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Eat Well, Spend Less: Homemade Substitutes for Grocery Staples

Eat Well, Spend Less: Homemade Substitutes for Grocery Staples

makes » how to make a rainbow cake! Aaannnndddd, she’s back! So I did mention something about health and/or diet food in my last post, and while this recipe is the latter, it is most certainly not to be confused with the former. I posted about my rainbow cake here, and it got a lot of traffic on over to my livejournal, and everyone wanted the “recipe.” This presents me with the option to use an old Weight Watchers trick—the one-point cupcake. This cake is suitable for many occasions: A child’s birthdayYour mom’s birthdayComing out to your conservative parents If you’re a lesbian, they’ll be thrilled that you won’t be forgoing your feminine kitchen duties.If you’re the kind of gay dude who makes cakes for your parents, they were probably on to you anyway.Coming out to your conservative parents on your mother’s birthdayYour friend’s jam band CD release party . . . so I’m sure you’ll find a use for this recipe soon. And of course, you can use any white cake recipe you’d like. Okay, on with the ingredients. That’s all. Mmmmm.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie… Oh My! There’s nothing like a good chocolate chip cookie… unless of course, if it’s super-sized and more than an inch thick. So when I found this recipe from my aunt’s Nestle Classic Recipes Cookbook a while back, I knew it was a must-make. Serve it warm, with ice cream, with syrup… and with caution… because you’ll definitely want another slice. Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell*2 large eggs1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup packed brown sugar3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate morsels1 cup chopped pecansServe with ice cream (optional) Preheat oven 325 degrees F.Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high until foamy. Recipe from Nestle Classic Recipes, 2003* If using frozen pie shell, use deep dish style and thaw completely.

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Two Fat Als » Green Tea Mint Lemonade When I asked Alex what we should say about this soothingly refreshing beverage, he responded that we should call it a “delicious summer treat.” But for Al, everything is a delicious summer treat. I might have gotten the same response if I’d inquired about beer or grilled salmon. He loves all foods and beverages Summer. Who doesn’t? Me, for one. Predictably, this Green Tea Mint Lemonade is the exception. Ingredients (serves 6-8): 1/2 cup packed fresh mint 1 cup sugar 2 cups water, divided 1 cup fresh lemon juice 8 cups iced green tea (or other iced tea) Instructions:Combine mint leaves, sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan, then bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Leave a Reply

Vegetarian Cold Sesame Noodles March 11, 2014 Cold Sesame Noodles Serves 2 to 3 Adapted from Saveur Ingredients: ½ lb whole wheat spaghetti, cooked al dente, according to package directions (soba noodles also work, but I find they have a slightly bitter after-taste that’s distracting) – $2.19 4 Tablespoons sesame oil, divided – stock 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce – stock 1 […] Read the full article → Classic Chickpea Hummus February 17, 2014 Classic Chickpea Hummus Makes about a pint Slightly adapted from Simply.Food Ingredients: 15-oz can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed – $1.29 1 clove garlic – stock 2 tablespoons water – stock 1 tablespoon olive oil – stock 3 teaspoons tahini (sesame seed paste) – $4.79 2 teaspoons lime juice – $0.59 Freshly […] Read the full article →

PRAGYAKOTHARI.COM New Love Kitchen Whimsical Birds People The Unexpected Pet-Portraits ©Copyright Pragya Kothari. All rights reserved. 100 Calorie Snacks The 30 Healthiest Foods By Liz Welch and Lindsay Funston To adopt healthy eating strategies, start by incorporating these foods into your diet. Super Foods Real Simple asked the country’s top dietitians and nutritionists to tell us which superpowered ingredients we should be incorporating into our diets regularly. Mushrooms Meaty and filling, as a stand-in for beef they can slash up to 400 calories from a meal. Try this: Sauté sliced mushrooms and shallots until tender. Barley Another high-fiber cholesterol fighter. Try this: Add sautéed mushrooms and sherry vinegar to cooked barley.

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