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Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

 

Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

One of our favorite chicken recipes is Baked Cajun Chicken Strips. They are easy to make and not only are they great for supper, but they are one of our favorite picnic foods. This Homemade Cajun Spice Mix will give you the spicy flavor you need for any recipe that calls for a Cajun seasoning mix.

Many store bought spice mixes have ingredients that say “spices” that include things that we may not want to be eating, like msg, or they have wheat or whey (dairy) in them. With that in mind, I love being able to make my own spice mixes. I can control the ingredients and how much of them go into the mix. This is especially important if you have dietary restrictions.

Cajun Spice Mix
 
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Recipe type: Condiment & Spices
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon Himalayan salt
  • 1½ tablespoon cayenne
  • 2½ tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients and store in a jar.

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Homemade Italian Salad Dressing

Homemade Italian Salad Dressing - Easy to Make - Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free (THM-S) - MamaShire.com

 

Homemade Italian Salad Dressing - Easy to Make - Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free (THM-S) - MamaShire.com

This is best homemade Italian Salad Dressing, hands down, that we’ve had. Everyone in our family agrees, this one’s a winner. I have tried different recipes to make my own dressing before, but they never hit that sweet spot like this recipe does.

If you haven’t tried nutritional yeast in anything yet, now’s the time. The combination of nutritional yeast’s cheesy flavor and the spices make this dressing so flavorful.  You could use Italian seasoning in place of the basil and oregano, if that is what you have on hand, but I think the combination of those two herbs are just right in this recipe.

It’s so easy to make – just put all of your ingredients in a Ball jar, put on a lid and shake. Measure your liquids right into the jar using the measurement marks on the side and you won’t have any extra measuring cups to wash.

I have listed Himalayan salt in my recipe, but use any sea or mineral salt that you have. I recently ran out of my grey sea salt that I had been using for the past couple of years and switched over to the Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt from San Francisco Salt Co. I usually buy my salt in bulk so the switch was kind of a big deal for me, plus it’s so pretty. ha.

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Homemade Italian Salad Dressing
 
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Recipe type: Salads
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pour olive oil into small Ball jar up to the 4 oz. mark. Add apple cider vinegar to the 8 oz. mark. Add in the rest of ingredients. Put lid on jar and shake until combined.
  2. Be sure to stir before adding to your salad.
  3. Store in refrigerator, but be sure to take it out about a half an hour before using so it will mix well.

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