Category Archives: Food

Make sure you eat everything on your plate…

Most of us have at one time or another heard the phrase ” make sure you eat everything on your plate”. Well I ran across these blogs by Alice K. Thompson – Whole Foods Market and thought them worthy of resharing. Alice shares creative ways of using those bits of food that are left over after you’ve used all the so called good parts.  Some of these uses may even be better than the good parts. How about using everything from the rooter to the tooter… maybe you’ve heard that one before also. Enjoy.

Don’t Toss That! Resourceful Ways to Use More of Your Produce.

Don’t Toss That! Part II: Creative Uses for Everyday Food Scraps

Don’t Toss That! Part III: Kitchen Scraps for House and Body



It had been my belief that fermentation was only desirable when making beer or yeast based food products…little did I know. I’ve also heard of Kimchi but have yet to try it, but then it occurred to me that once fruits and vegetables get pass a certain stage of ripeness they begin to ferment. So… Continue Reading

How sweet it is…

How sweet it is… or rather how sweet is sweet.  For years artificial sweeteners have been used as an alternative to sugar and other sweeteners to reduce the caloric content of soft drinks and foods. At each turn another new sweetener was developed to replace the previous one because of perceived or real side affects.… Continue Reading

Tangy Ginger Marinade

This is a simple marinade made with Basic Foodism Tangy Ginger Barbecue Sauce. 1/2 cup Tangy Ginger Barbecue Sauce 1/8 cup Olive oil It has all the spices and ingredients you need, however it you need  a little more zest add; 1 tsp Basic Foodism Hottest of the Hot Pepper Sauce Continue Reading

How long does this sauce last…

People have asked; “ how long does this sauce last?” and we say our product is manufactured to last at minimum a year beyond its production date if it is stored unopened in your pantry. When we started we would keep open bottles around to see what would happen, to date we’ve had some around… Continue Reading

Tangy Ginger Oven Broiled Salmon

Tangy Ginger Oven Broiled Salmon Ingredients 4 center cut skin-on salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each ¼ cup Basic Foodism Tangy Ginger Barbecue sauce. (About 4 tablespoons) 2 teaspoons olive oil Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper 1 lime/ lemon for garnish  Directions Broiler directions: Position an oven rack so that a baking sheet set on… Continue Reading

Hotter than 104º Meatloaf

Hotter than 104º Meatloaf Ingredients 1 cup cracker crumbs ½ onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and shredded ½ cup mushrooms finely chopped 3 whole cloves garlic finely chopped ½ red bell pepper finely chopped 1 lb ground chuck 1 lb ounces ground sirloin 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper… Continue Reading

Zesty Mashed Potato Salad

Zesty Mashed Potato Salad  Ingredients 8 medium size Redskin Potatoes 5 eggs 1 cup mayonnaise ¼ cup mustard 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2½ teaspoon sugar ¼ cup pickle juice ¼ cup Kosher Baby Dill pickles 1 tablespoon Basic Foodism Hottest of the Hot pepper sauce  Directions In a large pot boil potatoes… Continue Reading

Hottest of the Hot Curry Chicken

Hottest of the Hot Curry Chicken Ingredients 6 cups water 4 chicken leg quarters 1 medium sweet onion (sliced) 4 cups carrots (about 3 large ones) 4 medium redskin potatoes cubed 5 tablespoons curry 3 tablespoons Basic Foodism Hottest of the Hot pepper sauce 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 3 teaspoons cumin… Continue Reading