Thursday, November 14, 2013

Let's Talk Spices --> TS Style

Remember to Tastefully Simplize the recipe to take a lot of the hassle out of cooking. Our Seasonings add NO calories to your meal--that's right Calorie Count is Zero, Zilch, NADA! They are chopped not crushed which means that they reconstitute into the actual spice instead of just dissolve in your food like the powder spices ;)

Here are a few Quick Tastefully Simple Subs for ya  --> quicker and less of a mess than scratch!

~1 clove of fresh garlic = 1 tsp of Garlic Garlic, so 3 cloves is 1 TSBP. Garlic Garlic will reconstitute and become minced garlic

~1 finely chopped medium onion = 1 TBSP of Onion Onion. It will reconstitute and become minced onion.

~1/4 cup prepared pesto = 2 TBSP Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto mix with 1 1/2 TBSP of olive oil and 2 TBSP water. Microwave 1 minute. Let set 5 minutes. OR add
2 TBSP Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto to 15oz can Tomato Sauce or 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes with 1/2 cup water and 1 TBSP Onion Onion  to make Marinara for your Italian Dishes

~2 cups Medium Heat Salsa = 2 TBSP Simply Salsa Mix combined with 14.5oz can diced tomatoes and chill for an hour. For Mild Heat, only use 1 TBSP Simply Salsa Mix.  For quick Tacos, brown meat (beef, turkey or chicken) and add salsa mix and tomatoes to simmer.
~1 TBSP Fiesta Party Dip per pound of meat that you are browning for your Mexican/Tex-Mex Meals. Fiesta Party Dip livens up any dish
Our Seasoned Salt contains Sea Salt, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Garlic, Onions and Paprika which means it is the ULTIMATE all spice to use in lieu of "Salt and Pepper". (I don't even have table salt in my kitchen)