Regarding the current 5-ingredient contest, does the count include things like cooking oils and seasonings?

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Kenzi W. March 19, 2015
Cooking oils count! We discussed this, and since there are so many kinds of fats and oils a recipe can require, we thought it best to include them. Hopefully that adds to the challenge in a fun way!
LeBec F. March 20, 2015
kenzi, on the linked comments, Panfusine asked
"Do spice blends count as a single ingredient?"
And I ask- is each spice counted as one ingredient? thx much.
weekend A. March 19, 2015
The more I think about it, the more wonder why oil/fat is not considered a freebie. Seems like a staple rather than an ingredient, unless I'm interpreting this wrong. Not a huge deal, but...if my five-ingredient recipe calls for sauteed spinach, is that REALLY two ingredients? Guess I could just sub frozen, but...LOL
inpatskitchen March 19, 2015
I was told that salt, pepper and water are freebies. See the comments on this article:
weekend A. March 19, 2015
Duh...I should have checked there first! Thanks for your answer and happy cooking.
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