By: Leanne Ely

 

A few weeks ago, I wrote about nightshades and how the toxins they contain present health problems for certain people.

If you’ve been avoiding nightshades, you might be finding your food is a little dull as you’re unable to use many different seasoning mixes or condiments containing peppers.

When you avoid nightshades, you must avoid most packaged seasoning mixes but that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t make your own! (In fact, you should all be making your own seasoning blends to avoid any unnecessary preservatives and chemicals.)

You absolutely can still add flavor to your foods without risking the pain that comes with eating nightshades when you have a sensitivity to this class of plants.

The following three seasoning blends will spice up your life without nightshades!

Nightshade-Free Curry Seasoning

turmeric
cumin
coriander
ginger
black pepper
cinnamon
cloves
cardamom

Play with the amounts until you find the right mix for you! But personally, I go about a teaspoon each of turmeric, coriander, cumin, and ginger with dribs and drabs of the rest.

Nightshade-Free Poultry Seasoning

sage
thyme
marjoram
rosemary
sea salt
nutmeg
black pepper

Use about 1.5 or 2 tsp of each ingredient (again, adjust to your personal tastes) and use this instead of those tins of poultry seasoning.

Nightshade-Free Tandoori Seasoning

garlic powder
ginger
coriander
cumin
cloves
cinnamon
black pepper
sea salt
turmeric
nutmeg

Again, toy with the amounts and add more or less of each spice, depending on which you prefer.

Three spice blend recipes, free of nightshades! Be sure to let me know what you think after you’ve given them a try!

Don’t miss out on our BEST of 2014! But only for a VERY short while… Click here for details!

Spice Mix

Want a free week of Dinner Answers menus?

Want a free week of Dinner Answers menus?

Subscribe now and we'll send a free week of menus straight to your inbox.

Wonderful! Now check your inbox!