Red Onion Powder

Red Onion Powder

I admit it. I am obsessed. Some dabble in fine wines, others craft beers...this little nettle is becoming a full fledged gastronome amidst the refined world of fruit and vegetable powders.

For those of you who haven't been around the ol' Urban Nettle blog lately you won't have any idea what I'm talking about. If you're a regular however you'll probably be groaning, "Gracious Urban...another powder?"

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Leek Powder

Leek Powder

Alright folks, why do onions and garlic always get the shelf space on the the spice rack? There are other alliums! Shallots, scallions, chives, my personal favorite ramps. Apparently there are well over a thousand allium species. Note: If you are blanking on me here with what an allium is no worries. Alliums are the genus (taxonomic category) name of the onion family.

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The Everything Pumpkin Seed

The Everything Pumpkin Seed

I don't do gluten. It's a sad thing that I've dealt with and overcome. There are however those certain times when my glutenous cravings go 75 in a 30.

Exhibit A: The Everything Bagel. A splendid little entity that contains a plethora of pleasantly palatable seasonings sprinkled atop doughy decadent bliss. Five days a week I have to stock these blasted things. Freshly baked and still warm wafting their delectable belly aching aromas into my poor gluten deprived nostrils.

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DIY Nutritional Yeast...Puffball Seasoning Salt

DIY Nutritional Yeast...Puffball Seasoning Salt

Watch out nutritional yeast! There's a new cat in town and boy are they frontin' some fierce competition.

That's right folks this stuffs the bomb-diggity. Yes, I just said bomb-diggity. I don't know what they even means but who cares?! The heck with that  old vegan standard and overly processed nutritional yeast! Meet puffball seasoning salt.

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Wild Mushroom Salts

Wild Mushroom Salts

Often times wild foraging is more about the hunt than searching out food for survival. Leaves rustling, wind blowing, nettles, burdock...then you stop. Gadzooks, mushrooms! Adreneline pumping you look both ways (don't want anyone to know you've found anything!) and your mind's focus abruptly shifts from woodsy whimsy walk to a heart-thumping hasty harvest.

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Smoked Salt

Smoked Salt

Success! For the past two years I have harbored an obsession for the bulk Frontier Yakima Apple Smoked Sea Salt at my co-op. It is SO good. Bison, shrimp, mushrooms, eggs, tofu, vegetables...I didn't try it with any fruits of any sort but my god I'm sure it would somehow harmonize well with them and create some spectacular foodie masterpiece.  And lord don't get me started with using it to cure bacon...

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