Spice Blends

Smiling Coyote Farm Herb / Spice Blends


About the blends

Here at Smiling Coyote Farm, we meticulously handcraft spice and herb blends to order in small batches from the highest quality fresh, whole ingredients--some grown right here on the Farm. This process ensures maximum shelf life, freshness, and flavor. What we produce is worlds apart from the products found on grocery store shelves.

In addition to quality, whole ingredients freshly blended we add no salt, sugar, MSG, preservatives, flavors, coloring, or fillers either. All our products are natural and highly concentrated—a good value.

It runs in the family

Woody Williams is our "spice guy." He's been both a chef and a chef owner in the past and hand crafting these spice blends for decades... And, it's something that comes naturally.

Woody's grandfather owned a restaurant in which his father worked as a young man. As a youngster, Woody regularly enjoyed his uncle's garden, barbecue, and smoked meats at family events. His father was just as well-known in family circles for his marinara, navy beans, and smoked chicken. Woody's brother, Tom, is also in the food service business and a chef-quality cook. I think we can say that, "It runs in the family."

Woody has cultivated, saved, stored, and blended herbs in this location for over 30 years. He has been gardening since he was 11 years old and sold his first commercial crop of organic produce to a distributor in Ft. Worth, TX in 1973. He's been growing ever since and loves what he does with a genuine passion. It's a passion you can taste in every blend.

What we offer




Herb/Spice Blends from the Americas



Smoky Southwest is curiously aromatic and opulently rich with a hint of heat—just enough, not too much. It's nicely balanced with solid high notes to bring out your inner Bobby Flay.

Perfect meat rub—Try it in beans, chili, tacos, omelets, burritos, nachos and any other Tex-Mex or Mexican dish. Use it alone or with our Old #18 Chile blend or Pure Chile Powder for added richness. 






Pure Chile Powder is the old-style, just what it says it is, real deal. This is a carefully crafted blend of six dried chilies, toasted in the traditional manner, seeded to keep it mild, and ground in small batches for freshness.

Use in chili, soups, stews, sauces (enchilada, adobo, mole), with meat for nachos, and any other Tex-Mex or Mexican dish. Good in combination with Smoky Southwest and Old #18 Chili Blend.






House Creole is lusciously herbal, delectably savory, and our spiciest blend of New Orleans party-in-your-mouth goodness. Every time we use this blend on grilled chicken, we remember why we love it so much.

Great meat rub and perfect for blackened fish or to season up a shrimp boil. Try this to spice up your next batch of chicken wings. Use in rice, beans, soups, stews, gumbo, jambalaya, and casseroles. 





Old #18 Chile Blend is deep, rich, complex, and aromatic: Mild to medium spicy. A careful blend of multiple, select chili varieties with a balanced touch of aromatics and herbs to round out the flavor profile. 

Use on its own or in combination with our Sizzling Southwest blend for stews, seafood, meat rubs, meat dishes, grilled meats, chili, bean dishes, mole and other sauces, taco, burrito, or tamale fillings, and other Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes.





Old Red is a versatile dry rub for red meat--especially beef and pork--in the Southwest tradition. Vivid aromatics, bright herbs, and a touch of garlic caress a special mix of mild chilies. This blend defines the Southwest style with big flavor. You'll enjoy its rich complexities.

Old Red is not fiery hot but it is spicy in a pleasant way; interesting, and nicely balanced.





Bird Rub is aromatic with the distinctive fragrance of celery played off against a richly herbal background of bay, thyme, oregano, sage, marjoram, and rosemary. There's a richness underlying it all from a high quality Hungarian sweet paprika, along with garlic, and onion. It's a classic.

Used as a rub or in marinades with anything bird-like Bird Rub is straight-up magic. It's also an excellent addition to any dressing, gravy, or sauce and it's perfect in soups and stews (especially with leftover bird) and sprinkled on sandwiches.



Herb/Spice Blends from the Mediterranean


Belle Erba Italia is Italy in a bottle. Deeply herbal and redolent with the sweet scents of the countryside, Belle Erba Italia is a reliable classic and a stunning flavor combination. We use it every single time we make anything Italian.

Recommended on pizza, spaghetti, and in pasta or any other tomato-based sauce, in soups and stews, and in marinades for vegetables and poultry. Fabulous on oven roasted potatoes. We also add Belle Erba Italia to extra virgin olive oil with a dash of balsamic vinegar for a vinaigrette dressing.





Provençal: This herb blend brings you the sun-drenched landscapes of Cézanne and Van Gogh in a bottle. Built around a base of thyme, rosemary, and savory in perfect symmetry with other traditional herbs, it's bold, freshly herbal, and distinctively Provençal.

Use for grilling (fish, meat, and vegetables), as well as in vegetable or meat stews. Provençal is one of our favorite, and best, all-around blends in marinades.





Nóstimo! Greek Blend dances with the lively herbal exuberance of a Greek festival featuring oregano, spearmint, lemony citrus, and cinnamon. All the while keeping just a hint of spicy mystery with 7 other herbs and spices.

Suggested Use: Grilled or roast poultry, lamb, or beef. Marinades, soups, stews, and braises. With fresh cheeses or feta. In dishes featuring potatoes, greens/spinach, or green beans. "Nóstimo" means "delicious" and this blend kicks it up a notch in any dish.





Herb/Spice Blends from Asia and India


Garam Masala is ubiquitous in Northern India where regional variations, old family recipes and personal preferences abound. Ours is authentic, versatile, and built around warm spices. It has an enticing spicy aroma with complex floral notes.

Garam Masala​ is typically added toward the end of cooking and may be used as a condiment sprinkled on meats, fruit, vegetables, beans, or lentils. We enjoy garam masala with lentils and beans, sweet potatoes and winter squash, green beans, cauliflower, rice, and in baked items like cookies, cakes, and pies. Nice finishing touch to curry, as well.



Panch phoron is largely responsible for the distinctive aroma of Bengali cuisine and is also known as Bengali five-spice. It's a whole seed blend extensively used in in Bangladesh, Eastern India, and Southern Nepal. Highly aromatic and fragrant with cumin, fennel, mustard, nigella, and fenugreek seed, it lends a uniquely balanced set of flavor components to any dish.

Toast 1 tsp Panch phoron in 2 tsp oil until fragrant--about a minute--before adding other recipe ingredients or using the seasoned oil in another dish. Panch phoron is an "all purpose" spice blend for use with vegetables, lentils, beans, or meat.



The Five Elements hits all the notes. It's deeply oriental -- Earthy, warm, and spicy / sweet. We use it every time we stir fry because it sings perfect harmony with oriental vegetables and it's the classic restaurant spice blend for Peking duck.

Use as meat rub, in marinades, for braising, and in sauces. We love fish lightly sauced after cooking with The Five Elements and lemon juice. When added to the breading, this blend makes fried foods a real symphony and it's absolutely to-die-for-delicious in spice cake or cookies.




Seasonal Herb / Spice Blends


Old school... Essence of Grandma... Sweet, retro comfort. The heart of our Pumpkin Pie Spice beats with cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. Its soul is rooted in nutmeg, clove, and mace. Classically good.

Suggested with: Pumpkin, sweet potato or winter squash and in cookies, cakes, pies, candies, custards, oatmeal, pancakes, or syrups. This Pumpkin Pie Spice is like nothing you've ever tried before!





Sweet spices are the soul of Holiday Blend: Two kinds of cinnamon (Saigon and Ceylon) are highlighted against a festive background of gingery freshness. The sensual fragrance of nutmeg, cardamom, and clove rounds out the experience in a comforting way.

Holiday Blend is guaranteed to be a hit with sweet potato or winter squash, tomato sauces, cookies, cakes, pies, candies, gingerbread, custards, oatmeal, pancakes or waffles, spiced tea, apple cider, hot chocolate, & eggnog.





Bird Rub is aromatic with the distinctive fragrance of celery played off against a richly herbal background of bay, thyme, oregano, sage, marjoram, and rosemary. There's a richness underlying it all from a high quality Hungarian sweet paprika, along with garlic, and onion. It's a classic.

Used as a rub or in marinades with anything bird-like Bird Rub is straight-up magic. It's also an excellent addition to any dressing, gravy, or sauce and it's perfect in soups and stews (especially with leftover bird) and sprinkled on sandwiches.



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