Over the weekend, I decided that I wanted to make a vegetable soup to share with a group of friends who were coming over around dinnertime. I looked through my fridge, and wound up throwing a bunch of chopped veggies (broccoli, corn, garbanzo beans, potatoes and sauteed onions) into a crock pot. After adding chicken broth, salt, and pepper (both black and white), I left it for a while to stir.
When I came back to try it later, it was bland.
Now, from me, this is saying a lot. I grew up in a household where we didn’t really spice our food, and D has been trying to get me to appreciate higher levels of spice. But this soup was… just not that exciting. And the worst part was, I now had 9 hungry people at my house.
So, I threw open my trust spice cabinet, and grabbed the first thing I saw. Maharajah seasoning. It smelled decent, so I put a bit into the crock pot and stirred it in.
Suddenly, the soup was amazing! I kid you not! It had an Indian flavor without being overpowering, and I barely had enough left over for lunch the next day!
Now I know that the next time my food isn’t coming out the way I would like, I should head for the Indian section of my spice cabinet.