Now I love traditional cooking. Cooking made from scratch and free from all the preservatives, dyes, and artificial ingredients is a staple in our home. But that's not to say I mind incorporating technology. I am not talking about fancy blenders, coffee machines, or gadgets - I'm talking about meal planning and preparation apps. There are a number of fantastic apps for both iPhone and android users. These apps can help with grocery shopping, meal planning, and recipes, all from your mobile ... Continue Reading
A list of apps for grocery shopping, meal planning, and trying new recipes – all from your mobile phone.
Quick tips for easy meal planning by implementing a master grocery list.
Making a grocery shopping list isn't always easy, and sometimes can be a downright bore of a chore. But there are a few simple tips you can use to easily create your meal plan for the week - and save a little time and money in the process: Make a Master List One day I sat down and wrote out all the meals we like to eat. I made a list of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, side items, and snacks. I created this list so I could easily go down the list of foods to create our meal plan. This also ... Continue Reading
Do some green entertaining this holiday season when planning your functions.
Will the holiday season fast approaching; you may be considering hosting a party or family function at your home. Entertaining your guests doesn’t have to come at the cost of Mother Nature though. You can go green this holiday season when planning your functions. Here are a few tips to stay green while entertaining your guests. Break out the China Okay, it doesn’t have to be your finest China, but please skip the disposable plates and utensils. Either opt for a more formal setting ... Continue Reading
Thanksgiving should be the greenest holiday of all. All you need to do is prepare, plan, and be aware.
Holidays are often filled with excess, waste, and too much focus on things over people. Yet Thanksgiving, by its very nature, could very well be the greenest holiday of them all. All it takes is a little planning and a little awareness to make your Thanksgiving a fun-filled, family oriented, environmentally friendly holiday that everyone will enjoy. Two Weeks Out: Food Planning Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal calls for a turkey, several side dishes, and of course, dessert! To green your ... Continue Reading
Move beyond turkey sandwiches with your Thanksgiving Leftovers.
When it comes to saving money, one thing we can all do is make sure food doesn’t go to waste. The day after Thanksgiving is one my family looks forward to almost as much as Thanksgiving itself. We are all sandwich lovers and we each have our own version of the perfect Thanksgiving leftover sandwich. But eating turkey sandwich can get tiring. If you’d like to move beyond basic turkey sandwiches and are looking for new ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, try these recipes; your ... Continue Reading