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.
Where do I get my spices?
We have such a hodge podge of a spice drawer, mostly because I’ve got bottles of all shapes and sizes and we fill them at the co-op. Your local natural foods co-op typically has 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 it’s $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’ll 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 do we 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 cream cheese
On grain free/gluten free pasta
And in wraps as you please. See? It’s like a rhyme.
Everything but the 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.
Share with us the many ways you are using this seasoning blend!