This is a totally unsponsored post. I am sure Chef Macee’s has no idea who I am. However, once in a while you discover something amazing and you want to tell your friends (or the world). I was wandering the produce aisle and these little spritz bottles caught my eye. Hmm concentrated herb spritz. Made with 100% fresh herbs. 9 spritz =1 Tablespoon fresh. 3 spritzes=5 calories.
I have a problem with keeping fresh herbs. I love them, but resist buying them because inevitably they wilt or I don’t need a ton of them. Then I have a problem paying the price for them. Of course, I have tried growing them. But, despite basil success and some rosemary success, winter comes and window sill gardening never works for me.
Enter Chef Macee’s. I bought a spritzer of the basil–just to try. We used it on some salads. I used it while cooking. Yum. We ended up finding a coupon or grocery store deal on them and bought a bunch for maybe 50 cents each. All sorts of flavors: Italian Seasoning, Basil, Rosemary, Chipotle, Oregano, Carmelized Onion, Parsley.
So, I was using these along in rather conventional ways. Then I had some fresh mozzarella and was craving caprese salad. No tomato. No basil. I thought ok, I can spritz a few pieces of mozzarella with the basil and have a wee snack. mmmmmmmmmmmmm delicious.
I started telling everyone in the house about this and they looked at me amused.
Then…I discovered spritzing a piece of string cheese (usually a cheese I ignore) with the Italian seasoning. Marinated cheese on the run!
Then…cheese and crackers with Chef Macee’s spritzed on the cheese. OH MY! Delicious! Fast! SOOOO good. And then accidentally I discovered that spritzing a plain cracker adds the flavor that makes it perfect for snacking–without cheese even. Way better than those “flavored” crackers that never taste just right. Add some basil, rosemary, or Italian Chef Macee’s on a roll for lunch instead of mayo or mustard. Way fewer calories and it tastes like a fancy sandwich shop sandwich.
Yes, it works great in recipes and on salads. But really–try some on your cheese, crackers, snacks, and sandwiches. SOOOOOOOOOO good.