My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free, and many are dairy free. A functional doctor has put me on this diet along with supplements to help heal my autoimmune illnesses. I have been able to go off all of my meds but one for my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as per a Western doctors approval due to lab and blood work results.
I have been on a journey to reclaim my health for the last 7 years. Seven years ago today my body thought I was having an allergic reaction and my tongue swelled up and nearly choked me to death. I have been trying to get my health back on track ever since. It started a roller coaster ride for me on the western medicine conveyor belt. I had to be put on this medication to counteract this one. I finally went to a free seminar a functional doctor was giving. The seminar was life changing. I decided to become a patient of the functional doctor and was put on a grain free, refined sugar free diet. This is a very simplistic explanation of the current life-changing diet I am on.
Many sauces such as ketchup have sugar or another ingredient that I can’t have. So I have had to make my own ketchup from scratch and other such sauces. I have also had to create my own seasoning blends and spices. I am always on the lookout for new and creative ways to bring flavor or more flavor to a dish.
I am so thankful for fresh herbs and spices as well as dried herbs and spices. There are so many different combinations that can be created. Creating recipes being with building flavors or thinking of flavors you want to bring out or heighten. Salt is in almost every savory dish. Heck, a pinch of salt gives sweet things a deeper sweetness. There are many flavored salts on the market. I thought why not create my own. Rosemary is a very potent herb. This salt has a hint of rosemary with citrus, pepper and wine tones. The wine tones are very subtle yet you can taste the flavor. I have other salts that I build on adding other herbs and spices and different liquids. These flavors are accomplished by dehydrating. Then breaking into pieces and blending in a coffee or spice mill until finely ground. I only use pink salt as it is supposed to be more beneficial to the body.
This recipe contains freshly smashed peppercorns, citrus zest, and wine. I am not much of a wine drinker. Moscato is a sweeter wine and that is what is in my fridge so that is what I use. Only use a wine you drink. The smell this makes while in the dehydrator is wonderful. Use with my Rosemary Wine New York Steaks.
3/4 cup pink salt
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
1 tablespoon smashed peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon Jalapeno powder
2 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
1/3 cup Moscato wine
Prep your dehydrator by placing a piece of parchment paper down on one of the trays. Combine the rosemary, peppercorns, jalapeno powder, lemon zest, orange zest, and Moscato wine until it becomes a slurry. Spread the salt mixture out along the tray so that it has a chance to dry out. Turn on the dehydrator and turn on to 105 F for 12 hours. Place into a spice grinder or food processor and grind until a fine spice. Dry for another two hours in the dehydrator. Grind again in a spice grinder or food processor and grind to fine sand. Store for up to one year or more in a sterilized glass jar.