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Living and Raw Foods:  Sprouting: a brief overview. Copyright (c) 1995 by Thomas E. Billings. This document may be distributed freely for non-commercial purposes provided 1) this copyright notice is included, 2) the document is distributed free of charge, with the sole exception that a photocopy charge, not to exceed ten cents (U.S.) per printed page may be charged by those distributing this paper.

All commercial rights reserved; contact author for details (contact address given at end). Basics of Sprouting: Obtain seed for sprouting. Store in bug-proof containers, away from extreme heat/cold. Jars and Cloth: Two Suggested Sprouting Methods Jars: use wide-mouth, glass canning jars, available at many hardware stores. Cloth: soak seed in flat-bottom containers, in shallow water. Comparison: Jar vs. Jar method is more versatile; can grow greens in the jar (e.g., 6-8 day old alfalfa greens), and the jar is less likely to mold than cloth for sprouts that require more than 2 days.

Other Methods of Sprouting: Grains and Similar Seeds Other Seeds. 36 Kitchen Tips & Tricks That Nobody Told You About. 50 Amazingly Helpful Time-Tested Kitchen Tips. 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. The steel is supposed to absorb the odor. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

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How to Grill (Almost) Everything - Feature. Chicken may be a popular grilling item, but that doesn’t mean it’s foolproof. Grilled chicken can cook unevenly or turn out dry. Use the right heat for the right cut (medium is always a good bet), and marinate when necessary (e.g., with boneless, skinless chicken there’s almost no fat to protect the meat while it cooks). Here are some of our favorite recipes for various cuts of our favorite bird.

Boneless, Skinless Chicken By marinating the meat and then cooking it over consistent medium heat, you ensure a moist chicken. » Buttermilk Chicken with Peach-Tomato Salsa Whole Chicken Removing the backbone allows for more even cooking and increases the cooking surface area, so the overall time on the grill is nearly halved. » Oregano-Marinated Grilled Chicken with Charred Lemons Whole Chicken Cut Up Everyone loves barbecued chicken, but you’ll find differing opinions on white versus dark meat. Chicken Skewers The best way to ensure even cooking is to cut everything into evenly sized pieces. Beef. How to Use Your Gas Grill Like An Oven. Ways To Utilize & Use Up Fresh Milk. 15 Unusual Uses For Cheap Vodka. 23 Genius Ways To Use An Ice Cube Tray.

There is so many uses for the ice cube tray, athat you cannot just simply write it down. You never should use it just for ice, because, you are missing so much chances to make something new, and trilling. Since the summer is slowly coming, there are a lot way you can use ice tray and make the perfect snack maybe, or even a delicious desert. So, if you like some new ideas in your kitchen, you will love these food tips for sure then. Here are some uses for ice cube tray that you might not know. source. Pressure Cooking. 5 Ways To Increase Your Workspace In A Tiny Kitchen. Countertop Hacking: 5 Ways to Increase Your Workspace in a Tiny Kitchen Too little counter space has been the biggest annoyance in every kitchen of every apartment I've ever rented. They've all been either super small or awkwardly shaped, which means choosing between appliances and prep space. You either live with it or learn to adjust. There are a lot of little things you can do to make it seem like you have more kitchen countertop space than you really do.

Here are 5 of the best workarounds for maximizing the work surface in tiny kitchens. #1. A cutting board that fits across your sink instantly adds to your counter space and makes rinsing and draining produce much quicker. . #2. Attach a fold-down shelf to the wall or the side of your fridge for extra prep space when you need it. Gray countertop table image via Hammer Like a Girl #3. Finding a new home for appliances that live on your counters is a quick way to free up space. Image via IKEA Hackers #4. Image via Peter Bales #5. See Also. 14 Fruit Hacks That Will Simplify Your Life. Deseed A Pomegranate In 10 Seconds. The Fastest Way To Clean & Prep An Artichoke.

Peeling Garlic In Seconds – It Really Works! I am making chicken soup for my hubby on this fine day because he is sick. Poor guy. I wanted to make it extra nourishing so I am adding lots of veggies and herbs and of course TONS of garlic. Peeling garlic on the other hand is one of my least favorite things to do. In fact I will usually settle for 2-3 cloves instead of the whole bulb (which is how much I love garlic) just because of my disdain for peeling it. This morning I was determined to add that garlic though because it does wonders for the immune system with its ample supply of vitamin C and vitamin B6.

It’d be good for my sick hubby and also the rest of the household, who don’t want to get his illness. I recalled the video below of a chef who shows how to peel a whole head of garlic in seconds and I always wanted to try it. The only downside is that I feel kind guilty dirtying two bowls because I want to get out of some grunt work but if it means I will cook with garlic more, I can live with that. Enjoy! Free Chives: Grow In A Glass In The Kitchen. A freezer door left open accidentally left me frantically trying to figure out what to do with the contents. I was especially concerned about the organic, free ranged, grass fed beef and chicken steadily thawing. I have this marvelous All American 921 pressure canner, which I had only used to cook meals in.

For whatever reason, the idea of actually using it to CAN scared the self sufficient right out of me. So I posted on the Facebook page, "Take Back Urban-Homestead(s)" for help and support - and the members there came through in a hurry. I managed to get all the beef put up yesterday. I managed to put up 5 quarts of beef. And did you see that little bit of green hanging out in the picture above? You can see in the next picture how the roots grow and tangle in the cup of water. Finally, I wanted to share our new adventures with vanilla. About 2 years ago I discovered real vanilla.

This week I decided to make my own vanilla extract and vanilla sugar. ***update - 2/5/12. Simple Mama. 16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow From Kitchen Scraps. 15 October 2012 By Andy Whiteley Looking for a healthy way to get more from your garden? Like to know your food is free of the pesticides and other nasties that are often sprayed on commercial crops? Re-growing food from your kitchen scraps is a good way to do it! There’s nothing like eating your own home- grown vegies, and there are heaps of different foods that will re- grow from the scrap pieces that you’d normally throw out or put into your compost bin. It’s fun. And very simple … if you know how to do it.

Just remember … the quality of the “parent” vegetable scrap will help to determine the quality of the re-growth. Leeks, Scallions, Spring Onions and Fennel You can either use the white root end of a vegetable that you have already cut, or buy a handful of new vegetables to use specifically for growing. Simply place the white root end in a glass jar with a little water, and leave it in a sunny position. Lemongrass Lemongrass grows just like any other grass. Ginger Potatoes Garlic Onions.

17 Foods To Buy Once & Regrow Forever. Everyday we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables and herbs completely free of charge. Not only can we save money, but also reduce our carbon footprint. With grocery prices increasing, now is the best time to get frugal in the kitchen and garden. Below are seventeen fruits, vegetables and herbs you can buy once and regrow forever… Vegetables Regrow Green Onions – Want to grow green onions indefinitely?

If the answer is yes then follow this tutorial and always have green onions always at hand. Regrow Onions – This clever method of growing onions in an old used water bottle on a windowsill is a great way to get free onions! Regrow Carrots -This method to grow carrots from carrot tops is so simple you can get the kids involved. Regrow Celery – This is a clever idea to regrow celery from the base. Regrow Leeks – Regrowing leeks is similar to regrowing green onions. Fruit Herbs & Spices. 7 Ways To Eat Healthy On A Budget. Dead Prez has been the most inspirational Hip Hop group in my life. I first heard their album “Lets get Free” when I was in middle school, and it introduced me to ideas of healthy living, questioning authority, the importance of happiness, being proud of my brown skin, among many other powerful ideas that I wasn’t familiar with at the time. 13 year later, it has remained a strong motivator in my life.

It brings me great pleasure that Stic has written this article for Plant Based on a Budget. It perfectly touches on everything we stand for and I couldn’t be more grateful. Please help me show appreciation by spreading this far and wide, adding him on Facebook and leaving a thankful comment. Thanks, Stic! <3 Toni Check this, “Healthy is the New Gangsta” shirt. Photo credit: B FRESH Photography and Media “7 Ways to Eat Good While on a Hood Budget“ by Stic of Dead Prez founder of The following are 7 Ways to Eat Good While on a Hood Budget. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Like this: 25 Tips To Make Eating Healthy Affordable. Take A Hyperventilating Walrus . . . Some dingy fluorescent lights, and a pair of stilts and you’ve pretty much got my best copycat impression of the Cici’s Pizza greeter that welcomed us to pizza binge delirium. As we walked down the condiment aisle of the local grocery store, I bellowed, “Welcome to Cici’s!

Thank you for coming!” I did it again as we passed the Heinz ketchup, strolled by the meats gassed with carbon dioxide, and one more time as we arrived to our final destination: the cookie dough aisle. It was Friday night, and all we “needed” before heading home from our pizza fest was a sausage-shaped tube of enriched wheat flour, sugar, and partially hydrogenated soybean oil . . . aka Pillsbury’s chocolate chip cookies. Back then, I thought the cost of convenience was nothing more than pennies, which I was more than happy to push bit by bit into the automatic checkout machine while Daddypotamus counted floor tiles. Now, I Don’t Care . . . 1. 2. 3. The Clean 15 4. Read more here. 5. Food Grinders- Everything You Need To Know.

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