Seasonings & Condiments

Homemade Ras el Hanout Spice Blend

Homemade Ras el Hanout Spice Blend

Ras el Hanout literally translates as “head of the shop”, probably due to the long list of herbs and spices (30 to be exact!) added to make this powerful blend for so many Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes, but in reality, it actually means “top shelf” – the very...

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Fajitas have evolved into a popular Tex-Mex dish that can be served with just about any meat, fish, seafood or vegetable. This versatile dish is a fun and sociable meal. Fajita seasoning can also be added to make tender, juicy Pork Carnitas.Homemade Gluten-Free Fajita...

Homemade Pesto

Homemade Pesto

One of the first dishes my Argentine/Italian grandmother showed me how to make, was Pesto. With her Piemonte background, she explained that the northern region of Italy traditionally uses locally grown walnuts in pesto. The south use pine nuts for the same reason....

Homemade Empanada Seasoning

Homemade Empanada Seasoning

It is surprising how many store-bought seasonings have wheat flour added to bulk up the mixture and keep it dry. I have resorted to making my own, even harvesting fresh herbs from my garden and drying them. The best bit is that you can tweak the recipe to your...