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Book Review: Isa Does It

by heather
This is currently my favorite cookbook. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week makes vegan cooking a tangible reality, not something that only movie stars with personal chefs enjoy. She has many delicious recipes with, tips and tricks to make preparation easy, like how to shop, how to plan and the best way to chop tempeh. This book (and her previous two books) helped make me familiar with previously obscure ingredients such as nutritional yeast and Read more [...]

33 Practical Ways to Save Money: On Food

by heather
I know that there are plenty of lists out there of ways to save money.  But it seems like every list I have ever looked at has several items that I think are totally impractical for me, and I'm assuming for many other people out there. So I thought I would compile a list of things that I have found that actually save me money and don't make my life too much more difficult in the process.  I really use these things to spend $150-$250 per month to feed my family of five. Some of these things I have Read more [...]

I Dare You To Eat It Presentation

by heather
I have had several friends who were unable to attend Liesa Card's presentation last Thursday ask me for handouts. Here's the thing, she doesn't really do handouts. She feels that they are usually a waste of paper and just get thrown away. Instead she provides everyone in attendance with a half sheet of paper and a pencil so they can write down points that they feel are important (plus she handed out bookmarks with her website address so you can check out some of the recipes that she has up there Read more [...]

Happy Purchases Today

by heather
Important service announcement: Costco is once again stocking Dino Nuggets! Is anyone else as excited about this as I am? My family has been missing these in the past few years. They taste so much better than the other kid-geared chicken nugget options out there, and per pound they were less expensive than the other chicken nugget options at Costco (although not by much). I only found it because my son was being uncooperative, ran away and tried to hop into someone else's cart. They happened to have Read more [...]

Great blogs I’ve been reading

by heather
Here are some useful blogs that I have discovered recently in my journeys through the blogosphere.Simple. Healthy. Tasty. Finding ways to get your family to eat healthy foods. I particularly like her recent post on picky eaters. It's one a coworker recommended.Basket 411 Suggestions and recipes for those less than familiar vegetables that you may find in your Bountiful Basket, plus some great new ideas for the more familiar ones.Pioneer Woman- Basket 411 references her a few times so I made her BBQ Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Hawaiian Haystacks

by heather
Food storage can make your life easier. One way to start out is to pick a recipe that your family enjoys that incorporates food storage and buy enough ingredients to make that meal 3 times. Once you have 30 recipes, multiplied by three, you will have a 3 month supply of food. Keep these ingredients where you will use them. Case in point: My family loves Hawaiian Haystacks so I purchased all the ingredients to make at least 3 meals worth (It's one of the few meals that everyone is willing to eat, Read more [...]

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler and a Giveaway

by heather
Right now we are planning a extended family camping trip. Camping means cooking in a Dutch oven. :) And I thought I would share my favorite super easy dutch oven dessert recipe. I believed I learned this back at girl's camp...awhile ago.Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler1 large (20 oz) can of peaches (don't drain)1  (12 oz) can of Sprite/ 7-Up/ Sierra Mist (just make sure it isn't diet.)1 box yellow cake mix1/4 lb butter (1 stick)1/2 tsp cinnamon1. Prepare charcoals (10 for the bottom and 14 for the top). Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Pepper Steak

by heather
After reading I Dare You To Eat It: Designing Food Storage You Would Actually Want To Eat by Liesa Card, (who btw is awesome, really she's my hero) I was inspired to make my own book of food storage recipes, which I would share with the internet in a free download form, to encourage anyone who needs ideas on making their food storage work for them. I've started this project almost a year ago, but between work, vacations and just life in general, it hasn't happened yet. The solution: Food Storage Read more [...]

Book Review: 101 Things To Do With Zucchini

by heather
It's late summer in Utah, and that means that you can probably find someone to give you excess zucchini, that is unless you're trying to give it away yourself. And not only is zucchini good for you, there many, many things that you can do with it. 101 Things To Do With Zucchini by Cyndi Duncan and Georgie Patrick gives many enlightening recipes as well as several helpful hints for this versatile vegetable. Another great book to help you make use of what you have.Zucchini can be substituted for many Read more [...]

Book Review: 101 Things to Do With Yogurt

by heather
101 Things Things to Do With Yogurt by Geneva Stringham is another fun book that I snagged a deal on recently. I honestly had no idea that there were so many things that you could do with yogurt. This book also teaches you how to make your own yogurt, if you're feeling ambitious. I would say this is a new favorite and I will be using it again. Eating yogurt on a regular basis improves your digestive health and helps to prevent illness. It has a fish taco recipe that doesn't involve frying, so I thought Read more [...]

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