Homemade Spice Blends: 7 Make your own spice blends to use to save money and skip nasty additives.
Look into just about any kitchen pantry and you most likely find prepackaged spice blends.
I mean how else would you make tacos, without that little handy spice packet?
Is that you?
Do you find yourself relying on those packets for not just tacos, but for vegetable dips, chili, and maybe even meatloaf?
I am going to STOP you from buying those packets… Permanently!!!
And the good news is that it will not just save you money, but it will also prevent you from ingesting many of the additives that are used in those little packages–like MSG, corn syrup solids, food coloring, etc.
So take a look again in your pantry–I bet you have everything on hand to make every one of these spices!!
This will be your new go to resource for all the spice blends you need–I can guarantee these homemade blends are full of flavor, only take seconds to make and are customizable for your family’s taste preferences. If you like your chili spicy, add in a bit more red pepper flakes–if your family hates cumin, omit it from the taco seasoning–you get the gist.
Recipes for Homemade Spice Blends
For herbs de provence, check out this recipe from Rachel Cooks.
HOW TO STORE HOMEMADE SPICE BLENDS
spice blends is best stored in a sealable jar or container. You want to make sure you store your spice seaoning in a sealed container so that it will not absorb flavors from other spices in your spice cabinet.
Homemade spice blends will last up to 6 months, and while safe to consume after 6 months, it has the best flavor in that time frame. After 6 months, dried spices begin to lose their potency.