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Easy Make-Your-Own Vitamin C Supplements. Cold and flu season is upon us, and the best way to fight off viruses is to strengthen the immune sy...

Easy Make-Your-Own Vitamin C Supplements

Cold and flu season is upon us, and the best way to fight off viruses is to strengthen the immune system. Vitamin C is perhaps one of the best ways to do just that! This important vitamin can detoxify the body, promotes healing, and helps us deal with stress. Vitamin C supports the healthy bacteria in our gut, has anti-viral and anti-bacterial compounds, kills cancer cells, and neutralizes free radicals, just to name a few. Everyone, especially children, can benefit from consuming more vitamin C. You might not know that almost all vitamin C supplements are made from GMO corn. As you might imagine, eating foods that contain vitamin C is a much smarter, and a more potent, form of this vitamin than those store bought supplements.

50 Different Foods You Can Put In A Jar. A couple weeks ago I posted 50 different things to do with mason jars…though all the ideas were creative and fun, none of them had anything to do with food.

50 Different Foods You Can Put In A Jar

I thought the whole concept of food in a jar deserved a post all of it’s own. So this weeks Saturday Inspiration post is dedicated to all the glorious foods … You can put in a jar: desserts in a jar, bread in a jar, appetizers in a jar, meals in a jar, drinks in a jar… I think you can pretty much put anything in jar and it instantly becomes a million times cuter! Now I want to save even more jars! The Sunday Showcase starts tonight … I can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend ~Enjoy. 20 Brilliant Things To Make In A Jar. Via: Start saving your old jam jars!

20 Brilliant Things To Make In A Jar

From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). Via: Pizza In A Jar. Top Green Smoothie Recipes. Details Strawberry Mint Popsicles Banana-free, Healthy Treats, Kid-friendly Piña Colada Pops 5 Ingredient or less, Banana-free, Healthy Treats, Kid-friendly Tropical Mango-Rita Green Smoothie Banana-free, Seasonal.

Top Green Smoothie Recipes

Food Smoker Recipes by Chef Ted Reader. Homemade: Tofu–No Fancy Equipment Necessary. For the last three years, I had a pack of nigari and a wooden tofu press sitting in my kitchen cupboard.

Homemade: Tofu–No Fancy Equipment Necessary

Unfortunately, the duo never saw any action as I didn’t get round to making tofu. Now that we’ve moved across the country and most of our belongings—and 95 percent of my kitchen equipment! —are in storage, I found myself aching to make tofu. How To Make Tofu (Milking The Soy Bean, Part 2) In Part 1, I showed you how to make your own pure, unadulterated soy milk.

How To Make Tofu (Milking The Soy Bean, Part 2)

Now let's turn this into tofu(豆腐). Tofu is soy milk that has been coagulated with the addition of a harmless chemical. (Incidentally the kanji characters for tofu literally mean fermented beans, but tofu is not fermented in any way - at least as it's made currently.) Sun Dried Banana Chips In Your Car. Materials used: cardboard, parchment paper, masking tape and an egg slicer is great for getting the bananas the right width for drying, but you can use a knife just as easily.

Sun Dried Banana Chips In Your Car

It’s taken a while, but my whole family is starting to get excited about cardboard. I’ve got a few posts in the works inspired by mom, dad, and this post idea was sent by my sister who lives out in sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico USA. (see the little adobe house behind her truck?) Dried Seeds For Snacks, Toppings,Etc. I’m a big fan of some crunch in my basket lettuce salads – so here’s an easy method of toasting seeds.

Dried Seeds For Snacks, Toppings,Etc.

Homemade No-Bake Protein Bars. Protein bars are actually really easy to make on a budget.

Homemade No-Bake Protein Bars

You just need four basic ingredients: oatmeal, nut butter, cream and protein powder. Food: Sprouting Seeds. By investing a few dollars in equipment and using a few minutes per day, you can produce the tastiest, most economical, crisp, fresh, vegetables imaginable.

Food: Sprouting Seeds

In addition, nutritional values increase during sprouting. Soybeans, for example, increase in Vitamin C content from a mere trace to 13 mg/100 grams (this is equivalent to the Vitamin C content in lettuce or tomatoes). Also in soybeans, the riboflavin content increases 370%, and the niacin increases 200%. Nealy everyone is familliar with sprouts - the small inch-long thread-like crisp alfalfa sprouts that are popular at salad bars, the 3 inch long noodle-like sprouts in chop suey, or the malt flavor which is extracted from sprouting barley. Sprout Mung Beans: 9 Steps (With Pictures. Soak & Sprout. DIY Moonshine In A Pressure Cooker. How to make moonshine at home using a pressure cooker still with our moonshine instructions, and we'll give you a peach moonshine recipe and a video for whiskey moonshine. However, please check with your local authorities to see if it is legal to make shine in your area.

Some countries do not allow it at all, while some do, but only for personal consumption. Today's bootlegger moonshiners make $40 a gallon for traditional corn moonshine or $100 a gallon for fruit moonshine. When it's summer and corn is cheap and plentiful this is the more favored ingredient for making shine. Make Your Own Hard Cider. Brewing hard cider from nonalcoholic, or “sweet” cider is a simple process, and the inebriating end product is as delicious as it is discombobulating.

Here are the steps you’ll follow to make hard cider of your own. Find the Ingredients Choose Your Juice. The best hard cider is made from sweet apple cider fresh from the cider press — whether your own, or a local cider mill’s. If you’re buying sweet cider, start by checking the label to be sure the cider doesn’t contain chemical preservatives, because these will kill your yeast and your cider will not ferment. Also, be aware that most commercial cidermakers are required to pasteurize their cider, and the process they use will affect the flavor.

Choose Your Yeast. Our Apple Pie Moonshine. By PieGuy (California) Me and a buddy of mine were drinking quite heavily one night when we had a breakthrough ( as most people do about 15 beers deep) what if we were to start making our own booze. Well after not too much thought at all we decided to start making apple pie moonshine. We both already had recipes for it, mine being higher alcohol content and his being on the sweet side. After playing around with it and giving a bunch of it away to our friends we finally hit pay dirt.. One particular recipe caught the attention of not only our hard drinking male friends but the broads of the group started loving the the point where we were planning on changing the name of our concoction to panty dropper. DIY Magic Shell. Jul09 by Cindy Hopper In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

This is my kind of holiday! To celebrate we made our own “Magic Shell” ice cream topping. It was unbelievably easy— and it tastes pretty close to the real thing! DIY Magic Shell Recipe for Ice Cream Ingredients 1 1/4 Cups Chocolate Chips1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (measured when solid) DIY Magic Shell Recipe for Ice Cream Instructions Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave about 1 minute (depending on your microwave). Pour into a bottle. Recipes - Wassail - An Old Time Refreshment. St. Patrick’s Day Feast Recipes.

Our family loves St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Maybe it’s the Idaho farm girl in me hearkening back to childhood days filled with meat and potatoes. So I thought I’d share a few of our favorite Irish dishes with you. The Classic Corned Beef recipe we usually follow the recipe given on the package we get from the store. Best First Foods For Baby (& How To Make Them.) Homemade Baby Food Recioes. A fantastic way to save money when you’ve got a little one crawling under foot is to prepare your own baby food. The average price at my grocery store for a 1 serving jar of baby food, stage 1, is $.51.