tammy-martel266Hi my name is Tammy Martel.  I’m a hopeless foodie who lives to eat and convinced that life comes through food.  Enter Qspice – The Quintessential Seasoning that doubles as a salad dressing.

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, health giving 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 recipes for great taste in food. Here I share the real solutions I’ve 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!



Global travel inspired me to combine art with science and conceive a single dynamic seasoning with universal savour.  Qspice is a refined blend of earthy elements and fragrant herbs harmonized by a subtle tangy-sweet undertone.

Qspice is formulated with the five basic flavours – sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami – for the perfect taste experience on all foods. Meat, fish, vegetables grains, soups, sauces or salads, it doesn’t matter… Qspice takes the guesswork out of seasoning food. Whether you’re a cook or just need a go-to seasoning, one spice fits all!

Signature Vinaigrette

Qspice makes the most versatile vinaigrette for all your salad and marinating needs. Choose a vinegar (balsamic, malt, cider, wine, rice or sherry) and any oil or combination of oil (olive, grapeseed, avocado, nut or canola), then simply add Qspice and voila!

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‘Food brings people together. Qspice brings food together.” Qspice is a blend of herbs and spices from around the world.  Its various notes get released according to the ingredients it is paired with!’

  • 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

  • red meat
  • 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 Onions and Mushrooms, Sumac.

Ingrédients: Sel Marin, Herbes, Épices, Oignons et Champignons Déshydratés, Sumac.