This is the final post in the “Top 10 Posts of 2012″ series.
Getting Healthy, Saving Money, and Living Well
This is the final post in the “Top 10 Posts of 2012″ series.
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 with some of my favorite time-saving kitchen tips and fast recipe to help you all out.
I guess this post could also be called ”How to Freeze Berries Without Having Them End Up in One Big Clump!”
or “The Easiest Way to Preserve Berries.” Because I’ve tried other ways and this is just well–simply the easiest.
I love Tessa’s selection of healthy, attractive, and special diet friendly recipes (she’s got a beautiful site as well.) We are kindred spirits in the sense that we have seen great things happen in our families as we have moved to more healthful, whole foods diets. I hope you enjoy this post by Tessa as she shares with us some quick, easy, and healthful options for getting dinner on the table—FAST! I’m sure at least one of these will make it onto our table soon! Now….here’s Tessa. [Read more...]
It really is the Easiest Almond Milk Recipe Ever. Seriously.
My “cooking philosophy” has evolved over the years. Health-wise, but also “simplicity-wise.”
Maybe you can relate.
I used to, but not to excess, mind you , pour over cookbooks (especially the dessert section – cough-cough), dreaming about everything I could make. Then I’d try a fancy recipe like Stuffed Chicken Breasts or Candy Cane Shaped Cookies Dipped in Chocolate.
Well, it’s not that this busy momma doesn’t still like to play in the kitchen (I think I told you all about my 2 days of attempting to make a dairy-free, sugar-free caramel so I could make mock Samoa Girl Scout Cookies), but times have changed.
These days I am forever looking for recipes and tips that will get good yummy food on my table with as little effort and time as possible. (Cause I already am
stressed out to the max way too busy .)
So….today’s recipe is an example of one way I’ve managed to save a ton of time in the kitchen, while still making something good. [Read more...]
So here is my final “Top 10″ post of the year.
I have to say, these have been a lot of fun.
It was so neat seeing what interested you all!
I really hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them – that they give you help in your home, something to ponder – and in some cases, I hope that they inspire you to action.
You know by now that water is really important for health, right? Common thought on drinking water is that you should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
Remember my post on the Top 5 Tips for Healthy Eating? There was drinking clean water – right at the top. Note that I said “clean water.”
Didn’t know that tap water is full of a lot of stuff that I am sure you’d rather not be putting in your body? Well, this post is not for the timid, but check out Is Your Water Safe?
I try to keep myself and my family hydrated, but we quickly end up with glasses all over the place. And my kitchen is already cluttered enough without extra glasses all over the place (anyone else identify with this? Please tell me I’m not the only one ). And in these super busy and financially tight times, who needs to spend extra time and money washing extra glasses because someone says, “I can’t remember which glass was mine!”
And if you don’t have a family, then when you have guests over, you can quickly have the same problem, right (and who wants to make a mistake of drinking out of the wrong glass during the flu season )?
Well, I have a simple DIY idea for you that will help you keep track of whose glass is whose and help you reduce clutter in the kitchen.
Think of this as DIY water glass “charms”. While they’re not as cute, they get the job done!
Who out there needs some time management techniques and tips? I see a lot of hands out there .
I know I do. In some areas I am great at managing time, but in others, well – I really need could use some help.
How much would having some great time management tips be worth to you?
How does 99 cents sound?
Pretty good, huh?
In our home (and in my kitchen), I am always thinking about health, about saving money, and about the environment – and about taste, of course!
For example, if I can:
Then, I am all over it !
That also goes for what I use in my kitchen and how I buy things.
Of course, we have recycling bins and we use them. But using fewer things overall, and reusing and repurposing is really the best way “to go green” (although I don’t really like that term and the political issues tied to it) and address some of the environmental issues that we face today.
Well, today I have kind of a funny little kitchen tip that has nothing to do with taste, but it will:
Sweet smells, cuddles, sitting, rocking, nursing. And sitting some more.
A wonder lies in your arms. You’ve been waiting for this moment. It should all be bliss, but the rest of life goes on.
No time.to cook.to clean.to… you get the picture. And if you have children, you know exactly what I mean. You want all of your time to be devoted to this precious new life, but the laundry, cleaning and the rest of your family still needs you and your attention.
Well, whether or not you have a newborn, if you are like me, you need to save time in the kitchen.
Life.Family.Church.School.Cooking. Laundry.Photo albums (no, I haven’t started mine again yet !
Not that I don’t love cooking, mind you, but sometimes I’d just like to be done with it a little faster.
And for those of us trying to eat foods more and more the way that God created them (i.e. not boxed and pre-packaged), every little time-saving strategy helps us achieve our goals.
Well, to help you out, I’ve put together some ideas to help you.
Head on over to Modern Alternative Mama and see some of my best time-saving kitchen tips.
I hope when you’re done you’ll be out of the kitchen quicker and onto other good things in life!
Please come on back here after reading my post and let me know what you think or if you have any questions.
I can’t interact with readers over there, but I sure would love to hear your thoughts!