Posts Tagged by Freezer Tips

Maple Breakfast Sausage

It seems that healthy eating is something of a juggling act. People often turn to premade and highly processed foods because they are fast and easy to make. In order to get the convenience of these foods we often end up with less than healthy ingredients. Choosing options that are seen as healthier (freshly made with healthier ingredients, organic, etc) usually means paying a premium price. Sometimes you can get the best of both worlds […] read more

Never Buy A Rotten Avocado Again

My luck with having a perfectly ripe avocado seems to be hit or miss. Sometimes they feel soft enough to be ripe but, once cut open, are a brown disgusting mess inside. Other times I think they might need an extra day or two to ripen but need to use them in a recipe and they turn out fine. The only method I was relying on to test for ripeness was the texture when the […] read more

How To Freeze Avocados

I love using avocados in recipes such as dips and dressings. Since they are usually used mashed up I discovered that they can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the freezer until needed. Not only does this save me a bit of time but it’s a great way to save some money. Living in the northeast means that avocados are cheaper at different times of the year depending upon the location where they […] read more

Freezing Herbs

Have you bought fresh herbs lately from your local grocery store or farmers market? They cost a small fortune for a little tied up bundle. Most of the time you don’t end up using all of the bunch in a recipe.  The rest seems to just sit around until it goes bad and then is either tossed in the garbage or added to a compost pile. Instead of leaving the remaining herbs behind in your refrigerator […] read more

Cooking Dried Beans In Your Crockpot

Reasons to cook your own beans: * super easy to do * no sodium or other unnecessary ingredients added * long presoaking helps to make them more digestable then canned beans * avoid BPA which is found lining many cans on the market * making your own saves you money. One 16 ounce bag of dried beans is equal to 3 cans of beans (15 ounce each) * did I mention they are super easy […] read more

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