DIY Spice Mixes

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DIY Spice Mixes

DIY Spice Mixes

Whether you are just learning to cook or even a chef, using spices to enhance a meal will help to make it a hit. Meals that are bland can quickly become that will please the palate of the fussiest eaters. However, if you happen to like a lot of different spices, keeping your spice cupboard well-stocked can become rather expensive. In order to save yourself some money, buy the raw spices in bulk from a brick and mortar store or even online. You can save an enormous amount of money by using these 2 DIY spice mixes, made by yourself.

DIY Spice Mixes – Taco Seasoning

One of the easiest seasonings to make is taco seasoning. This simple seasoning mix will not only save you money, but be healthier for you. It will contain only spices and no fillers or preservatives, which is unlike the pre-made bottled stuff that you used to purchase before.

For this recipe you will need a clean, dry bottle to place the spices, measuring spoons, and of course, the spices. To a clean, dry bottle add ½ tsp. sea salt, 2 tsps. Chili powder, a dash of cayenne, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1½ tsps. of cumin, and 1½ tsps. of paprika.

Once all the spices have been placed in the bottle, simply cap the lid tightly and then shake the bottle to mix the spices together. Store spices in a cool, dry place to ensure that it stays nice and fresh.

DIY Spice Mixes – Garam Masala

Garam Masala is also a relatively easy spice mix to put together. It is used in Indian dishes and is quite fragrant. You can adjust the seasonings to your own liking the next time you make it, if you prefer one of the spices over the other.

For this recipe you will need 2 tbsp. cumin seeds, 1 tsp. whole cloves, 2 tbsp. cardamom seeds, ½ tsp. ground cinnamon, 2 tbsp. coriander seeds, 1 tsp. grated nutmeg, and 2 tbsp. black peppercorns.

To help make this spice more pungent, take all ingredients, except the cinnamon and the grated nutmeg, and place in a small fry pan, brown lightly over low heat until toasted. Do not overcook the spices or you will have to start all over again. Once they are done, remove from heat and grind in a coffee grinder or spice mill. Place the freshly ground spices into a clean bottle, close it tightly and store in a cool, dry place.

The next time you run out of the pre-made spice mixes, try using the above DIY spice mixes that will save you money and are healthier for you.

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