Weedy Ways

... for a better you!

Gluten Free  Snacks, Quickies, Rubs, Dips, Marinades and More!!!

Don't ever think Gluten Free living needs to be tasteless ... use your imagination and create many mouth-watering masterpieces!!

Experiement with different spices in your cooking, you'll be amazed at the differneces in flavor you can create and just maybe you'll be cooking a bit more healthy by not needed to add as much salt or sugar as before, the flavor will be true!! 

Be sure to use quality ingredients, it makes a huge difference as well ... visit my website at www.WatkinsOnLine.com/LynnMcGinnis for spices, flavorings, gravy & soup bases, dessert mixes and more - many items do not contain gluten, complete ingredient lists available, contact me if you'd like further assistance at LovingWatkinsProducts@yahoo.com

 

BAKING POWDER

1/3 C. Baking Soda

2/3 C. Cream of Tartar

2/3 C. Arrowroot or Potato Starch

Mix well - use 1 1/2 tsp. of this mix for each 1 tsp. of commercially produced.

CHOCOLATE SUBSTITUTE

     ~ equivalent to 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate.

  1 T  Watkins Chocolate Extract + 1 T  Shortening

 

 

COLE SLAW DRESSING

2/3 C. Sugar

½ C. Apple Cider Vinegar

¼ C. Oil

1 tsp. Celery Seed

Mix Well, Toss with Shredded Cabbage.

 

FLAVORED COFFEE

Watkins Extracts are excellent for adding that “coffeehouse” touch with a variety of flavors. Add a teaspoon (more for stronger flavor) of our many famous extracts to coffee grounds before brewing.

  

GRILLING PASTES  ~ Combine your favorite Watkins spices with heart healthy Grapeseed Oil to creat your own signature grilling paste – here’s a few tried and true to get you started…

 

           Parsley  &  Pepper

          5 Tbsp. Watkins Grapeseed Oil

          1 Tbsp. Watkins Sea Salt, ground

          1 Tbsp. Watkins Black Pepper

          1 Tbsp. Watkins Parsley

 

         Curry & Cloves

          5 Tbsp. Watkins Grapeseed Oil

          1 Tbsp. Watkins Curry Powder

          1 Tbsp. Watkins Cumin

          1 Tbsp. Watkins Cloves

 

          Cumin & Red Peper

          5 Tbsp. Watkins Grapeseed Oil

          1 Tbsp. Watkins Cumin

          1 Tbsp. Watkins Red Pepper Flakes  (decrease for less heat to suit tastes)

 

MAPLE SYRUP

1 cup Sugar  +  1 cup Water

Boil then add ¾ tsp. Watkins Maple Extract

 

QUICK MAPLE SYRUP

1 tsp. Watkins Maple Extract  +  1 cup  Corn Syrup

 

WATKINS COOKED PLAYDOUGH

2 Cup Gluten Free Flour Mix

1 Cup Salt

2 Tbsp. Watkins Cream of Tartar

2 ½ Cup Water

¼ tsp. Watkins Food Coloring Color of Choice

1 Tbsp. Watkins Grapeseed Oil

Watkins Extract of Choice ~ anise, peppermint, almond, strawberry, orange, mango, banana, coconut

Combine dry ingredients in a saucepan – add water, oil, extract and food coloring.

Heat, stirring constantly unit dough comes away from the pan and forms a ball.

Cool.

Divide in half, knead 10-12 times until smooth.

Store in plastic bag or container in refrigerator.

Keeps for months ~ makes 4 cups.

 

 

CRACKER MUNCHIES

¼ Cup  Watkins Grapeseed Oil

2 Tsp. Watkins Snack & Dip Seasoning ~ many flavors to choose from ~ experiment with different flavors – but REMEMBER if you're follwing a Gluten Free diet, choose your Snack and Dip Seasoning accordingly!!

1 Pkg. (10 oz.) Bite Size Gluten Free Crackers     ..........   GF Pretzels or  Thick Chips also work well.

 * Mix Oil and Snack & Dip Seasoning.

Pour over crackers/pretzels and mix well.

Spread into shallow baking pan – bake 375 for 5 to 8 minutes.

Stir once during baking.

 

 

STUFFED MUSHROOMS ….. Easy – great for appetizers or party snacks !!

Whole Cap Mushrooms (approx. 24)

Watkins Grapeseed Oil

2 Tbsp. Watkins Snack & Dip Seasoning ~ many flavors to choose from ~ experiment with different flavors – but REMEMBER if you're follwing a Gluten Free diet, choose your Snack and Dip Seasoning accordingly!!

8 Oz. Cream Cheese – softened

Chives     ..........

Remove stems from mushrooms

Brush mushroom caps with Grapeseed oil

Stir Snack & Dip Seasoning into Cream Cheese

Fill Mushroom with Dip Mix

Bake  350  for 10 – 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, sprinkle with chives.

  

SALAD DRESSING

1 C. Olive Oil

½ C. Apple Cider Vinegar

Dash of Garlic Pepper

1 tsp. Parsley

¼ tsp. Brown Rice Syrup (check ingredients to ensure it is gluten free)

¼ C. Water

 Combine and shake well. Keep refrigerated