4 Ways to Freeze Avocados

Today we're talking about freezing avocados.My family has a problem.An avocado problem.And it's real. I mean real.If there was an Avocados Anonymous we'd all be full-fledged members. And we might even be the heads of our local chapter. In fact, I'm sure that we would be.You can see evidence of our avocado problem ...Read The Full Post

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 ...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 following tips are great ways to love it even more and to ...Read The Full Post

Stevia – What it Is and How to Use It

What is stevia anyways?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?I get loads of questions ...Read The Full Post

All About Beans – Tips, Recipes, and More

We love beans.Limas, lentils, kidneys, black beans...you 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.I consider bean cookery to be one of my specialties.We were pretty much vegetarians for awhile, for several reasons, and during that time I cooked beans for pretty much every ...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? Hmm...The "other" posts :). Mostly health related with some kitchen tips mixed in... Which Essential Oils Company is Best? - Part 1 Yep - the one that started off this whole series on the Best Essential Oils. I really had a lot happen in my life ...Read The Full Post

18 Time Saving Kitchen Tips & Super Fast Recipes

(Photo Source:  http://www.dreamstime.com/pocket-watch-iv-free-stock-image-imagefree31716) 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