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Spice of Life
All Natural Premium Spices,
Herbs and Teas


Spice of Life

1306 C-2 Pine St.
(corner of 13th and Pine St.)
Paso Robles, CA. 93446

cell: 805-610-4130

Store hours:
Tues. - Fri. 10am - 5:30pm
Sat. 11am - 5pm

Closed Sunday and Monday


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Spice of Life donates a
portion of all sales to charity!


gift sets

spices and herbs

specialty  teas

recipes and serving suggestions


Here's a sample
of our
Spices and Herbs . . .
for a complete list
of our spices and descriptions

click here for more details


Allspice Powder

Anise Seed / Whole

Anise Star


Bay Leaves

Caraway Seed / Whole




Celery Seed / Whole

Chili Flakes

Chilis Ground / Ancho

Chilis Ground / Chipotle

Chives *c/s

Cilantro *c/s

Cinnamon Powder
/ Saigon

Cloves / Powder

Here's a sample
of our
Spices and Herbs . . .
for a complete list
of our spices and descriptions

click here for more details




Spice of Life NOW has a retail shop in
Downtown Paso Robles at:
1306 C-2 Pine St. (corner of 13th and Pine St.)

Spice of Life Special Blends
Hand Crafted, Classic and Unique Blends
All Natural • No Preservatives • NO MSG


  New Blend Releases!        

"Lemon Twist"

Our salt-free lemon pepper blend has a fresh twist and burst of flavor that lends itself to just about any dish. Perfect on chicken, meat, fish, vegetables, soups, salads, poultry, casseroles, rice and more. Whether you add your own salt or not, this combination of spices and herbs is the perfect balance your looking for.

Ingredients: Black pepper, basil, lemon juice powder, lemon granules, onion, garlic, coriander, celery seed, thyme, marjoram, dill, savory, cumin, ginger, rosemary, citric acid


lemon twst blend

"Curry Up" hot

Travel the world with our amazing and tantalizing curry blend. Your taste buds will feel the heat as you are delighted by the depth of flavor. Season chicken, meat, fish, salads, vegetables, soups, vegetarian dishes, eggs, salsas. You can even add it to mayonnaise to bring out delicious flavors.

Ingredients: Coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, cayenne, chili, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, mustard


curry up hot blend

"Curry Up" mild

Rich aroma, sweet spices and all the traditional flavor that will take your taste buds to far off lands. Our signature curry blend is so versatile that it lends itself to curry recipes as well as many other dishes. Sprinkle our blend on meats, chicken, fish, vegetables, soups, rice, vegetarian dishes, sauces, and many more. I hope you enjoy this blend as much as I do.

Ingredients: Coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger, fenugreek, mustard, chili, cinnamon, fennel, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, clove


curry up mild blend

Our Sampler Set is a great way to taste each of our six original, handcrafted spice blends. It also makes a wonderful gift set for someone special. This set includes 6 individual, ½ oz. jars of our: Cajun Sensation, Italian Traditions, Greek Influence, Misty Bay, Southwestern Mesquite, & Lemon Pepper Classic.



sampler set of spices

"Tapestry of Herbs"

Traditional herbs found in Herbs de Provence, our Tapestry of Herbs provides a delectable, full-bodied flavor using premium aromatic herbs. Typically used before or during cooking, mix with oil and coat chicken, fish, beef, lamb, veal, or add to stews, soups, pizza sauce & more. Salt & pepper can be added to enhance the flavors. Your going to love the freshness it brings to your table.
Bon appetit!

Ingredients: Thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram, tarragon, lavender, fennel, oregano, bay leaf.



tapestry of herbs

"Taco Fiesta Blend"

Create a “Fiesta of flavor” with our traditional Mexican spices. Add 2-3 generous tsp. to meat for tacos, fajitas, burritos, sprinkle on top enchiladas before cooking, or season tortilla chips. Any dish you want the warm, delicious, authentic flavor. Add chipotle or cayenne to kick up the heat. Enjoy!

Ingredients: Chili blend, spices, cumin, cayenne, paprika, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and oregano.




"Greek Influence"

Definitely one of our favorite blends. We haven’t found anything “Greek Influence” doesn’t go well on. This combination of spices works great with fish, chicken, meatballs, pork, baked vegetables, salads, eggs, rice, quiche, casseroles, and other dishes. Experiment & have fun. We know you’re going to love it too. ENJOY!

Ingredients: Salt, spices, garlic, bell peppers, onion, oregano, citric acid, sesame seeds, lemon extractives, parsley.


lemon pepper blend - spice of life

"Misty Bay"

If you love seafood then you are going to love “Misty Bay”. It’s also one of our most versatile blends. Sprinkle it on your favorite fish, as well as chicken, potatoes, pizza, vegetables, soups, salads, meats, omelettes, rice, stir-frys, dips, eggs, popcorn and lots more. ENJOY!

Ingredients: Celery salt, mustard, red pepper, black pepper, caraway seed, bay leaves, spices, cloves, allspice, ginger, mace, cardamom, cinnamon, paprika.


lemon pepper blend - spice of life
"Italian Traditions"

I wish “Nonna” were still around so she could enjoy my “Italian Traditions” blend. This blend brings together the traditional Italian flavors when added to sauces, pizza, salad dressing, marinades, stuffing, meat loaf, pasta dishes, grilled or breaded eggplant, chicken, soups, gravies and more. Your family is going to love it. Bella!

Ingredients: Garlic, onion, spices, basil, parsley, rosemary, oregano, pepper, thyme & sage.


lemon pepper blend - spice of life
"Lemon Pepper Classic"

“Lemon Pepper Classic” adds a refreshing citrus zest to all your foods. Lemon acts as a flavor enhancer and lends itself to most cuisines. Sprinkle it on all seafood, chicken, vegetables, salads, marinades and many other dishes. Your kitchen will pick up a wonderful lemony aroma. ENJOY!

Ingredients: Salt, black pepper, spices, garlic, dehydrated honey, wheat germ, citric acid, onion, lemon juice powder, sesame seeds, celery seed, parsley & lemon oils.


lemon pepper blend - spice of life
"Southwestern Mesquite"

Imagine yourself sitting by the campfire with our “Southwest Mesquite” Blend. This bold BBQ taste will bring out the rich flavor in meats, chicken, seafood, vegetables, beans, soups and more. Enjoy!

Ingredients: Garlic, onion, spices, paprika, tomato powder, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, mustard, sage, rosemary, sugar, salt.


"Cajun Sensation"

Transport yourself to the bayou with our “Cajun Sensation”. With a little heat combined with that hickory smoke flavor - your taste buds will awaken. Perk up your favorite recipes with seafood (especially tasty on shrimp), chicken, meat, vegetables, sauces, soups and more.

Ingredients: Salt, garlic, spices, citric acid, paprika, soy flour, dextrose, chili powder, corn starch, sesame seeds, red pepper, celery seeds, tri calcium phosphate, parsley, bell peppers, lemon oil, hickory smoke flavor.


lemon pepper blend - spice of life


" Mulling Spice Blend "

This is the perfect blend to use for spiced ciders and wines. Be creative and add to other simmering recipes. We suggest using 2 Tbl. of Mulling Spice per gallon of cider, steeping loose for about 45 min., then strain. You can also use a mesh tea ball. Ingredients: Cinnamon chips, orange peel, allspice, cloves.



mulling spice

" Pumpkin Spice Blend"

This enticing blend will add unbelievable flavor to your pumpkin pie recipe (add 2 tsp. to your favorite recipe). Also, sprinkle on squash, fresh fruit, coffee, oatmeal, brownies, cookies, hot chocolate, and more. These amazing spices are loaded with health benefits and pack a powerful punch. Enjoy!
Ingredients: Coriander, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, clove.






What is the best way to store my spices?
In a cool, dry, dark location in an airtight glass jar. A kitchen cabinet away from the stove is best. Keep away from heat. Avoid shaking spices over a steaming pot - moisture and heat can get into the jar and may encourage the growth of bacteria and mold.

How long will my spices last?
If stored properly, most whole spices can last up to 3 years and ground spices are best used within 12 months.

What is the best way to use your spice blends?
Our spice blends are very versatile. You can use them in marinades, add during cooking or sprinkle on finished dishes.

How much spice blend should I use?
Everyone’s taste preferences are different so the amount of spice can vary. General rule: use about 1-2 tsp. per lb. of meat or fish during cooking and in marinades and a pinch when added to finished dishes.

Is it true that spices and herbs contain anti-oxidants?
Yes. Spices & herbs, which come from plants, are naturally high in anti-oxidants. The top 10 with the highest content are: Cloves, Oregano, Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Basil, Mustard Seed, Parsley, Curry Powder, Paprika

Do your spices contain any of the major food allergens?
The Code of Federal Regulations listing of major known allergens includes peanuts, soybeans, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts and wheat. All of our products containing any of the major known allergens are listed with it common or usual name. While there is an attempt to reduce and eliminate any cross-contact of products with known major food allergens, our products have been in contact with machinery that packages tree nuts, soy products and dairy products.

Why are your spices different than the spices I find in the supermarket?
One of the important considerations in purchasing spices is the quality and age of the spice when you purchase them. Some of the spices at the supermarket have already been on the shelf for some time as well as sitting in a warehouse before that. We purchase high quality, fresh spices and have a quick turn over so their potency, flavors and aroma are still fresh giving you great results in your recipes

How can I order your spices?
Place your order online here OR you can either call us at 805-610-4130 or send us an e-mail.


Can you imagine a world without
spices and herbs?

What if there were no such thing as vanilla ice cream, cinnamon buns, or gingerbread cookies? Imagine life without chili sauce, taco seasoning or garlic bread. Most of us eat spices everyday and they play an important role in our food. These miracles of nature bring together flavors that create amazing and diverse results. I hope that by using spices successfully in your everyday cooking, it will inspire you, stimulate your enthusiasm and bring mouthwatering dishes to your table.


spice of life

Spice Of Life began through a love of family, food, health and love of cooking. It was very important to me to provide my family with healthy and delicious meals and at the same time keeping myself inspired and motivated in the kitchen. Using fresh herbs, as well as quality dried spices and herbs brought all those things to me.

Over the years, I began searching for high quality dried spices and herbs and not settling for spices that have been sitting in a warehouse and then on supermarket shelves for long periods of time. I was amazed at the difference this made. The wonderful tastes and aromas that came out of my kitchen and the interest and motivation it created for me was amazing. I started blending spices and creating traditional and one of a kind spice blends that put smiles on my family’s faces.

Spice Of Life was created so that I can share my spice blends and individual spices and herbs. I want to help others get inspired, motivated and most important, have fun in the kitchen. Of course, creating amazing meals that your family and friends will enjoy is just as important.

I hope that you will try my spices and blends for yourself. Try them in your recipes that you use now and notice the difference. You can use them in sauces, casseroles, gravies, marinades, dressings or sprinkle on meats, fish, pasta, salads, even sandwiches and popcorn. The possibilities are endless.

I hope that by using Spice Of Life spices and blends you will find a renewed inspiration and create mouthwatering meals for your friends and family to enjoy.
lori foster, of spice of life
owner, spice crafter