by Sharon at O2B Organised
Running out of my normal spice mix.....I know it's tragic, I should be more organised shouldn't I ???
Well this sort of inspired me.... for a while I had been thinking I should try and make my own spice mixes from scratch and I just hadn't gotten around to it. This was just the kick up the "you know what" that I needed!
Don't you just love a super easy meal that gets rave reviews? I was hoping for some leftovers for the next days lunches, but it was so yummy there no chance of that!
Don't they look so cute?
I just used 4 jars from my re-cycling pile and some fab labels to
jazz them up a little. The whole process really wasn't very difficult
or time consuming at all.
Now that we've taste tested them for you, and confirmed the yumminess factor I thought I would share the recipes I used, so here they are:
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspooons chilli powder (can reduce if you don't like it so spicy)
- 1 teaspoon each of salt, paprika and white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, cumin and onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
We had Chicken Fajitas for dinner this week and they were fabulous, but a bit spicier than the usual bland packet mix, so you may want to reduce the chilli powder & cayenne pepper if your family don't like things too spicy. I sliced my chicken and drizzled it with a little olive oil, then mixed in about a tablespoon of the mix.
Next I fried it all up with some onion and capsicum then served with lettuce and cucumber on the side.
It was super delishimo!!!!
I got the recipe from here and you can read all the reviews where people talk about different ways they have altered or used the recipe to give you some more ideas.
- 1 teaspoon each of dried basil & crushed dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon each of sea salt, garlic powder, dry mustard powder, paprika, ground black pepper and dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon each of celery seed and dried parsley
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, cayenne pepper and chicken stock powder
I got the recipe from here and you can read the reviews which describe different ways people have used this rub, from baking, frying, marinading on chicken & pork also.
Hope you enjoyed this post and you have lots of fun making your own spice and seasoning mixes.
Sharon is a Professional Organiser based in Perth, Western Australia, who loves sharing her passion for beautiful, functional, organised spaces with her family, friends and clients. If you would like any information on how getting organised can transform your life please don't hesitate to get in touch by email or telephone.
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