5 ways to enjoy Christmas Dinner leftovers

We’re only a day away from one of the biggest dinners of the year. (It seems like we were just enjoying our Thanksgiving dinners, doesn’t it?) If you didn’t manage your Thanksgiving dinner properly, you might have (gasp) ended up growing sick of the leftovers. Let’s see to it that you enjoy the remnants of your […]

Too Many Tomatoes?

I’m expecting another bumper crop of tomatoes this year, and I know exactly what I’m going to do with my harvest. How about you? Do you know what to do with all of those excess tomatoes? If not, here are some ideas for what you can do when you find yourself with an abundance of […]

5 Quick Ways to Shrink Your Grocery Budget

Navigating the grocery store in this day and age feels like tiptoeing around a minefield. With everything we’re hearing about GMOs, hormones, and chemicals in our foods, it makes you wonder if it’s safe to eat anything anymore. In a perfect world, we would all be able to buy everything fair trade, organic, and grass-fed, […]

How to make your own nut milks

When it comes to smoothie making, I’m nuts for nut milk! And while I usually buy it by the carton in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, it is possible (and easy) to make it yourself. One of the reasons to make your own is because of the BPA often present in canned coconut […]

10 ways to serve boneless chicken breasts for a quick and healthy dinner

Chicken breasts are a great starting point for a delicious and healthy meal. They’re a very lean source of protein and an excellent item to serve to your family on a regular basis. And I promise you that there’s an endless number of ways you can cook chicken breasts so that you don’t end up […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Are you throwing away free food?

Depending on where you live, there may very well be edible plants in your yard that you could be eating, rather than yanking them out of the garden because they don’t look pretty among your flowers. Lambsquarter is an entirely edible plant related to spinach (and yes, it tastes like spinach), beets, amaranth, and quinoa. […]

Turkey talk

If you have a large family (or if you have teenagers in the house), roasting a turkey once a week is a great, inexpensive way to keep up with all those protein needs. That’s right . . . turkey does not have to be reserved for Thanksgiving! Think a whole turkey exceeds your needs? Portion […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: DIY Tomato Paste

I love how a couple of tablespoons of rich, wonderful tomato paste adds such a deep tomato flavor to whatever it’s added to. I haven’t met a tomato sauce that didn’t love tomato paste! Tomato paste is an excellent source of potassium, B vitamins, iron, and the potent antioxidant lycopene. Studies show men who eat […]

Rooting for Rutabaga

Do you know the difference between a turnip and a rutabaga? If not, you aren’t alone! Most of us in North America use the two phrases interchangeably without even realizing it. If you’ve ever spent any time in the UK, you know that they use the correct terms for these two root veggies. It’s understandable […]