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Make your own seasoning blend— it’s a no-fuss way to wow your taste buds.

March 06, 2015

Make your own seasoning blend— it’s a no-fuss way to wow your taste buds.

Moroccan Spice Blend

Especially delicious on chicken and root veggies.

Yield: Scant ¼ cup
2 tsp. cumin
1½ tsp. ground coriander
1½ tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground cardamom
¼ tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. cayenne
Pinch of ground cloves

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Taco Seasoning

Not just for tacos! Use it in chili, tortilla soup or fajitas.

Yield: Scant ½ cup
2 Tbsp. New Mexico chili powder
2  tsp. cumin
2 tsp. smoked paprika
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp. cayenne

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Italian Seasoning

Try it on everything—fish, chicken, potatoes, an omelet or garlic bread.

Yield: 1⁄3 cup
2 Tbsp. dried basil
2  Tbsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried rosemary, crumbled
1 tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
½ tsp. dried thyme
½ tsp. dried marjoram
¼  tsp. kosher salt

Keep it fresh: Don’t sprinkle from the spice jar into a steaming pot. Dip in a clean, dry spoon, then reseal to avoid letting in moisture that can cause clumping or breed bacteria.

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