Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Any suggestions as to what I can use in this recipe for flavor

rather than garlic? My MIL lives with us and eats with us and suddenly doesn't like garlic, so if i make this she won't eat it. What can I use in this recipe instead to add flavoring?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Jan. 9, 2010 in Food & Drink

Answers (9)
  • How about worcestershire sauce?

    Answer by Bmat at 1:19 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • is it garlic pieces that she does not like or the flavor itself? I love garlic flavor just can not stand fresh garlic, or pieces of it in my food.

    Answer by SuzanneL09 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • I think it's the actual flavor she doesn't like.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • onions-leaks- Johnny's seasoning (if available)

    Answer by Amberoz at 1:37 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • with the red pepper flakes, I think you could safely leave out the garlic, not add anything else and it still have good flavor.

    with the lemon and pepper though, maybe some cilantro.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • onion, and cilantro or onion and basil and oregano.


    Answer by twinsnseptember at 1:51 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Another thought, instead of swapping it for something else, could you maybe add it to the individual dishes when you serve? Then, hers wouldn't have any, but the rest of you would have it in yours.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 3:02 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Make hers separate or tell her to make something else. Would you change what you make for your kids? Works the same for an adult. I do NOT change what I make unless the person is allergic to something in the food. Especially for an adult. If you add it after cooking, it will not taste the same.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:02 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • try minced onion instead

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.