Giveaway: Win 26 Essential Spices worth $100 from Cooking Planit!

This giveaway is now planit spices giveaway

As I mentioned last week on my Cooking Planit Spices Giveaway Teaser Post you have the chance to win this awesome set of spices worth $100 from Cooking Planit! Spices are a fun way to play around with flavors plus they add nutrition to your recipes. Sneaky devils! A little cardamom on your oatmeal? Taste like fall. Smoked paprika in your chili? Won’t even miss the bacon. Cumin in your hummus? You can thank me later.

Cooking Planit is a cool recipe app and site that gives you EVERYTHING you need to be successful at making their recipes. They pair the main dish with the sides for you, plus tell you exactly what tools in the kitchen are essential, from the size pan to when you should use a spatula versus a spoon for mixing. Plus, every recipe has been tested. Details, people, details!

cooking planit spices giveaway

You can enter up to 5 ways! Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. 

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post: What is your favorite spice and why?
  2. Follow What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Facebook and leave a comment on this post that you do. 
  3. Subscribe to WJWE emails (in the right column) and leave a comment on this post that you do. 
  4. Follow What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Pinterest and leave a comment on this post that you do. 
  5. Stumbleupon this post (link is below post) and leave a comment that you did. 

U.S. entrants only, and the contest ends at 11:59 P.M. CT on March 18, 2013.

And remember, you have 49 other blogs you can enter on too! Whoop!


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14 3/19/13 3/25/13 Cook the Blog Three Diets. One Dinner
15 3/20/13 3/26/13 Sugarfoot Eats Gear Live
16 3/21/13 3/27/13 CopyKat Recipes The Mouthy Housewives
17 3/22/13 3/28/13 Burnt Apple The Butterfly Mom
18 3/23/13 3/29/13 The Mama Report Ancestral Chef
19 3/24/13 3/30/13 A Food Centric Life We Like To Cook
20 3/25/13 3/31/13 Dixie Chik Cooks Baby Boomster
21 3/26/13 4/1/13 Unorganized Mommy of 3 Much Ado About Fooding
22 3/27/13 4/2/13 Better with Butter The Primlani Kitichen
23 3/28/13 4/3/13 Mother Would Know California Country Gal
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25 3/30/13 4/5/13 ME Redone Creative Cullinary




This giveaway is sponsored by Cooking Planit but all opinions are my own. Images courtesy of Emily Wilson and Cooking Planit.



  1. My favorite spice is paprika. It adds color and taste to many dishes.

  2. Melissa Ball says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  3. I love cinnamon

  4. michelle brodman says:

    my favorite spice is garlic, kicks everyting up a notch!

  5. Laura Lyons says:

    Garlic powder is my go to spice for almost everything

  6. I follow this site and Cookingplanit. Favorite spice is pepper.

  7. Sherry ackerman says:

    Luv curry!! So healthy and yum

  8. dianalll says:

    I like the sites.
    I follow the sites.
    I subscribe to emails.
    Garlic is my favorite spice.
    I really want to win!

  9. I love zaatar because it reminds me of israel and it tastes great on everything

  10. I would have to say my favorite spice is Cumin, from indian to mexican it really does bring out the exotic flavors of any dish.

  11. Too hard to decide on a single spice because it depends on the type of cooking I am doing and the particular dish. I can’t imagine Italian cooking without garlic; I use zaatar as a great flavor enhancer on fish, and love curry on vegetables and Indian food. If I want to be healthy, I think tumeric.

  12. I love rosemary. It’s good on so many things and I can grow it on my little NYC terrace!

  13. I follow What Jew Wanna Eat on Facebook

  14. I have gotten to love tumeric and cumin in my cooking. I use it in my chicken soup and rice and many other dishes. I do subscribe to the e-mail WJWE.

  15. Garlic is my fav. Reminds me of my bubbe’s cooking!

  16. Lucy Fox says:

    I just pinned on Pinterest and Cooking Planit

  17. Freshly cracked black pepper is easily my favorite spice, but if I had to pick a favorite pantry spice I would say smoked paprika is my favorite. It brings so much flavor to the party! Perfect for hummus. :)

  18. Paula Goldman says:

    I love chili powder for the flavor and color! I liked both sites on FB, signed up for emails on Amy’s site for the matzo phone cover, and did stable on this contest. I would love to win these because I am a white belt when it comes to really utilizing spices. Thanks for the contests!!

  19. Kristine E. says:

    I love garlic because I can put it in almost everything.

  20. Christina says:

    I love so many spices, but if I had to choose just one (salt and pepper don’t count, and let’s call garlic a vegetable) I’d have to choose chile powder. Spicy, smokey, and flavorful.

  21. Kristine E. says:

    I follow you both on fb.

  22. Kristine E. says:

    I follow you both on pinterest.

  23. my favorite spice is paprika- Both my parents are Hungarian so I grew up not only using paprika the way Americans use salt but we also always had a supply of fresh paprika from Hungary. The red color is so vibrant and the flavor of authentic Hungarian paprika is so potent. In my house we take our paprika very seriously!

  24. I love garlic powder!

  25. I love garlic. that’s essential. But lately I’ve been getting into fresh nutmeg. A teeny bit in the right dish really works!

  26. Marilyn Lopez says:

    I love garlic in soups, sauces and in just about everything.

  27. My favorite spice is pepper; so versatile, so reliable.

  28. I follow What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Facebook.

  29. I subscribe to WJWE emails now!

  30. My favorite spice is black pepper! I will put it on nearly everything!

  31. I follow WJWE and Cooking Planit on Pinterest

  32. I signed up to receive WJWE emails.

  33. I follow What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Pinterest.

  34. bethelderton says:

    We like spicy–cayenne and red pepper flakes are two of our favorites
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  35. bethelderton says:

    I follow ya’ll on FB as Mary Beth Eldertn
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  36. My favorite spice is garlic powder. I put it in practically everything! I also love seasoned salt and Hungarian paprika.

  37. bethelderton says:

    I subscribed and confirmed via email
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  38. Follow both on Facebook!

  39. bethelderton says:

    I joined ya’ll on Pinterest as Mary Beth Elderton
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  40. Sherri Singer-Stacho says:

    Cinnamon because you can use it for sweet or savory. I also follow you on Facebook.

  41. vietname cinnamon. I have signed up fir the emails, FB and pinterest

  42. Leah Schmalz says:

    My favorite spice is black pepper to go in my Bloody Marys! HOLLA!

  43. Halikbaby says:

    I have to go with curry, it enhances so many foods and makes the house smell delectable for days.

  44. I love cumin! Goes well in just about any recipe

  45. I followed What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Facebook!

  46. I’m subscribed to WJWE emails

  47. I followed WJWE and Cooking Planit on Pinterest

  48. My favorite spice is cinnamon because it makes everything tastes like fall!

  49. My favorite is garlic powder.

  50. Stephanie M says:

    I “like” you on Facebook.

  51. Stephanie M says:

    I also love using paprika and garlic powder!

  52. Rosemary!

  53. Madeline says:

    I follow you both on Facebook (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

  54. Madeline says:

    I follow you both on Pinterest (

  55. Garlic – perfect go to spice for just about everything!

  56. my favorite spice is Za’atar. Every time I go to Israel, I bring some back with me to last me until the following summer. It brings me back to my favorite place and my favorite foods every time I use it!

  57. Saffron, spice of the Middle East that always takes me home. Sign me up Amy.

  58. Following both on FB

  59. I love cooking with basil, it’s so vesatile

  60. I follow you on Facebook.

  61. My favorite spice is cinnamon. I do a lot of raw food preparation and cinnamon adds the perfect amount of heat and sweetness to raw treats, almond mylk, tarts, etc.

  62. My favorite spice is Cumin

  63. kathy khatri says:

    my fave spice is chilli as my husband is nepalise and cooks the yummiest curries ever.

  64. I heart Cumin. It’s pretty much in every one of my favorite dishes :) I just used it in tonight’s Spicy Honey Chicken.

  65. Stephanie says:

    My favorite spice is rosemary. It goes well with chicken, fish and veges. So versitile!

  66. Stephanie says:

    I liked What Jew want to eat and Cooking Planit on Facebook

  67. Stephanie says:

    Followed What Jew want to eat and Cooking Planit on Pinterest

  68. Stephanie says:

    Subscribed by email to What Jew want to eat

  69. Cinnamon is my fave spice because it is so versatile!

  70. Ramona Kahn says:

    Garlic,garlic powder, garlic salt…anything garlic!

  71. Gloria Nickel says:

    Love Smoked Paprika

  72. I love cumin! It gives many dishes a warm flavor and is fun to experiment with

  73. Smoked Paprika

  74. Cardamom…it’s sweet and spicy!

  75. Heather! says:

    I love cumin! I use it in a lot of dishes, including Mexican and Indian foods.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  76. Heather! says:

    I follow you and Cooking Planit on Pinterest!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  77. Melva Nolan says:

    Garlic is my “always add” spice, but love ginger, cardamom and cumin. It would love to win the spices :)

  78. Melva Nolan says:

    I am following What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on fb.

  79. melinda helmer says:

    Love Onion powder and garlic powder, these are a must!

  80. theresa j says:

    I like cumin because I can use it fo maany recipes

  81. theresa j says:

    I follow both on pinterest

  82. My all-time favorite spice is garlic powder because it is versatile – but I am starting to open up to onion powder lately.

  83. Ginger root powder. I use it in homemade treats for my pregnant friends and friends going through chemo. It’s great for nausea

  84. Elaine Ellen says:

    Picking a favorite spice is really hard! I like dill quite a lot, maybe I will say that one. But cinnamon is really good. And then you need such a variety for the variety of recipes.

  85. Suzie Williams says:

    Garlic powder. I love the taste and the smell of it while it cooks.

  86. my favorite spice is nutmeg

  87. I subscribed to your site…looking forward to reading/making your recipes!

  88. I’m getting better at finding where/how to post a comment :)

  89. Cinnamon

  90. Cayenne pepper. I grew up always having competitions with my brother to see who could eat spicier food and it just stuck with me. Now my kid, hubby, and even my dog all love spicy food.

  91. I love dill because it makes everything taste fresh!

  92. Basil is my favorite spice; I like that it’s so versatile and can be used with salads as well as main courses.

  93. I followed What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Facebook.

  94. I subscribed to WJWE emails.

  95. I followed What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Pinterest.

  96. Patty Kasiewicz says:

    I life both sites on FaceBook

  97. Patty Kasiewicz says:

    I follow both sides on Pinterest

  98. Patty Kasiewicz says:

    I subscribed to the news letter

  99. Patty Kasiewicz says:

    I love using thyme

  100. Patty Kasiewicz says:

    Perfect gift to my husband who cooks more than I do.

  101. Leann Lindeman says:

    Cumin is one of my favorites! We are mexi food fans.

  102. Michelle K says:

    Lately been loving cinnamon! All time fav is garlic. :)

  103. Michelle K says:

    Stumbling upon this blog and posting that I did – great place!

  104. Cinnamon is my favorite spice because it smells so good and can be used in cooking and baking.

  105. Pepper is my go-to spice. It goes with almost everything.

  106. my favorite spice is nutmeg, because it adds yumminess!

  107. My favorite spice is probably cinnamon, but there are several other close seconds…..

  108. Michael Jones says:

    my favorite spice is cayenne pepper a little heat don’t hurt

  109. Michael Jones says:

    I follow WJWE and cooking planit on facebook

  110. Michael Jones says:

    subscribed via email

  111. Michael Jones says:

    follow WJWE and cooking planit on pinterest

  112. Hard to choose just one but I love fresh cracked black pepper since it’s great on so many things.

  113. Kelynnma says:

    I love love red pepper flakes!!

  114. Kelynnma says:

    following both on facebook :) Kelynnma M.

  115. Kelynnma says:

    signed up for emails!

  116. Kelynnma says:

    following both on pinterest – kelynn

  117. Most excited to use the cyan pepper!

  118. I love fresh parsley — it’s just make food more appetizing

  119. Follow What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Facebook (gala ya)

  120. Follow What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Pinterest (Gala)

  121. Jennifer P says:

    Garlic powder or garlic salt. I love the flavor of garlic!!

  122. Jennifer McCormick says:

    My favorite spice right now is spicebush berries! I use it in place of pepper in everything. Delicious!

  123. Austin Baroudi says:

    I love cinnamon because the taste of it it just amazing!

  124. Austin Baroudi says:

    Following What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Facebook as Austin Baroudi.

  125. Austin Baroudi says:

    Subscribed to WJWE emails.

  126. Austin Baroudi says:

    Following What Jew Wanna Eat and Cooking Planit on Pinterest as Austin Baroudi.

  127. Garlic because I use it so much.
    Thanks for the contest.

  128. FB like both: Slehan

  129. Pinterest follow both: slehan

  130. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite spice is cumin, I just love the smell and flavor!

  131. Elizabeth says:

    Following WJWE on FB

  132. Elizabeth says:

    Subscribed to WJWE news letter

  133. Elizabeth says:

    Stumbled upon it

  134. One of my favorite spices is cumin – I love it in chilis and with pulled pork.

  135. I use allspice a lot!

  136. My favorite spice is cayenne pepper because it gives a dish a kick without being overpowering!

  137. Nadia Talley says:

    I use garlic powder on nearly everything—even when there’s already fresh garlic. Just to be safe :)

  138. My favorite spice is either ground ginger or curry powder. They add a subtle, interesting taste to traditional dishes like stew and chili.

  139. My favorite spice right now is smoked paprika… everything a beautiful pop of color and a little smoky touch.

  140. Nadia Talley says:

    I was previously following WJWE but am now also following Cooking Planit

  141. I love Zathar but never know how to use it–so yummy and complex!

  142. Kim Snyder says:

    My favorite spice is Paprika. I put that s*** on everything!

  143. Kim Snyder says:

    I follow What Jew Wanna Eat on Facebook

  144. Kim Snyder says:

    I follow What Jew Wanna Eat on Pinterest

  145. Kim Snyder says:

    I follow Cooking Planit on Facebook

  146. Kim Snyder says:

    I follow Cooking Planit on Pinterest

  147. Kim Snyder says:

    I subscribe to What Jew Wanna Eat emails!

  148. Mary Somerville says:

    My favorite is Basil- I love that with all the varieties of it-you can use it in most anything!

  149. I’m a Facebook fan. Love it!!

  150. Josephine D says:

    My favorite is Sage–it’s so versatile and I love the flavor on a multitude of different foods.

  151. My favorite spice is Cayenne pepper because it has a subtle spicy, but smoky flavor

  152. I am following on facebook what a jewj wants to eat

  153. Cumin tastes like my childhood! My dad put it on nachos with his home-canned, spicy-sweet peppers and extra sharp cheddar, in hummus for a little kick , and it even showed up in my mom’s savory quiches with sausage and mushrooms. Love it :)


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