasted Tomatoes, Couscous with Vegetable Sauce,  Persian Rice, Rosti, Vegetable Sambar, Mushrooms, Delhi Dhal  and Tunisian Lentil Hotpot – in a blue box. $38.00

Herbie’s Spices Compact Kits are an Economic Option

All Priced at $25

Herbie’s Saturday Curry:  all the necessities for making this popular dish.  Contains Medium Curry Powder, Panch Phora, Curry Leaves, Garam Masala and Chaat Masala.  In a compact chilli-red box. $25.00

Finger Food: for parties, picnics, or just snacks in front of the telly.  Contains six herbs, spices and blends (tandoori, sumac, nigella seeds, Pasilla chilli powder, sage, Balmain-Rozelle spice) to make Skewered Tandoori Prawns, Tomato Tarts, Little Onion Tarts, Sage Shortbread, Spiced Pork Balls, and Olives with Fennel and Sage.  In a clear-sky blue box. $25.00

Sweet and Scrumptious: five sweet spices (nutmeg, mixed spice, ginger, star anise ground and Fragrant Sweet Spices) with recipes for nutmeg cake, melting moments, gingerbread, spiced chocolate brownies and apple teacake.  In a cup-cake fresh white box. $25.00

Take Five – for Busy People:  five of our best-sellers, five stylish new recipes, plus the five recipes on the backs of the packs.  Tagine Blend, Cajun Spice, Laksa Mix, Balmain-Rozelle Spice, and Curry Mix – you can mix and match to make more recipe options – in a red box. $25.00

Baby and Toddler Spice:  five gentle spices and blends (Fragrant Sweet Spice, mild curry, dill tips, sweet smoked paprika, and fish cake spice) with recipes for baby, toddler and you too.  Recipes include spiced Pear and Peach puree; Carrot, Apple and Chickpea soup; smokey baked beans; Lamb Tagine;  eggplant and mozzarella balls, corn and spinach fritters and more.  In the softest baby-green box. $25.00

Herbie’s Spices Deluxe Kits are an option for Special People and Special Occasions

Cook’s Vacation:  A box of 21 Herbie’s blends, easy enough for the kids or the non-skilled partner to take over for a well-deserved cook’s night off.  Includes 32 Degrees, Balmain/Rozelle, Berbere, Brazilian, Cajun, Chicken BBQ, Chermoula, Chimichurri, Creole, Crusting, Garlic Steak, Greek, Jerk, Lamb BBQ, Mexican, Portuguese, Shichimi Togarashi, Smokey BBQ, Tunisian, Vadouvan, Roast Vegetable Herbs.  In a large ochre box, portable for caravan, weekender or holiday house – $95.00

Ginspiration: –to make your own gin.  All the necessary botanicals: juniper berries, cinnamon, fennel, coriander, orange peel, orris root, rose petals, lavender, cubeb pepper and grains of paradise, to make at least two batches.  Just infuse in vodka and enjoy the fun! In a red box – $65.00

Herbie’s Favourites:   a selection of Herbie’s favourites from around the world, all in large packs, including: American Cajun spice mix, Moroccan Chermoula spice mix, Chinese Master Stock infusion ball, Egyptian Dukkah, Laksa mix, indispensable Sumac, Mexican Chipotle Chillies, Middle Eastern Black Limes, along with Herbie’s Dictionary of Herbs and Spices.  Packed in a large moss green box tied with our own Herbie’s ribbon – $65.00

Pantry Start-Up the essentials for everyday cooking, the basic herbs and spices in a large orange box.  Includes Ginger, Mixed Spice, Cloves and Cinnamon for sweet cooking, Thyme, Pepper, Chilli, Paprika, Bay Leaves, Brown Mustard, Juniper Berries,  Rosemary, Coriander, Cumin, Sumac and Turmeric, and blends of curry powder, Italian herbs, bouquet garni and Chinese five spice for convenience – large ochre box tied with Herbie’s ribbon – $85.00

Simply the best: for the accomplished cook, the finest ingredients to elevate good cooking to greatness.  Contains: sweet Hungarian paprika, piment d’espelette, super grade black peppercorns, Kashmiri saffron, vanilla bean powder, Super Ras el Hanout.  In a regal purple box, $50.00.

The Complete Pantry: a fully-stocked wooden storage tray, packed with the 35 of the most frequently-used herbs and spices.  Includes: Allspice whole, Bay Leaves, Bouquet Garni, Chilli Flakes, Whole Kashmiri Chillies, Chinese Five Spice, Cinnamon Quills ground, Cloves, Coriander Seed ground, Cumin Seeds, Curry Powder, Fennel Seeds, Garam Masala, Ginger, Harissa, Italian Herbs, Juniper Berries, Lemon & Herb Pepper, Mixed Herbs, Mixed Spice, Brown Mustard Seeds, Nutmeg whole, Oregano, Smoked Paprika, Sweet Paprika, Black Peppercorns, Poppy Seeds, Rosemary, Sage, Star Anise, Sumac, Tasty Meat Sprinkle, Thyme, Turmeric, Vanilla Beans. In a wooden storage tray, topped with an acetate lid and tied with our iconic Herbie’s ribbon. $145.00

The Christmas Feast:  Not just for Christmas, but for any festive occasion – a great menu from nibbles to coffee.  Eight spices and blends (Fennel seed, Crusting Mix, Spice Dust, 32 Degrees Mix, Star Anise Ground, Mulling Spices, Lemon Pepper, and Mixed Spice) in a glossy red box tied with ribbon – $42.00

*Prices listed do not include packing and postage, which will vary depending on the number of kits ordered and the shipping address selected.

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