Monday, May 26, 2014

No Salt Seasonings

This post was going to be called chicken helper. I was going to fill a pill organizer with a spice blend for everyday of the week. That way this gift could transform ordinary chicken into something different everyday. But recently one of my family members was put on a no-salt diet. Truth be known several of my family members should be eating a low sodium diet. So this gift idea became a no salt sampler for a loved one. Once we identify the spice blends they like, we can make a big batch. (I will be sure to share the results real soon.) All these spices blends are tried and true blends that I use all the time. I just omitted the salt for this gift. If you want the original recipes go to the Spice page for a link to the previous posts. 

This was a fun gift to make. Each compartment of the pill organizer holds about a tablespoon of spices. It would be a great way to introduce someone to the world of spices and seasonings. You don't even have to make your spice blends. You could just share your favorite store bought blends with someone you care about.

No Salt Seasonings

Combine ingredients for each spice blend 
and place in one compartment of the pill organizer.

Italian Herb

3/4 tsp. dried rosemary
3/8 tsp. dried oregano
3/16 tsp. ground sage
3/8 tsp. dried minced garlic
3/8 tsp. black pepper
1/16 tsp. red pepper flakes


3/4 tsp. ground coriander
3/4 tsp. ground cumin
3/4 tsp. paprika
3/4 tsp. garlic powder


1/2 tsp. dried oregano
3/8 tsp. onion powder
3/8 tsp. garlic powder   
1/4 tsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. beef bouillon powder
1/4 tsp. dried parsley
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

Sweet and Spicy (BBQ)

2 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. chili powder
1/3 tsp. ground cumin
1/6 tsp. black pepper

Ragin Cajun

1 tsp. paprika
2/3 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. file powder
1/8 tsp. ground white pepper
1/16 tsp. ground bay leaf


Click here for the Curry recipe. This recipe is made from 
whole spices and difficult to make a tablespoon at a time. 
I suggest making the entire recipe.


3/4 tsp. light brown sugar
3/8 tsp. granulated garlic
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp. dry mustard

Linking to:
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
Stone Cottage Adventures: Tuesdays with a Twist
Anyonita Nibbles: Tasty Tuesdays
My Pinterventures: Tasty Tuesdays
Far From Normal: Wake Up Wednesday
Buns In My Oven: What's Cookin' Wednesday
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
Turnips 2 Tangerines: Four Seasons Blog Hop


  1. Oh this is such a great idea! I love all the different spices. I need to try this!

  2. What a neat idea. My dad was recently told no more salt. These would be a great idea for their dinners. Thanks for sharing because I'm pinning.

    1. Thanks for pinning! Leslie, I am looking at recipes in a new way these days. I hope these spices help your Dad's meals too.

  3. this is a fabulous idea! Pinning. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  4. So cute. Thoughtful too! Thank you for sharing this clever idea, Denise!

  5. What great ideas, Denise, I will sure use some of these mixes. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen


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