Now that I've experienced them I'm always going to have them in my pantry, that is, as long as I can afford these high priced salts. The two I'm talking about here are pink Himalayan salt and Celtic salt. I don't really have a favorite, but I definitely use more of the pink, probably because … Continue reading Specialty Salts
SMOKED PAPRIKA is the key ingredient added to animal-free recipes tasting of blood. Other additives that enhance the smoked paprika thus the blood taste are garlic powder, dry mustard, turmeric and sea salt. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight
It's not the same as star anise. It's close, or should I say star anise is close to fennel seed - a cousin, seems like the same DNA, but is it really? I mean, do I really want to be putting licorice into my savory sauces? That's what star anise is, basically, the taste of … Continue reading FENNEL SEED – the perfect plant meat spice
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Liquid smoke is one of an animal-free chef’s greatest friends. Use to add a rich smoky dimension to dips, spreads, salad dressings, soups, sauces, main dishes. Always keep on hand. Buy in small bottle in grocery store, or as I do now, a larger bottle from GFS (Gordon’s Food Store).
Garlic powder textures like cornstarch. Granulated garlic textures like salt, but doesn’t melt or dissolve. The finer the granulation, the better. Shop around. Most markets now carry only the granulated, yet label it as garlic powder. Ninety-nine percent of the time I use granulated labeled as powder. I know it’s confusing, but that’s what manufacturers … Continue reading GARLIC: POWDER vs GRANULATED
I buy Minor's Mushroom Base at Gordon's Food Store. It can also be purchased online at amazon.com and elsewhere. It's a great product that enhances the mushroom flavor of whatever dish you use it in. It's salty, because it's highly concentrated, so you don't need much. It's also gluten-free.
Santiago Dried Vegetarian Refried Beans The package recommends 1/2 gallon boiling water per package of beans, to let set covered for 25 minutes. If you want a thinner refried bean, then increase the amount of boiling water. It's a great product. Use wherever you would traditionally use refried beans. Or get creative by adding herbs, … Continue reading Santiago Dried Vegetarian Refried Beans