Herbs that is! Los Angeles is technically supposed to be a desert . None of the vegetation is natural here… We go through droughts. Herbs cost money. Buy them at the market for $1 and dehydrate or air dry. In supermarkets herbs such as rosemary can cost up to $5-$8. Let’s save a few bucks and dehydrate more… here’s what I have so far. More to come!
Dill: Just as delicious and potent as fresh! Dill stays so fragrant throughout the process!
Chamomile: I wanted tea bro!
Basil: Because wouldn’t that be delicious?
Rosemary can help out a multitude of flavor obstacles!
1lb 1/2″ sliced carrot
2 diced shallots
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup Grade A maple syrup
2 tbsp orange zest
1 tbsp bacon grease (optional)
2 tbsp seasme oil
one cap liquid smoke
2 tbsp chopped cilantro or parsley
1 tsp Spanish smoke paprika
Place shallots and carrots in a baking sheet coat with seasme oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 300 until soft and slightly crispy. Toss remainder of ingredients in a bowl. Mix until blended. Pour over roasted vegetable and toss. EAT!
I got a little weird and remembered I had the most delicious mashed potato balls at Porto’s in the Valley. Why not sweet potato balls? Sounds delicious enough… turns out… THEY ARE AMAZEBALLS (pun intended). Just look at that Mallow oozing out!
Time: 1 1/2 Hrs
4 large sweet potatoes
1 small bag marsh mallow
12oz. fresh orange juice
zest of one large orange
1/4 cup dark amber maple syrup (grade A)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 caps of liquid smoke
1 1/2 tbsp nutmeg
2 cups of coconut
Salt and Pepper
Set coconut to the side. Slice sweet potatoes into 1″ pieces. Season with salt, pepper and cinnamon, and bake at 300 F for 20 minutes or tender. Minus a capful of liquid smoke and coconut, mash remainder of ingredients with warm potatoes in separate mixing bowl. Let mixture cool. Insert desired amount of marsh mallow in center of mash, and roll into ball.
To create coconut bacon simply mix a cap of lquid smoke and desired amount of Grade A maple syrup. one mixed, top onto Amazeballs and bake at 300 F for 20 minutes. Coconut will be perfectly brownish when ready.