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Homemade Vegetable Stock

By not having to purchase canned vegetable stocks, you’ll save money on your grocery bill.  Use the peels and ends of the vegetables from your cooking ventures, along with some pieces of whole vegetables, if necessary.  Herbs may also be used. Nothing has to go to waste completely. The finished product may be frozen in […]

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Homemade Chicken Soup

When my siblings, cousins, and I were young, our Nan had a standard chicken soup she would sometimes make. If one of us was sick and wanted her to make a soup, she would cater it to our particular likes. Did you have someone who would do the same for you? While chicken soup is […]

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Smoothie Bowls

I recently received samples of Leap Organic Instant Smoothie Bowl Powders from their team. They want to get the word out to a wider range of people about their products, and I agreed to try these powders and write about my experiences. I was more than happy to help. I love smoothies, and have toyed […]

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Making Soup with the Bestest: Missy’s Vegetable Soup

This post was supposed to have been published last winter, but I am horribly late. I spent a few days with the bestest. She needed some healing time, and I went stay with her. It is difficult to watch your best friend go through some things. I ran errands with her, helped with the daily […]

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Vitamin Water

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been making fruit waters lately. Drank hot tea all winter, and now I’m in the mood for something else. But I don’t want the same thing all the time. I want different flavors. So I am experimenting. My latest concoction is below. It turned out to be a very […]

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Easy Turkey Soup

I started the Whole30 plan today, and have to come up with new recipe versions, and sometimes completely new recipes. You will benefit from this, in that I’m going to share each of the recipes here on the blog. This turkey recipe is a new one for me. One I thought up and threw together […]

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Beef and Vegetable Soup

Soups are easy to prepare on the stove top or in a slow cooker. On the stove, simply cook until the vegetables and meat are cooked through. This will depend in how big the pieces of food are, and whether or not the meat was precooked. In the slow cooker, two or three hours on […]

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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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Fresh Garden Salad

My mom is picking vegetables left and right from her garden. Two weeks ago she told me they were filling their cupboards and freezer with all they will need for the winter before giving any to me, my sister, and brother. Last week, she sent up a huge head of cabbage, a bag of small […]

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Zucchini and Carrot Omelet

There are a variety of food combinations that can be used when making an omelet, depending on your tastes. This food allows you to start your day off right by getting in some vegetables. Ingredients (Per person) 2 eggs coconut oil a little coconut or almond milk 1/8 to ¼ cup grated, fresh zucchini 1/8 […]

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Use Those Odds and Ends

Odds and ends are not necessarily considered leftovers. They are those foods that you find at the bottom of a pan, or left on a platter when everything else has been eaten. They may be a tablespoon of some type of vegetable, or a few pieces of meat. Perhaps there is a quarter-of-a-cup of rice. […]

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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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How Much Room will I Need in Order to Grow Food for My Family

You’ll want to figure out how much space to set aside for planting, before beginning your garden. This will depend on factors such as the size of your yard, and how many people are in your household. Be sure to take into consideration fresh-eating foods, foods that will preserved, and whether you will want to […]

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Planning for Christmas Leftovers

I am a firm believer in planning for leftovers when making holiday meals. I simply cook extra of everything, to be used over the few days after the holiday. By using this tactic, I am able to free up time for putting away holiday items and, well, relaxing. Anything that won’t be used within that […]

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Simple Tuna Salad Idea

I do not eat tuna often. Those little cans of tuna and water can be quite expensive, and I’m not sure which ones have the lowest mercury levels. However, when I do pick up a can of tuna, I prepare mine with no mayo or other dressing. I can’t stand that stuff. This is how […]

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Turkey Salad (From Leftovers)

I usually have leftover turkey after Thanksgiving, and sometimes after Christmas. While I freeze some of it, I keep some in the refrigerator to use over the next few days. I try to make at least one salad during this time. Ingredients: (Serves 4+) handful of romaine lettuce or kale handful of baby spinach handful […]

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Chicken Salad from Leftovers

Often, at the end of the week, I find odds and ends from previous meals that I’ve consumed over the last few days in my refrigerator. These need to be eaten, but what can be done with them? I’m a lover of salads, and raw fruits and vegetables. I’d rather eat a salad than soup […]

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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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Feature Article: The Raw Food Diet: Is it Really Healthy? :

By Sheila Buck The raw food diet is based on eating raw, unprocessed, whole, live foods for the majority of your diet. Raw foodists believe, and some studies have shown, that cooking food reduces its nutritional value. With the raw food diet, foods are prepared in a way that helps the nutrients stay in the […]

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Feature Article: What is a Soup Kitchen and What is Usually Served at One?

By Sheila Buck A soup kitchen is a place where food is served to the hungry for free or for a low price. These kitchens are usually open on week days, but not on weekends. The staff is usually made up of volunteers. They set up the tables and chairs, cook the meals and clean […]

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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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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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