Store bought herbs and spices are not always the high quality that we seek. Sometimes they are really expensive, or they may contain ingredients that our diet does not allow or maybe even that we are allergic to. Herbs and spices can contain additives, MSG, GMO’s, and more. Avoid all of that and make your own homemade cajun spice mix!
Why mix your own Homemade Cajun Spice Mix
Sometimes spice mixes contain unsavory ingredients. Mixing your own spices using high quality ingredients, or homegrown ingredients is a great way to ensure that you are avoiding bad ingredients in your diet and eating more whole foods. Herbs and spices lend great flavor to our dishes. I have included some links below on growing and making your own spices from scratch below the recipe, so look out for that if you are interested.
We use cajun spices in my favorite dish, Cajun Spiced Sausage & Potatoes. The cajun spices are not cheap when bought already mixed. Also, sometimes they can be a bit too spicy for the kids, not for me. I know that’s what cajun spice is all about. Spicy flavor! I like mixing my own spices to cater to the needs of my family and it doesn’t hurt to save a few bucks! It only takes a few minutes to mix your own spice blend. So why not give it a try?
Where to buy bulk herbs and spices
We all love to shop on Amazon right? You can buy herbs and spices on Amazon in bulk from great companies. One of my favorite companies to buy from is Frontier. I used to work at a groceries store, and I was a food buyer. Meaning I would make orders. I bought from Frontier to supply all or most of our spices. I never had a problem with the company, they always supplied what I needed when I needed it. The quality is fantastic, you can buy organic and in bulk from them. Not to mention they have really great prices.
Homemade Cajun Spice Mix
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- 2 Tbsp Cumin
- 2 Tbsp Coriander
- 2 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 Tbsp Oregano
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper – to taste
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix really well.
- Find a small glass container to keep you homemade cajun spice mix in.
Air will degrade your spices more quickly. Keep them in a small container. If you want to make your spices in bulk you can, but keep the bulk amount in an airtight container. Have smaller container that you use when cooking, because the small container will be opened more often and exposed to air.
How to Grow Your Own Herbs and Spices
Natural living ideas – 10 Spices You’ll be Amazed You Can Grow at Home
Reader’s Digest – Growing Herbs: The 10 Best for a Home Garden
Spark people – How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking
Apartment Guide – Grow an Indoor Spice Garden
Preserving and making spices and herbs
About – How to dry and store herbs
Honest food – How to make homemade paprika
Wellness Mama – How to make garlic, onion and chili powder
Getty Stewart – How to make Homemade Cayenne Pepper
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