California Love All Purpose Chile Blend
Roasted Chile, Garlic, Cumin
California Love is an all-purpose chile blend, delicious on anything you would use chile powder on. Inspired by the flavors of my childhood, California Love is dedicated to my Dad, whose passion in the kitchen set me on my path of spreading love through food.
California chile, Cumin, Coriander, Garlic, Onion, Oregano, Bay leaf
No Additives, GMOs, Or Fillers, No Salt
Tips for Success
- Clumping is normal as we don’t use anti caking agents or salt. If clumping occurs simply break apart with your hands before seasoning.
- Try not to pour spices out of the jar over a steaming pot or pan as the steam can get in the jar and cause further clumping.
- For maximum flavor make sure to use with salt.
- Ground spices can burn quickly so make sure to use oil to help distribute the heat more evenly when making a rub.
New Orleans gumbo and New Mexican posole were fixtures on the stove in my childhood home, perfuming the air with earthy cumin, sweet aromatics and freshly blistered chipotle or guajillo. These slow simmers were expressions of my father’s generosity—his ultimate satisfaction came from watching loved ones voraciously consume his creations. Whether my passion for cooking and sharing food comes from nature or nurture I may never know, but one thing’s for sure: These stewy, smoky flavors of the south and southwest—among our family’s favorite travel destinations—are inextricably linked to my West Coast upbringing. From popcorn dust to barbecue marinades to a smashing sofrito, California Love’s flavor notes rumble, but don’t tingle, despite the chiles—use it to add heartiness (and heart) to savory dishes.
How do you use this blend?
EVERYTHING! This is an all purpose chile powder that you can use anywhere you want chile flavor but without the heat. Especially perfect for taco night or a pot of chili but we use this blend daily and it can be used with all of our other blends. Here are some more ideas: Roast chicken over onions and potatoes, grilled corn with lime, use it as you would any chile powder, taco seasoning or Cajun seasoning (only salt- free!), carnitas or braised beef, breakfast hash.
Where does the name come from?
This blend was inspired by the love for cooking my father instilled in me growing up in California. My earliest memories are of cooking together and my dad was obsessed with chiles. He would grow chiles and always have bags of chiles ready to make a paste that would find its way into every meal including pasta dough!
What’s in it?
This blend is salt free and made of non gmo spices. No additives or fillers. Ingredients: California chile, Cumin, Coriander, Garlic, Onion, Oregano, Bay leaf