Friday, February 4, 2011

Sandy's List: "I love you, man, Mrs. Dash"
O.K. This is the second installment of "Sandy's List"; awesome things on the market.

I love Mrs. Dash's Original Blend Seasoning. Ron and I are on a mission to cut our salt intake. You know; processed food - yuch.

Mrs. Dash has been my savior.

We both like foods with a kick. I know salt brings out the favors of even of dullest of foods. Enter Mrs. Dash.

I love because:
  • I recognized all the ingredients.
  • I can pronouce all the ingredients.
  • No salt.
This is the prefect subsitute for salt. Trust me on this one. We have been going without out usual amount of salt of some time and the results are amazing. Prepared foods suck! Sorry, I couldn't think of another work to fit.

The point is - once you start eating naturally, you realize what real food taste like. It's good.

I would be a spokeperson if they ever did T.V. commercials, but I've never seen one. If I was a famous person, I'm sure they would start. (I need to do something important, I would have more clout.)

So, if I have changed a couple of people's  (you know who you are) way of thinking; it's been a good day.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thank you, Martha Stewart.

First things, first.

We love onion rings; real onion rings. You know the ones; "Let's order a big plate first at Applebees, before our 2,000 calorie meal" onion rings.

The frozen onion rings you put in the oven are not technically food, in my opinion. It's this cardboard crust around 3 inches thick with a little slimy worm inside.

So, in our quest to rid us of fried foods, I can across this recipe on the Martha Stewart website. Actually, I was listening to Martha Stewart radio, when someone called in to rave about it. I went to the website, search "baked onion rings" and here they are.

I tried them this week. The recipe's serving was for 4; but after my husband and I finished them off, he asked if there were any more. They're a "keeper". 

They would be perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.

I'm not going to give you the recipe. If you're reading this, you already have access to Martha's website. It's easy to find

One note, however. The recipe calls for buttermilk, which I never have around. You can always substitute regular milk and adding a tablespoon of something acidic - lemon juice, vinegar, etc. It works for me.

Now, if only I can find a way to make corn fritters delicious without deep fat frying them. The quest continues.