Make a big batch of homemade Shawarma Spice Blend to add on all your favourite dishes. Try it on roasted chickpeas, vegetables, falafel, lamb, beef or chicken!
Learn how to make your own spice blends and you will be so glad you did.
Buy a few jars (the Dollar Store has them) with lids and plan on labeling them. Even canning jars will work. It’s easy to blend flavours to suit your taste. Make the initial investment of buying the different spices and a few jars then start creating!
Cooking International Cuisines
Throughout this blog you will find recipes and cuisines from around the world. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and both my travels and living in Vancouver influence my cooking. Plus the fact we host International students and they bring so much knowledge about their cuisines into our lives!
It’s so great to learn how to cook a new cuisine and I highly recommend taking a cooking class in your area to help you get started and inspired. Or take out a cookbook from the library and challenge yourself to try something new.
DIY Shawarma Spice Blend
Use pantry staples like cumin, coriander, paprika and cinnamon to make this super easy spice blend. Like many spices it will keep for a long time but will lose it’s potency over time so best to use it within the first six months.
Check out some of the other popular recipes in this website!
- Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs)
- Armenian Roasted Vegetables
- Vietnamese Pork Meatball Banh Mi
- Kung Pao Chicken
“Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” –
- 1 tbsp sumac
- 1 tbsp paprika regular or smoked
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper
- pinch both salt and pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Add all spices to a bowl and mix. Pour into sealed container or jar for storage. Keep with other spices.