Winter sore throat “tea”- In a jar combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a “jelly”. To serve- spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months.
Reblogging this in case any of you little jelly beans get sick (◡‿◡✿)
Super useful for this coming winter!
It also makes good mix for a hot toddy. Add a spoonful of this, 1-2 shots of whisky, and top the mug up with boiling water.
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Halloween tip / Breaking Bad Marathon serving idea
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Hey everyone! This is something my family likes to make usually when a guest comes, but now that I’m on my own and living a crazy busy life, I’ll make it on Sunday morning and just have a square per day for the next week. Very filling and pretty easy to make!
-1/2 lb pork sausage (ground sausage, or you can take regular sausages and cut them up. Don’t feel limited by pork either! Chicken, turkey, or even beef sausage works great too. To make this a vegetarian option, omit sausage and replace with either more veggies like bell peppers, imitation sausage, possibly tofu though I haven’t tried it, or jalapenos)
-3/4 cup sliced mushrooms (any kind works. I like to buy fresh, but canned mushrooms work, presliced, any kind)
-1/4 cup sliced green onions (you can use regular onions too! It’s easier to buy onions in bulk)
-1/2 lb Velveeta cheese, cubed (this is just what my mom uses, but be creative here! Velveeta can be pricey, so substitute with shredded cheese mixes. I’ve used a mix of cheddar and pepper jack before… I like a kick to mine! I’ve also heard goat cheese can be tasty too)
-1 cup of milk
-4 eggs beaten
-4 cups of bread cubes (again, you can buy this presliced. Sometimes, I like buying the big Italian bread loafs and cutting it into big chunks that way. Smaller cubes make it easier to chew, but if that’s too much chopping, bigger is ok too!)
1. In a pan, brown the sausage. Once it is browned, add the veggies and cook for another 5 min.
2. Once it is cooked, you can either drain out the juices or leave them in. I tend to drain a bit just because it can get a little runny otherwise. After it’s cooled down some, I add the veggies and sausage mix to a pan along with bread and cheese.
3. After my mix is in the pan, I mix my eggs and milk together. Then, I pour it into the pan on top of everything.
4. You can wait to cook this— my mom likes to divide this recipe into two steps. She does all the prepwork the night before and then just tosses into the oven in the morning. I however, want my food, and I want it now. So I just bake it at 350 for 35-45 minutes.
5. It’s going to be amazing smelling, but remember to let it cool for ten minutes before indulging.
6. Eat it, and love it for a week. It’s such a dense breakfast that it will really leave you feeling full and awesome until lunch time.
Happy cooking everyone!
Green Smoothie - 1 cup baby spinach, 1 cup kale, 1 pear, 1 ½ cup of orange juice, and 1 frozen banana.
Chocolate Peanut Butter – 2 TBL unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 TBL peanut butter, ½ banana, 1 cup almond milk, ice.
Mango Ginger — 2 cups frozen Mango, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 banana, ¼ cup chopped ginger, squeeze of lime, yogurt.
Strawberry Date — 1 date, 1 ½ cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup almond milk. Optional: 1 scoop protein powder or 1 TBL of flaxseed oil.
I have a smoothie every day and I’m really excited to try all of these.
Do not put a 1/4 cup of ginger in your smoothy you will melt your face off. The picture shows a teaspoon and is reasonable for the recipe written .
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A NYC grad student working on food stamps for her thesis has released a free cookbook for those living on $4/day.
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oooooh this is so nice!
I believe it’s important to eat well, even when you’re strapped for cash. It’s good for your health and energy! This cookbook is full of delicious and healthy recipes, the ingredients of which are fairly inexpensive.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THIS WOMAN AS A FELLOW WARRIOR AND A FANTASTIC HUMAN BEING.
Someone become this woman’s patron so she can keep doing things like this. Holy crap, could I have ever used this a few years ago. Hell, I could use it now!
YES I’ve seen so many / bought a few cook books that are meant for low income households, but end up being low cost only if you could buy in bulk (which surprise surprise most low income families CANNOT do)
Not only is this a FREE COOK BOOK!!! (all the books i got for low income peeps are 20 bucks+, not something low income peeps can normally afford)
But the recipes don’t seem daunting at all and as a college student with no cash I can totally see myself buying most of these ingredients at my usual 20-40$ level weekly grocery store trips!
And they’re MUCH healthier than the very few actual low cost meals that my “low income” cook books have.
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This is great!! Also of note - Leanne Brown is taking in volunteers to translate this cookbook into Spanish. There are tons of immigrant families running on very little, from San Diego to Spanish Harlem, who’d find this book invaluable. If you’re fluent, consider donating your skills!