Save the Scraps - Vegetable or Bean Water

Save the Scraps – Vegetable or Bean Water

I put water, the steam basket and chopped vegetables in the pot. The veggies steam until tender, then I remove them for supper and dump the water out….down the drain it goes, never to be seen by me again. It’s green water if I cooked broccoli, asparagus or green beans and orange if it was [...]

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Coconut Granola

Coconut Granola

  I love how easy of a breakfast granola is. The kids can get it themselves with a just a little help pouring the milk, making my mornings a little easier. I also love knowing the kids are starting their day with a breakfast full of fiber. I love all kinds of granola, but recently [...]

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Save the Scraps - Apple Skins

Save the Scraps – Apple Skins

In the kitchen as Mom peeled apples for apple pie, us kids grabbed the long peels from the bowl and munched away on them. Why was it so much fun to eat apple skins, I don’t know, but it’s a fond memory! It’s that time of year, apple pies, crisp, and applesauce, but who wants [...]

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Save the Scraps: Veggie Broth

Save the Scraps: Veggie Broth

  I present you with a recipe that very literally “saves the scraps!” Veggie broth will cost you almost nothing (scraps + water + seasonings + oil) and its a boost of nutrition at the same time! I like to save veggie scraps in a big zip-top bag in the freezer until I get a [...]

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I Learned How to Butcher a Chicken

I Learned How to Butcher a Chicken

One of our very generous staff families said that if we wanted to learn how to butcher a chicken and do one from start to finish then we could take it home! So I learned how to make an alive chicken become a tasty one sitting on a platter on my table…. First catch it [...]

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Save the Scraps - Strawberry Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

Save the Scraps – Strawberry Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

If you missed it, I already shared one way to use up leftover already cooked oatmeal, blueberry or chocolate chip oatmeal bread, but if you don’t want to bake, or you’re looking for something with no added sugar, then here’s another recipe! Ingredients: 1/3 cup leftover already cooked oatmeal 1 cup frozen strawberries 2 chopped [...]

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Homemade Chai Tea Mix

Homemade Chai Tea Mix

I LOVE chai tea! My mother-in-law knows this and often makes me some for Christmas, which I thoroughly enjoy! But now I’ve finally gotten around to making some myself. It’s super easy and makes a great gift, especially if you’re making gifts for lots of people. It won’t go bad if they don’t use it right away, [...]

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Muffin Mania: Quinoa Carrot Muffins

Muffin Mania: Quinoa Carrot Muffins

This is definitely the most unique muffin recipe I’ve tried, but they were all consumed within 2 days, so I think that’s a good sign! Ingredients: 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup sour cream (yogurt [...]

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Save the Scraps - Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Save the Scraps – Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

We all know that a giant canister of oatmeal can provide many healthy and filling breakfasts, but what if you make too much? What can you do with that oatmeal other than re-heating it or dumping it in the trash? I’ve faced this dilemma myself and have had fun experimenting with recipes. Today’s recipe is [...]

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Muffin Mania:Use Up Fruit Muffins

Muffin Mania:Use Up Fruit Muffins

Maybe that’s too long of a name for muffins, but it describes this recipe perfectly! Ingredients: 1 cup white flour 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup sugar (If you prefer sweeter muffins then you might want to increase this) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg (beaten) 3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup [...]

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