My local friends know I’m always in search of interesting things to eat – and with that in mind… here we go!
5: Organic Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil from The Ancient Olive
Drizzle this and a little vinegar over salad greens and you’ve got an instant salad. Saute mushrooms in it – toss with steamed green beans and walnut pieces – add a swirl of it to the top of your spaghetti squash and meat red sauce – you get the idea. Great super high quality olive oil just loaded with flavor – a great multi purpose ingredient you can use in a pinch. From The Ancient Olive
4: Shao Hsing Hua Tiao Chiew Chinese Cooking Wine
This is the source of the dark rich flavor in your home made Chinese food experiments. In a pinch use it in a ratio of 1-teaspoon to each1 tablespoon of soy sauce or wheat free tamari as a great beef marinade. Better yet – see how it really works by trying my recipe for Beef with Broccoli for One.
3: Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour
Check out the full review here: Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour. This super fine milled alternative flour doesn’t work like regular wheat flour, but that’s ok too – its oddly almost hydroscopic. Once you figure it out – you’ll want to keep a bag of it around – especially if you’re looking to cook grain or gluten free. It’s the magic that helps to hold these crab cakes together too!
2: Beyond Organic Plain Amasai
Chock full of delicious flavor and probiotics, this unique kefir like beverage is also great alternative to yogurt or the basis of an incredible blue cheese salad dressing. Mix it half and half with mango juice and you have the world’s easiest mango lassi ever. Check out all of the Beyond Organic Products here: Brutally Honest Beyond Organic Product Tasting Notes
1: Spice and Tea Exchange’s Ghost Pepper Sea Salt
This is the lynch pin special ingredient to a lot of my recipes, especially the ones that I throw together on the fly. I brought it to a Thanksgiving meal where it added an extra special kick when sprinkled on top of Deviled Eggs. The Spice and Tea Exchange has all kinds of useful spice blends, by the way.
My recipes that feature this delicious devious ingredient: