Stop Throwing Food Away! How to Store Leafy Greens

**Are you trying to get more leafy greens like kale, chard, and lettuce, in your diet but you end up having some go to waste because you aren't going through them fast enough? I can't stand wasting food and am always looking for more ways to store up food and reduce waste.  I've already figured out the easiest way to store tomatoes, store berries, and preserve herbs, but leafy greens had eluded me ...Read The Full Post

Need Dinner Fast? Healthy Chili Mac & More Quick and Easy Meals

I am always looking for easy healthy meals like our Pakistani Kima, Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets, Low Carb Shepherd's Pie, Healthy Hamburger Helper, and Oven Barbecued Chicken. So you know I was thrilled to get this Healthy Chili Mac Recipe from Tessa of Tessa Domestic Diva. I love Tessa's selection of healthy, attractive, and special diet friendly recipes (she's got a beautiful site as well.)  I ...Read The Full Post

6 Tips to Really Love Stevia

{I've been eating stevia for a long time now - ever since I knew that I had candida. I was quite the sugar-aholic but am now reformed from that habit and am glad to know that stevia is one of the more healthy sugar alternatives. If you don't LOVE stevia (and even if you do), then this is the post for you.  Even if you love stevia, the tips that Candace from Candida Free Candee is sharing with us ...Read The Full Post

Stevia – What it Is and How to Use It

Stevia is quite the "sweetener in the news" these days. It used to be something most hadn't heard about, but now it's showing up all over the place--in bottled drinks, in the sweetener section of your grocery store, and on blogs (such as mine :).) But what is stevia, what are the different forms it's available in, and how can you use it? ...Read The Full Post

All About Beans – Tips, Recipes, and More

We love beans. Limas, lentils, kidneys, black name it. We love them for the way they taste, how versatile and nutritious they are, and for how beans can help save money in your whole foods budget. ...Read The Full Post

Gluten-Free Baking Tips

Whether you have celiac disease, or are off gluten for other health reasons (like a sensitivity, an autoimmune disease, or for healing from autism), you've likely figured out that baking with gluten-free flours can be a bit of a challenge. From figuring out what flours to use, to wondering about gums, leavening and starches, gluten-free baking does require some know-how. Today I'm sharing ...Read The Full Post

Top 10 Posts from 2012 ~ Health & Tips

This is the final post in the "Top 10 Posts of 2012" series. First there was the Top 10 Recipes and then the Top 10 DIY posts. So--what's left? ...Read The Full Post

18 Time Saving Kitchen Tips & Super Fast Recipes

(Photo Source: Whew.  The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Kids activities, church stuff and the election - and being sick on and off. I have found myself worn out and needing to cut corners everywhere. It seems a lot of us are "feeling the time crunch" as well -- so I thought I'd put together a quick post ...Read The Full Post

The Easiest Way to Freeze & Store Blueberries

One of the best ways to save money on whole foods is to buy them in bulk when you can get good savings, and store them for the future. I've written about How to Store Nuts and Seeds, The Easiest Way to Preserve Herbs, The Easiest Way to Freeze Tomatoes, How to Store Prepared Beans, and How to Store Leafy Greens, but today I'm sharing how to store one of our favorite foods--how ...Read The Full Post

Tips and Recipes for Cooking with Kids ~ and Silky Bean Fudge Recipe

  Some of my most fond memories come from the time when my oldest son was about 4 years old. We baked.  A lot.  Really. And it was always together. In fact, he was soooo into baking with me that if I ever baked without him, he got extremely sad.  Maybe I'll tell you more about that later. A lot has changed since then, but recently I've been working on pulling my kids back into ...Read The Full Post

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