Category Archives : Tips


Sneaky Open-Faced Sloppy Joes – Vegan with Rice and Beans

What is so sneaky about a Sloppy Joe?  If you’re trying to get your kids to eat more fiber and veggies then this is the perfect way to sneak them into a dish.  I used red kidney beans and red cabbage that is full of fiber and antioxidants.  Cabbage has […]

Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes

The Easter Bunny Recycles – how to make your own basket filler.

You may not know this, but the Easter Bunny loves to recycle. He stopped by earlier this week to get last years Easter basket and plastic eggs (washed with soap and water), and some construction paper with scribbles on it that would normally be sent to the recycle bin.  He takes that construction […]


How to Cut Veggies Into Matchsticks (or Julienne)

How to Cut Veggies Into Matchsticks (or Julienne) I did this with carrots but you can really use this technique on pretty much any veggie you would want to cut into a matchstick.    Cut the carrot in half. Cut the outer sides to make a square shape.  This will […]


Vivian’s Vivacious Vegetable Broth

Vivian – farmer extraordinair, hostess with the mostess, master hair stylist, and seasoned chef – shared this idea with me and I had one of those, EUREKA, moments.  Why didn’t I think of this? She tells me, “Nothing is wasted.” With my War on Waste, I was very excited about […]


How to Prep Fresh Collard Greens

I have had a few requests on how I prep fresh CSA/farm share veggies so I’ll start with collard greens. You don’t necessarily have to rinse them as many times as I do but I can’t guarantee there won’t be a little sand left.  This is so worth the effort as […]


Homeopathic Itchy Scalp Help and Today’s Veggie Pics

Homeopathic Itchy Scalp Help I am so excited to share a homeopathic cure for itchy scalp that really works (hubbs tested last night).  Ever since cutting his hair shorter his scalp has been super itchy.  He tends to have IS anyway, but recently it has been much worse and when […]


Bitter Orange Marinade

Remember all those bitter oranges we picked on Saturday?  I did three things with them….. Bitter Orange Tips 1) Orange Zest:  Zest the orange and let it dry for three days.  Crumble and store in an airtight container. Orange Zest 2) Frozen pulp in cubes (not pictured).  I cut off […]


Turkey Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Chili

I have been dying to try the Turkey Pumpkin Chili from Cara’s Cravings for ages.  I was so glad I did!  It really easy to make in the crock pot and the pumpkin gave it an interesting flair that made you go hmmm.  Delicious! We had two of Chris’s fraternity brothers in town […]


What to do with left over taco filling, meat or even tofu!

This has to be the easiest round two recipe ever….simply make a casserole with whatever you have on hand. Use chicken, beef, beans or tofu! It doesn’t have to be Mexican…change it up!  For an Italian twist and use Italian spices and some fresh mozzarella, or make it Mediterranean with chicken, olives, oregano and […]


Sweet Potato, Apple Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Talk about playing with your food….this all started with a picnic on the dock and a quest to find the perfect side to make with sweet potatoes.  Everyone does potato salad but I decided to change it up a little and make a fall variation with apples.  With the leftover […]