I love Tastefully Simple products!
They're quick, easy and tasty. Seriously. Love 'em. I really love the spices, like Garlic Garlic, Onion Onion, Seasoned Salt, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Tuscan Bread Dipping Mix, Garlic Infused Oil, etc., etc., etc. I could go on forever!
What I don't love, however, is the price and the unnecessary added ingredients. That stuff is costly, and we go through a lot of their products quickly. We also like to know exactly what is in our food. For us, it's just not cost effective to order some of their products when I can make nearly the same thing for a fraction of the cost and know there's no MSG or fillers.
One of the products I've been able to crack is the Garlic Garlic seasoning. It wasn't too difficult either: Tastefully Simple doesn't use as many scary ingredients, so by simply reading the label and trial by fire, I was able to come up with a great alternative!
Without further ado:
In a small bowl, mix the following:
- 4 T. dried minced garlic
- 1 T. dried minced onion
- 1 t. sea salt
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 1/2 t. dried chives
- 1/2 t. dried dill
- 1/4 t. dried basil
Then, using a funnel and a spice shaker (like, ahem, your old Garlic Garlic shaker), pour in your new creation and use as you wish.
How do I use Garlic Garlic?
- With my homemade yogurt to make a salad dressing.
- With my homemade yogurt or sour cream and a little mayo for a dip.
- As a seasoning in roasts, potatoes, anything...
Over and out.