Homemade All Purpose Spice Mix Recipe- Ideal for Roasting and Grilling

 photo IMG_0620_zps9126a356.jpgI've discovered my new favorite spice mix. I use it on everything. It works well with chicken or fish, or on any roasted or grilled veggies. I first ever made this with cauliflower, but it tasted so great that I decided to try it out on roasted chicken and it was terrific. Since then I've put it on pumpkin, sweet potatoes, potatoes, fish, broccoli, etc... It is a hit. You can leave out the sugar if you want. I'll be honest that I don't generally measure it out- I just sprinkle each spice on until it "looks right" but for people who want a more exact measurement, here it is. And because I actually measured it out for y'all... I now have it in a container to use whenever I want. :-D

Homemade All Purpose Spice Mix Recipe

2 tablespoons turmeric
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar or coconut sugar (optional)
1-2 teaspoons hot paprika

1. Instructions:
Mix all together.


Now for some pics of food I made with this spice mix:

Baked and then grilled eggplant slices.

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Grilled chicken breast:

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What is your favorite spice mix to use? How do you make it? What do you put it on? Does this look like a spice mix you'd try out?

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  1. Many people with gluten issues (celiac or otherwise) also react to nightshades. Paprika is in the nightshadw family. We could not use this because of that issue. Just letting you know since many of your readers are probably gf, and some may not even know they are sensitive to paprika!

    1. From my research, there is a sensitivity to gluten, a sensitivity to nightshades, a sensitivity to eggs, a sensitivity to dairy, etc... Being sensitive to one doesn't necessarily mean you are sensitive to them all- I have no problem with nightshades but do have a problem with eggs and dairy, but other people cant have gluten or nightshades but can have eggs and dairy no problem, and some people arent sensitive to gluten but are to nightshades. Its not necessarily connected.

  2. I think I might use smoked paprika instead of the hot. I'm kind of hooked on the smoky flavor. I'll be mixing this up today.

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