It hurts to pay $5 or more for Cajun seasoning, Old Bay or other spice mixtures you only need for one or two recipes. Never pay for pre-assembled convenience again with this DIY mix list from the Cheap Healthy Good blog.
Photo by FotoosVanRobin.
Nearly every spice mixture called for in recipes, even "Emeril's Essence", can be pretty easily assembled from the spices you already have in your cupboard. Old Bay, for instance, calls on bay leaves, celery salt, nutmeg, ginger, paprika and a few other ingredients, and you can make just enough for your recipe from Cooking Cache's breakdown. Want tacos, but don't have a bag of the brown stuff around? Make-yourself taco seasoning calls on powdered chilli, garlic and onion, along with red pepper flaks, oregano, paprika and cumin, according to Allrecipes.com's take.
Cheap Healthy Good's master list of seasoning mixes is well worth a bookmark. What's the best DIY substitute you've used in your own kitchen?
Saturday Throwback: Save Money on Seasonings - MYOM (Make Your Own Mix) [Cheap Healthy Good]