Make It Monday Recipe Week 5: Three Kinds of Salad Dressing

IMG_5282After many, many different salad dressing recipes I’ve tried, here are three that I (and now, my daughter) make on a regular basis. Pretty photos will be added later. We are too busy cooking! Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 5: Three Kinds of Salad Dressing”

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Attention Shoppers: How to Avoid GMO’s in Packaged Food

 

Dont be a lab rat

What are GMO’s? Start here for a two-minute video 

How are GMO’s bad for me? Click here for video trailer of Secret Ingredients Movie   Continue reading “Attention Shoppers: How to Avoid GMO’s in Packaged Food”

Make It Monday Recipe Week 1: Easy, Yummy, Basic Guacamole

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Just 4 ingredients!

Here is a family favorite: Basic Guacamole – great for chips and raw vegetables, sandwiches, tacos, burritos, burgers, and whatever foods need some extra pizazz!  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 1: Easy, Yummy, Basic Guacamole”

Make-Your-Own Hummus: A Delicious, Frugal Gateway to Eating More Fiber – Especially If You Have Teenagers

Hummus + veggies and/or whole-grain snacks = High fiber intake

I’ve been making homemade hummus from this recipe since March 2007, when food.com was recipezaar.com. Continue reading “Make-Your-Own Hummus: A Delicious, Frugal Gateway to Eating More Fiber – Especially If You Have Teenagers”

Bread Linked to Cancer: My Frugal Foodie Update on My Fast, Easy, Healthy Bread Machine Recipe

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Here’s the original post I shared almost 3 ½ years ago. 

Now there is more reason to learn to bake your own bread and other baked goods: the ingredient linked to cancer. 

Continue reading “Bread Linked to Cancer: My Frugal Foodie Update on My Fast, Easy, Healthy Bread Machine Recipe”

DIY Foaming Hand Soap: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

During week 2 of The UN Climate Conference in Paris, I chose to write about 7 Frugal and Sustainable ways to reduce waste to coincide with the last 7 full days of the conference: How to Build Habits of Recycling, Benefits of a reusable mug, How to Create a Zero Waste Closet, Zero Waste Lunch Box, Zero Waste Kitchen, Zero Waste Bathroom, and Incentives for Using Alternatives to Plastic Shopping Bags .

While I still have the goal of making my own toothpaste that everyone in my family will like, here is a DIY Bathroom Foaming Hand Soap recipe that moisturizes and smells great:  Continue reading “DIY Foaming Hand Soap: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”