Monday, March 24, 2014

Ten MYO Vegan Seasonings, Spices & Sauces

It's so easy to make your own seasonings!
Most of us like the convenience of having a ready-made salad dressing, spice mix, or sauce on hand.

Manufacturers know that - and make a lot of money off of it!

But, maybe you need to control a certain allergen. Maybe you want to eat all organic, and find that you have trouble finding these things in organic forms. Maybe you're frugal and don't want to waste money. May you'd LIKE to waste money- but just can't right now. Maybe you'd rather have the freedom of not running to the store so often. Or, maybe you're a strict Vegan, and want to be sure that you're avoiding all animal products. 

Whatever the reason, it's easy to whip up your own sauces & seasonings. And, spending a wee bit of time making these things when it is convenient for you can save you a lot of time, health & money in the long run.

Many of these recipes - Worcestershire Sauce, Taco Seasoning, and Curry Powder - you probably already have favorite uses for.

Others are more specialized.

Here are ten of my favorites - and how to use each one:

Curry Powder, No Heat
       Curried Chickpeas over Rice

Sausage Seasoning Mix
        Vegan Sausage Patties

Taco or Chili Seasoning
      Black Bean Enchiladas
       Chili Cornbread Casserole
       Chili-Topped Potatoes
       Fill Your Own Tortilla Night

Simply Greek Dressing (Traditional or Fat Free)

      Black-Eyed Pea Salad
      Fruited Black-Eyed Pea Salad
      Mediterranean Green Bean & Potato Salad
      Mushroom Kabobs, Grilled ( Manitarakia )
      White Bean Salad

Slaw Dressing
      Better than Coleslaw
      Carrot Raisin Salad without Mayonnaise
      Dinosaur Salad! ( Kale Salad )

Tofu Scramble Pantry Mix

      Breakfast Burritos
      Scrambled Tofu

Vat O' Spaghetti Sauce
     Eggplant Stew
      Pasta & Sauce
      Stuffed Manicotti

Veggies Vinaigrette Dressing
      Green Beans Vinaigrette
      Cauliflower & Broccoli Vinaigrette

Worcestershire Sauce, Vegan
       Tofu Creole

Yachni Sauce - Double Batch
      Bulgur Pilaf ( Pourgouri )
      Greek Bean Soup ( Fasolia Yachni )
      Greek Chickpea Stew ( Revythia )
      Greek Giant Beans ( Gigantes )
      Greek Green Beans ( Fasolakia Yachni )
      Greek Okra & Tomato Stew ( Bamies Yachni )
      Greek Peas & Artichokes Yachni
      Greek Stuffed Veggies ( Gemista )
      Indian Chickpeas in Ginger Sauce over Rice
      Indian Spiced Blackeye Peas over Rice
      Red Lentil Soup - Moroccan or Sephardic Styles
      Stuffed Eggplant
      Tofu Creole

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  1. Everything looks good! The dressings REALLY stood out to me! Great scramble, too!

    1. Thanks a bunch, Jennifer - hope you enjoy them! : )

  2. What a great variety of different seasonings. I love curry so that will probably be the first one I try! Can't wait. Thank you for sharing all of these with us at The MaMade Blog Hop

    1. Thanks so much for visiting - hope you enjoy it! : )

  3. I am going to make some of these!!!
    Stopping over from

  4. Hi Anna,
    I recently read that many conventional seasonings are filled with harmful additives, pesticides, insecticides, flowing agents, msg, artificial colors, flavors and more, so I love these safe, natural, homemade vegan seasonings! What a fabulous alternative to questionable commercial seasonings. Of course the delicious meals utilizing these seasonings are simply the best! I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing these great seasonings and delectable with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!


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