I’m not only a fan of fresh food, I’m a fan of fast, easy and smart food prep. For busy households, large households and those just wanting to make fresh meals faster and easier, freezing quality fresh ingredients can speed up meal preparation on hectic days while guaranteeing that you and your family are enjoying healthy ingredients and not be tempted to make a trip through a fast food drive through.
Keep reading to discover which foods you might not know you can freeze, yet will make your time management in the kitchen all the more efficient.
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If you love pasta but are looking to minimize your intake of gluten and carbs, the good news is you don’t necessarily need to give up your favorite pasta dishes. Instead, you can just swap out your regular pasta in favor of one of the three healthier pasta options instead.
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(article by naturalcuresnotmedicine.com)
There’s a killer lurking in your kitchen….
At least, there is if you cook with non stick Teflon cookware. Teflon cookware, when heated to high temperature (when cooking, for example) can release fumes that are harmful to humans and lethal to pet birds. Canaries were used in coal mines to determine air quality – if they couldn’t breathe or died suddenly, miners knew that the air quality was hazardous and they needed to exit immediately. Every year, hundreds of pet birds, however, keel over and are rushed to the vet. The cause of death is the same in every case – Teflon toxicity.
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The autumn season means cooler temperatures and heartier meals. Mother Nature in all her wisdom, has seasonal foods for a reason, and that reason is have natural harvest cycles of produce that support our bodies, health and wellbeing during the various cooler, cold, warm and hot seasons. In the present autumn season, our bodies start to naturally crave heartier and more warming foods, and squashes are a great addition to your fall and winter menu plans.
Brimming with nutrients, both the meat and seeds of squashes offer delicious and nutritious meal options the whole family will enjoy.
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Most household fridges contain an assortment of condiments; ketchups, mustards, mayos, dressings and sauces of various kinds. While convenient, they are unfortunately loaded with chemicals to sustain their shelf life and a plethora of artificial ingredients. But, making your own homemade condiments is not only easy peasy, it’s also so much healthier than their store bought counterparts, and in my opinion, much tastier too.
Below you’ll find 3 easy DIY condiment recipes that you can whip up in just minutes.
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Many people ask, can drinking coffee be healthy? The answer, “yes”. Just as with drinking alcohol, you only want to consume coffee in moderation, and, ONLY drink organic coffee. Non-organic, commercially processed coffee is sprayed with more pesticides and chemicals than any other food product. Which means that with every cup you drink, you are pouring a boat load of toxic chemicals into your body, which forces your body to hold on to fat stores to protect your from all the many harmful effects of over-toxicity.
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Whether you are confirmed gluten intolerant, or just trying to avoid gluten as much as possible and you’re still experiencing unpleasant symptoms, the source could be one of the following 7 sneaky sources of gluten that most people don’t know about. Sure, you avoid the obvious, gluten-free breads, gluten-free flours, gluten-free pastas, gluten-free baked goods, BUT, the commercial food industry uses “fillers” in many commercially prepared food products that contain gluten. AND, they aren’t necessarily listed on the food labels (no surprise).
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So, you’ve just finished putting together that yummy casserole, delicious stew, or other dish and then got either got distracted doing other things, or forgot to check on the oven or stove top temperature, or forgot to stir frequently as the recipe recommended, and now you have an overcooked burnt dish. Now what? Well, don’t despair just yet. There are steps you can take to save burnt food and still come out with an edible dish.
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Did you fail to read a recipe through before starting, only to find out midway that you don’t have one of the key ingredients, or maybe not enough of one of the called for ingredients? Don’t despair, there is still a good chance that you can use one of the following easy cooking hacks to accomplish a recipe save.
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If you’re a reader of mine, you know how I love simplicity. So, whether cooking, prepping or storing food, simple and easy for all levels of kitchen expertise is what I strive for. Too many cooks get discouraged when even the simplest of dishes comes out not quite the way they had anticipated, so below are 20 cooking hacks to help you make superstar dishes each and every time.
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Maintaining a plant-based diet as your nutritional mainstay will reward your health and wellbeing in so many ways, you can’t imagine. And, you can incorporate many a plant based food option as a healthy food swap in your favorite guilty pleasure recipes or other recipes that need some diversion around food allergies or other food ingredient you are wishing to reduce or eliminate from your diet.
Continue reading 5 Super Healthy and Surprising Plant Based Food Substitutions
Sometimes we forget our good hygiene habits, which can lead to food contamination and food poisoning, especially as the weather gets warmer and we have more backyard cookouts. Just like most illnesses, food poisoning is often very preventable. Here are some simple tips to help you avoid getting an unwanted stomach bug from compromised food.
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