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no onion or garlic-need a different savory flavor base!

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no onion or garlic-need a different savory flavor base!

MCFAC | Jun 24, 2011 06:08 AM

Hi, I'm cooking a birthday dinner for a friend who doesn't eat onion or garlic, or anything else in that family. Every time I omit these ingredients, I am not satisfied with the results.

I'll be dressing beans, pasta, potatoes. The extra wrinkle? She's vegan, so I can't add meaty flavors, like bacon, sausage or anchovies. So far, I'm thinking rosemary, sage and lemon. Or maybe a basil or parsley pesto. I also have some fresh horseradish on hand.

Looking for a vibrant enough flavor profile that the onions, garlic won't be missed. Can you suggest alternate seasoning combinations? Particularly anything that will add a meaty/unami note?

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