Yes, It IS a Post About Pickles!

Yes, It IS a Post About Pickles!

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!

Get Your Bouillon On!

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

Sauteed Kale with Crushed Red Pepper

Sauteed Kale with Crushed Red Pepper

Happy Weekend! Thought I would end the week by sharing the recipe for Sauteed Kale I served with my Artichoke Chicken. Mostly when I hear about sauteed greens, garlic and often onions are involved. That's great if you can have those things, but I can't...so I wondered what I might do instead. Here's what I came up with. Quick & easy! I heated a couple - well, now that I look, maybe 3 - Continue reading

Artichoke Chicken

Artichoke Chicken

This dish was inspired by Pinterest and a guest on The Chew, but I had to make so many changes for my allergies & lifestyle that it's pretty much become my own. It's easy to assemble and stick it in the oven. You do have to baste the chicken every 30 minutes, but oh the wonderful aromas you experience when you do! The ingredients: Preheat the oven to 350, halve your artichoke hearts, Continue reading

Rockin’ Chili & Tex-Mex Seasoning

Rockin’ Chili & Tex-Mex Seasoning

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