Category Archives: stir-fry

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 Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce

Hello Everyone, thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. All month long we are featuring products for Wildtree, a gourmet food direct sales company. Thanks to one of their consultants Tiara Rosemond we are able to sample some great food. This week’s post is about their Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce. Grab a plate and napkin so we can eat.

Wildtree Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce 



This product actually had me thinking about some ideas and future blog posts. I probably should have waited to talk about this in the winter but it’s okay, I can always talk about it again…lol. We had heard about this sauce before and decided to see how versatile we could get; let’s just say we needed about 4 more bottles for some other experiments.

A sweet and tangy flavored sauce that goes well as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets or tenders. We cooked some meatballs in this sauce and it was delicious. Almost like a sweet and sour sauce with a little kick to it. The combination of apple cider vinegar, mustard, chili powder, and turmeric gives off a party in your mouth.

You could also throw some chicken drummettes and wingettes in the slow cooker for a meal ad cook some rice and mixed vegetables. Works great with spare ribs as well.

Need to spice up a can of baked beans? Add the Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce and some brown sugar to the pot and let it cook.

Don’t want to wait hours for the slow cooker? Try using the sauce in your stir-fry.

This sauce comes in a 12oz. bottle for $8.00

Hope you enjoyed these ideas and we look forward to bringing you more through out the month. Be sure to stop by Tiara’s website and check out some of the other products Wildtree has to offer.

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