ICYMI: Meals w/protein but no meat, thrifty kitchen tools,basic sourdough, staying clean without showering daily (or shampoo), and oodles more.
The Foodie Stuff
21 Meals With Tons Of Protein And No Meat – Just what it says: tons of protein,no meat
Freezer Meals – Spinach Lasagna Rolls – This was one of my standard freezer meals back when I did once a month cooking regularly. They freeze well and filling is easily changed up for variety.
Quinoa Mushroom Soup – I made this with some “rescued” quinoa…the grocery store was going to throw it out because there was a slit n the bag. #freegan
10 Kitchen Tools Thrifty People Own – Snail Pace Transformations Oh, you have no idea how much I love some of these things.
Popcorn is a whole food group to me and my 2 crockpots are my bestest buds. The only think on this list I don’t like is bread machines. I dunno. I just like doing it the other way.
*My “thrifty tip”* : You can find everything on this list at yard sales & thrift stores or freecycle/craigslist.
Recipe: Basic Sourdough Starter -For the Want-to-Be-Bread-Bakers. Once you start baking sourdough, it can become a little bit of a cultivated obsession.
Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers with Smoked Paprika Chipotle Sauce – I cooked too many black beans one day, so I used them up to make these burgers. So good.
If you’re craving something, it’s probably because your body needs something else. Well, unless it’s a comfort food but that’s another story.
Another tip about chia seeds: They do this weird expanding thing and help you feel fuller longer. Weight loss people recommend them for this reason but I recommend them for reducing some hunger pangs.
It’s a problem.
Thrifty Living Things
Growing Onions Vertically On The Windows – Pretty easy to do and doesn’t require much space.
Renewed Frugality – 21 Frugal Tips To Try This Year -Have to be honest…. the Frugal Tips in the blogosphere are getting old for me BUT I like this one! I do most of these myself …
and I have to throw out there for #10 – if you have a good library system, use it for family movie night to save even more money.
Washing My Hair With Baking Soda | My Healthy Green Family -This is my hair care regimen,too.
( not only is it “green”, you can’t buy shampoo with SNAP but you can buy baking soda & apple cider vinegar)
Garden Crops: Cold Storage Ideas & Root Cellar Tips Helpful for those of you who are getting a bounty of root crops from their CSA.
How to Stay Clean Without Showering Every Day- All sorts of reasons people can’t shower every day, so here’s some ideas on how to not be the smelly kid & still be clean without showering daily.
DIY Homemade Cling Wrap – Nourishing Joy -Saves money, helps eliminate (or reduce at least ) plastic.