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Taste Test Tuesday: Todd’s Dirt

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. As you can tell we had a blast at Metro Cooking DC this year. We learned a lot, saw a lot and met some really great vendors who we will continue to tell you about as we review their products. This is another vendor we met at Metro Cooking DC and we are addicted to their products.

Todd’s Dirt


After years of trying to recreate a seasoning blend that was made by a family friend, Todd was able to create something even better. Why is it called dirt? Well if you look at the bottle it resembles grass and dirt that you would find in your backyard. That’s just how big and noticeable the seasoning is. There is no MSG and it’s gluten-free. We had the opportunity to taste the dirt as a dip and on chicken. One bite and we knew this was a hit. Todd’s Dirt comes in three different blends:

Original: A mild savory seasoning made with 14 spices including, Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Kosher Salt, Pepper, Onion, Rosemary, Sage, Cilantro and other spices. Great on meats, vegetables, potatoes, and pasta. It even comes in a no-sodium blend called Low Down Dirt.

Bayou: This Creole/Cajun style seasoning has a very bold flavor made with 16 spices including, kosher salt, chipotle powder, sage, thyme, rosemary, chili powder and many more. If you are looking to spice things up a bit then this is your choice.

Crabby: A gourmet seafood seasoning blend made with 20 spices including, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, sage, onion, oregano, basil, ginger, cloves, white and black pepper, and many other spices. It’s Todd’s version of Chesapeake Bay seasoning. This seasoning was awarded the 2011 Silver Sofi award in the Flavor Enhancing category by the National Association of Specialty Food, which is the highest honor you can receive in the specialty food industry.

All of these spices were fantastic. You can use these seasonings to make dip with some sour cream. Crabby Dirt and some sour cream will kick up your shrimp cocktail dish. Sprinkle some of Todd’s dirt on some fresh popped popcorn, you’ll love it!

You can get them online at Todd’s Dirt or from some local grocery stores like Giant, Ingles Market, Whole Foods, and Central Market. Don’t see your local store on the list? Check the website to see if a store near you carries it, if not just order from the website. Hint: It is a great $5.00 investment!! They also have t-shirts, cookbooks, and gift packs if you are looking for a gift for the foodies in your life.

We hope you enjoyed today’s post. Thanks for spending time with us today. Feel free to leave a comments on the blog and let us know what you think.

Taste Test Tuesday: Wildtree Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Blend

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! The summer is here and it’s been a hot one so far. For the month of July we will be showcasing products from a direct sales company called WildTree. Each week we will bring you a product from their line. Our independent consultant is Miss Tiara Rosemond from Columbia, South Carolina. She will be with us through out the month as we discuss this line of organic products.

Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Blend

Photo Credit: WildTree

This is a great idea if you are looking to expand your palate with your spaghetti sauce, have certain dietary restrictions, or just want a healthier choice in your food selection. It also helps cut down on the sodium intake.  Just a small portion of the seasoning blend added to a can of crushed tomatoes, cook for 20 minutes and you have a delicious sauce. You can also add your own onions, mushrooms, peppers, veggies and meat to it for a quick meal.

Made with basil, oregano, garlic, parsley, corn oil, carrots, celery and red wine. This sauce blend is great for making meatloaf, mixing with olive oil as a dip for crusty french bread, lasagna, stuffed shells and more.

The sauce blend comes in a 2oz. jar for $8.00, and also in a 16oz. jar for $16.00.

Feel free to check out Tiara’s website here. Be sure to check us out on Friday as we bring you another product called Mocha Mousse and Cream Cheese Blend. We will also talk with Tiara about these products and why she became a consultant for WildTree.

If you or anyone you know may have a product that you would like Southern Roots Kitchen to feature on our site please feel free to contact us at southernrootskitchen [at] gmail [dot] com.

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