Tag Archives: Food from Our Garden

Chicken and Cheese Roll-Ups

These are great as snacks, or in a lunchbox. They are affordable, and can be made from leftovers. Roll-ups are also quick and simple to make. Chicken and Cheese Roll-ups Tortillas Thin chicken slices Cheese slices Lettuce leaves Spinach leaves Place the cheese on the tortilla. Place the chicken on the tortilla. Place the lettuce and spinach leaves on […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 4, 2014.

Quick Tip: How to Use Up Apples

Apples are abundant during the autumn months. Sometimes you’ll find yourself with too many. They’ll keep awhile when wrapped individually in newspaper and kept in baskets or boxes in a cool place. You can also make homemade apple, puree and freeze or can it for later use. So, what can be made with all of this apples? Apple […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright October 2014.

Quick Tip: How to Use Up Pumpkin

Pumpkin is abundant during the autumn months. If you find yourself with a lot of pumpkins, remember they will keep awhile when not cut. You can also make homemade pumpkin puree, and freeze or can it for later use. So, what can be made with all of this pumpkin? Soups and stews Paleo pumpkin Roll […]

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Using all of those Pumpkin Seeds

If you prefer not to make roasted pumpkin seeds, there are other things that can be done with the seeds. Here are some recipes for your enjoyment: Pumpkin Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Pumpkin Apple Soup Pumpkin Bread Pumpkin Bars (I would add more seeds) Enjoy! Shannon

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Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups

These are great as snacks, or in a lunchbox. They are affordable, and can be made from leftovers. Roll-ups are also quick and simple to make. Turkey and Cheese Roll-ups Tortillas Thin turkey slices Cheese slices Lettuce leaves Spinach leaves Place the cheese on the tortilla. Place the turkey on the tortilla. Place the lettuce and spinach […]

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Chives

Note: Consult a doctor if you are being treated for any illnesses before using any type of food for its’ health benefits. Popular among Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, chives are easily grown in any garden, or even where there is no garden.  They are part of the lily family, like onions and other types of […]

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Quick Tip: How to Use Up Snap Peas and Green Beans

Many people are ending up with a bunch of peas and beans this year. Perhaps you have too many to deal with. Maybe you’re looking for ways to use them up. Wash and dry them, snap of the end and snack on them as is. Just make sure they dry thoroughly if you wont eat […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Quick Tip: How to Use Up Cucumber

Is your garden giving you a lifetime supply of cucumbers this year? It can seem like that sometimes. Perhaps they are the best sale item this week, and you want to buy a bunch while you can? Maybe they are what the food cupboard sent you home with? Whatever your reason for having so many […]

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Quick Tip: How to use up Fresh Spinach

If you have a lot of spinach, and are wondering what to do with it, here is a list of possibilities for you to consider. Put some on your sandwich. Add it to your salad. Chop it up and add it to fajitas. Chop and add to halved cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese cubes, and EVOO. […]

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Vegetable and Egg Salad

I love salads during the summer months. They are lite meals, and can be very quick and easy to make. If you happen to use the food cupboard, then you likely have a lot of produce that needs to be used. Salads are a great way to use these items up, without a lot of […]

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Tomato Soup Idea #3

You may realize by now that we love tomato soup. It’s great on the chillier days that we’re still having, especially after a walk or yard work. I regularly come up with ideas for making soup more wholesome. I do this very cheaply, either by using leftovers or by purchasing items on sale. Sometime, the […]

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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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Tomato Soup Idea #1

I regularly come up with ideas for making soup more wholesome. I do this very cheaply, either by using leftovers or by purchasing items on sale. Sometimes, the entire meal is free. This happens when everything has come from the food cupboard and/or friends, or my garden. Tomato soups are easy to make. Try this […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Vegetable Mix-Up Soup

Here is a nice recipe using freezer mix-ups. These leftovers save you much money, and may even net you some free meals, as the cost for the ingredients would have been factored in when making previous meals. Ingredients: 1 container frozen veggie mix-ups enough water/stock/broth to cover mix-ups Add the frozen mix-ups to a pan […]

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Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup #3

And here is a third recipe to go along for Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup. See the first two here and here. Ingredients: Serves 2-4, depending on what other foods are served. 1 can condensed tomato soup, plus 1 can of water 1 can corn, drained 1/2 small zucchini, peel left on, sliced into circles […]

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Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup #2

Here is another version of the Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup. Ingredients: Serves 2-4, depending on what is served with it. 1 can condensed tomato soup, plus 1 can of water 1 tomato, chopped (This was from our garden) 1 small zucchini, peel left on, sliced into circles and then cut into fourths. 1 small […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015

Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup #1

Today I made a soup for my nephew. He liked it very much, and it was very filling for him. It was made solely from food we received from the food cupboard, in an effort to use them up before they went bad. I don’t have to often, but sometimes I make a trip to […]

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Lunchbox Recipes

Here are some possible ideas for your children’s school lunches, or for your work or school lunches. Tortilla Roll-Up Ideas (I make Paleo tortillas): (In each of these, you will spread the ingredients evenly, or lay ingredients flat, then roll it up. Place in container and slice if desired) (Update 2017 – what fillings you […]

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