cupboard essentials checklist
Spice and herb blends made with dried ingredients are cupboard essentials that can easily help turn plain food into delicious meals without any additional calories or additives. These 5 homemade herb and spice blends are inspired by recipes from around the world and are made with simple ingredients that contain plenty of health-promoting compounds. Use them immediately or make a bigger batch and store each blend in a glass container for up to six months. Enjoy!
This simplified version of the famous Indian spice mix, Garam Masala, has a warm spicy flavor and the star ingredients are turmeric and coriander seeds. Get the recipe here!
Thyme gives this blend a subtle, dry aroma and helps support the respiratory and immune systems. Sage is a highly aromatic herb with an earthy flavor that has antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Get the recipe here!
The simple ingredients in this blend give it a spicy flavor, perfect for seasoning shrimp, stews, pasta, grilled meats and roasted vegetables. Get the recipe here!
This recipe is a simplified version of the famous Moroccan spice mix, Ras El Hanout, and it has a pungent, warm flavor with sweet accents. Get the recipe here!
Cumin, chili and other flavorful ingredients turn this blend into the perfect seasoning for tacos, enchiladas, burritos and stir fries. Get the recipe here!