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Vegetable Tomato Sauce

Vegetable Tomato Sauce

Ingredient

Vegetables to saute

2 fresh tomatoes
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 celery stalk
1/4 cup zucchini
1 can pinto beans

Sauce and spices

3 - 6 oz. can tomato sauce
1-15 oz. can diced tomatoes

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Meal Prepping to Save You on a Bad Day

I live alone, so this is easier for me now than when my kids were still home & my husband was still alive.

I bulk cook whenever possible. Then, I package and freeze the remainders in single servings in zip-lock bags. So, when I make rice, I make a lot. Same with roasted chicken breasts. I cho...

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Homemade Oat Milk

Homemade Oat Milk


I forgot to get some plant milk and I had one cup of steel cut oats so...



...I soak one cup overnight in lots of water...rinse very well (they will be slimy if you don't rinse well)......

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Veggie stock made with scrap veggies

Veggie stock made with scrap veggies

I thought that making stock (or both) would be really hard. Then I started reading how easy it is to make especially when you use the pressure cooker.

Well then I just didn’t have the heart to use the good veggie to make the stock.

Well why ...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Red Lentils Barley and a Lot of Veggies Soup

Red Lentils Barley and a Lot of Veggies Soup



Ingredients
1 tablespoon of broth
1-2 onions (red, white, yellow)
1 cup chopped celery
I cup carrot
2 cups purple and green cabba...

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Cooking: Changing diet food into a sustainable lifestyle

Many people hear the word "diet" and think of torturous months of bland rabbit food. It most definitely does not have to be like this!

I have followed many different meal plans that were traditionally bland, felt extremely restrictive, or consisted of nothing but salads. And it was always s...

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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup


1 big butternut squash (mine was about 2 pounds)
1/2 cup onion
1 can white kidney beans
1/2 red pepper
big pile of cut up greens
3 cups of water
1 cup orange juice
A small amount of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of onion powd...

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