One of the biggest challenges for me with the AIP (autoimmune protocol) Paleo diet is figuring out which seasonings and additives I can use to flavor recipes. Now that most seed-based and nightshade-based spices are out, I've really had to amp up my substitutions!
Recently, I've made two vegetable soups that called for curry powder, which is a no-go with seed and nightshade ingredients. I knew the soups would be too bland without the required seasonings, so I did some searching and found a seedless curry seasoning mix. I decided to make enough to fill an empty spice jar, so I'd have enough for future recipes.
AIP Paleo-Safe Curry
In a medium bowl, combine the following:
2 Tbsp Granulated Garlic
2 Tbsp Granulated Onion
2 Tbsp Turmeric
1 Tbsp and 1 tsp dried Basil
1 Tbsp and 1 tsp dried Dill Weed
1 Tbsp and 1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp black pepper (only if you've confirmed it's safe for you)
2 tsp powdered Ginger
1 tsp ground Cloves
Mix together and pour into storage container. I used a funnel to prevent everything from spilling all over the place. I keep empty glass spice bottles on-hand to store my own spice mixes. Just make sure to label the bottles, so you know what's what! Use this in place of any recipe that calls for curry powder. Enjoy!