What a crazy week! Monday through Wednesday is always a roller coaster, but this week it spilled into Thursday. At least we’re only about ten weeks away from Husband’s summer vacation.
The kitchen fun, however, never stops. Never. In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I’m working on growing a kombucha SCOBY using this method. (Not much to look at right now — it’s wrapped up in that jar next to the stove.)
And I made a batch of these low-carb egg, bacon, and cheese coconut flour muffins. What a great grain-free discovery! They definitely do not taste gluten-free.
For the kids, I made this granola, swapping muscovado sugar for the brown sugar. Thanks for telling me about this awesome recipe, CF! There’s no picture because it disappeared before I could get the camera.
Now for a recipe I’ve been meaning to post for awhile – seasoning salt. I have only ever used seasoning salt for one thing – potatoes – but it is quite essential when I make fries or hash browns, which seems to happen almost every day (usually at breakfast). The commercial versions have a variety of unsavory elements – MSG, refined sugar, “natural” and artificial flavors and colors, and fillers. It is super easy, though, to make your own version that is inexpensive and tailored to your tastes. The recipe below works well for us, but you may want to play around with it until it is just right for you.
3 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp onion powder (make sure it’s pure onion, no additives)
¼ tsp ground sage
¼ tsp ground mustard
Dash of achiote powder
Combine all the ingredients and store in a spice jar. Yep, that’s it. Is that too easy to be a recipe? Maybe, but it had to be shared. If you have a combination you like better, let me know about it! A lot of people add a sweetener, for instance, but one time I forgot and it still tasted fine.
This is the only spice combination I throw together to keep on hand; everything else I like to do as a dish is being prepared. Do you have a spice combination you like to prepare at home?