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10 Spices for the Gluten- Free Diet

10 Spices for the Gluten- Free Diet

10 Spices for the Gluten- Free Diet

Making the switch to gluten free foods after several years of eating processed foods can be rather difficult. It is important to remember to educate yourself on which foods are safe for you to eat if you happen to have Celiac disease. Many packaged foods have preservatives and additives that are definitely not good for your health. Many different spices can be used to enhance the gluten free diet

Here is a list of 10 spices for the gluten free diet.

10 Spices for the Gluten Free Diet

  1. Celery Salt- Celery salt can be used to enhance soups, egg and potato salads, cabbage as well as coleslaw.
  2. Curry Powder- Curry powder is a blend of many spices put together in certain quantities. The spices found in curry powder include turmeric, cumin, ginger, black pepper, fenugreek, allspice, coriander, fennel seed, and red pepper. It can be used to give flavor to egg dishes, white meat, red meat, fish, cooked vegetables, and even poultry.
  3. Herbes de Province- This blend of herbs adds flavor to a variety of foods. It consists of a combination of the following herbs- marjoram, thyme, tarragon, as well as some other herbs. It can be used to enhance vegetables, fish, red meat, and poultry. This gourmet blend is fragrant and slightly sweet.
  4. Lemon Pepper- This fragrant, slight spicy blend marries the tang of lemon with the light heat of black pepper. Used to enhance the flavors of fish, dips, vegetables, meat, poultry, and salad dressings.
  5. Garam Masala- This spice is a blend of several spices. It is slightly spicy, warm and woodsy. Can be used to enhance red meat, white meat, fish, chicken, rice, and other seafood.
  6. Barbecue Seasoning- This is again a combination of herbs and spices. It can be used to flavor poultry, vegetables, red meat, white meat, and fish.
  7. Italian Seasoning- This spice blend consists of several different herbs. Marjoram, sage, basil, rosemary, thyme, and oregano make up this blend. It is used in tomato based dishes. Pizza, pasta, potatoes, poultry, fish, vegetables, and seafood can be flavor enhanced by using Italian seasoning.
  8. Chili Powder- Chili Powder is bold, spicy, and full of flavor. It is used to enhance the taste of tacos, fish, hamburgers, stew, and even egg dishes.
  9. Cajun Seasoning- Cajun seasoning is a combination of hot peppers, salt and vinegar. It is used to enhance seafood, fish, red meat, white meat, and poultry.
  10. Taco Seasoning- Taco seasoning is used to season tacos and so much more. It can be used in hamburgers, salsas, dips, tacos, beans, steak, and ground beef.

Try some of these spices and spice blends the next time you are making a gluten-free meal. They will certainly add flavor that may make you reach for that second serving.


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  1. I SO needed to read this! So many people around me are doing gluten free and I was just wondering the other day spices I had in my kitchen that would be okay to use to cook for them. Thanks for posting!!
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  2. I am so bad with adding extra flavor to my food. I rarely add salt and pepper! I really need to get more into it. We are not gluten free but i’s nice to know there are options out there when I cook for friends who are!

  3. Good to know! I had to cook something for my step-mother-in-law who is gluten intolerant and I had no idea where to start!
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  4. Thanks for the great resource. It’s good to know gluten free doesn’t have to mean flavor free.
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  5. Angela S says:

    Two of my sisters are on a gf diet and it’s new for one of them. I’ll have to share this with them. This is so helpful!

  6. Thank you for sharing this. My husband uses a lot of these but curry powder is one of his favorites to use in cooking.

  7. I’ll have to try some of these!
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  8. We use some of those. Italian seasoning is very versatile.
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  9. i’m going to share this with my sister as she’s incorporating more gluten free into her diet

  10. We go through so many spices each month because we cook so much from scratch. it’s amazing what a little bit of seasoning can do!
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  11. I’m excited because I have every one of those spices on hand. I LOVE using spices in food!
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  12. So do some spices have gluten in them? It seems like everything has gluten in it, you don’t realize it’s everywhere until you are aware of it.
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  13. Lemon pepper and taco seasoning are STAPLES around here!
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  14. Turmeric is the bright yellow spice found in many Indian dishes. It has a wide range of medicinal values that can treat a variety of diseases these include toothache, diarrhea, hemorrhage, bruises ,etc.

    Turmeric is an excellent antioxidant and has played a major role in many Ayurvedic medicines.

    It is known to cleanse the entire body from the inside and keeps the digestive tract and the liver healthy.

  15. Ally|Gluten Free Foods says:

    This is exciting! Good spice blends for my next gluten-free recipes. I cannot imagine the taste it brings!

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