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Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway (over $100 value) [CLOSED]

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If you have been following my blog, you would already know that I am a big fan of dry spices. The truth is that for Chinese cooking, you only need quite a few spices and I have already written about it here.

However I have a serious obsession over spices. When I shop for spices, I am like a kid in a candy store and I always up end buying some exotic spices that I would only use for once and forget about it. So if you are new to spices, I would suggest you sticking with a set of quality common spices and slowly expand outside as you explore different types of cuisines.

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If you are currently looking to get your first set of common spices or looking to upgrade your spice jars, you are in real luck!  As previous announced, I am partnering with Cooking Planit to give away one Cooking Planit spice set which includes 26 of the most commonly used spices with a retail value of over $100! The giveaway is finally LIVE. Please find the official rules at the end of the post!!

In case you have not checked out Cooking Planit yet, Cooking Planit is an award-winning app that walks you step by step through everything you need to create a great meal from planning, shopping, and even the cooking process. You can find this link to get the details of all the exciting features.

If  you have already started to brainstorm recipes using some of the spices listed below, here are some ideas for you:

Lu Wei – Braised Aromatic Goodness

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Sichaun Spicy Beef Stew

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Hot Chili Oil

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Here is the full list of the spices you’ll get:

  • Ground Cumin
  • Basil
  • Saigon Cinnamon
  • Bay Leaves
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Thyme
  • Garlic Powder
  • Mediterranean Oregan
  • Onion Powder
  • Rosemary
  • Nutmeg Powder
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Coriander Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Ground Cloves
  • Chinese Five Spice
  • Turmeric
  • Curry Powder
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Pennsylvania Pepper
  • Cardamon Powder
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Allspice Powder
  • Hill Country Chili Powder
  • Ginger Root Powder
  • Manzanillo Mexico Seasoning

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For additional chance to win the spice set, I strongly encourage you check out other participating blogger’s giveaway pages. This week, NY FoodGasm is also giving away the spice set!

2013 Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway Participants
Start Stop Flight 1 Flight 2
1 3/6/13 3/12/13 Sophistishe Field and Feast
2 3/7/13 3/13/13 The Wicked Noodle The Cooking Planit Blog
3 3/8/13 3/14/13 The Aliso Kitchen Slow Down & Savor
4 3/9/13 3/15/13 Chicago Foodie Sisters Jessiker Bakes
5 3/10/13 3/16/13 My Happily Ever After the End The Food Yenta
6 3/11/13 3/17/13 Notes from Maggie’s Farm Food Fash
7 3/12/13 3/18/13 My Kitchen Addictions What Jew Wanna Eat
8 3/13/13 3/19/13 Bite Sized Blog Nicole’s Nickels
9 3/14/13 3/20/13 A Busy Mom of Two Food Squeeze
10 3/15/13 3/21/13 Kasey’s Kitchen Kitchen Concoctions
11 3/16/13 3/22/13 Daily Ups & Pounds Lisa Cooking
12 3/17/13 3/23/13 Ditch the Box Huppie Mama
13 3/18/13 3/24/13 Hungry Hutch Food Fetish
14 3/19/13 3/25/13 Cook the Blog Three Diets. One Dinner
15 3/20/13 3/26/13 Sugarfoot Eats Gear Live
16 3/21/13 3/27/13 CopyKat Recipes The Mouthy Housewives
17 3/22/13 3/28/13 Burnt Apple The Butterfly Mom
18 3/23/13 3/29/13 The Mama Report Ancestral Chef
19 3/24/13 3/30/13 A Food Centric Life We Like To Cook
20 3/25/13 3/31/13 Dixie Chik Cooks Baby Boomster
21 3/26/13 4/1/13 Unorganized Mommy of 3 Much Ado About Fooding
22 3/27/13 4/2/13 Better with Butter The Primlani Kitichen
23 3/28/13 4/3/13 Mother Would Know California Country Gal
24 3/29/13 4/4/13 Yi Reservation NY Foodgasm
25 3/30/13 4/5/13 ME Redone Creative Cullinary



Please carefully read the rules:

This giveaway is open to US resident only (sorry my readers from overseas)

This giveaway will be closed on Thursday, April 4th, 2013, 11:59 AM EST.

Each participant has 5 chances to enter. Entries that do not follow the rules below will not be considered.

1) Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite spices are and how you would like use them.

2) Like Yi Reservation on Facebook Fan page and leave a separate comment (even if you are already a fan)

3) Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and leave a separate comment with tweet url

4) Follow Yi Reservation on Twitter and leave a separate comment (even if you are already a follow)

5) Subscribe to Yi Reservation by Email and leave a separate comment (even if you are already a subscriber)

The winner will be randomly selected via random.org and announced shortly after the end of giveaway. Good luck and happy cooking!


Thank you all for participating the Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway! I really enjoy reading everyone’s favorite spices and getting inspired by what these spices can do!

Now the winner of the giveaway is….

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Congratulations Yona! You will be contacted shortly via email.

P.S. I will be running more giveaways throughout the year so make sure you subscribe to my email updates so you won’t miss them!

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    My favorite spice is Cayenne Pepper(smoke and heat can’t be beat) I use it for pulled pork and about 1000 other things.

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    Cinnamon is my favorite spice. I use it in cakes, cookies and I add some to chili.

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    My current favorite spice is Cajun or Creole Seasoning. It adds in a salty, spicy taste that goes with so many dishes. I especially love cooking Cajun foods and finds that it gives the perfect authenticity to the taste. Thanks! hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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    Garlic, Oregano and Cinnamon in chicken soup.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    I love oregano and basil! Would love to win the spices!

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    I luv red pepper flakes and use it in a lot of my cooking, especially in my mango chutney!

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    Hmm…it’s truly difficult to pick ONE spice as my favorite. So I’m gonna have to list a few =) …cumin, paprika, nutmeg, chinese five spice, turmeric, curry powder, and all spice.

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    My faves are cinnamon sprinkled on PB&J Kiwi sandwiches and Garam Masala on pears with chicory and figs.

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    Garlic, on almost everything, but especially with peanut butter and avocado.

    And a whole bunch of spices in a sweet coconut milk fruit drink, including cardamon, ginger, clove, cayenne pepper, and always, always turmeric.

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    What a fantastic giveaway. I love spices and always make sure I have them on hand. I have quite a few favorites, such as Nutmeg for Béchamel sauce, thyme, rosemary, oregano and basil for my red wine beef stew, and Chinese Five Spice for my Chinese Tea Eggs! All yum. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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    I use a lot of spices in my cooking. Basil, Cinnamon, and Chinese 5 spices are probably my favorites.

    Basil for making Italian dishes i.e. homemade pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, etc.
    Cinnamon for adding to some of my green smoothies or for making sweets for kids.
    Chinese 5 spices makes my mouth watering just thinking about it. Taiwanese pork chop, tea eggs, pork feet, etc.

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    My favorite spice is cinnamon, and I use it in baking all the time (french toast, muffins, cookies, etc). It also makes the house smell absolutely wonderful.

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    That is such a wonderful array of spices. My favorite is probably cinnamon, which I actually like in savory dishes (it’s terrific in a beef stew) as well as sweet things. Though I’d never say no to cumin!

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