Thursday, October 14, 2021

Are you in a cooking rut? I am ready to switch to more cool weather dishes like soups, chili, and roasts while still making it fit my healthier eating plan. I use salt, pepper, and garlic powder the most in my cooking, I think, but today I want to tell you about my “spices” that really add the flavor.

Tom and I were big fans of Emeril Lagasse when we were dating. Super random, right? I have a couple of his cookbooks, too! I actually think what sealed the deal for Tom was me learning to make Emeril’s couscous jambalaya. Maybe I will surprise him with this dish soon!

That introduced us to this seasoning blend – Tony Cachere’s Original Creole Seasoning. Do not buy any other brand. This is the best. Funny side story: We have neighbors named Tony and Cheri and Jack and Mason called this “Tony Cheri’s” when they were little. Yes, we had our little twins eating cajun spiced veggies!

This makes every vegetable better. We love it on broccoli, green beans, potatoes, zucchini, and more. I put this in my eggs. I put this in my egg casserole.

It is widely available. I get it at my Kroger and one canister lasts quite a while.

The second seasoning I love is the “Everything but the Bagel” blend. I usually get it at Trader Joe’s, but it is so popular that you can find it at other stores, too.

I love this on eggs, avocado toast, green beans, broccoli, and potatoes. I also use it on the ham and swiss sliders that I make more as the weather cools down. I use it a lot!

If you are trying to get your kids to eat more veggies or you are trying to eat more, experiment with different spices and seasonings. LIfe is too short to eat bland vegetables, right?

Everything But the Bagel Potatoes Recipe:

These are great for breakfast or dinner or breakfast for dinner!

Use one or two baked potatoes from the night before or pierce and microwave your potatoes.

Slice into chunks and heat a bit of oil in your pan. I started using avocado oil for heat and olive oil for cold dishes.

Salt and pepper your potato chunks.

Put them in the pan on medium low and let them brown up.

When they are browned up, add your EBB seasoning and let them cook a bit more.

Let me know if you try this!

Do you have any favorite spices or seasoning blends? Do you have a Penzey’s Spices near you? I do, but I haven’t been! I really need to go!


5 thoughts on “My Two Favorite “Spices”

    1. You could put these spices on the counter or front and center of your spices to help remember? I would love to go to an Emeril restaurant! Tom loves Cajun food and we were so sad when our favorite called “Joe’s OK Bayou” closed. We have a few others but nothing compares.


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