Lasa only uses the best ingredients, and this Autumn Blend Shaker is no different. It’s a blend of the warmest, coziest spices—clove, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. It elevates your dishes, either baked or cooked. It’s the perfect holiday spice shaker to have on hand.
The Lasa Autumn Blend Shaker is great for dishes with squash, like soups and ravioli. You can also sprinkle it over your banana pancakes, or on your French toast. Sprinkle over your lattes, too, for a cozy drink.
But this mix is especially perfect for baked goods. Add it into your banana breads, carrot cakes, crème brûlées, or replace plain cinnamon with this in your cinnamon roll fillings.
It was in April of 2021 when Raina Puyat started Lasa all by herself. But that wasn’t her first venture. Having gone to culinary school and worked in hotels, she opened her own catering business, preparing small orders and party platters. And while it was very good at the beginning, the competition brought about by the pandemic made it harder to keep up. So, she adapted.
To Raina, spices were such an integral part of cooking that she would sneak spices into pill cases in culinary school to keep at home whenever she needed them. This interest evolved into making her own seasonings, experimenting with combinations to create unique flavors. She made sure to always keep the salt content low, and keep them additive-free. She eventually started bottling these spices up, and giving them to family and friends, who kept asking for more.
And so, Lasa was born. Lasa is Raina’s brain child; it’s something she holds so dear to her heart. She began with literally just herself and her spices, handling everything from production to marketing to sourcing, and everything in between. The name comes from the Tagalog word for “taste,” and this captures what Lasa, as a company, aims for. Raina hopes Lasa will help people be more creative in the kitchen, cooking delicious meals with her spices and seasonings, packed with nutrients and low in calories.
Keep your spices tightly covered and store them in a cool, dry place. Whole spices stay fresh for up to 2 years while ground spices have a 6-month shelf life. Pro tip: red spices such as paprika and red pepper can be stored in the refrigerator to hold their color and keep their flavor longer. Keep away from sunlight and heat.