Instead of buying a dozen bottles of spices and sprinkling each one on whatever foods you like to season, why not just get everything in one packet?
That one packet is Fantastic’s Soup & Dip Recipe Mix, vegetable flavor. It is “totally natural,” so you don’t have to worry about artificial flavors, preservatives, or other unnatural ingredients.
This is vegetable soup mix, but I never use it as such. Instead, I take a tablespoon of it and disperse it into my green salads. The zangy taste this adds makes all the difference in the world, to what would otherwise be a rather unexciting spinach salad.
When you add a tablespoon or two of this to rice, it livens it up like you would not believe. You can also add it to casseroles or whatever dish that is enhanced with some seasoning. Add it to chicken salad and you will really taste the difference.
Here are the ingredients: dehydrated vegetables (carrots, onions, garlic, potato, tomato, leek, cabbage, cauliflower, green peas), sea salt, organic potato starch, yeast extract, natural flavors, organic expeller pressed canola oil, spices, lactic acid. 8 percent of the ingredients are organic.
The nutrition information is as follows for one and a half tablespoons (which makes one cup of soup):
Calories: 25; fat: zero; cholesterol: zero; sodium: 480 mg; carbohydrates: 5 g; dietary fiber: less than 1 g; sugars: 1 g; protein: 1 g; vitamin A: 20 percent of the recommended daily requirement; and for vitamin C, it’s 8 percent.
The only problem with this brand is that it’s extremely difficult to find. The only place that I have found it at, in the Denver metro area, is one particular Vitamin Cottage. So whenever I’m there, I grab a bunch of packets. There are four “serving sizes” (as far as making cups of soup) to each packet. One packet is 1.1 ounces (or 32 grams).
Other flavors are available, and I can recall one of them: onion. But the vegetable variety has the variety that works for all foods.
Mix a tablespoon into barley, or sprinkle on a baked potato or diced boiled potato. I will say this, however: soup-wise, it’s not the best vegetable soup I’ve ever had. Maybe that’s because I didn’t let it steep long enough, but still, it seemed rather watered down, even though I used the right amount of water.
But soup is not why I am recommending this product. I am strictly recommending it as a multi-spice addition to foods that you normally sprinkle various spices onto.