Homemade Organic Mexican Fiesta Seasoning Blend

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Tbsp. organic red chili pepper powder
  • 2 tsp. organic tomato powder
  • 2 tsp. organic paprika
  • 2 tsp. organic ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. organic dried cilantro
  • 2 tsp. organic dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/4 tsp. organic cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. organic dried lemon peel

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine all spices into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce

According to the Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce vs. Marzetti Honey French Dressing video, this recipe will also double as a copycat Marzetti Honey French Dressing recipe.

 Here’s What You’ll  Need:

  • 1/3 cup organic sunflower oil; OR organic olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. raw organic honey (local honey from real honeybees)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. organic tomato paste (not heaping)
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. organic dry yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. organic beet juice (from making Homemade Organic Roasted Beets)
  • 1/8 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/8 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. organic arrowroot powder

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix all ingredients into a 2 quart Chef’s saucepan and whisk until smooth.
  2. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer; Stir until thickened, approximately 3 minutes.
  3. This mixture will thicken as it cools.
  4. Allow to cool completely before placing into a pint jar.
  5. Place a tight-fitting lid onto the jar and place into the refrigerator.
  6. This is fine to eat immediately, but tastes even better the next day after being in the refrigerator.
  7. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Southwest Three Cheese

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

  • 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Panko-Styled Breadcrumbs; OR 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Fine Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 2 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp. organic chili pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic tomato powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. organic paprika
  • 1 pinch organic celery seed

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. strained and finely shredded organic mozzarella
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the salt, sugar, chili pepper powder, tomato powder, cumin, onion, garlic, paprika and celery seed; Grind into a fine powder.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir the seasoning blend, breadcrumbs, olive oil and whey together until well blended; Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all cheeses and flour until blended and cheeses are completely coated; Set aside.
  4. This is now ready to be used in Homemade Organic Copycat Fresh Take Southwest Three Cheese Taco Salad
  5. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Savory Four Cheese

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 3 Tbsp. finely shredded organic provolone cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. drained and finely shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. drained and finely shredded organic feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. grated organic Parmegiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 tsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the Parmigiano Reggiano, salt, sugar, garlic, onion, paprika and turmeric; Grind into a fine powder.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir the seasoning blend, breadcrumbs, olive oil and whey together until well blended; Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all cheeses and flour until the cheeses are well coated; Set aside.
  4. This mix is now ready to use in recipes.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Classic Four Cheese

I don’t know why Kraft named a cheese blend “Classic Four Cheese” when there are five cheeses in it, but that’s the way it is.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. drained and finely shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. drained and finely shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the Parmigiano Reggiano, salt, sugar, garlic, onion, paprika and turmeric; Grind into a fine powder.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir the seasoning blend, breadcrumbs, olive oil and whey together until well blended; Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all cheeses and flour until blended; Set aside.
  4. This mix is now ready to use in recipes.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Spicy Chipotle Cheddar

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

  • 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Panko-Styled Breadcrumbs; OR 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Fine Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp. organic distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp. organic chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic tomato powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. organic dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. organic smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch organic celery seed

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the salt, sugar, organic dried oregano, granulated garlic, granulated onion, and celery seed; Grind into a fine powder and combine with the chipotle powder, tomato powder, and smoked paprika until well blended.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, flour and seasoning powder in a small stainless steel bowl; Set aside.
  3. Combine all cheeses in another small stainless steel bowl along with the flour until the cheeses are completely coated; Set aside.
  4. This recipe yields 1-1/2 cups.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 5 Tbsp. freshly grated organic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 6 Tbsp. strained and finely shredded organic mozzarella
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the salt, 2 Tbsp. Parmigiano Reggiano, Italian seasoning, parsley, granulated garlic, granulated onion, and celery seed; Grind into a fine powder and combine with the paprika and turmeric until well blended.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs and seasoning powder in a small stainless steel bowl; Set aside.
  3. Combine all cheeses in another small stainless steel bowl along with the flour; Set aside.
  4. This is now ready to be used in Homemade Organic Fresh Take Chicken Parmesan, or Homemade Organic Fresh Take Baked Spaghetti.
  5. This recipe yields 1-1/2 cups.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Basic Yellow Mustard

This recipe has been adapted from Haute Dogs.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup organic dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup organic distilled white vinegar
  • 6 Tbsp. unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 2 tsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp. organic ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. organic granulated garlic

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a heavy-bottomed stainless-steel saucepan; Mix until well blended.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, then immediately remove from heat.
  3. Allow mixture to cool, then store in glass Mason jars with tight-fitting lids.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Baked Chicken Nuggets with Herbs and Parmigiano

The seasoning blend is from Rachael Ray and it’s delicious; I adapted her recipe to make it organic and baked instead of pan-fried.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the breading:

  • 2 cups Homemade Organic Herbed Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup freshly-grated organic Parmegiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. organic dried thyme; OR 6 sprigs or stems fresh organic thyme leaves, stripped and chopped, 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • 1 Tbsp. organic dried rosemary; OR 6 sprigs fresh organic rosemary leaves, finely chopped, 3 tablespoons
  • 2 Tbsp. organic dried parsley flakes; OR 2 handfuls chopped organic flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp. organic granulated garlic; OR 4 organic garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon organic crushed red pepper flakes

For the nuggets:

  • 3 cups unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 2 Tbsp. Real Salt
  • 6 organic pastured chicken breasts, skinned and boned
  • breading mix (see above)
  • 1 cup [1 stick] organic pasture butter
  • 1/2 cup organic schmaltz (or additional organic pasture butter)
  • Real Salt, to season chicken
  • freshly ground organic peppercorn blend, to season chicken
  • 1 cup organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into 1″ squares and place into a medium stainless-steel bowl with the water and 2 Tbsp. Real Salt; Allow to soak in the brine for 30 minutes to an hour, then pat dry before setting aside.
  3. Warm the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; keep it on low to stay liquefied.
  4. Season chicken tenders with pepper; Wash hands thoroughly in warm-hot water.
  5. Place flour in a shallow dish.
  6. Keep the melted butter in the saucepan and use it as your second dish.
  7. In a third dish, combine the breading ingredients.
  8. Coat chicken in flour, then in the melted butter, then in the breading mixture.
  9. Place the nuggets onto a cookie sheet;  Wash hands thoroughly in warm-hot water.
  10. Bake the nuggets for 5-6 minutes; Flip the nuggets and bake for 5-6 more minutes, or until golden brown on each side.
  11. Wrap 20-25 nuggets in unbleached parchment paper, then once again in aluminum foil.  Write the date you made them on the foil in permanent marker and freeze for up to 3 months.
  12. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Ground Beef Seasoning

This recipe was adapted from Paul Prodhomme.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3-1/4 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 3-1/4 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 3-1/4 tsp. organic dried oregano leaves
  • 3 tsp. freshly ground organic white peppercorns
  • 2-1/2 tsp. organic dried thyme leaves
  • 2-1/2 tsp. organic ground yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground organic black peppercorns

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Transfer to a glass jar with a tight fitting lid, or a spice jar.
  3. This recipe yields a little over 1/2 cup.
  4. Enjoy!