Nov. 3, 2010 2:53 pm
Updated: Nov. 11, 2010 12:53 pm
I have not bought a can of cream-of-anything-soup for over two years now. I made a pact with myself and my family that I would make everything natural, and omit all of those processed ingredients that get thrown in for convenience. Yes, I even gave up
my recipe secrets packets and pre-mixed stew seasonings. It was hard at first, but there are ways around all of those canned and packaged helpers. I just don't feel right fixing home cooked meals that contain things like dextrose, MSG, hydrolyzed this and
thats, and so on. And not to mention....everything tastes 1000% better! You would not believe how using your own herbs and spices improves a recipe, and using bechemel sauce or gravy in placed of those creamed soups really enriches the dish!
To my point...does anyone else feel my frustration when searching for recipes that are merely a miriad of canned soups combined with meat? I was making stroganoff tonight, and though I did find some without any processed helper ingredients, there were a lot
labled "simple" and "easy" that had these in them. Simple and easy does not always equal tasty or healthy. I say we create a category labeled "Naturally Simple" and include only recipes that don't have these offending ingredients in them. Anyone else with