I work in a food pantry, and one of our initiatives has been collecting spices to give out at pantry. Our initial drive yielded us lots of spices and even some money to purchase spices. We've been buying spices in bulk to hand out. This month we did T Tbs. bags of curry powder along with a recipe for spinach chickpea curry. The curry powder made me think that there might be other spice mixes we could make using bulk spices. We have some bay leaves, some thyme, some oregano, some nutmeg and access to whatever other spices we might need for mixes. What are some good spice mixes and what can they be used for? I'm especially interested in a spice mix that could be used to flavor soups and stews.
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