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Pantry Additions

Pantry Additions

Always nice to have on hand.

(21 Recipes) Created by LITTLELETA

Recipes in this Collection

Oven-Roasted Tomatoes
Very Good 4.5/5
(69 ratings)

Load up on Roma tomatoes when they're in season, then dry them in the oven to intensify their flavor and savor them all year round.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 28.9
Taco Seasoning
Very Good 4.2/5
(199 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Some other additions might be: Cayenne, Adobo Seasoning, Ground Mustard, Paprika (smoked or regular), Dash of Red Wine.
After adding spices to the pan add some liquid to deglaze the pan & simmer about 10 min.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 6.2g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 38.1
Vanilla Flavoring
Very Good 4.7/5
(71 ratings)

"Vanilla extract" usually isn't made with real vanilla. The good news is that it's really easy--and affordable--to make your own.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 0g | Calories: 10.7
Caramelized Onions
Very Good 4.4/5
(45 ratings)

Learn how to make caramelized onions to add flavor to any dish, from soups and sandwiches to stews and dips.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 26.4
Olive Tapenade
Very Good 4.3/5
(54 ratings)

Tapenade is a traditional sauce or condiment from Provence, in the south of France. It adds a punch of flavor for very few calories. You can buy premade tapenade, but you'll spend more money and be consuming more sodium than if you made it at home.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 17.4
Chicken Stock
Very Good 4.5/5
(55 ratings)

After you've roasted a chicken or turkey don't throw away the bones. They can be used to make homemade, low-sodium stocks, which can add flavor to your healthy, home-cooked meals.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2.9g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 28.3
Homemade Vegetable Stock (Salt-Free)
Very Good 4.4/5
(35 ratings)

Making homemade stock is so easy! It's a third the price of buying it in stores.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 4g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 17.8
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
Very Good 4.4/5
(55 ratings)

There's no need to buy pumpkin pie spice. You can easily make your own at home. And it makes a great hostess gift for any fall event! Feel free to double or triple this recipe!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2.1g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 8.9
Mole Sauce
Very Good 4.0/5
(77 ratings)

This traditional Mexican sauce is spicy and goes well with Chef Meg's Cocoa-Crusted Pork Tenderloin.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 8.6g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 42.3
Italian Herb Seasoning
Very Good 4.4/5
(50 ratings)

Forget buying packets of seasonings. They're expensive and often full of salt. Save sodium and money by making this easy herb blend. Use it in sauces, soups, stews, on meats... anywhere you want to add Italian flavor without fat or sodium!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.7g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 3.9
Tangy Garlic-Citrus Parsley Sauce
Good 3.9/5
(19 ratings)

This sauce is great on grilled meats, and it makes enough for two meals. Try it on cooked pasta or roasted vegetables.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2.3g | Fat: 6.9g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 68.1
Very Good 4.4/5
(5 ratings)

Submitted by REESE76

Carbs: 18.8g | Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 3.8g | Calories: 98.9
Summer Cucumber Salsa
Very Good 4.3/5
(133 ratings)

A new twist on salsa, for using cucumbers from the garden!

Submitted by SLINKY78

Carbs: 9.8g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 44.4
Tahini-Lemon Dressing
Very Good 4.2/5
(19 ratings)

Use this on falafel or a salad. Add fresh or dried herbs and it becomes goddess dressing. The toasted sesame oil imparts a stronger sesame flavor to the dressing.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 3.6g | Fat: 6.5g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 1.9g | Calories: 74.6
Tangy, Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
Good 3.7/5
(34 ratings)

This is my go-to dressing. I use it on everything from steamed veggies to salads and sandwiches.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 4.2g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 55.5
(no ratings)

This is one of my favorite Korean side dishes. We eat it raw, throw it in stirfries, sauces, dressings, and pretty much everything else we eat!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 7.5g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 33.5
Spicy Chili-Garlic Paste
Very Good 4.1/5
(15 ratings)

Try this spicy Asian paste in your slow-cooker stews, broth based soups, or combined with yogurt as a zippy sandwich spread.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.5g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 5.9
(no ratings)

Use for many of your seasoning needs. As for servings, I figured servings as if you had sprinkled a pinch (16th) on something. I call this lowER salt because the other spices dilute the salt rather than using it full strength....besides it adds tons of flavor.

Submitted by LITTLELETA

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Very Good 4.4/5
(125 ratings)

These moist pancakes are lightly spiced for the palate of my young child. If you like a bit more pizzazz, you can increase the spices or add others. Cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice both work nicely here.

Submitted by AASLP___

Carbs: 16.1g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 74.1
Easy Homemade 'Nutella' (Chocolate Nut Butter)
Very Good 4.5/5
(68 ratings)

A friend issued a challenge to cure a Nutella addiction. This recipe was just the ticket! No hydrogenated oils, fewer calories, less fat--and more fiber and protein!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 8.5g | Fat: 7.5g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 101.3
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