Tag Archives: Spice Blends

Salad Topper: Cast-Iron Summer Chicken Breasts

Salad Topper: Cast-Iron Summer Chicken Breasts

With summer’s arrival came the never-ending procession of delicious salads with Spinach (and sometimes Kale) as the base. Being allergic to lettuce isn’t a bad thing since nutritionally spinach and kale knock lettuce down and throw it out of the ring. What kinds of salads have we had? A mixture of any of the following!Continue Reading

Hubster’s Garam Masala Spiced Chicken Sliders with Zuchinni Pancakes

Hubster’s Garam Masala Spiced Chicken Sliders with Zuchinni Pancakes

The Hubster and I love ground chicken. It’s lean, mostly easy to prepare, and absolutely scrumptious when paired with the right spices. One night, I was recovering from an especially bad migraine due to a bad storm rolling through. So dinner fell upon the Hubster to create and prepare. He decided to whip up someContinue Reading

Simple Summer Seasoning

Simple Summer Seasoning

I absolutely love this spice blend. It works out wonderfully as a dry rub for summertime grilling. The flavor starts off with light notes of sweet lemon, followed by savory garlic and pepper, and finishes with a slight heat from cayenne pepper. Add it to chicken breasts, thighs, or legs. Apply it to pork chopsContinue Reading

Gluten-free and Soy-free Garam Masala

Gluten-free and Soy-free Garam Masala

Not everyone has the option of choosing a garam masala mix without gluten (or cardamom) in it. To get gluten-free spices, go for the individual spices rather than a blend. McCormick’s individual spices are gluten-free for those of you who are having trouble searching. Here’s my recipe for this aromatic, Indian spice blend. Try itContinue Reading

Fajita Seasoning

Fajita Seasoning

Instead of store-bought fajita seasoning mixes, we like to make our own! It helps us to avoid hidden additives (dyes, gluten, etc.) and cut back on the salt. Here is our recipe for fajita seasoning. Add some lime zest along with two TBSP of this mix to chicken, beef, or seafood for delicious fajitas! IngredientsContinue Reading

Paleo Scotch Eggs

Paleo Scotch Eggs

When the Hubster and I were dating, around Saint Patrick’s day, we discovered that there was a genuine Irish pub in a town close by, run by immigrants from Ireland and their family. As somebody with Irish heritage, I was quite excited by this development! I would taste genuine Irish food (or as close toContinue Reading

Paleo Beef Barbacoa

Paleo Beef Barbacoa

Not too long ago, the Hubster and I had some friends over for a dinner that’s been a year in the making. Since this was such a special occasion, we decided to go all out! We made a delicious dinner with paleo-friendly drinks and a yummy dessert! My friend had requested that we make beefContinue Reading

Gluten-free & MSG-free Blackening Seasoning

Gluten-free & MSG-free Blackening Seasoning

I love blackening seasoning. Not only does this mix add heat and flavor to your dish, it is MSG and Gluten-free–provided your spices are bought from a high quality spice merchant, organic, or from a local farmer/vendor where this can be verified. Make your own seasoning blend rather than buying it at the grocery store.Continue Reading

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

We love spicy foods in our house, especially Mexican, Cajun, and heat-laden Asian dishes. We love tacos, served over a plate of spinach, loaded with peppers, onions, black olives, grated carrots, and avocado for the Hubster, topped with homemade salsa. You can bet we have our own taco seasoning, and that we don’t buy storeContinue Reading

Montreal Steak Seasoning, MSG-, Gluten-, and Soy-free!

Montreal Steak Seasoning, MSG-, Gluten-, and Soy-free!

Recently, a close friend of mine lamented about having to throw out her store-bought Montreal Steak seasoning, as it had MSG in it. I told her not to worry, because I make a lot of my own spice blends since I have to avoid the fillers that companies tend to sneak in, like MSG andContinue Reading