As a long time vegetarian, I love finding ways to get more fresh vegetables into my recipes. I want to instill a love of veggies and fruit in my daughter. Sometimes my creations are greeted with enthusiasm, as she joyfully scoops up bite after bite. Sometimes...they end up on the floor.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
I love blending my own spice mixes at home. You can adjust the seasonings to your liking, use less salt than store mixes and buy many whole spices in bulk, grinding just before you need them to increase shelf life and freshness.
1 tablespoon whole cumin
2 teaspoons black peppercorns
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1. Grind cumin and peppercorns in a spice or coffee grinder until you form a fine powder.
2. Add remaining ingredients and process until mixture is well blended.
3. Transfer to an airtight container. Label and store in a cool, dark cabinet.