The Missing Ingredient Giveaway

Comments 135 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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)

135 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. MarinaThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 3:54pm PST

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

  2. TYThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 3:57pm PST

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

  3. TeresaThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 4:02pm PST

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

  4. JeremyThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 4:02pm PST

    Always have garlic on hand!!!

  5. JenThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 4:05pm PST

    I always stock balsamic vinegar….great in salads and meat dishes 🙂

  6. Leslie LessardThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 4:11pm PST

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

  7. NaokoThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 4:12pm PST

    Salt infused with Yuzu from Japan

  8. MagThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 4:39pm PST

    Mrs Dash

  9. LindaThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 4:56pm PST

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

  10. MaryThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 5:10pm PST

    This is wonderful! One ingredient I must have is basil 🙂

  11. daliThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 5:35pm PST

    i use garlic in everything. great contest

  12. JenThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 5:41pm PST

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

  13. MichelleThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 6:13pm PST

    I have fresh herbs on hand 🙂

  14. BeckyThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 6:29pm PST

    Definitely garlic powder 🙂

  15. TinaThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 7:19pm PST

    hot sauce

  16. Jeff MacLeodThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 7:23pm PST

    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.

  17. GigiThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 7:30pm PST

    Sesame oil!

  18. DebraThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 7:43pm PST

    I use Montreal Steak Spice on lots of things.

  19. ZlataThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 8:28pm PST

    I always have cinnamon in the house.

  20. Siobhan S.Thursday, December 13th, 2012 — 8:45pm PST

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

  21. NicoleThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 9:11pm PST

    I am never without olive oil and chili flakes!

  22. HeidiThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 9:58pm PST

    Dried cilantro!

  23. Cindy SmithThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 10:14pm PST

    Butter – it makes everything taste better!

  24. HillaryThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 10:47pm PST

    I’m going to say garlic 🙂

  25. JustinThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:29pm PST

    Definitely garlic.

  26. AbbyThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:29pm PST

    I can’t live without quinoa.

  27. KimThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:30pm PST

    Montreal steak spice and garlic!

  28. DoraThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:31pm PST

    Fresh ginger!

  29. CsillaThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:38pm PST

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

  30. TiffanyFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 12:18am PST

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

  31. ColinFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 7:11am PST

    Smoked Paprika

  32. JeffFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 7:12am PST

    This time of year, it’s definitely nutmeg.

  33. KristaFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 7:15am PST

    Maple syrup.

  34. peterFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 8:04am PST

    Montreal Chicken Spice

  35. Mary TFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 8:05am PST

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

  36. ErinFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 8:29am PST

    Garlic and hot sauce in all the things!

  37. KittyPrideFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 9:31am PST

    Chicken stock is the ingredient we always have on hand.

  38. JeannelleFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 9:34am PST

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

  39. JanFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 9:35am PST

    various cheeses

  40. Carole MFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 10:02am PST

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

  41. VickyFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 10:40am PST

    All spice… Must have

  42. NicTFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 10:43am PST


  43. matthewFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 10:44am PST

    always with the garlic.

  44. Steve v.Friday, December 14th, 2012 — 10:48am PST

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

    I’d love this!

  45. LauraFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 10:49am PST

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

  46. Stacy PFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 10:49am PST

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

  47. DawnFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 10:51am PST

    White wine!

  48. SandraFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 10:59am PST

    Garlic. Always garlic.

  49. IrisFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 11:00am PST

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

  50. SherylFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 11:03am PST

    I always like to have lemons and avacados on hand. Lots of them! 😀

  51. SarahFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 11:04am PST

    Roasted garlic in olive oil, and smoked sea salt.

  52. MariekeFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 11:12am PST

    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

  53. RobertaFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 11:16am PST

    Garlic for sure – what a great prize!

  54. ShirleyFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 11:29am PST

    Chicken stock

  55. EllaFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 11:36am PST

    whole peppercorns for grinding

  56. LizFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 12:08pm PST

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

  57. Tracy S.Friday, December 14th, 2012 — 12:31pm PST

    Garlic and olive oil.

  58. brandonFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 3:00pm PST

    Siracha Sauce

  59. EileenFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 4:11pm PST

    Maldon sea salt. Can’t live without it.

  60. JustineFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 4:39pm PST

    Herbes de Provence. Tastes good on just about everything.

  61. StephanieFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 4:53pm PST

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

  62. MeganFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 5:22pm PST

    Gluten free soy sauce is a must for me.

  63. Ruby BFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 6:42pm PST

    can’t do without a great curry powder!

  64. Randy BFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 6:52pm PST

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

  65. HarinderFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 7:23pm PST

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

  66. BonnieFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 7:29pm PST

    balsamic vinegar is a must-have !

  67. StephanieFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 7:59pm PST


  68. Arjun RudraFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 8:10pm PST


  69. TeresaFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 8:31pm PST


  70. Lucie BFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 9:15pm PST

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

  71. GlendaFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 9:36pm PST

    black pepper

  72. shelleyFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 10:27pm PST

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

  73. KatieFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 11:21pm PST

    Garlic is so good

  74. LindaFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 11:48pm PST

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

  75. LeannaSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 12:09am PST

    Fleur de sel is always a must!

  76. michelleSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 12:53am PST


  77. RebeccaSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 2:34am PST

    chicken and vegetable stocks

  78. addieSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 4:09am PST

    balsamic vinegar

  79. Anna SutherlandSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 9:30am PST

    Saffron for sure!

  80. AndrewSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 10:26am PST


  81. BryanSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 2:35pm PST

    Always need cinnamon!

  82. Emily HSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 3:36pm PST

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

  83. veronicaSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 4:43pm PST

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

  84. heatherSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 8:25pm PST

    whistler balsamic reduction!

  85. NickSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 9:13pm PST

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

  86. TinaSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 9:33pm PST

    Apple cider vinegar

  87. LiesaSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 9:51pm PST

    La Chinate Smoked Paprika – dulce

  88. belindaSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 10:16pm PST

    Malt Vinegar

  89. LouanneSunday, December 16th, 2012 — 8:04am PST


  90. NkkiSunday, December 16th, 2012 — 1:59pm PST

    Olive Oil

  91. bucks14Sunday, December 16th, 2012 — 9:33pm PST


  92. lindaSunday, December 16th, 2012 — 10:27pm PST

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

  93. RebbySunday, December 16th, 2012 — 10:51pm PST

    I must have Olive Oil!

  94. KYSunday, December 16th, 2012 — 11:08pm PST


  95. RebbySunday, December 16th, 2012 — 11:09pm PST


  96. TracySunday, December 16th, 2012 — 11:36pm PST

    Probably garlic

  97. Jenn SMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 4:00am PST

    garlic powder is always in my pantry

  98. LindsayMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 4:45am PST

    Onions, garlic, and dill.

  99. Peter HMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 7:43am PST

    Apple Cider Vinegar

  100. Lindsay SimmonsMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 9:53am PST

    I use garlic, mustard & onions

  101. JennMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 11:25am PST

    Coconut Oil

  102. VinceMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 11:42am PST

    Spices and oils

  103. JuliaMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 11:44am PST


  104. DBMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 11:47am PST

    Herbs and spices

  105. WallyMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 12:09pm PST


  106. Jen H.Monday, December 17th, 2012 — 1:59pm PST

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

  107. RoMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 4:52pm PST

    Chia seeds!

  108. mariaMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 7:08pm PST

    Chipotle seasoning

  109. WilMonday, December 17th, 2012 — 10:49pm PST

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

  110. RamonaTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 1:23pm PST

    Basil mmmm

  111. DanaTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 2:06pm PST

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

  112. NicoleTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 6:05pm PST

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

  113. Steven GalvanTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 6:12pm PST

    Kosher Salt & Sea Salt!

  114. MarianneTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 6:20pm PST

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

  115. RobertaTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 6:42pm PST

    vanilla beans!!!

  116. Kristi FergusonTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 7:07pm PST

    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.

  117. KatieTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 8:30pm PST

    Siracha Sauce

  118. DilaraTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 8:47pm PST

    Definitely cumin! I use it all the time.

  119. LindsayTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 10:20pm PST

    I always have garlic and cinnamon on hand.

  120. tara wasneyTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 10:53pm PST

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

  121. KellyTuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 11:27pm PST

    Vanilla for all the baking

  122. ScatteredmomWednesday, December 19th, 2012 — 7:09am PST

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

  123. @lizzysdarcyWednesday, December 19th, 2012 — 7:18am PST

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

  124. @lizzysdarcyWednesday, December 19th, 2012 — 7:19am PST


  125. brianne sheppardWednesday, December 19th, 2012 — 8:38am PST

    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!

  126. SharylinWednesday, December 19th, 2012 — 3:25pm PST

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

  127. SandyWednesday, December 19th, 2012 — 3:46pm PST

    Yum I love vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg the most

  128. c wilsonWednesday, December 19th, 2012 — 4:36pm PST

    I always have my own basil tomato sauce on hand

  129. MayaThursday, December 20th, 2012 — 1:53am PST

    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!

  130. lynnThursday, December 20th, 2012 — 12:14pm PST

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

  131. LauraThursday, December 20th, 2012 — 12:18pm PST

    Grapeseed Oil

  132. VaughnThursday, December 20th, 2012 — 7:39pm PST

    Sea salt.

  133. AndreaThursday, December 20th, 2012 — 10:23pm PST


  134. Brenda AThursday, December 20th, 2012 — 11:56pm PST

    Garlic powder!

  135. TimThursday, December 20th, 2012 — 11:57pm PST

    seasoning salt

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