I hate to be a shill for people who send me free things, but man, I got some really good stuff in the mail the other day from McCormick, the spice company. It sent a little bag of toasted pumpkin seed, almond, cranberry snack mix seasoned with the Indian spice mix garam masala, which was seriously delicious. There is also a recipe on its website. One of my favorite CHOW recipes, an easy, vegan version of saag paneer, calls for garam masala, but I don’t reuse the spice mix for anything else. Now I will!

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