Ooooh…yum, yum, yum, chips and salsa. Tacos, loaded. Nachos.
Could you please pass some more of that delicious calcium chloride? Uh…er…sodium benzoate? Guar gum! No? Xanthan gum? Ah, I know. Dextrose. Modified food starch. High fructose corn syrup, that should do it! Brown sugar. Citric acid. Yes, that.
Doesn’t grab your attention? How about mangoes, peaches and tequila? Tomatillos and Serrano peppers? Garlic and vodka? Sound a little better?
If the second list is what you really wanted when you said, “pass the salsa,” then stop right into Green Box Boutique to pick up some of our Maria’s Style products, for yourself to keep in the house or to give as valued gifts.
All the items in the first list are found in ingredients lists on a variety of commercial salsas — and why would you want those things?? You wanted salsa! And the best salsa is made from real foods, without preservatives and additives that do nothing more than put back flavor removed in processing. You want salsa like what Maria’s Style makes.
Maria’s Style started with salsa, but their other products are all made the same way, from real food, without preservatives or other undesirable additives.
Other than a variety of salsas, those products include jams and dessert toppings, soups, pastas, pasta sauces and spreads, and dips. These delicious items are unique flavor combinations from real foods, but chips and salsa, or a some preserves on toast are the smallest part of what you can do! Try some of Maria’s suggestions, or get creative, and use a Maria’s Style product in some way totally your own:
- As a Baste
Spread over chicken breast or game hens and bake 45 minutes at 350° F
Spoon over beef brisket (5-7 lbs.), cover with foil and bake at 300° F for 4 hours. Then remove foil and baste with sauce juices.
Bake an additional hour at 350° F then serve
- As an Hors d’oeuvre
Spoon over cream cheese and serve with crackers
Spoon over Brie cheese and bake 15 minutes at 425° F then serve with crackers
Try also over bagels or waffles
- As a Dressing/Vinaigrette
In a bowl combine 1 rounded tbsp. of Maria’s Style Raspberry Jalapeno Jam, 12 tbsp. of oil, 4 tbsp Balsamic vinegar,
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar, 3 cloves sliced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste mix well and let sit several hours or overnight
And there’s more! Maria’s Style also makes gift packages. All the fixings for soup, including a ceramic bowl. Gift baskets. Jam two-packs with gourmet crackers. A pasta sauce gift box with a gourmet pasta. And lots more combinations, delicious, all-natural, preservative-free, thoughtful gifts for the people in your life whom you love and who love great food.
And if that’s not enough, Maria’s Style products are made right here, in Illinois. A local company serving up delicious food to the people who will most appreciate it — their neighbors.