All the foodie related stuff for today…
I have been so excited to see this since I first saw the trailer last Fall. Now the film is available for community screenings , so check out the showings to see if there are any near you.
The Capital Area Foodbank has a great recipe database…. all healthy, mostly vegetarian,too.
Healthy Recipe Database
Well, I didn’t know what Shakshuka was before (it’s basically poached eggs in tomato sauce) but it sounds delicious and with this hack, using cans of ro-tel could make it pretty cheap and easy. I’m all about cheap and easy.
via Food Riot.
Produce is less expensive when it’s in season, so it’s the best time to buy it. You can can or freeze whatever you don’t eat right away and use it later when those items are more expensive.
This list is North American in-season produce.
How to Can Dry Beans | The Prairie Homestead
I typically stick to using dry beans because a bag of dry beans will stretch over a few meals, whereas a can is usually a one meal deal. The advantage to the canned beans is that it’s ready to use. With dry beans, you have to soak them and cook them for quite awhile. I am a scatterbrained (multi-tasking ) cook ,so I only cook beans in the slow cooker now , which takes even longer (but they don’t boil over or boil dry ever!)
Canning gives you the convenience of canned beans while saving money.
The link above tells complete instructions on how to both cook and process your beans from dry, including a pressure cooker lesson.