tammy-martel266Hi my name is Tammy Martel and I’m a hopeless foodie who lives to eat. I also understand the importance of a balanced diet to maintain vitality but am not interested in unappetizing food no matter how good for me. Enter Qspice – The Quintessential Seasoning.

Cooking is my lifelong passion – relatives recount me standing on a chair pulled up to the stove cooking wiener hash for my four siblings. I learnt early on how to turn the humblest of ingredients into a feast. Then I practiced entrepreneurship with two small home-based food businesses and became chef certified in culinary technical knowledge to rework comfort foods into wholesome throwbacks.

These days I create tasty, nutritious food for families challenged with chronic lack of time and people wanting to overhaul their diet whilst being the purveyor of Qspice.

The Cookery serves up inspiration and ingredients to have great taste in food. Here I share the real solutions I have discovered as well as the one I created.  Every recipe is gluten, sugar and dairy free.  Use Qspice anywhere from the kitchen to the table!

‘Life comes through food.’



Qspice has been in the making for 30 years getting its start in our family as the tried-and-true salad dressing. Culture, global travel and culinary training inspired me to combine art with science and formulate a single dynamic seasoning with universal savour.

Qspice is the perfect blend of the five basic flavours that create a balanced taste experience – sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami. Enhance most any food with Qspice, dial in soups and sauces or blend Qspice with oil & vinegar to enjoy our signature vinaigrette. Whether you’re a cook or just need a go-to seasoning, one spice fits all!

Signature Vinaigrette

This is the most versatile vinaigrette you’ll ever need… it makes wonderous any salad combination or marinated meat!  Choose a vinegar (balsamic, malt, cider, wine, rice or sherry) and any oil combination (olive, grapeseed, avocado, nut or canola) then simply add Qspice to make our delectable vinaigrette.

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‘Food brings people together. Qspice brings food together.” Qspice is a blend of herbs and spices from around the world and its various notes get released according to the ingredients it is paired with dialing in any dish! Sprinkle it on vegetables, fruits, grains, meats and fish alike.’

  • eggs
  • lemon
  • asparagus
  • rice
  • cheese
  • lentil
  • quinoa
  • pork
  • tomato
  • spinach
  • pea
  • potato

  • cream
  • popcorn
  • cucumber
  • chicken
  • cauliflower
  • kale
  • avocado
  • mayonaise
  • tofu
  • curry
  • corn
  • brussel sprout

  • clove
  • garlic
  • sriracha
  • apple
  • date
  • mushroom
  • zucchini
  • Montreal steak spice
  • cinnamon
  • hot sauce
  • mango
  • honey

  • peach
  • squash
  • shrimp
  • carrot
  • cardamom
  • fennel
  • mint
  • pear
  • maple syrup
  • broccoli
  • white fish
  • bell pepper

See the Cookery for recipes.

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Qspice contains no additives, preservatives, fillers, emulsifiers, MSG, gluten, sugar, dairy, garlic, corn, nuts, yeast, or soy… only herbs, spices, minerals and vegetables. Clumping is natural if moisture gets into the jar and nothing a vigorous shake won’t rectify. Close lid tightly to reduce occurrence.

Ingredients: Sea Salt, Herbs, Spices, Dehydrated Vegetables (Onion, Porcini Mushroom, Chili Pepper), Sumac.

Ingrédients: Sel Marin, Herbes, Épices, Légumes Déshydratés (Oignon, Champignon Cèpes, Piment), Sumac.