Food & Adventures

Monday 12 February 2018

Chicken Tagine with The Spice Pioneer

One of my favourite places in the world is Marrakesh in Morocco. Me and Mrs. Cool visited there for my birthday a few years ago, one of my fondest memories from the trip was learning to make a tagine. when I got home I bought my self a tagine dish and promised I would make them all the time. however I have never used my tagine dish since I bought it. I was recently contacted by a new company The Spice Pioneer asking if I would like to be sent one of their spice boxes to try. I was thrilled when it arrived and it was for a Chicken Tagine, finally an excuse to dust off the tagine dish.

The Spice Pioneer is a subscription service that each month will send you a box of spices and a simple to follow recipe for a tasty meal for 4 from somewhere around the world. Each recipe is inspired by one of the many places The Spice Pioneer has visited and includes all the spices required for a starter, a main and either a side or dessert.

At £8.99 per month this is a premium culinary experience but it is worth it for a monthly treat. You get more than just a spice box, you can also access all of the recipes in their library that you to make yourself at any time and access to specially selected music playlists for when you're preparing and eating the dishes which will be great for a dinner party. I really enjoyed the music while preparing this meal and it made the meal feel more authentic having a soundtrack to go with it.

The recipe I had was Chicken Tagine with Apricot and Ras El-Hanout, Orange and Date Salad with Preserved Lemon and Pomegranate Molasses and Couscous with Roasted Fennel Butter. The box includes the spices, lemon and molasses but you need to buy the rest of the ingredients yourself which were all available at our local supermarket.

It really didn't take all that long from start to finish was only around 45 mins including prep. The flavours of this tagine are amazing and it really took me back to my trip to Marrakesh but the unexpected highlight of this meal was the Orange and Date Salad. It was very clean dish and a perfect palette cleanser bursting with flavour.

Vist The Spice Pioneer website to get yourself a subsrciption.

Well, that's all for now.


*I was sent a spice kit from The Spice Pioneer but was under no obligation to write this post.


  1. Ah that's a cool thing! I didn't know about that, I already have a large collection of spices from a bit everywhere (thanks travelling mum) but that's really clever to match recipes with spices and music I admit, and now, even though it's 10:40am, I'm hungry!

    1. the music that goes with the dishes are what make this worth it.

  2. It is slightly pricy but I think it such a good thing. I love speices and add them to everything I cook. Also your food looks amazing! Katie x

    1. at first I thought it was pricey but I really enjoyed making the dishes and music to go along with it was great

  3. That looks delicious. I love these subscription boxes, its a great way to get out of your culinary comfort zone


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