Living in Arizona for 14 years, I'm surrounded by beautiful southwest scenery and flavors, but miss the wide gamut of multi-ethnicity foods I had growing up in NY. I find myself trying to create all of the Indian, Persian, and Chinese dishes I miss from back east, and the most 'exotic' spice I can get at the local grocery store is cumin (much love, cumin...I could not live without you). So when I stumbled upon The Spice House website, I was immediately in love.
This white girl grew up in an Italian American household, so I never actually heard of 'Ras El Hanout'. I just knew I needed to try it. I looked up a vegetarian coconut curry recipe online and was amazing. House filled with the beautiful scent that envelopes you when walking into a Moroccan restaurant. So get your creative culinary juices flowing an pick up some to try for yourself. It was mild to me (not much heat) and delicious. Enjoy.