When my doctor put me on the allergy diet the first time, at six years old, one of the (many) things that I wasn’t allowed to have was Caramel Coloring. Of course, caramel coloring is found in all sorts of things. Brown sodas, canned soups, seasoning packets… brown things…. lots of things!
Today, a tad bit older than six, I’ve googled and I see that a number of places are saying that caramel coloring is now gluten-free and doesn’t have any listed allergens…. umm… I dunno… and I still think the crap is bad for you.
Good article about Caramel Coloring: Much Ado About Caramel Coloring
The FDA says its okay (and you know we can always trust the FDA….), and California says caramel coloring will kill us all (paraphrasing a bit, maybe)…. I’m with California on this one. Gluten-free or not… I’m going to cut out all the caramel coloring and additives that I possibly can.
I’ve been wanting nachos since Dad and I got Mexican for lunch last week and I couldn’t figure out if the nachos were made with flour or not. Dinner wasn’t the best tonight… we tried out a few new recipes and… they kinda sucked. So we thought we’d have nachos for a movie snack.
- 1 Tbs Chili Powder
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Salt
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Ancho Chile Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
Stir spices together. Store in an airtight container.
We combined the Taco Seasoning with ground hamburger, taco sauce (Taco Bell – Mild), sheep’s milk cheese and nachos. YUM!