Many years ago my lovely friend Kiren gave me the best advice ever. "Buy a coffee grinder and grind your own spices"
Why buy spices that were ground, travelled thousands of miles just to be stored on a shelf waiting patiently for you to buy them. Once you have opened them, how often will you manage to use then before you realise they have passed their use by date.
Why not buy the spices whole and grind just what you need. They will last longer and you will know the difference, fragrance & taste will be amazing.
Spices for sweet & savoury include cinnamon, cardamom, mustards seeds, cumin, coriander, star anise and dont underestimate the almighty peppercorn. These are just a few, the list is endless.
All you have to do is put the spices (mix them up if you like) into the grinder and press the button. I see chefs roasting or frying off their spices first, I personally don't have time for all the faffing, if you have the time and patience though give it a go maybe.
Since I got my grinder a lot of spice grinders have come on to the market. Iv never had an issue with mine so I will be sticking with this one until the end.
Stock up your spice cupboard and treat the family to a grinder. Your options for quick, healthy & really tasty meals will increase instantly.