Appetizers Condiments/Sauces

Onion Dip

April 4, 2015

I grew up eating store-bought french onion dip….and love it! Of course, my family didn’t eat it every day, but we had it for cookouts and special times when we entertained. Even now, when my family gets together, there is usually a container or two of the store-bought variety. But because I have to be careful about what I eat, I wanted to try to recreate my favorite…


Taco Seasoning Mix

December 30, 2014

When it’s Taco Tuesday, and you’re getting ready to whip up a batch of taco goodness, do you typically use store-bought seasoning? Have you thought about trying a simple homemade taco seasoning mix? Store-bought seasoning mixes are convenient and easy to use. But do you know what is in your seasoning mix? If you deal with chemical sensitivities as an energy-sensitive person, you need to be aware of…

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Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

August 19, 2014

Need an easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that you can fix quickly! Well, here it is! This recipe was one that was actually created out of necessity. I wanted to make spaghetti and meat sauce but didn’t quite know what to do about the sauce. The problem was that I thought I had some organic spaghetti sauce in the cupboard. I was absolutely, positively sure that I had…


Easy Homemade Mayonnaise

April 18, 2014

I have been trying to perfect homemade mayonnaise for awhile. So many recipes call for you to drip the oil into the blender while it is running and even then, so many people complain that it doesn’t turn out. So I just decided to go ahead and try the recipe from the book Nourishing Traditions….with a few changes. And was pleasantly surprised at how easy this recipe was…no…


Quick and Easy Enchilada Sauce

July 27, 2012

I really love to both cook and eat Mexican food! When I was making my wet burrito recipe, I realized that it called for enchilada sauce. When I went to the store and read the ingredients on the back of a couple of different brands of enchilada sauce, I was disheartened to see ingredients that I try not to ever consume! I didn’t want to believe that I…


Balsamic Vinaigrette

January 24, 2012
A picture of a salad with the blog post title "balsamic vinaigrette"

Dressing made easy! For some reason today, I was craving a salad. Not the kind with iceberg lettuce, but one with fresh organic spring greens. But I wasn’t really feeling the heavier mayonnaise-based salad dressings. So I decided that I would try to create a good balsamic vinaigrette recipe to go with it instead. Now, let me say that I’ve never been the biggest fan of balsamic vinegar…