Everything but the bagel seasoning. We go through a bottle every other week as this seasoning gets put on allll the things. So naturally we had to make our own. The thing with seasoning blends is they are cheap, easy, and provide so much flavor. And I enjoy the color of this blend — it’s like eye candy.
Buying Spices in Bulk
We have such a hodgepodge of a spice drawer, mostly because I’ve got bottles of all shapes and sizes that we continually refill at the co-op. Your local natural foods co-op typically will have a bulk spice section (so does Fresh Thyme), allowing you to purchase only what’s needed. This cuts down on cost when you only need to purchase 2 Tbsp of kaffir leaves when they run $29.99/lb. Fortunately, none of the spices in this blend are expensive, so it’s a very low-cost investment, and hopefully it will encourage you to branch out in the flavor department a bit.
For transporting the spices I’ve purchased, the co-op has small plastic bags to fill and weigh right on the spot. However, IF I think ahead, I can just bring my empty container along to fill. When we choose that option, we need to weigh the empty jar first, then add the jar with your spice to the scale and it will work out the price per pound MINUS the tare weight of your bottle or jar. Pretty slick!
Overall I appreciate my co-op for several reasons, not just for purchasing spices in bulk. However, it does help me save money in the long run, and also decreases what goes in the trash by reusing small glass bottles.
How to Use Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
To increase the Happy Meter in your life, I’ll share the oh, so many ways we use this seasoning:
- On bagels (these grain-free ones HERE)
- On grain-free/gluten-free bread
- On eggs
- On avocados
- On potatoes
- On cream cheese
- On grain-free/gluten-free pasta
- And in wraps as you please. (See? It’s like a rhyme. HAH!)
Everything Bagel Seasoning
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 ½ tbsp sea salt
- 1 ½ tbsp dried minced garlic
- 1 ½ tbsp dried minced onion
- 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
- 2 tsp poppy seeds
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Combine everything and keep in an airtight container.