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Hi guys! As you can probably tell Jenny and I are way into Christmas and love giving homemade gifts as presents. We already shared with you a cute wrapping situation for one of our banana bread recipes, and today we thought we would do homemade extracts. We are giving you recipes for five different kinds: lemon, grapefruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange. So you can either made all five, or pick you favorite and go with it.
The Acid Test: 6 Must-Have Vinegars for Every Kitchen | Women's Health Food Blog: Get easy recipes, healthy food swaps, and cooking productsMeet the acid you should never drop from your shopping list. Plain white vinegar is the ultimate kitchen multitasker—it bites through dirt, kills bacteria, dyes Easter eggs. But when you want to kick up the flavor in a marinade, dressing, or other dish, specialty vinegars are the way to go. All vinegars are made by turning carbs into acids, largely through fermentation. You can start with just about any fruit or grain, and the resulting liquid will combine some of that base’s characteristics with the flavor-enhancing acidity vinegar is noted for. Here are six common ones, and when to use them.
Rice Water Making rice water is really easy and uses ingredients right out of your food storage. Rice water is useful when somebody is having stomach issues like vomiting or diarrhea. It is calming to the upset stomach, amazingly bland, starchy, and gets some nutrients in your patient. To make rice water you need rice and water, that’s all.
My kids love fruit. We are up to our ears in fruit each week. The only thing I worry about with all of this fruit is the fact that we simply rinse it in water and start to eat. Sometimes I worry that we’re not getting off what should be washed off.
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When it comes down to it, 200 calories really means nothing in a daily diet. But saying this, a lot people struggle with not eating more than one or two of these a day! Portion is the key to having a healthy diet .
Last week I placed the following photo on Big Red Kitchen’s FaceBook Page and received an overwhelming amount of requests on how I made these Mason Jar Meals. I aim to please… H ow many of you have poured over the web looking at this photo or that wishing it was your house , or pantry , or wardrobe , or garden ? I do it all the time.
Greens are good, Green Superfoods are even better! Green superfoods have the highest concentrations of easily digestible nutrients, fat burning compounds, vitamins and minerals to protect and heal the body. They contain a wide array of beneficial substances including proteins, protective photo-chemicals and healthy bacteria helping you to build cleaner muscles and tissues, aid your digestive system function and more effectively protect you against disease and illness. Green superfoods are extremely rich in chlorophyll - the pigment that gives plants their green color.
Here is part two of my exploration of healthy eating. In my Last post I provided a link to the US Department of Agriculture’s food pyramid site. But it may be interesting for you to know that other countries don’t necessarily have the same ideas for their food pyramids. So I have tracked down a few different food pyramids for you. I think it’s fun to compare these and see what other people’s recommended diets are. Of course it’s also a help to take from it a wider view of eating in general.
You know all of those helpful kitchen-related suggestions that old-timers are so willing to share with the younger generations? These little tips and tricks might be called “kitchen hacks” these days, but they’re still the same good old nuggets of wisdom that they always were. As with any old wives’ tale, hack, or tip, your mileage may vary. Some of these gems have been around for several lifetimes - and according to most grandmas, they really work. 1. For cleaning smelly hands after chopping onions or garlic, just rub them on a stainless steel spoon.
Update: Check out our yummy additions to the vegetable section, including reader favorites! I’m the one who buys healthy food only, and I’ve really made a commitment lately to buy only The Healthiest foods that also help to lose weight . After numerous hours of research, here’s my list of Top 50 Healthiest Foods for Losing Weight to put in your cart, organized in a neat little grocery shopping list for you! There’s also a printable version of all these incredibly yummy, healthy foods that aid in weight loss available on the last page, so please, read on and print it out to take with you next time you go to the store! Happy grocery shopping and quick weight loss! Calories per serving: 122
<<Update 03/20/12 — Make sure you take some time to read through the comments on this post. When I first wrote this post back in January 2012, I thought 52 uses for coconut oil was amazing. Little did I know that my readers would leave double, and probably even triple that many new uses in the comments!>>