My 5 DIY Mixes Must Haves

Weekly Edition #93

Hi! How are you all doing? I hope you are all well. Do you like to keep some DIY mixes on hand? I have a few favorites, but the one I use the most is the veggie broth mix. I haven’t figured out the savings, but I know I am saving plenty. I was just at the grocery store and an organic 32 oz. veggie broth (liquid) was $4.37.

What I like about the broth mix I make is you just use what you need and you don’t have any leftovers. Making your own broth from scraps you can also save money and it is very tasty, but you may not always have the time or ingredients to make it. What I like about DIY mixes is that you know what goes in and you can leave out the salt if you do salt free.

This is the recipe I make:

https://myplantbasedfamily.com/veggie-broth-mix

This recipe does use nutritional yeast, if you don’t have it or don’t want to use it, there are other recipes that you can find that do not use it.

Another favorite I keep on hand is the tofu scramble. It’s great when you add it to tofu to make “scrambled eggs” and also “egg salad”. It uses black salt (kala namak) which has an eggy flavor. I don’t use much salt in cooking, but I do like the black salt in the tofu scramble.

https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/tofu-scramble-spice-mix-tastes-like-eggs/

The next three recipes I try to have on hand. I’m sorry I don’t have the site I got it from, but there are many sites that will have similar ingredients that they use.

Almond “Parmesan”

1 cup almonds

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

Process in small chopper or food processor until ground. Store in refrigerator for several weeks.

Chili Powder

2 tablespoons paprika

2 teaspoons oregano

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

3/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

I usually triple the recipe when I make it.

Taco Seasoning

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 tablespoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon black pepper

Pinch of cayenne pepper

I usually triple the recipe when I make it.

Do you have a favorite DIY mix you like to keep on hand?

~Marion

Did you know?

Save your used spice jars to put your own DIY mixes in.

Disclaimer: This information herein is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. You are advised to consult with your health care professional with regard to matters relating to your health, especially those that may require diagnosis or medical attention before transitioning to a whole food, plant- based diet. Your health may improve in a very short time being on a whole food, plant-based diet and any medication you are on may need to be adjusted. The information provided here is meant to inspire and motivate you to make your own decisions surrounding your health care and dietary needs. It is intended for educational and informational purposes only.
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