Monday, August 22, 2011

New, Gluten Free & Returning Fall Products are Here!

It may still be summer, but Wildtree is gearing up for the fall with their new products. Lots of great, new tasty ingredients to help us get through that tough transition time of back to school. Plus, they have added a dedicated GLUTEN FREE line for those with Celiac or who just need to avoid gluten. These are extra special GF products as they are nutritious AND delicious. Many GF mixes are not very healthful, but Wildtree uses Ancient Grains to make theirs good for your body in multiple ways. 

Here's the list of New Products, Gluten Free Mixes and our returning Fall Favorites. 

You can order them directly through my website at, or if you are a Culinary Club Member go to to log in or sign up and receive a 20% discount (you'll need my Rep ID # which is 3992). 

Or you can contact me to host a Wildtree Tasting and receive them for free!

I've posted lots of recipes for the new products including the Absolutely Onion Blend, Classic Caesar Dressing Mix, Smoky Bacon GSO and Rockin' Moroccan Rub.
New Products
Absolutely Onion Blend
Fast and Flavorful Brine
Kids Cheez – lg size
Mocha Mousse and Cheesecake Blend
Smoky Bacon Flavor Grapeseed Oil
Sweet and Simple Sugar Cookie Mix
Sweet Cranberry Mustard Spread
Whole Grain Thyme Mustard
Wildtree’s Classic Caesar Dressing Mix
Rockin’ Moroccan Rub

Gluten Free Products
Brownie Mix
Muffin Mix
Yellow Cake Mix
Pizza Dough
Bread Mix 

Seasonal Favorites
Apple Cranberry Jam
Classic Cocoa
Cranberry Jalapeno Jelly
Cranberry Spice Blend
Gingerbread Cake
Mulling Spice
Outrageous Oatmeal Cookies
Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Blend
Pumpkin Quick Bread
Rich Dark Chocolate fudge Sauce
Traditional Beef Gravy
Traditional Turkey Gravy
Whole Grain Cranberry Orange Bread
Whole Grain Pancake Mix

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Smoky Bacon Grapeseed Oil (vegan)

Smoky Bacon Flavor Grapeseed Oil

We have a saying in my family that my 7 year old loves to say, "Everything's betta with butta!" But he recently added to it..."Everything's betta with butta and bacon!" Yes we love bacon. In any form...pancetta, peameal (Canadian), back bacon (UK), apple smoked, thick cut, you name it, we love it. One of my favorite snacks, when there happens to be leftover bacon (not often) is a toast sandwich with peanut butter and bacon. It's delicious! I cook my bacon in the oven on my Large Bar Pan. It's super easy, no messy splattering grease and clean up is simple.

You may be asking what Wildtree has to do with bacon since we only sell pantry items. Well, Wildtree's new Smoky Bacon Grapeseed Oil is a guilt free way to enjoy the smoky goodness of bacon without the cholesterol, sodium, grease and calories! Use it in recipes that call for bacon fat or any recipe that would benefit from the smoky flavor of bacon. But don’t worry; no pigs were harmed in the making of this oil!
Use this oil to cook up eggs, sandwiches, vegetables, and pasta dishes. It can also be used in soups, stews, popcorn, pancakes, and even a home-made mayonnaise. The possibilities are endless! See below for more recipes.

Bacon Aioli
Serves 10

1/4 cup Wildtree Smoky Bacon Flavor Grapeseed Oil
1/4 cup Wildtree Grapeseed Oil
1 whole egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon Mustard Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Place all ingredients, except for Oils, into blender. Pulse until smooth and well combined. With the blender running on low speed, slowly drizzle Oils into egg mixture until mixture begins to turn white and is thick and creamy. Remove from blender and store tightly covered in refrigerator until ready to use.

Smoky Spaghetti Carbonara

Smoky Spaghetti Carbonara
Serves 8

1 (16 ounce) box whole wheat spaghetti
2 large eggs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons Wildtree Smoky Bacon Flavored Grapeseed Oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
Fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain the pasta well, reserving ½ cup of the starchy cooking water to use in the sauce, if desired.

Meanwhile, beat the eggs and Parmesan together in a mixing bowl, stirring well to prevent lumps, and set aside. Heat the Grapeseed Oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes until softened and fragrant. Add the hot, drained spaghetti to the pan and toss for 2 minutes to coat the strands. Remove the pan from heat and pour the egg mixture into the pasta, stirring quickly until the eggs thicken. Thin out the sauce with a bit of the reserved pasta water, until it reaches a desired consistency. Season pasta with black pepper and salt to taste, and garnish with chopped parsley

Smoky Mushroom Ragout

Smoky Mushroom Ragout
Serves 4

3 tablespoons Wildtree Smoky Bacon Flavored Grapeseed Oil, divided
3 portobello mushrooms, diced
1 small onion, sliced
1 cup canned diced tomato
2 scallions, chopped
1 tablespoon Wildtree Basil Pesto
Salt and black pepper to taste

Heat 2 tablespoons Bacon Oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion, sauté about 6 minutes. Stir in diced tomato, scallions, and Basil Pesto; cook for an additional 3 minutes. Drizzle remaining Bacon Oil over the ragout and serve with your favorite pasta.

Bacon-Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Bacon-Roasted Cauliflower Soup
 Serves 4

1 head Cauliflower
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium shallot, chopped
1/4 cup Wildtree Smoky Bacon Flavor Grapeseed Oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups water
4 teaspoons Wildtree Chicken Bouillon Base
2 cups low-fat milk

Coat chopped cauliflower, garlic, and shallot in oil, salt, and pepper. Roast at 400 degrees F, until browned and soft. In a large pot, heat milk, water, and bouillon to a simmer; do not boil or milk will separate. Add roasted vegetables and all oil from pan. Blend with immersion blender until desired consistency. Serve hot.

Warm Bacon Potato Salad

Warm Bacon Potato Salad
Serves 6-8

2 pounds russet potatoes
1/2 cup Bacon Aioli
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Wash potatoes and cut into 1" x 1" cubes. Place in pot, cover with salted water and boil over high heat until fork tender - drain well. Transfer potatoes back into warm pot, add remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Serve warm.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Rockin’ Moroccan Rub

Rockin’ Moroccan Rub

A Moroccan Spice Market is a sight and smell I would love to experience! Since I haven't made it there...yet...I am glad Wildtree has brought it to me! With the flavors of ginger, cumin, paprika, fennel seed and coriander, WIldtree's new Rockin' Moroccan Rub is delicious on chicken, potatoes, steak, rice, couscous, vegetables and more.

Moroccan Couscous
Serves 6

1 tablespoon Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
¾ cup chopped red onion
3 cups prepared Wildtree Chicken or Vegetable Bouillon Soup Base
2 tablespoons Wildtree Rockin’ Moroccan Rub
1 ½ cups couscous
¼ cup currants

Heat Grapeseed Oil in a large sauté pan, add the red onion and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. Add the prepared Soup Base and Moroccan Rub, increase the heat and bring to a boil. Take pan off heat and stir in couscous. Cover the pan and let it sit for 10 minutes. Add the currants, toss, and serve.

Here are a few more recipes.
Rockin’ Moroccan Rubbed Chicken
Moroccan Cocktail Meatballs

To order the Rockin' Moroccan Rub or any other Wildtree product, please go to

Moroccan Cocktail Meatballs

Moroccan Cocktail Meatballs
Serves 8

1 pound lean ground lamb
1 ½ tablespoons Wildtree Rockin’ Moroccan Rub
¼ cup plain bread crumbs
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoon Wildtree’s Our Own Ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine the lamb, Moroccan Rub, bread crumbs, egg, and ketchup. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Serve with Wildtree Moroccan Grilling Sauce, if desired.

Rockin’ Moroccan Rubbed Chicken

Rockin’ Moroccan Rubbed Chicken
Serves 4

2 tablespoon Wildtree Rockin’ Moroccan Rub
4 boneless chicken breasts

Prepare a medium-hot grill or preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
Season the chicken with Moroccan Rub on both sides. Place the chicken on the grill or pan and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter, and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Wildly Delcious Fajitas

Fajitas are a great way to get veggies into your children! My son is a great eater, but there are a lot of things he still doesn't eat such as peppers. However, saute them up in a cast iron skillet and put them in a corn tortilla with grilled skirt steak, sauteed onions and sour cream and he begs for more!

Wildly Delicious Steak Fajitas
Wildtree Grapeseed Oil (Natural & Garlic)
2 lbs Skirt Steak
1 large red onion, cut into strips 
1 yellow pepper, cut into strips 
2 red pepper, cut into strips
1 green pepper, cut into strips  
3 TBSP Wildtree Adobo Seasoning Blend (plus a little more)
2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar 
12 corn tortillas, warmed 

Whisk together the vinegar, Adobo seasoning and about 1/4 cup Natural Grapeseed Oil. Add skirt steak and marinate for several hours or overnight in the fridge.

When ready to cook, heat 2 TBSP Garlic Grapeseed Oil in large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add onions and peppers and sprinkle with Adobo Seasoning and cook until softened and starting to caramelize. Meanwhile, grill steak until desired temperature.  Serve steak, peppers & onions in warm corn tortillas with the following condiments ~ sour cream, sliced avocado, chopped tomatoes with a spritz of Bragg's Liquid Aminos.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wildtree's Answer to Lipton Onion Soup Mix

One of my favorite go-to ingredients for easy recipes and many crockpot meals used to be Lipton Onion Soup Mix. It not only makes the most sinful dip, it's an amazing base for numerous recipes! I banned it from my kitchen years ago as it contains MSG (in several forms), trans fat, lots of preservatives and high sodium. Luckily, Wildtree has a delicious alternative...Absolutely Onion Blend. You can use it for dip, but I prefer to use it for cooking. See below for some recipes!

Onion Dip
Serves 16

1/3 cup Wildtree Absolutely Onion Blend
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

In a small bowl, combine onion dip and sour cream, and mix until blended. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with vegetables, pretzels, and chips.

Some other delicious recipes
Apple Cranberry Chicken
Onion Burgers
Simple Pot Roast
Absolutely Onion Roasted Potatoes

Simple Dinner ~ Apple Cranberry Chicken

This is a great weeknight dinner! It's simple, delicious, quick and healthful!

Apple Cranberry Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup Wildtree's Apple Cranberry Jelly
1/4 cup Wildtree's Absolutely Onion Blend
½ cup broth

Pour all ingredients into a baking dish and bake at 350 until chicken is done (about 30 minutes). Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and roasted green beans.

Absolutely Onion Roasted Potatoes

Absolutely Onion Roasted Potatoes
Serves 4
1/3 cup Wildtree Absolutely Onion Blendmedium all-purpose potatoes, cut into large chunks (about 2.5 lbs)
1/4 cup Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine all ingredients and spread onto Large Bar Pan (13x9 inch roasting pan). Bake, stirring occasionally, 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown.

Onion Burgers

Here are a few variations on using Wildtree's Absolutely Onion Blend to make the most delicious burgers!

Classic Onion Burger
Serves 8

1/3 cup Wildtree Absolutely Onion Blend
2 pounds grass fed ground beef
1/2 cup water

Mix water and Onion blend into a paste.  Mix in ground beef until just combined.  Grill or broil at medium-high heat until cooked through.  Serve on buns with your favorite toppings and condiments.

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Double Onion BBQ Burger
Serves 8

1/3 cup Wildtree Absolutely Onion Blend
2 lbs grass fed ground beef
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Leslie's Smoky Burger & Rib Sauce
8 hamburger buns
8 slices cheddar cheese


Combine Absolutely Onion Blend, ground beef and water; shape into 8 patties. Grill or broil burgers, turning once and basting with barbecue sauce during the last minute of cooking, 10 minutes or until burgers are done. Arrange burgers on buns, then top with cheese and serve with favorite condiments.

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Turkey Onion Burgers
Serves 8

1/3 cup Wildtree Absolutely Onion Blend
2 pounds lean ground turkey
1/2 cup water

Mix water and Onion blend into a paste.  Mix in ground meat until just combined.  Grill or broil at medium-high heat until cooked through.  Serve on buns with your favorite toppings and condiments.

Simple Pot Roast

Simple Pot Roast
Serves 8

1 tablespoon Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
3 to 3 ½ pound boneless beef pot roast
1 medium onion, sliced
4 carrots, sliced
4 medium all- purpose potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
1/3 cup Wildtree Absolutely Onion Blend
¾ cups of water

In a large skillet, heat Grapeseed Oil and brown all sides of the roast. In a slow cooker, arrange the vegetables, top with the roast. Combine the Absolutely Onion Blend with water and add to the slow cooker. Cook covered on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours. Serve over mashed potatoes with steamed broccoli.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wildtree's Classic Caesar Dressing Mix

Wildtree's Fall 2011 Products are available now! I am always excited to share these new products with you and the Caesar Dressing is one of my favorites. You can order it directly from my website at or send me a note.

 Here are a few recipes to try...

Caesar Chicken
This one is our favorite!!!!!
I add sliced onions and zucchini and let everything get browned up in a cast iron skillet - so good even my 7 year old devours it! (see picture above)

4 boneless, skinless chicken cutlets
2 tablespoons Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil

Preheat oil in medium sauté pan over medium-high heat. Pour Caesar Dressing mix onto a large plate. Coat each chicken cutlet evenly on all sides with the Caesar Dressing mix. Set aside chicken cutlets on a plate. Place chicken in hot pan. Sauté until golden brown on each side, about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reaches 165F. Serve immediately.

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Summery Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar Pasta Salad
Serves 8

1 pkg Wildtree Caesar Dressing mix
½ cup Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
¼ cup white wine vinegar
4 cups penne pasta, cooked, drained, and chilled
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
½ cup red onion, sliced into half moons
2 cups baby spinach

Pour Grapeseed Oil, white wine vinegar, and Caesar Dressing mix into small container or jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake thoroughly for 1 minute until combined. In a large bowl, toss remaining ingredients with the mix from the container/jar until well coated. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour to allow flavors to develop.

Lunchbox Idea ~ Turkey Caesar Wrap

Turkey Caesar Wrap
Serves 4

1 pkg Wildtree Caesar Dressing mix, prepared
1 pound deli turkey or chicken
1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup croutons
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 flour tortillas, 8” each

In a medium-size bowl, toss lettuce with Caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese, and croutons till combined. Lay a tortilla on a flat surface. Top tortilla with about ¾ cup of salad mix. Lay 3 slices of turkey/chicken on top of salad. Fold right and left sides of tortilla toward the middle. Then fold bottom of tortilla towards top and over the filling, making sure to keep sides tucked in. Roll up. Cut wrap into two pieces. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Simple Caesar Vinaigrette

Caesar Vinaigrette
Serves 8

1/3 cup vinegar (apple cider, red wine or balsamic)
3 tablespoons water
1 pkg.Wildtree Caesar Dressing Mix
2/3 cup Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil

In a small bowl, combine vinegar, water, dressing mix and oil. Whisk together until well blended. Allow dressing to sit 1 hour before serving to develop flavors. Refrigerate prepared dressing for up to 4 weeks.

Quick & Easy Caesar Dressing

Caesar Dressing
Serves 8

1 pkg.Wildtree Caesar Dressing Mix
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup milk

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Let stand, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container for 1 week. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Brownie Giveaway Winner

And the winner is...Julien!
(Please send me your email address asap or I will have to pick another name.)

Only a few steps to delicious GLUTEN FREE brownies!
Open box...mix ingredients...pour into!

If you would like to bake your own, please visit and place an order today.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Oliver's plate of chocolate chip pancakes!

Our family loves pancakes! With blueberries, chocolate chips, cinnamon, name, we like it. Having to go gluten, dairy and egg free was a real bummer in terms of pancake making, but I have discovered ways to make them that are just as good.

Bob's Red Mill has a pretty good mix that is easy to make but we prefer the recipe from Babycakes newest cookbook.

Basic Pancakes

2 cups All Purpose Gf Flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
2/3 cup Agave Nectar
2/3 cup Rice Milk
2/3 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1/2 cup coconut or Wildtree's Butter Flavored Grapeseed Oil
2 TBSP Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup blueberries or chocolate chips

In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and xanthan gum.  Add agave nectar, rice milk, apple sauce, coconut oil or grapeseed oil, and vanilla. Mix with rubber spatula until smooth. Stir in blueberries or chocolate chips.

Place griddle over medium heat. Add 1 tsp coconut or grapeseed oil to coat pan. Pour in 1/4 cup portions and cook until surface of pancake is dimpled with tiny holes, then flip. Cook other side for about 2 minutes more.

Transfer to a warm plate in oven. Repeat. Serve with sliced bananas and warm maple syrup.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Simple Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock
(from leftover rotisserie chicken)

Did you know that using homemade broth in recipes not only makes them taste better, it is also way more nutritious? Our grandmothers knew something...chicken soup really does make you feel better! And no, Campbell's and Progresso soups are not the same as they are loaded with sodium, preservatives, MSG and a lot of other things your body cannot recognize or digest.

What makes homemade bone broth & soups so nutritious?
Amino Acids (which helps the body detoxify) and lots and lots of minerals and trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon and sulphur. It also contains chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine (sold as supplements now for joint pain and arthritis!). Bone broths also contain gelatin. You know you've made a nutritious homemade broth when there is a congealed jelly on top when it is refrigerated - don't discard this! It's super good for you! Gelatin can help with many conditions such as Crohn's, diverticulitis, leaky gut and more. It helps the lining of the intestines which aids in digestion and the absorption of nutrients and strengthens your gut. Did you know that 60-70% of your immune system is based in your gut? That is why eating broth (Grammy's homemade chicken soup) helps strengthen your immune system. 

Read “Broth is Beautiful” by Sally Fallon Morell for more info!

Homemade Chicken Stock
1 4-5 lb. whole organic chicken (I roast mine, eat dinner, and use the leftover carcass.)
1 medium onion, quartered
3 stalks of celery, quartered (include greens)
4 medium carrots, washed but not peeled, cut in half
1 or 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar (helps leach nutrients from bones)
1 bay leaf
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
cold, filtered water (enough to fill crock pot)

Place everything in the crockpot, cover with water until about an inch or so below the rim. You don't want to overfill your crockpot or it will bubble over. It is better to add water as it cooks down - which is what I do. Let it simmer away on low for at least 24 hours.

Turn off the crockpot and let it cool. Carefully separate chicken from bones and store to use in soup or enchiladas. Discard all veggies and bones and strain remaining broth. Store the broth in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze it for up to three month.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wildtree's August Specials

Summer is in full swing and Wildtree is here to help bring you all-natural, economical, quick & easy meals to your summertime table!!!

Check out Wildtree's specials for customers and hosts.

For Wildtree Customers
Spend $50 and choose one of our "August-only" Bundles for 50% off!!

'Back to School' Bundle (aka Meals for Moms in Motion) includes Large Alfredo, Fajita, Large Hearty Spaghetti, Homefries Seasoning, Kids Cheez, Pizza Sauce Seasoning, Creamy Ranch, Our Own Ketchup, WW Pizza Dough and Muffin Mix.
Retail Value $94 - sale price $47!
Item #90114


"Snacktacular Crowd Pleasers" Bundle
This bundle includes the Lemon Lime Cheesecake Blend, Dill Dip, Fiesta Salsa Mix, Large Guacamole, Smoked Mozzarella & Tomato Blend and the Popcorn Trio (White Cheddar, Spicy Cheddar and Simply Sweet).
Retail Value $75 - sale price $37.50!
Item #90113

For Wildtree Hosts
Want a great afternoon or night out with family & friends? Good food & wine? And a chance to check a dreaded chore off the shopping...and the bill will be $0? Then host a  Wildtree Tasting and Widtree will also gift you with a New Product Bundle worth over $90 (with a $500 tasting).

The bundle includes Absolutely Onion Blend, Fast & Flavorful Dry Brine, Large Kids Cheez, Mocha Mousse & Cheesecake Blend, Smoky Bacon Flavored GSO, Sweet & Simple Sugar Cookie Mix, Sweet Cranberry Mustard Spread, Whole Grain Thyme Mustard, Classic Caesar Dressing Mix and Rockin' Moroccan Rub.