Add Some Spice to Your Life

 

Spices are a must have for good food, but they do take up quite a bit of space and trying to make the exact same flavors as you did the last time you made this dish can be quite trying. Often store-bought spice blends are more expensive then they need to be. Here are some must have spice blends!

Pro-tip: store each blend in air-tight containers, such as small mason jars or reusable dressing containers. They will keep longer and stack better than bottles of spices. Stackable is best to save space!

Pro-tip: buy your spices in bulk! Bulk stores are everywhere; it’s cheaper to buy your spices in bulk. Left over spices will last a while and can be stored easily at home after you pack up all your spice blends. If you want to bring some of the plain spices along, remember you can always pack up small amounts and put them in small vessels, like reusable dressing containers.

Cajun Spice Blend

Yield: ½ cup

Ingredients:

2 tbsp cumin, ground

2 tbsp coriander, ground

2 tbsp paprika

2 tsp salt

1 ½ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbsp dried oregano

Greek Spice Blend

Yield: ¼ cup

Ingredients:

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp dried basil

1tbsp dried oregano

2 tsp salt

1 ½ tsp black pepper

2 tsp dried parsley

1 ½ tsp dried rosemary, crushed

Taco Seasoning Blend

Yield: 1/3 cup

Ingredients:

2 tbsp chili powder

2 tbsp cumin, ground

1 ½ tsp onion powder

1 ½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp cayenne powder

½ tsp black pepper

1tsp salt

1 tsp dried oregano

Chili Seasoning Blend

Yield: 1/3 cup

Ingredients:

¼ c chili powder

2 tsp cumin, ground

2 tsp coriander, ground

1 tbl garlic powder

½ tsp cayenne powder

1 tbl salt

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp smoked paprika

Indian Spice Blend

Yield: ¼ cup

Ingredients:

2 tsp mustard seeds, yellow

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cumin, ground

2 tsp coriander, ground

Italian Spice Blend

Yield: ½ cup

Ingredients:

2 tbsp dried basil

2 tbsp dried oregano

1 tbsp dried thyme

1 tbsp dried rosemary, crushed

2 tbsp dried parsley

1 tbsp garlic powder

½ tbsp onion powder

1 tsp salt

Curry Spice Blend

Yield: 1/3 cup

Ingredients:

2 tbsp cumin powder

2 tbsp coriander, ground

2 tbsp turmeric

1 ½ tsp cardamom, ground

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp cayenne

1 tsp ginger

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