The "Secret Ingredient" - Herbamare
Okay, so I've never actually seen Iron Chef (I know, gasp, right?), but I've heard enough about the show from my Food Network loving husband to know the famous line "the secret ingredient is...". So, I'm here to tell you about my "secret ingredient" - Herbamare. Herbamare is a European staple which was introduced to me by my German in-laws. We like to joke that in the Neumann house (any of them, really), that it's a state of emergency if we've run out. Herbamare is organic and gluten free, and can basically replace salt (it's supposedly a healthier alternative, since it's natural sea salt and other dried veggies and spices). I still like regular salt on my french fries or hard boiled eggs, but for anything else, bring me the Herbamare!
So, why am I telling you about this? Well, for one, I wanted to spread the word and give others a chance to buy it and enjoy. Second, I wanted to use this as sort of an announcement/disclaimer that whenever you see "salt" in one of the recipes I share on our blog, it's a safe bet to assume that I've also sprinkled some Herbamare on there, even though it's not listed in the ingredients.