Frugal Friday – Spice it Up

Friday, August 14, 2015

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Spice mixes like grill seasonings and rib rubs might seem like a good buy because they contain a lot of spices you would have to buy individually, but check the label first before you buy. Predictably the first ingredient you will see is salt followed by a few vague ‘herbs and spices’, then a raft of preservatives and artificial stuff. You’ll probably be surprised to discover how many herbs you already have in your pantry. Many cookbooks include recipes for mixes, and of course there is always the internet. The best thing about making your own, aside from saving a fortune, is that you can customize each mix to fit your own tastes.

To get you started, check out our Mix It Up post for a short collection of make-your-own-mixes.




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