November 06, 2007

Some recipes using pre-packaged spice mixes

While surfing for holiday gift ideas online I found myself at the Tupperware site and spied a link to one of my all time favorite topics; Recipes! I was thinking about what a great gift idea that would be to purchase one of their containers and place a copy of a recipe and one of their spice packets in the container, wrap it up pretty and present it to my Mom or one of my SIL's. I know I love (love love love) to get kitchen and baking products for gifts and they are the most used and appreciated gifts of the season because I use them all year long.

So this morning I offer you a couple recipes from the Tupperware site and at the bottom you'll find a link to the spice seasonings. The recipes are for the garlic seasoning blend but you'll notice the seasonings come in not only garlic but; cinnamon and vanilla, Italian herb and southwest chipotle. And all are gluten free!~

Simply Garlic Vinaigrette

Makes about 2/3 cup

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup flax oil or extra virgin olive oil
4 tsp. sweetener or sugar
1 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. Simply Garlic Seasoning Blend

Place all ingredients in a covered container, seal and shake or in a bowl and whisk until well blended. Garlic flavor will intensify with time.

Roasted Garlic Potatoes
Makes 4 servings

1 (1 lb. 4 oz.) pkg. red potatoes, 1/4" slices
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1-2 Tbsp. Simply Garlic Seasoning

In a bowl, coat sliced potatoes with olive oil and Seasoning. Place potatoes on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes.

Recipe Variation:
For Roasted Italian Potatoes, substitute 1-2 Tbsp. Italian Herb Seasoning

Simply Garlic Gravy
Makes 4 servings

1 (15 oz.) can of chicken or beef broth (or homemade!)
1 Tbsp. Simply Garlic Seasoning Blend
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup water

In a 2 1/2 Qt. Sauce Pan, bring broth and Seasoning to a boil. In measuring cup mix corn starch in water; add to broth mixture. Allow to boil for approximately two minutes; mixture will thicken. Serve over potatoes, rice or meat.

Here are the seasoning packets I told you about;

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