Our Family’s Favorite Spice Blend – Chat Masala

Like making your own spice blends? This Chat Masala Indian Seasoning Blend is our favorite spice mix - hands down. It goes great on almost anything from meats to beans and rice to veggies, salads and pastas. And the recipe was a mistake that turned out GREAT!

I just love making homemade seasoning blends like my Taco Seasoning, Best Basic Chili Powder, Cinnamon Sugar, Dorito Seasoning, Herbes de Provence, and Vegetable Broth Mix. But this one, Chat Masala is hands down our family's favorite. In fact, I haven't made it for a long long time, since we had a bunch of spices given to use that I wanted to use up, and my husband has been begging for it for ...Read The Full Post

Stop Your Garlic from Rotting – Easy Homemade Granulated Garlic

Easy Homemade Granulated Garlic - Tired of garlic going bad on you? Use this simple method to make granulated garlic and stop wasting money and food!

{Making your own kitchen staples is one of the best ways I know to save money on whole foods, and this homemade granulated garlic is a case in point.  I already make my own Easiest Coconut Milk, Easiest Almond Milk, Aluminum & Corn-free Baking Powder, Easy Vegan Condensed Milk, Powdered Sugar Substitute and Liquid Stevia Drops, but granulated garlic is one thing that I have not made yet.  I ...Read The Full Post

Allergy-Free Ranch Dressing – dairy, egg, and nut free

Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe - dairy-free

{I've been making my own salad dressings for years--either the Moroccan Vinaigrette, this "5-Way" Salad Dressing, or our 5-Ingredient Salad Dressing are always on our table. However, I haven't perfected a ranch dressing recipe yet - mainly due to our food allergies.  Thanks to Debra Worth from Worth Cooking, I've got a recipe now :).  Plus, her Balsamic Cherry Dressing is calling my name ...Read The Full Post

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Creamer – Dairy and Sugar-Free

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Creamer--dairy and sugar free! Dairy-free coffee lovers celebrate! Makes a great dessert or oatmeal drizzle too!

{I love pumpkin so much that I am happy to eat it in all its forms all year round.  We love these Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, Soft Pumpkin Cookies, and my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, and here's a grouping of Healthy Pumpkin Recipes if that isn't enough for you.  Today Tiffany from Don't Waste the Crumbs brings you a Dairy-free Creamer that is the latest addition to our repertoire of yummy healthy ...Read The Full Post

Keep Germs at Bay with Immune-Boosting Jam

Ditch the Germs with this Immune Boosting Sugar-Free Elderberry Jam! http://wholenewmom.com/recipes/keep-germs-at-bay-with-delicious-immune-boosting-jam/

{When flu and cold season hits, we break out the sinus wash to help us get better and avoid antibiotics, but boosting your immune system with things like fermented foods and probiotics is another good idea. Today we have another great immune booster - Elderberry Jam from Melanie of Herb Geek . The post is mainly Melanie's, but I'm chiming in occasionally.} It's absolutely that time of year ...Read The Full Post

Allergy-Free Meatballs with DF Cream Sauce (grain, egg, & dairy-free)

Meatballs! Dairy, Egg, and Grain Free! GAPS-Friendly :). Think you need to give up meatballs just because you are on a special diet? No way! These meatballs hold together and are super tasty even without dairy, egg, or grain! And they come with a great dairy-free mushroom sauce to boot!

{If you're on the paleo diet or have food allergies to dairy or egg, making meatballs can be a chore.  My mom's Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs was one of my favorite childhood meals.  My mom would simmer the sauce all day and then would serve us a bunch on a piece of bread when it was almost done..... Mmmmmm... Well, my son is deathly allergic to dairy and egg whites, and we are also ...Read The Full Post

Easy Homemade Ketchup (sugar free)

Did you know that most ketchup has high fructose corn syrup and hidden MSG in it? This Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe is sugar free, has no corn syrup and can be made super fast. Great for those on special diets and costs way less than the health food store brands.

Since we've been on a candida diet, I've worked hard and remade some of our favorite foods into sugar-free alternatives.  We've ended up with some great recipes like my Homemade Chocolate Chips, Dairy-free Ice Cream, Homemade Jello, Gummy Candy, and Homemade Marshmallows. Ketchup, typically being loaded with high fructose corn syrup, is one of those foods that needed a redo. My family LOVES ...Read The Full Post

Five-Ingredient Salad Dressing – Our New Favorite

Homemade Salad Dressing has never been so easy. Just 5 ingredients. And it's Oh-so-yummy! It's the new favorite on our dinner table!

I've been making my own homemade salad dressing for a long time.  Our long-standing favorite used to be this Moroccan Vinaigrette, and then this homemade salad dressing that you can make 5 ways, but now we have a new favorite. And let me say that if you aren't making your own homemade salad dressing yet, I hope that this post gets you motivated to do so. 'Cause I have another super simple ...Read The Full Post

Homemade Celery Salt (and how to use it ~ including a yummy surprise)

Have you seen celery salt but wondered how to use it? Here's How to Make Celery Salt - and How to use it. Celery Salt tastes great on so many things, and I'm sharing some of the best options, but I've also included an extra special way to use it - our family favorite!

I love making my own homemade seasoning blends like taco seasoning, curry powder, vegetable broth, chili powder, cinnamon sugar, chat masala, and even DORITO® seasoning.  But why would one want to make celery salt, you ask?  And how do you use it? Well, before you just move on from this post thinking, "What's so great about celery salt?" Don't. I'm sure you'll find something you'll like. ...Read The Full Post

Our Favorite Salad Dressing – Five Ways!

This Homemade Salad Dressing is our FAVE! 5 different ways -- http://wholenewmom.com/whole-new-budget/best-salad-dressing-homemade-salad-dressing/

I've been meaning to get this recipe for Homemade Salad Dressing to you all for awhile now. Life has been crazy and things really get in the way sometimes, you know? Anyhow, this one is a real keeper.  And it's a great homemade salad dressing for those with food allergies as well - no dairy and some substitutions that should make this work for anyone. ...Read The Full Post