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Cajun Spice Blend: Store-Bought or Homemade?

©iStockphoto.com/kcline While it's easier to bring a little Cajun love to a meal with a shake of a product, why must so many blends combine so much salt to accompany the fire? I can't tell you how many times I've aimed for a spicier, more Cajun dish, just to end up in a salty disaster. (And I can't be the only one here, right?) The easiest solution is to make your own, which allows you to control both the saltiness and spiciness. Here's a recipe for a homemade Cajun spice blend that you can throw into hummus or use to blacken fish or veggies (green beans work well, in my opinion). Or, if you really want the fast shake... More

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