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

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: 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

Easiest Homemade Almond Milk Recipe Ever

 Making processed food substitutes can help you save a ton of money on your whole foods budget. I make my own Easiest Coconut Milk, Powdered Egg Replacer, Nut and Seed Butters, Coconut Butter, and Vegetable Broth Mix.In that same vein, today I'm sharing How to Make Homemade Almond Milk.It really is the Easiest Almond Milk Recipe Ever. Seriously.My "cooking philosophy" has evolved ...Read The Full Post

Top 10 Posts of 2011 (Kitchen Tips, Health, Food Freedom and 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!Anyway, I already shared the Top 10 Recipe Posts and the Top 10 DIY / "Make Your Own" Posts, and these are well, the others :-).  Everything from autism to food freedom to kitchen tips.I really hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them ...Read The Full Post

A Time Saving Kitchen Tip for Drinking Glasses

You know by now that water is really important for health, right?  Of course, you need to make sure that it's filtered water, but 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 ...Read The Full Post

DIY (Sorta) Plastic Wrap Substitute

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:make something healthier save money make it in a way that has little effect on the environment and still have something taste goodThen, I am all over it :-)!That also goes for what I use in my kitchen and how I ...Read The Full Post

Saving Time in the Kitchen – With (or Without) a Newborn

A Newborn.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 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 ...Read The Full Post

Super-Fast Pasta ~ "Your Way" (w/ gluten and dairy-free options)

Need an easy recipe for a last minute meal?  Here is a great recipe using leftovers that you can put together in a flash.Perfect for those"What am I going to have for dinner?!" moments.  I'm not the only one who has them, right?Well, one of the best kitchen time-savers is -- flexibility.  Making do with what you have and substituting where necessary.This recipe gives you just ...Read The Full Post