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Basic All Purpose Spice Blend

Recipe Information
Blend of herbs to use instead of salt for dieting or to add robust flavoring to recipes and your family's meals.


Serves/Makes:1/2 cup approx.

  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). black pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). celery seeds
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). onion flakes
  • 2-1/2 tsps. cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 tsps. garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 tsps. powdered orange rind
  • 1-1/2 tsps. arrowroot
  • 1-1/2 tsps. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). thyme
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). powdered lemon rind
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). cayenne pepper
  • Place all ingredients in blender or coffee grinder; blend 10 seconds or until mixture is a fine powder.
  • Store in a screw-top jar with a shaker lid insert.
  • *Use in salt shaker instead of salt.
  • Store in a dark dry area of your kitchen.
Rubs of dry herbs and spices are an easy, low-calorie way to add flavor to your foods. You can prepare them in advance and store them for up to four months.