Category Archives: Spices, Marinades, and Rubs

Orange Chicken Yum-yum

Orange Chicken Yum-yum

Mmm! Orange Chicken Yum-yum; let’s make some! The Hubster often works well into late evening, which means that I want something that is easy to prepare if I’m going to wait to eat dinner with him. Which is usually the case as neither one of us enjoys eating dinner alone. Both of us came fromContinue Reading

Siracha-Cha-Cha Roasted Chicken Legs (Siracha, Garlic, Ginger, Honey)

Siracha-Cha-Cha Roasted Chicken Legs (Siracha, Garlic, Ginger, Honey)

The Hubster loves chicken legs. Loves them. If he was stuck on a deserted island, with only three choices for food, chicken legs would be one of them. When I cook chicken legs for him, the Hubster rips into them like I imagine a T-rex would. I don’t hear much out of him, except forContinue Reading

Allergy Friendly Chimichurri Sauce

Allergy Friendly Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a green sauce that originates from Argentina. Most Argentinians use it as a condiment to their grilled meats. Some use it as a marinade, or a basting sauce for when they grill. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while, especially after I discovered that the Hubster’s mama once lived in Argentina.Continue Reading

Simple Summer Seasoning

Simple Summer Seasoning

I absolutely love this spice blend. It works out wonderfully as a dry rub for summertime grilling. The flavor starts off with light notes of sweet lemon, followed by savory garlic and pepper, and finishes with a slight heat from cayenne pepper. Add it to chicken breasts, thighs, or legs. Apply it to pork chopsContinue Reading

Soy-free Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry

Soy-free Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry

The Hubster said something to me the other night that was so ridiculously cute and cheesy that I have to share it. Out of the blue, he comments, “You know, honey, if you were a dinosaur, you would be a dorkasaurus.” I love dinosaurs, especially T-rex with his tiny arms. I love my husband. WhenContinue Reading

Gluten-free and Soy-free Garam Masala

Gluten-free and Soy-free Garam Masala

Not everyone has the option of choosing a garam masala mix without gluten (or cardamom) in it. To get gluten-free spices, go for the individual spices rather than a blend. McCormick’s individual spices are gluten-free for those of you who are having trouble searching. Here’s my recipe for this aromatic, Indian spice blend. Try itContinue Reading

Allergy Friendly Chicken Tikka Masala

Allergy Friendly Chicken Tikka Masala

I love Indian food. Love it. I can’t get enough of it, but I’ve had enough of it. Almost every Indian dish out there contains traces of pistachios (cashews or almonds), cardamom, and dairy. Escaping these ingredients is impossible, along with an allergic reaction. Therefore, when it comes to date nights, if we’re craving IndianContinue Reading

Fajita Seasoning

Fajita Seasoning

Instead of store-bought fajita seasoning mixes, we like to make our own! It helps us to avoid hidden additives (dyes, gluten, etc.) and cut back on the salt. Here is our recipe for fajita seasoning. Add some lime zest along with two TBSP of this mix to chicken, beef, or seafood for delicious fajitas! IngredientsContinue Reading

Paleo Scotch Eggs

Paleo Scotch Eggs

When the Hubster and I were dating, around Saint Patrick’s day, we discovered that there was a genuine Irish pub in a town close by, run by immigrants from Ireland and their family. As somebody with Irish heritage, I was quite excited by this development! I would taste genuine Irish food (or as close toContinue Reading

Paleo Beef Barbacoa

Paleo Beef Barbacoa

Not too long ago, the Hubster and I had some friends over for a dinner that’s been a year in the making. Since this was such a special occasion, we decided to go all out! We made a delicious dinner with paleo-friendly drinks and a yummy dessert! My friend had requested that we make beefContinue Reading