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Italian Salad Dressing Mix

This Recipe is a part of the Italian Salad Dressing Recipe but I thought I would post it separate so it is easier to find when being included in other recipes.

Italian Dressing Seasoning Mix:

By Soraya Taheri McLaughlin

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp stevia (I use xylitol)

2 tbsp oregano

1 tsp white pepper (I use less)

1/4 tsp thyme

1 tsp basil

1 tbsp dried parsley

1/4 tsp celery seed

Mix together and store in a tupperware.

We go through this so fast that I times the recipe by 10. I’ll give you those measurements so you don’t have to figure it out yourself!

Italian Dressing Seasoning Mix x10:

3/4 c onion powder

3/4 c garlic powder

3/4 c xylitol

1 1/2 c oregano leaves

1/8 c white pepper

1/16 c thyme

1/4 c basil

3/4 c parsley flakes

1/16 c celery seed

Mix and Store

Enjoy! 🙂

Italian Seasoning Mix

I am posting this recipe as a precursor to a future post. Ohhhh, I bet I got you wondering, don’t I? Well, I’m not gonna tell you what it is. You’ll just have to wait and see.

Anyway, it’s best to make your own spice mixes. Companies like to add all kinds of stuff to their mixes. I’m not saying all are that way or that I don’t use any store-bought mixes, because I do. I just try to be choosy about the ones I am willing to buy.

This recipe was one from the clinic I went to, I just toned down the rosemary because I just don’t like her very much. I really tried but just couldn’t bring myself to. If you like her, feel free to add a little more! It’s all about what tastes good to you!

Italian Seasoning Mix Recipe:

Ingredients:

(All spices are dried)

3 tbsp basil

3 tbsp oregano

3 tbsp parsley flakes

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp crushed rosemary

1/4 tsp cayenne

Instructions:

Place all ingredients into a spice grinder and grind until a coarse powder. Store in spice jar.

Enjoy! 🙂

Poultry Seasoning Mix

Of course, almost every seasoning mix you try to find in a grocery store is full of salt, sugar, ingredients you don’t even really know what they are, or a combination of those things. I get so frustrated when looking at spice mix ingredients because I can’t/won’t use them! I am NOT a spice guru by any means. In my former eating life my spice staples were garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Who can argue with those delicious spices? Well, of course I still have the garlic and onion powders but when you eliminate salt….that is a whole new world. Your taste buds are saying to you, “WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE?!?! WHERE IS THE FLAVOR?!?!” So I had to venture into the world of spices and try new things. I am not good at figuring out what spice does what to flavor dishes….no way. Any descriptions I have found to tell me what they do to flavor certain dishes are just not helpful to me….so I must experiment on my own. Not something I like to do with spices. They can make or break a dish and now that my taste buds and brain have been desalted, some spices are just too strong for my sensitive palate so I just use less than most people do. One spice I do NOT use is fennel…but thats a whole different story 😉 and probably why I’m so afraid of spices!

I was wanting to make some turkey thighs for thanksgiving and wasn’t sure what to use on it because I couldn’t make turkey the way I used to..smothered and dripping in fake butter, the succulent salted meat…snapping out of it….So I started sniffing around my spice cabinet. Literally. Now don’t laugh. This is the only way I have been able to match spices to foods. I imagine the flavor of the food I am wanting to season and then I sniff a spice. Does that smell go with the flavor of that meat or vegetable? Well, it worked and I came up with my very first seasoning mix and it made my turkey taste so good I did not miss my old way of cooking bird! I also tried it on chicken and it was delicious with that too so I labeled it poultry seasoning.

Poultry Seasoning Mix Recipe:

3 tbsp + 1 tsp garlic powder

3 tbsp + 1 tsp onion powder

1 tbsp + 2 tsp mustard powder

1 tbsp + 2 tsp parsley flakes

2 1/2 tsp sage

1 1/4 tsp white pepper

1 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper ( has a little bite to it. Adjust to your taste)

1 1/4 tsp paprika

combine together and store in a glass spice jar