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Successful Harvests

My parents had a successful harvest this year, and they always seem to plant enough to share with my siblings and me. It started with the cucumbers that mom brought over, a couple of times. Once, because she knew I was visiting with my daughter, she sent some for me to take to her. There […]

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Don’t Like Vegetables?

Vegetables are such an important part of a healthy diet. They are essential and provide the body with, among other things, vitamins and provitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy carbohydrates. I used to think I only liked a few: Corn, peas, white potatoes. Raw carrots, celery, and cauliflower. For the most part, that was what I […]

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Even More Workweek Meal Prep, Plus

Autumn is the time of year I start to cook and bake more. Makes life feel more homey 🙂 And I love the way it makes my place smell. This was the time, when my daughters were young, that we would stock up on foods so we could make what we wanted on a whim. […]

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Meal Prep for the Coming Workweek

Another workweek. Another food prep day. Do I mind spending an entire day each week cooking? Absolutely not! I love to cook. And I have less to do on a day-to-day basis when I do this. This week was pretty basic, and not overly expensive. Here goes: I started with a slow cooker meal. This […]

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Vegetable Jars

Vegetable jars are so easy to make. You’re simply filling small canning jars with raw vegetables, covering, and storing in the refrigerator until they are ready to use. The produce will last for most of the week this way. They can easily be grabbed as a component to a work or school lunch. Some vegetable […]

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A Good, Healthy Lunch, on a Budget

Earlier I showed you a typical breakfast. Now I’m showing an example of a budget friendly lunch. This is not necessarily a typical lunch for me, as one usually consists of a salad, a piece of fruit, and some type of protein. But this was an affordable option for me a couple of weeks back. […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014

A Good, Healthy Breakfast, on a Budget

I keep telling people they can eat healthy without spending an exuberant amount on food. This is true to an extent, if you keep it simple. Stick to the basics, and your meal does not have to cost an arm-and-a-leg. Also, watch your serving sizes. The picture shows a breakfast I had a couple of […]

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Ground Beef and Vegetables

This recipe calls for the use of leftover baked white and sweet potatoes, as well as a few other ingredients. It’s easy to make, and the other ingredients could also be from leftovers if you had enough available. It is a simple recipe that will not take long to make. Ingredients 3/4 lb ground beef […]

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Venison and Vegetable Soup

Many people hunt, bringing home a dear or moose for their efforts. The meat from these animals is delicious, and can be used in many ways. Soups are great during the fall and winter months, and venison can take the place of beef and other meats when cooking. Soups are easy to prepare on the […]

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Hannaford Salad

I like to get my salad at Hannaford sometimes because of the choice selection at the salad bar. They used to have a decent melon selection as well, but not so much now. However, I can still make a hearty salad with the given options, and this is far healthier than stopping at a fast […]

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One Pan Meal: Potatoes with Vegetables

One pan meals are easy to prepare and dirty less dishes, making them a great choice for hectic days. You can make these meals using a wide variety of ingredients, limited only by your imagination and personal tastes. Here is an easy one for you to try. Ingredients 1 white potato 1 sweet potato 1 […]

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Celery Platter for a Crowd

There are numerous combinations of vegetable platters that people will enjoy at a get-together. This one uses celery as its base ingredient. Make the cream cheese filling to taste. My sisters has an actual recipe for the stuffed celery, and makes it for family get-togethers. I prefer mine with peanut butter, so she makes that […]

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Easy Apple Tuna Salad

It is coming upon that time of year again, when we start eating more salads and lighter fare than we do during the autumn and winter months. I’ll start posting new salad recipes as I create them, but wanted to share one that my daughters liked when they were young. Ingredients 1 can water-packed tuna […]

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Top 10 Vegetables for Your Frugal Garden

Growing vegetables, even organically, allows for saving a great deal of money at the grocery store each year. There are many choices available when deciding to plant a vegetable garden. Obtain seeds for the vegetables that you use most often as sides, in soups and stews, and in roasts and casseroles. The most important rules […]

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Stuffed Celery

By Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: I love the celery stuffed with peanut butter! At some point, to stay in line with my desire to eat a more Paleofied diet, I’d like to try stuffing the celery with a nut butter. ~ Shannon) I make stuffed celery for every family get together we have. It’s […]

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Quick Tip: Vegetable Cups for the Lunchbox

Vegetable Cups are quick and easy to create, and add a bunch of great nutrients to any lunchbox meal. Cut the vegetables up into easy to handle pieces, so that a spoon or fork is not necessary. Put them in a small container, cover, and you are done. You can use any vegetable combination that […]

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Tomato Soup Idea #2

I wanted share another soup idea with you today, again using tomato soup as the base. Tomato soup is high in sodium, so you may want to try to find a brand with less sodium for optimal health effects. I regularly come up with ideas for making soup more wholesome. I do this very cheaply, […]

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