Have you seen the new “eco-cup”? It’s awesome! I was able to bargain for one for free at Office Depot (it’s a long story) not too long ago and I love it! Now that autumn is becoming a reality, it’s time to think back on the hot beverages that sustain us through the winter. Although I know I’m in the minority, it seems like we Americans have got to get a grip on our collective coffee additction. Fortunately the stuff makes me feel awful, so I naturally avoid it, but for so many others (and I know you’re out there) it’s a habit, a fix—an addiction? Read the rest of this entry »
Happy New Year everyone!!!!
As promised, I’m declaring the entire month of January a “Fridge and Pantry Cleanout” month whereby every meal will be formulated from stuff I have on hand in the fridge, freezer, other freezer, storage shed, or pantry. I just finished my proposed menu plan for the week, and I’ve gotta say, I think I’m going to be able to easily make it through the month of January (possibly February too) easily without buying much of anything.
Those of us in the Fast are faced with the challenge of creating innovative, delicious ways to serve shrimp. We were hosting a dinner party of fellow fasters recently and wanted to come up with an entertainment-worthy dish. I was also anxious to create a dish that highlighted the amazing mandarin oranges from Chaffin Family Orchards that are so amazingly delicious. I searched high and low for a good recipe, and in the end I fused two recipes together. Read the rest of this entry »
I wasn’t going to post this week, but after admiring the amazingly perfect grain-free pancakes I had adapted, I felt that I had to share. My quest: To make a thick, fluffy, comfort-foodie pancake without using grain. Read the rest of this entry »
Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day. This is totally true for me; I’ve always needed a full breakfast to get me going since I’m not a morning person. A complete breakfast, thanks to the cereal ads of our childhood, conjures up images of 2 margerined slices of white wonder bread, a tall glass of orange juice, a bowl of sugar-laden, extruded grain cereal, and perhaps eggs and bacon of some kind. I’ll keep the latter, and replace the sugar/grain component with some more filling, lower-calorie, nutrient-dense foods!
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I know that the notion of eating tongue is probably totally unappealing to most of you; it was to me for sure. Recently, however, at an authentic Mexican restaurant, I ordered tongue tacos and they were delicious and inexpensive! When I found out that my grass-fed, organic beef farmer sold tongue for $2.50/lb, I had to figure out a way to use it in a delicious way. Here’s what I did, with pictures of the transformation from icky cow tongue to deliciously spicy, shredded beef! Read the rest of this entry »
The cornerstone of frugality, according to many thrifty folks, is to eat a diet that maximizes grains and produce, since both are relatively inexpensive. Unfortunately, a diet that majors on grains is not an option for an increasing number of people. How can those of us who chose to be grain-free (for weight loss reasons or health reasons) do so without spending a boat load of money? Read the rest of this entry »