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The Missing Ingredient Giveaway

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 — 3:45pm PDT
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One of the Lower Mainland’s ultimate foodie destinations is Well Seasoned in Langley where you can grab a gift basket, take a cooking class, and pick up essentials to make meals based on Founder Angie Quaale‘s recipes. Well Seasoned’s lastest project is The Missing Ingredient, a subscription service that delivers hard-to-find specialty ingredients which have been hand-picked by culinary experts right to your door each month.

Missing Ingredient Box

Well Seasoned knows and sells many of the best local, artisan (small batch), and quintessentially Canadian products available. Each “Missing Ingredient” box contains 4-5 product samples (ranging from spices and vinegars to gadgets and treats) along with a feature recipe card and tool tips.

You can subscribe (or gift a subscription) for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or a whole 12 months. Once ordered, a printable certificate and a coupon code will be emailed to the purchaser and a notification will be sent to the recipient. If it’s a surprise, you can include your own email address in the recipient’s email field so that they don’t receive that notification. Once they have the certificate and coupon code, they can order their subscription. Shipping is included in the subscription cost.

The folks at Well Seasoned have offered a 3 month subscription for The Missing Ingredient for me to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming a “must have” ingredient you keep in stock (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a 3 month @mingredient subscription from @WellSeasoned & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Follow The Missing Ingredient on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the service.

Update The winner is Nicole! (comment Dec 13)

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  1. Marina says:

    Great contest! I always have seasoning salt on hand…makes everything taste better LOL.

  2. TY says:

    sounds very interesting! i add scallion to most of dishes.

  3. Teresa says:

    Spices, especially for baking – cardamom is amongst my favourites for this time of year.

  4. Jeremy says:

    Always have garlic on hand!!!

  5. Jen says:

    I always stock balsamic vinegar….great in salads and meat dishes ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I always have chili flakes in my cupboard. I put those on everything.

  7. Naoko says:

    Salt infused with Yuzu from Japan

  8. Linda says:

    This is such a great contest! I always have on hand a good quality sesame oil for salads, stir-frys, noodles, etc.

  9. Mary says:

    This is wonderful! One ingredient I must have is basil ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. dali says:

    i use garlic in everything. great contest

  11. Jen says:

    Honestly? Chocolate! It’s the necessary ingredient in MY LIFE!

  12. Michelle says:

    I have fresh herbs on hand ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Becky says:

    Definitely garlic powder ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Tina says:

    hot sauce

  15. Jeff MacLeod says:

    Oooo I would love this. I’ve recently gone on a health kick and have managed to lose 40 pounds over the past year. And I do it by mainly making fruit and vegetable smoothies using things like unsweetened almond milk. This would add another layer to my smoothie inventions. A ‘must have’ ingredient I keep in stock is bananas. In every one of my smoothies I use at least 1 banana. And I have at least two smoothies per day. If we are talking about spices I would say ginger. That is another ingredient I put in every one of my smoothies. Preferably the fresh kind.

  16. Gigi says:

    Sesame oil!

  17. Debra says:

    I use Montreal Steak Spice on lots of things.

  18. Zlata says:

    I always have cinnamon in the house.

  19. Siobhan S. says:

    You can never have too much garlic. .. Yum!

  20. Nicole says:

    I am never without olive oil and chili flakes!

  21. Heidi says:

    Dried cilantro!

  22. Cindy Smith says:

    Butter – it makes everything taste better!

  23. Hillary says:

    I’m going to say garlic ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Justin says:

    Definitely garlic.

  25. Abby says:

    I can’t live without quinoa.

  26. Kim says:

    Montreal steak spice and garlic!

  27. Dora says:

    Fresh ginger!

  28. Csilla says:

    Sea salt (right now I am using a maple smoked variety).

  29. Tiffany says:

    Cumin – so many uses. Or maybe seasoning salt – good on potatoes.

  30. Colin says:

    Smoked Paprika

  31. Jeff says:

    This time of year, it’s definitely nutmeg.

  32. Krista says:

    Maple syrup.

  33. peter says:

    Montreal Chicken Spice

  34. Mary T says:

    Onions, Garlic, celery and carrots. And more garlic.

  35. Erin says:

    Garlic and hot sauce in all the things!

  36. KittyPride says:

    Chicken stock is the ingredient we always have on hand.

  37. Jeannelle says:

    Pepper! I know it sounds simple but I love to put a pepper shower on everything!

  38. Jan says:

    various cheeses

  39. Carole M says:

    I’d say either Garlic or Olive Oil. Broth is another must have.

  40. Vicky says:

    All spice… Must have

  41. matthew says:

    always with the garlic.

  42. Steve v. says:

    What do I keep in stock? … stock (chicken, beef, etc.)

    I’d love this!

  43. Laura says:

    So tasty looking! I always keep garlic and onions around.

  44. Stacy P says:

    Panko – seem to be using more & more in my recipes.

  45. Dawn says:

    White wine!

  46. Sandra says:

    Garlic. Always garlic.

  47. Iris says:

    Garlic followed closely by extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

  48. Sheryl says:

    I always like to have lemons and avacados on hand. Lots of them! ๐Ÿ˜€

  49. Sarah says:

    Roasted garlic in olive oil, and smoked sea salt.

  50. Marieke says:

    Yum! Garlic is my must have ingredient. I often put it on pasta as a raw topping instead of in the sauce, extra health benefits and nice and sharp/1

  51. Roberta says:

    Garlic for sure – what a great prize!

  52. Shirley says:

    Chicken stock

  53. Ella says:

    whole peppercorns for grinding

  54. Liz says:

    Garlic and coarse salt is must have. it makes everything taste good. what a great contest!

  55. Tracy S. says:

    Garlic and olive oil.

  56. brandon says:

    Siracha Sauce

  57. Eileen says:

    Maldon sea salt. Can’t live without it.

  58. Justine says:

    Herbes de Provence. Tastes good on just about everything.

  59. Stephanie says:

    I have to have a good olive oil for almost everything. Great Contest

  60. Megan says:

    Gluten free soy sauce is a must for me.

  61. Ruby B says:

    can’t do without a great curry powder!

  62. Randy B says:

    freshly ground pepper .. used in so many dishes and you can’t beat the flavour of freshly ground

  63. Harinder says:

    always have ginger & garlic … indian cooking is not complete without it

  64. Bonnie says:

    balsamic vinegar is a must-have !

  65. Stephanie says:


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  67. Lucie B says:

    Sesame seeds! They are used in so many asian dishes (including sushi), and even other favorites like yam fries.

  68. Glenda says:

    black pepper

  69. shelley says:

    Dill, it’s so good on so many things.

  70. Katie says:

    Garlic is so good

  71. Linda says:

    Grapeseed oil has a high smoking point, which makes it ideal for cooking and a mild flavour.

  72. Leanna says:

    Fleur de sel is always a must!

  73. michelle says:


  74. Rebecca says:

    chicken and vegetable stocks

  75. addie says:

    balsamic vinegar

  76. Anna Sutherland says:

    Saffron for sure!

  77. Bryan says:

    Always need cinnamon!

  78. Emily H says:

    I’d have to say garlic…or balsamic vinegar. Yum yum.

  79. veronica says:

    Hy’s Cajun seasoning salt…. I had that in everything!

  80. heather says:

    whistler balsamic reduction!

  81. Nick says:

    Give to me I’m a recent culinary graduate and would love this

  82. Tina says:

    Apple cider vinegar

  83. Liesa says:

    La Chinate Smoked Paprika – dulce

  84. belinda says:

    Malt Vinegar

  85. Louanne says:


  86. Nkki says:

    Olive Oil

  87. linda says:

    I have to join the team of people who said – garlic. If I have to pick another – fresh black pepper.

  88. Rebby says:

    I must have Olive Oil!

  89. Tracy says:

    Probably garlic

  90. Jenn S says:

    garlic powder is always in my pantry

  91. Lindsay says:

    Onions, garlic, and dill.

  92. Peter H says:

    Apple Cider Vinegar

  93. Lindsay Simmons says:

    I use garlic, mustard & onions

  94. Jenn says:

    Coconut Oil

  95. Vince says:

    Spices and oils

  96. DB says:

    Herbs and spices

  97. Jen H. says:

    Ginger! Keep in freezer and grate in soups, dishes, etc. Good for upset tummies too…

  98. Ro says:

    Chia seeds!

  99. maria says:

    Chipotle seasoning

  100. Wil says:

    Hoisin! Believe it or not, we rub our turkeys and primeribs with it.

  101. Ramona says:

    Basil mmmm

  102. Dana says:

    What a unique idea!
    I keep a good supply of garlic on hand at all times. Great for cooking and handy for vampires!

  103. Nicole says:

    I would have to say garlic. Also, lots of easy to cook grains: quinoia, rice, couscous, etc.

  104. Steven Galvan says:

    Kosher Salt & Sea Salt!

  105. Marianne says:

    If I have to pick one ingredient…it has to be butter. But vanilla and garlic are close 2nds!

  106. Roberta says:

    vanilla beans!!!

  107. This sounds awesome. With a new baby at home, my culinary excitement has to happen here instead of dining out! A few of my staples I like to have on hand are butter, liquid smoke and basil.

  108. Katie says:

    Siracha Sauce

  109. Dilara says:

    Definitely cumin! I use it all the time.

  110. Lindsay says:

    I always have garlic and cinnamon on hand.

  111. tara wasney says:

    This is a hard one….so many must haves but I love sea of life pink himalayan rock salt

  112. Kelly says:

    Vanilla for all the baking

  113. Scatteredmom says:

    We loved smoked paprika at our house. Just a little bit gives you so much flavour.

  114. @lizzysdarcy says:

    I must have chicken on hand… I cook so much with it and it’s so versatile.

  115. brianne sheppard says:

    I always stock whole vanilla beans.. they take a simple pound cake from blah to OMG so easily, and are great to add to whipping cream as a garnish!

  116. Sharylin says:

    I always have Red Russian Garlic ~ bulbs, scapes or pesto on hand

  117. Sandy says:

    Yum I love vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg the most

  118. c wilson says:

    I always have my own basil tomato sauce on hand

  119. Maya says:

    wow! I have never heard of this place. That is so cool! Thanks for sharing. I love cinnamon!! I can’t live without it. It goes in my soups and curries!

  120. lynn says:

    Garlic! I know garlic breath isn’t flattering, but it’s too delicious to exclude

  121. Laura says:

    Grapeseed Oil

  122. Vaughn says:

    Sea salt.

  123. Brenda A says:

    Garlic powder!

  124. Tim says:

    seasoning salt

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