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

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

Easiest Cinnamon Raisin Bread Ever

Easiest Cinnamon Raisin Bread Ever

I do not exaggerate.  In my opinion the only thing that could possibly be easier is to buy a loaf. That’s pretty easy.  BUT 1) you have to leave your house and burn expensive gasoline and 2) you are likely getting something with a reaaaaaaalllllyyyyy long list of ingredients one can only guess are preservatives and dough conditioners and maybe even {gasp} artificial flavors and colors! Never Continue reading

Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken, 3 Ways

Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken, 3 Ways

Chances are you have seen a version of this recipe on Pinterest or somewhere in blog land.  Well it is quite easy, and here is my own onion-and-garlic-free version…which we managed to spread out and use 3 different ways {this fed 2-3 of us each time…obviously you can increase the quantities for a larger crowd}. Preparation &  Way #1 Here are most of your ingredients {I decided to add a can Continue reading

31 Days of Progress Day 19 :: Organizing Spices {Done}

31 Days of Progress Day 19 :: Organizing Spices {Done}

Remember this little project from this post? I reached my little baby-step goal of getting it organized before I went to bed…BEHOLD! I found out some little things like I had 2 full bottles plus a bag of dried bay leaves {good thing I’m planning to make some pickling spice and rework my refrigerator pickles}.  I also still had a couple of things that contained onion powder and garlic Continue reading