5 Days of Husbandless Homemaking:: What's For Dinner - Not Consumed I absolutely love to cook. Seriously. But believe it or not even something you love to do can become a tedious chore. Feeding five people three times a day is exactly that. Tedious. Plan to eat Yes, I must plan to eat. A simple resource for gluten free meals that are fast and cheap is 31 Days of Gluten Free Meals. I plan weekly and I do it online with a program called Emeals. Cook for a week While making my menu plans, I have one goal…as little cooking as possible. Monday- black beans over rice Tuesday- southwest soup with black beans Wednesday- black bean burgers Thursday- quinoa and black beans Friday- salad topped with black beans I realize that this probably seems a bit repetitive to most, but when you have to care for young children by yourself, you are doing well just to get food on the table. Sunday prep night Probably the best tip I can offer for doing this meal thing alone is my Sunday prep night. This is what I have prepared for the upcoming week. Mix together all ingredients.
a common sense approach to Wilderness and Urban Survival Skills | Survival Common Sense: tips and how-to guide for emergency preparedness and survival You are here: Home » Food and Cooking » Video: How to season cast iron cooking implements on a barbecue grill A common question among new off grid and/or cast iron cooks is “How do I season cast iron?” Here is the barbecue grill method I use, and it works really well! by Leon Pantenburg Visit our store! Cast iron cookware will last forever if you take care of it. This stack of garage sale cast iron skillets can be restored to usefulness with a little work. Here is a quick way to re-season any piece of cast iron. I’ve been using this method for years to periodically re-season and touch up the cast iron that belongs to a local Boy Scout troop. Obviously, the more abused and rusty the implement is, the more work will be involved to bring it back into service. But all this effort is worth it when you end up with a good piece of cast iron that will last indefinitely. For a more comprehensive look at seasoning cast iron, click on Restoring a Cast Iron Treasure. Check out the video below!
Southern Girl Cooking What One Nutritionist Ate for an Entire Week (in Pictures) As a dietician, I find that many people are curious about what I eat on a day-to-day basis. People often assume I follow a strict no-fun diet that consists of kale, quinoa, and a ton of salads. Honestly, I do love those foods—but I also love food in general. Instead of subscribing to a specific diet, I eat when I am hungry and stop eating, regardless of the amount of food left on the plate, when I am satisfied. I avoid foods that don’t agree with me. Spaghetti With Garlic, Olive Oil, and Chili Flakes Translated: spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes. This is the kind of meal that makes you stop and think that the simplest foods are often the most wonderful. With only a few ingredients that are staples in most pantries, you can create a beautiful, flavorful, heartwarming meal from scratch. Spaghetti aglio, olio, e peperoncino is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It packs quite a kick from the minced garlic and chili pepper flakes, and I highly suggest enjoying this dish with fellow garlic lovers. The pasta is the real star in this meal, as it's not drenched in heavy, overbearing sauce. Ingredients 7 ounces spaghetti 2 large or 3 small garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili pepper flakes 1/4 to 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper Directions The measurements in this recipe can be shifted depending on your taste preferences. Information Category Main Dishes, Pasta Yield Serves 2 to 4
Chicken enchiladas with avocado cream sauce - The Holzmanns Chicken enchiladas with avocado cream sauce Ingredients • 2 Tbsp. olive oil• 1 medium white or yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced• 2 poblano peppers, stemmed and thinly sliced• 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced• 8-10 flour tortillas• 4 cups shredded cooked chicken(rotisserie works best)• 2-3 cups Monterrey Jack cheese• optional garnish: fresh cilantro, sour cream, and/or shredded cheeseAvocado Cream Sauce Ingredients:• 2 Tbsp. butter• 2 Tbsp. flour• 2 cups chicken broth• ¾ cup sour cream• ½ tsp. cumin• ½ tsp. salt• ½ tsp. garlic powder• ¼ tsp. pepper• 2 California avocados, peeled and pitted• ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro• juice of one lime Instructions First make the avocado cream sauce:Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Thank you to Give Me Some Oven for this awesome recipe! What is really great about this recipe is it is very family friendly and by that I mean it isn’t that spicy.
This Juice Melts Cellulite and Burns Fat « Vivien Veil By: Vivien Veil This anti-cancer juice is exploding with ingredients that contain high levels of vitamins A and C Regularly drinking this pure juice will affect every aspect of your life. We all know that beauty comes from within; and once you begin hydrating your body with the most nutritionally perfect – organic liquid – everything about you will shine! Your hair, your skin, your eyes, your nails, and your emotional thoughts – you will be wholly renewed and transformed. Once the body and mind start operating on the fuel which God gave you – you will instantly feel energised! The ingredients in this juice expunges mucus and eradicates toxins. Plus, the fruit acids dissolve the mucus that are keeping those deadly acids hostage in your body. The goal is to ALKALISE, DETOX, and REJUVENATE. This living juice will help you destroy that toxic build-up. The main ingredient in my special elixir is – you guessed it – grapefruit! Okay… Let’s start juicing! Ingredients Instructions Like this:
Simple DIY: How to Tint Bottles and Jars Here is one of my favorite, SIMPLE Craft/Decor tips… How to Tint Bottles and Jars with Mod Podge, Water, and Food Coloring. My sweet hubby started his new job today after having a month off. Although his time off was some of the best days EVER for our family, without a doubt he was ready to jump back into the “real” world! Why!?!? Here’s one reason: his sweet wife sent him on errands like this… ‘Honey, would you mind going to this address to pick up a box on a random front porch, a Freecycle pick up?!’ Usually, he rolls with it, but picking up a box of used beer bottles totally weirded him out! You can use any jar for this tutorial! Microwave 3 Tablespoons of water for 30 seconds, then add a lot of gel food color and dissolved FULLY. Mix the mod podge solution with a regular spoon or knife. Start with your lightest color, then deepen your color with progressive bottles so that you can have varied shades of blue bottles. Remove from the oven and cool.
8 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week Shutterstock Lets do the math: To lose one pound in seven days, you need to subtract about 3,500 calories. The safest, most hunger-free way to do this is to spread it out over the course of a week, deleting approximately 500 calories a day. Some of that number can be burned off by ramping up your workouts, while the rest of it can be achieved by making some ridiculously easy food swamps that won’t leave your stomach growly or make your taste buds miss out on flavor. Try as many of these creative ways to cut calories as you can (altogether, they add up to 3,500 calories you won't miss), and watch the number on the scale head south. Skip the Cheese on Your Sandwich at Lunch The typical slice of Swiss or American can rack up 80 to 100 calories, says Kylene Bogden, R.D., a nutritionist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Wrap Your Burger in a Lettuce Boat Bun “One crisp piece of lettuce has about five calories, while the typical burger bun packs close to 250,” says Bogden.