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I love pecans, don’t you? So when Mike Reardon of Amelia’s Spicing Pecans contacted me about his pecans I was delighted to test them out. After months of shipping coordination a very kind messenger from Prague personally delivered Mike’s special package. Mike was kind enough to send 4 large jars of his spicing pecans.
Amelia’s Spicing Pecans come in 4 flavors, Herb, Cinnamon, Coffee and Hot & Spicy. As I opened and tasted each jar my senses were happily surprised. I love that you can taste pecans but you also taste the spices used for each product. Each jar packs so much taste, scent and tummy gratification. In fact as I tasted each of them I kept thinking to myself that these may be for spicing but I may be sneaking tastes throughout the day. Yes, they are seriously that good.
Unlike other spice mixes you may buy, these spicing pecans’ ingredient list is free of preservatives. On the jar labels it is suggested they be stored in the refrigerator. You’ll also find suggestions on how to use the pecans on the label.
Besides the delicious taste of Amelia’s Spicing Pecans I love that the company is a small startup headed by Mike. I am all for supporting small businesses, start ups, or supporting a fellow foodie. Though Mike gifted me his product I was not asked to write this. I am writing this because I wholeheartedly loved the pecans. I do hope that you’ll give Amelia’s Spicing Pecans a try, trust me you won’t be disappointed.
Mike sent me 4 large jars, and it’s just hubby and I, so I will have many spiced pecan recipes to share with you. Since receiving them last week my mind has been hard at work dreaming up new recipes to use Amelia’s pecans. I can’t wait to share them all with you. Today I have the first spicing pecan recipe to share.
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- 2 cups long grain rice
- 3-4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 spring onion, finely chopped
- salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 2-3 tbsp Amelia's Herb Spicing Pecans
- 1.5 tbps extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan, saute the garlic and onion until soft and translucent. Use low or medium-low heat to prevent garlic from burning. Add rice to the pan, salt, ground black pepper and vegetable broth. Over medium-high heat bring the pan to a soft boil. Turn heat down to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is soft and cooked through.
- Just before serving mix in the pecans until distributed throughout the rice.
- Serve rice as a side dish with meat of your choice, or as a vegan/vegetarian meal. I served it alongside pork. Enjoy!
I do hope you’ll order yourself a jar…better make it 4 jars. Currently Amelia’s Spicing Pecans website is under construction but you place your orders directly through Mike. Mike is based in Birmingham, Alabama but you can contact him about shipping around the US and Canada.
To order your spicing pecans contact Mike
email: spicingpecans (@) gmail.com
phone +1 (205) 789-1558
Amelia’s Spicing Pecans on Facebook (Make sure you ask about Farmer’s markets where you can find Amelia’s Spicing Pecans)
Amelia’s Spicing Pecans on Twitter
I leave you with Amelia’s Spicing Pecans motto, Be Creative! (I love it)