Soulful Seasoning

Soulful Seasoning (page 34)


  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 4 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon ground thyme


  1. Mix all ingredients together to make ¾ cup seasoning.
  2. Store in an airtight container and use in place of seasoning salts.

See the following recipes that use soulful seasoning:

  • Dirty Rice and Blackeye Peas on page 32
  • Sautéed Okra with Onions and Tomatoes on page 39
  • Catfish Stew on page 41
  • Oven Fried Catfish with Stir-Fry Greens on page 46

Soulful Recipes: Building Healthy Traditions


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