Meet the BBQ Lovers Box. While any of our blends can make a unique and delicious rub for a wide array of meals cooked over fire, these are my go- to three. Mombacho Cafe is my favorite on grilled pork chops, smoked pork shoulder and basically anything with pork and fire. Try making a glaze with this blend, honey, a touch of apple cider vinegar to finish off some smoked ribs. California Love is favorite for family taco night and while this is a very versatile blend and good on anything and everything, I cant resist this blend on some carne asada. Mama Manje is nothing like you have ever tried before. Spicy and aromatic this blend is a perfect match for bbq chicken or even grilled seafood.
Mombacho Café is a Nicaraguan espresso-citrus adobo inspired by an adventure through Mombacho Volcano’s coffee plantation and the grilled street food of Granada. Subtle hints of espresso, garlic, cumin, oregano and citrus pair very nicely with pork and chicken. This spice blend is made for the BBQ lover, crafted to let the meat itself shine through. Also delicious in braises, beans, rice and many other dishes. Try this recipe!
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. Try this recipe!
Mama Manje is very unique Caribbean spice blend inspired by a trip to Haiti with Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making maternity and childbirth safe for all mothers around the globe www.everymothercounts.org. As I sipped my Te Jenjam, a hot herbal concoction of ginger, star anise and cinnamon, and watched the cooking unfold, the warmth of ginger and cinnamon mixing with the aromatics of the fresh Epis, a fragrant blend of chiles, garlic, peppers, green onions and fresh herbs, the inspiration for this blend was born.
Mama Manje contains ginger, star anise, cinnamon, habanero, onions, peppers thyme and garlic – a combination of flavors and smells I experienced each day in the kitchen. As in most things Spice Tribe, Mama Manje is a bit untraditional, but to me, embodies the essence of this lively place, and honors all the moms and caregivers I met while on this trip. This blend is perfect for any meal in need of Caribbean flare. Try this recipe!
We always grind in small batches from the freshest spices imaginable.
Enhance the flavor of this bold spice by adding a pinch of salt or create a delicious rub by mixing equal parts salt, sugar, and spice.
Clumping can occur and is completely normal. Our spices are ground fresh so they will still contain their essential oils and we do not use any salt or anti caking agents.