Spice Blends: Healthy Food Doesn’t Have To Taste Terrible!

Terrible…Maybe Vegan?

First up, this is one of the spice blends I made up a while back.  I use it regularly and it works for almost all veg and starches.  It’s also great on chicken.  I will also add a list of store bought spice blends that are awesome for you folk out there that don’t have time or are too lazy to do it *cough cough* Lincoln. [L: Hey, that’s not an OR for me. I am both time-limited AND incredibly lazy.]

Anyways:

  • 2 TBSP Dried Thyme
  • ½ TBSP Dried Basil
  • ½ TBSP Dried Oregano
  • 3 TBSP Granulated Garlic
  • 1 TBSP Granulated Onion
  • 1 TBSP Kosher/Sea Salt
  • 1 TBSP Lemon Pepper
  • ½ TBSP Paprika

1) Mix together (don’t huff it in, stupid). 2) Cover and store. 3) Win.

Store bought blends for those with little time/lazy folk/Lincoln:

  • Greek Blend
  • Roasted Garlic & Peppers
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Lemon & Herbs
  • Garlic Plus
  • Montreal Steak Spice
  • Montreal Chicken Spice

These are basic mixes that are good to use.  They work well on their own or with added items, or some mixed together.  These are also good one shot items if you’re on a bit of a budget, and can’t spend the money to buy different spices.  You should though, as they last a long time and you can get creative.

They are not meant to be used in massive quantities, but in small doses, to add flavor to every dish. [L: If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing to excess.]  This is step one in helping to make your food not taste terrible.

For those worried about calories and such, when it comes to spices, the calorie amounts are so small, that you would basically burn the amount off from each one from simply scratching your ass (okay, that’s an exaggeration, but you get my meaning).