When I decided to serve whole foods to my family and stop buying convenience foods and reduce our restaurant visits...this revelation was a real blessing for us. We did not sacrifice, convenience, flavor or options! It also stretched our dollar. I can also control my ingredients so my mixes do not contain anti-caking agents, preservatives, colors or MSG. This is a wonderful tool for Shabbat Preparations if you are making many meals at once too! Not all recipes or store bought blends are equal, (which is why I like to make my own) but there are lots of good recipes out there, I am sure!
Just add spices to any of the following items for instantly delicious "no brainer" meals and sides: Vegetables, Dressings, Dips, Pasta of all kinds, Rice, Couscous, Millet, Meat of every kind, Eggs, Bread, Cheese, Sauces, Soups and Broths
Here is another one of my combinations hot out of my family recipe book:
Fantastic Fish Seasoning
This is a wonderful seasoning on fish (or chicken or veggies actually). Our favorite is Talapia, Orange Roughy, or Tuna Steaks. I just put the fish an a tray, and squeeze a little fresh lemon or lime over them and sprinkle generously with seasoning and bake at a moderate temperature. You can even do this from frozen. Sometimes I like to put a pat of butter on there. It is THAT fast and easy!
1 part each
dr. minced onion
Rapedura (or Sucanat)
plus 1/2 part each
dr. garlic powder
citric acid (ascorbic acid)
You might sample it for the first time using a teaspoon as your "part", in case you want to adjust the flavors. I like to do it in a Tablespoon for my "part", it make a little over a half cup that way. If you like a "rub" consistency just leave it as it is. If you prefer a finer seasoning, put ithe onion, salt, dill, parsley,celery seed and lemon granules in the blender to grind fine - than add remaining ingredients. We like it both ways.
Here are a few of my favorite store bought seasonings:
Frontier's Grilling Seasonings (They are on my list to "copy")
Here are some links for mixes I intend to play with in the future:
41 Seasoning Blends!
Almost 120 Seasoning Recipes!
Here are the links a couple other seasoning posts from the archives: