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Herbs and Spices

 

SALT FREE HERB and SPICE BLENDS

Seasoning foods draws out the moisture of your food and good seasoning means great food and adding flavors to you cooking can make a plain meal into a tasty treat here are some salt free herb and spice blends you can make yourself and put them on your dining room table and in your kitchen cupboard and throw away your salt shaker.

Freshly ground pepper has much better flavor than pre ground and they have a variety of different heat levels.

Here are some high quality Seasoning Spices at a great price

HOMEMADE FAJITA SEASONING MIX

One of my favorite spice blends is the Fajita Mix – use dried herbs and spices only,

2 teaspoon of Chili

2 teaspoon Ground Cumin

1/4 teaspoon of Sea Salt

2 teaspoon of Oregano

Ground Black Pepper

2 teaspoon Paprika

2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

2 teaspoon Onion Powder

2 teaspoon Dried Parsley

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Store in an airtight container up to 4 weeks.

 

CAJUN SPICE MIX

Depending on how hot you like your food you can adjust the level of Cayenne.

2 teaspoons white pepper

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons of ground black pepper

Blend together all of the ingredients and put it through a food processor or blender to get a finer texture and then transfer into an airtight container with a lid on it.

An Easy way to have some Seasoning Spices delivered to your door.

TACO SEASONING MIX

The Taco Seasoning mixes you get in the supermarkets are full of salts and preservatives; here is a healthier option to give your meals that Mexican flavor

2 teaspoons instant onion minced

1 teaspoon of chili powder

½ teaspoon cumin, ground

½ teaspoons dried red pepper

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon cornstarch

½ teaspoon instant minced garlic

Use a 6 inch square of aluminum foil and spoon the mixture onto the foil and fold foil so it is airtight and label as Taco seasoning mix, this should last up to 6 months.

HERB BLEND

Herbs are so tasty in many recipes here is a slat free herb blend that is my daily go to.

5 Teaspoons Onion Powder

2 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder

2 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika

2 1/2 teaspoons dry Mustard

1 1/2 teaspoons Thyme

1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

1/4 teaspoon Celery Seed

1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Combine all these ingredients and Mix well. Store in a shaker, makes about 1/3 cup

INDIAN SPICE MIX

There are many different styles of Indian cooking, depending on what region of India you are from. Some of these spices have some incredible flavors to them, some of the traditional Indian Spices are cumin turmeric, coriander, fennel, garlic, paprika but  make sure you try something a little different like Cardamom, Nigella seeds, saffron

Some of the Indian names you maybe familiar with are Tandoori, Vindaloo, Shawarma and Masala.

Turmeric is a super spice and has many health benefits, it is proven to reduce inflammation and naturally reduce pain and help your eyesight.. It’s easy to add to your daily diet, sprinkle it on your vegetables, add it to your soup or plain old Turmeric tea with a little honey is fantastic.

One of my favorite South Indian Spice Blends I use is this

Indian Spice Mix.

8 Teaspoons of Cumin

4 Teaspoons Ground Ginger

2 Teaspoons Ground Coriander

2 Teaspoons cayenne pepper

4 Teaspoons Turmeric

2 Teaspoons Black Ground Pepper

Combine all these ingredients together and store in an airtight shaker, add them to you curries, stews or crock pot recipes to spice up your life..

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