10 Spice Blends: Layer Your Food With Flavor

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 10 Spice Blends to Layer Your Food With Flavor. One easy way to cook like a pro is by taking advantage of all the wonderful herbs and spices available for flavoring your dishes. Part of the fun of cooking is in the creating.

One easy way to cook like a pro is by taking advantage of all the wonderful herbs and spices available for flavoring your dishes. Part of the fun of cooking is in the creating.  Have fun, experiment, don’t be afraid to try new things or tweak a recipe here and there to make your own delicious creation.  Below are 10 spice blends to put in your pantry to get you started.

Cajun Seasoning Blend
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp cayenne powder
  2. 2 tbsp garlic salt
  3. 2 tbsp paprika
  4. 1 tbsp chili powder
  5. 1 tbsp cumin
  6. 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  7. 1 tbsp onion powder
  8. 1 tbsp celery salt
  9. 4 tsp dried oregano
  10. 4 tsp dried thyme
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in clean coffee grinder, spice grinder or food processor.
  2. Pulse until well blended.
  3. Store in airtight container, in cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
Adapted from scrumdillyicious
Adapted from scrumdillyicious
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Herbs De Provence
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp savory
  2. 2 tbsp rosemary
  3. 2 tbsp thyme
  4. 2 tbsp oregano
  5. 2 tbsp basil
  6. 2 tbsp marjoram
  7. 1 tsp dried lavender (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in clean coffee grinder, spice grinder, or food processor.
  2. Pulse until blended.
  3. Store in airtight container in cool dry place away from sunlight.
Adapted from Essence of Emeril
Adapted from Essence of Emeril
Pure Grace Farms http://puregracefarms.com/
Poultry Seasoning
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Ingredients
  1. 4 tbsp dried parsley
  2. 1 tbsp dried sage
  3. 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  4. 1 tbsp dried marjoram
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  7. 1/4 tsp onion powder
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in clean coffee grinder, spice grinder or food processor.
  2. Pulse until well blended.
  3. Store in airtight container, in cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
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Kickin Chili Powder
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Ingredients
  1. 4 tbsp ground dried chili powder
  2. 2 tsp paprika
  3. 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  4. 1 tsp garlic salt
  5. 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  6. 1 tsp cumin
  7. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in clean coffee grinder, spice grinder or food processor.
  2. Pulse until well blended.
  3. Store in airtight container, in cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
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Italian Herb Mix
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1 tbsp each of dried
  1. Marjoram
  2. Parsley
  3. Thyme
  4. Oregano
  5. Basil
  6. Savory
  7. Rosemary
Instructions
  1. Mix all herbs together.
  2. Store in airtight container, in cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
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Montreal Steak Rub
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Ingredients
  1. 4 tsp coarsely ground coriander seed
  2. 4 tsp dill weed
  3. 4 tsp paprika
  4. 4 tsp crushed cayenne pepper flakes
  5. 4 tsp coarse sea salt
  6. 4 tsp coarsely ground multi-colored peppercorns
  7. 2 tsp garlic salt
Instructions
  1. Mix all herbs and seasonings together.
  2. Place in an air tight container, store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
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All Purpose Spice Rub
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup coarse salt
  2. 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  3. 1/4 cup paprika
  4. 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  5. 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  6. 2 tablespoons dried thyme leaves
  7. 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix all herbs and spices together.
  2. Place in airtight container, store in cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp cinnamon
  2. 2 tsp ginger
  3. 2 tsp nutmeg
  4. 1 tsp cloves
Instructions
  1. Mix all spices together.
  2. Place in airtight container, store in cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
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Garam Masala
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Ingredients
  1. 1-inch piece cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  2. 2 bay leaves
  3. 1/4 cup cumin seeds
  4. 1/3 cup coriander seeds
  5. 1 tablespoon green cardamom pods
  6. 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  7. 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  8. 1 dried red chile
  9. 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  10. 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
Instructions
  1. Heat the cinnamon, bay leaves, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom pods, whole peppercorns, cloves, and chile in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the cumin becomes brown, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a spice grinder or coffee mill, add the nutmeg and mace, and grind until powder fine. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 months.
Adapted from American Masala
Adapted from American Masala
Pure Grace Farms http://puregracefarms.com/
Curry Powder
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds
  2. 2 tablespoons whole cardamom seeds
  3. 2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
  4. 1/4 cup ground turmeric
  5. 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  6. 1 teaspoon cayenne
  7. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/curry-powder-blend-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback
Instructions
  1. Heat the cumin seeds, cardamon seeds, and coriander seeds on medium heat in small dry skillet for 3 - 5 minutes until seeds begin to lightly brown and become fragrant. Stir frequently to toast evenly. Cool.
  2. Place all ingredients in an airtight container. Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
  3. When ready to use, shake well and place amount desired in spice grinder, or coffee grinder and pulse until well ground.
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