Dad’s Secret Paleo Seasoning

Dad’s Secret Paleo SeasoningDad's Secret Paleo Seasoning

My family loves my cooking. Yes, I know. This is sounding quite braggy right from the start. I’m quite proud of how far I’ve come in the kitchen, so just let me have my moment will ya? My kiddos eat a lot of veggies! Not only do I get them to eat their vegetables, but I get them to ask for seconds and thirds. And, they will even lick their plates clean when they are done. (when mom let’s them)

I have developed one special ingredient that I put in everything I cook. Are you ready for it? Dad’s secret paleo seasoning is……… (drumroll)… LOVE. That’s right. I put a lot of love into all of my cooking, and I put my heart on the dinner table every night. My family shows me their affection by devouring that love. Sometimes, they don’t leave enough love for me to enjoy. They’ll be on 3rds before I’m done with firsts. True Story!

Have I Sufficiently Annoyed You?

I know what you’re thinking. “I put my heart and soul into my cooking and my kids still won’t eat their vegetables! What do you have to say about that Mister!”
Okay. Okay. Seriously.  We all put our hearts on the dinner table every night. But the truth is love doesn’t necessarily taste all that great by itself. It can be quite bland. You have to season it up a bit. Over the years, I have developed a signature flavor profile. It’s pretty much a Bobby Flay, southwestern, Tex-Mex sort of flavor. I use the same base of spices in almost everything I make. Sometimes I’ll add additional spices/flavors, but really these are my go to flavors. Gavin, our 8-year-old, affectionately refers to my spice blend as “Dad’s Seasoning”. It’s delicious and gives your food a smoky, slightly spicy taste. My kids love it. I love it. Maybe your family will too.

Dad's Not so Secret Paleo Seasoning: My Key to Great Tasting Food

Dad’s Secret Paleo Seasoning
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I make up a big batch of this every week or so and have it ready to add to anything from chicken to kale chips.

  • ¼ cup cumin
  • ¼ cup smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup garlic powder
  • 3 tbls sea salt (We use this high quality sea salt)
  • 1 tbls cayenne
  • 1 tbls black pepper
  • 1 tbls chili powder

*Note: I add grilled onions in everything as well. I formerly used onion powder, but I discovered it is high in oxalates. Now, I just grill fresh onions before I make anything.*


Do you have a signature spice blend? Leave a comment below, and tell us all about it.


Dad's Not so Secret Paleo Seasoning: My Key to Great Tasting Food

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