Yes, It IS a Post About Pickles!

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If you're not allergic to allium (onions, garlic, etc.) try a little experiment. Next time you are at the grocery store pick up some jars of pickles. Read the labels and try to find some that don't contain "onion (including dehydrated or powder), garlic, spices or natural flavors". This pretty much works for most "packaged" savory foods...but you will have a hard time finding any. If you are Continue Reading

Get Your Bouillon On!

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Maybe when it's called for in a recipe, or you just want to ramp up the flavor in a dish you can simply throw in a cube (or teaspoon) or two of commercial bouillon. That's great if that's how you roll. However, that's just not possible for someone who is allergic to the allium family (onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, chives, etc.).  Besides the dehydrated onion and/or garlic found in every Continue Reading

Rockin’ Chili & Tex-Mex Seasoning

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If you haven't tried making your own seasoning blends...you should!  My trying it developed mostly out of necessity, since so many contain onion and/or garlic powder.  I also love the fact that I can control the ingredients, making things as healthy as possible.  Did you know that those seasoning or "mix" envelopes generally contain tons of sodium and other things that aren't so good for you like Continue Reading