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The Top 3 Best Spice Blends

The Top 3 Best Spice Blends

I have been cooking since my sophomore year of high school – which is around the time I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Back then, I always followed recipes because I had yet to develop my own style. But through the years of cooking, I 

DIY Italian Spice Blend

DIY Italian Spice Blend

If you know anything about my food preferences, you’d know I love salads. When I say love, I mean I could eat salads every day all day. (In fact, I do eat a huge salad pretty much daily) One of my favorite things to do 

DIY Adobo Spice Blend

DIY Adobo Spice Blend

What is Adobo?

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A Latin-based seasoning, its main purpose is to flavor/marinate meat.

It’s a savory and versatile spice that can be used in a variety of dishes.

I love it for its versatility. I am a huge fan of spice blends that make elevating my dishes easy. When a spice or spice blend is versatile, it makes cooking a delicious meal for your guests that much easier.

How to use Adobo:

On to the fun part, how can you use this spice blend?

Like I mentioned before, Adobo is highly versatile, here is a quick list of easy ways to use this blend:

Dry Rub
Use it as a dry rub for your beef, chicken, pork, fish, and seafood dishes!

Use it as a base for soups and stews. It adds tons of flavor without having to dive deep into your spice cabinet

Roasted Vegetables
Use it to season your vegetables before roasting!

Spice up those Beans or Rice
Do the rice thing and throw in some adobo into your rice or beans before cooking them. They’ll come out with an unbeatable flavor!

DIY Adobo Spice Blend

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan / Plantbased
Servings: 6 tbsp


  • 2 tbsp paprika (use smoked paprika for an added kick of flavor)
  • 1.5 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Measure out spices accordingly and add to a container
  • Place a lid on chosen container of spices and shake well
  • Enjoy in your meat, vegetable, rice, bean, and soup dishes!
Top 5 Versatile Spices

Top 5 Versatile Spices

I love cooking with spices. They are a quick way to elevate dishes! My friend from my dietetics program said it right, you get your food tasting like the restaraunts by seasoning it! A lot has gone into selecting my favorite spices. Flavor, ease of