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One of the most challenging things during the holiday season is finding time to keep up with our regular daily tasks – housework, grocery shopping, cooking quality meals, etc. I know that this time of year my husband and I often fall into the trap of ordering take out far more often than we should simply due to the fact that it’s faster and easier.
Last month I was lucky enough to be selected for an Influester Club House Organics VoxBox. Little did I know that this little box was going to deliver a GREAT opportunity to cook for both my meal loving husband and my pescatarian diet.
The box contained two different seasoning mixes:
- Club House Organic Taco Seasoning Mix
- Club House Organic Kung Pao Seasoning Mix
My husband and I set out to try these seasoning mixes both in the traditional way, with the standard meat selections, as well as a vegetarian option. The results not only convinced me that I am buying more of these spices, but they inspired me to try some new vegetarian meals to add to my usual dinner plans and encouraged my husband to try the vegetarian version.
Who doesn’t love tacos? There are a number of different spices and seasoning mixes out there available, and finding one that you like relies on a number of factors – How spicy do you like your tacos? Is there a specific flavour combination you prefer?
My husband and I both really enjoyed the Club House seasoning. It wasn’t overly spicy but had just a little bit of a kick. After all, why use taco seasoning if you don’t want to taste it? It was a nice blend of spices that complemented the food without being too overpowering so that you could enjoy the flavours of everything else that you put on your taco. My husband is set on the fact we are picking that one up again!
This works great for any type of ground meat such as beef, chicken or turkey. OR, if you are looking to make a vegetarian option, I use textured vegetable protein (TVP) and cook it up with the spices as if it were a normal ground meat.
The second packet that we included was the Kung Pao seasoning mix. This isn’t usually a meal that we make, so we had fun deciding what we wanted to do with it. My husband chose the traditional Kung Pao Chicken, picking up some boneless, skinless chicken breasts that he could fry up with the spices, while I decided to go with a Kung Pao Tofu, cutting up some extra firm tofu.
We added bell peppers, broccoli and green onions into the frying pan adding to the taste. We then served them up on a bed of rice. My husband said that of the two, this was the one he preferred, already making plans to pick up more and make it again.
I am always looking for fun, new ways to make tofu. Those who have worked with tofu understand that it soaks up the flavour of anything you happen to be cooking with. This spice cooked it up amazingly – definitely a meal I plan on adding to our regular rotation.
Long story short, these seasoning mixes were both a win in our house! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to change up their meal plan.
Have you ever tried Club House seasoning before? If so, what kinds did you try? Did you have a favourite?