Mild to Wild Pepper and Herb: Why Hot Sauce Ingredients Matter!

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Hot Sauce

Hot sauce is a delicious food seasoning, highly sought-after in many cultures. It is also the source of worldwide competitions initiated by heat fanatics that seek the ultimate hot tasting experience. Still, hot sauce ingredients require a lot of consideration. All that you need is vinegar, water, the pepper source, optional natural thickener, and spices. What we find instead is that several … Read More

6 Sensational Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauces

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Gluten-Free

While grilling season might be getting close to over, that should have little effect on our carnivorous counterparts, who cook up delicious meat all fall and winter long. Their biggest hurdle isn’t the elements, however; it’s finding a great, gluten-free BBQ blend that won’t have people running for the A1 sauce. Here’s a list of our 10 favorite Celiac-friendly sauces to … Read More

Mild to Wild Pepper and Herb: Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauces

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Gluten-free

With the increase in awareness of celiac disease, many companies have become aware of the necessity to state whether or not their product is gluten-free.  Some companies have even made gluten-free options to meet the needs of their customers. As summer is quickly approaching, it is nice to think of the gluten-free options that there are for barbecue sauce.  Here … Read More

Is Pizza an Odd Food Item to Add Hot Sauce Too?

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Hot Sauce

Pizza is one of the most versatile foods ever created, consisting as it does of a bread dough base and toppings of sauce, meat, and veggies that are limited only by the imagination. But one condiment that is rarely used on pizza but should be more often is hot sauce.

Can You Cook a Steak With Hot Sauce?

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Hot Sauce

When it comes to cooking with hot sauce, there are a lot of different meat dishes that you think of. However, a steak is usually not one of them. Can a big juicy beautiful steak benefit from a little bit of hot sauce added to the cooking process? You bet it can.

What’s in your Barbecue Sauces: The Basics

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You read food labels to check for calorie content, fat content, sugar, and even sodium. You feel pretty sure about what ingredients you put in your body. Still, very few people focus on the ingredients that go in their favorite foods. These ingredients are the reason behind the number of calories, fat, sugar, and sodium in foods in the first … Read More

Odd Food Items to Add Hot Sauce To: Eggs?

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When you read the title of this article, you either wrinkled your nose in disgusted confusion or nodded in exuberant agreement. Whichever the reaction was, hear this: eggs and egg dishes are AMAZING with hot sauce added! Not only does this spicy condiment add flavor and kick to otherwise bland eggs, the sauce, itself, is full of health benefits that … Read More

Mild to Wild Pepper and Herb: Is Smoked Meat Bad for You?

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Smoked Meat

Smoking meat has become a beloved tradition for even amateur pit masters, but like every popular trend, there is always controversy. For smoked meat, that controversy is cancer. There are a number of studies that stand behind that some smoked and grilled meats have cancer-causing carcinogens, but is it true?