Category: Recipes

  • $45 Emergency Meal Plan?

    $45 “emergency” meal plan for a week for a family of 4-6! This is quite a bit older, so I was curious how much the shopping list would cost in today’s dollars. ********************************************************************************************************* UPDATE 2023 It’s time! It’s time! Time to do another re-calculation of this ~20 year old emergency meal plan!! I last calcuated…

  • Easy Instant Pot Caramel Sauce

    This recipe is so easy, so affordable and so fun ~ you’ll want to make it all the time. It’s a favorite of my husband’s…he loves it if I make this when we have apples! Gala are our favorite but we love to try unusual varieties sometimes too. They all taste good with this sauce,…

  • Oh yeah…

    I officially have MASTERED Keto-friendly cold brew. I bought a $13 filter cone that fits a 2qt mason jar (anyone who knows me well knows I have a million mason jars of all shapes and sizes). I also bought Walmart brand coffee (I know, I know) in Mocha and Hazelnut. Just infused with flavorings, no…

  • Mandarin Chik’n with cauli rice and fresh pineapple.

    Yummers!!#veganfood #veganlife #vegan #govegan #vegetarian #veganmama #crueltyfree

  • Vegan Fried Rice w/Mushrooms & Tofu

    I have been making fried rice with tofu for almost 20 years…started back when I was vegetarian, but was still eating copious amounts of eggs and dairy (wow, did the industry have me fooled!).  I used to add about four eggs to a batch this size…but now I don’t.  You could use Follow Your Heart’s…

  • Vegan Lunch Box Ideas

    I was recently at Costco, where I spent $526 (ouch! it included a huge box of Kirkland brand “Greenies” for the dogs…so more like $500 for the humans!) and I found a lot of great items for K’s lunches.  The best finds must have been individual containers of hummus and guac.  I could make homemade…

  • Broccoli Cheese Soup ~ Low Carb(ish) Option

    I *finally* perfected my copycat broccoli soup. After years of *pretty close* this is so yummy and lower in carbs, higher in veggies! *Recipe* Saute… 1 diced yellow onion 2 diced carrots 4 diced celery stalks 3tbs oil/butter Add… 3-4c riced cauliflower and saute, stirring occasionally. adding seasonings…I added pepper, the fine grind of Mrs.…

  • Roasted Radishes

    Roasted radishes…raw they were hot and bitter…roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper and they are actually kind of sweet! They taste similar to other roasted veggies. I’m trying to eat a greater variety of veggies and this was easy, and is very yummy.  Turnips turn out similarly, but I much prefer the texture of radishes.

  • Kid-Friendly Instant Pot Macaroni & Cheese

    I’ve decided to start a new series of Instant Pot recipes, particularly kid-friendly ones that you can teach your kids to make!  Let’s kick it off with one of the easiest ones of all!  Kraft recently took much of the junk out of their traditional blue box mac ‘n’ cheese, thanks largely to Food Babe,…

  • Five Yummy Essential Oil Blends for Autumn

    Essential oils are great for cleansing our air and boosting our bodies’ immune systems!  Here are some yummy combinations that are WONDERFUL in the diffuser this time of year.  Can you imagine how wonderful they’d be in candles?  I might have to make some… Warm & Cozy 2 drops of Wild Orange 2 drops of Cassia…