Friday, June 08, 2012

why buy it?

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I've been on a bit of a DIY food kick.  Why buy some of this stuff, when you can make it yourself, without a lot of time investment? There are so many easy-to-find recipes on Pinterest, it seems a shame not to try them out.

Chocolate Syrup - Easy. No HFCS. Dairy free. Tastes yummy!

French bread - Good, but I need to work on my technique. And making it whole grain?

Hamburger buns - I tried a few recipes, and I have liked this one the best.  I like to use coconut oil, and it give it a slightly sweet flavor.

Ranch seasoning - I like the lack of preservatives, colorings, and HFCS.  I think it's really good.  It tastes fresher and less processed than store bought ranch.

Have any others to suggest to me?

And, a shout out to the blog Try it or Buy it.  I've really enjoyed seeing what she picks and her analysis of the worth of buying it vs. DIY.


Anna said...

Taco seasoning!
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 tsp each:
cumin, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, sugar, and salt
Use it like a packet, with some water and simmer it off. It it enough for a pound, maybe up to 1.5lbs if you don't want it really spicy.

Carrie said...

That's a good one, Anna. Thanks!

Laura said...

Thanks for the shout out! I love how we all inspire each other to try new things. Were it not for your original post on vanilla, I may never have gotten mine bottled!

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