Showing posts from January, 2014

One Quick Tip:
How to Freeze Tomato Paste in Convenient Portions

How to wrap leftover tomato paste to freeze in convenient portions. This is the first of an occasional series of posts I'm going to call "One Quick Tip" ... because, well, each one will include a single quick tip, quick to absorb, easy to adopt, memorable to use. Do you have One Quick Tip you'd like to share? Leave a comment or send me a quick e-mail via . This week, how about we collect tips on how to preserve/save/use up little bits of food stuffs, something that would otherwise go to waste? Old or new idea, big or small idea, I'd love to know how you run your kitchen! WHAT IS TOMATO PASTE? Tomato paste is a much-condensed tomato pur̩e. In the U.S. anyway, it usually comes in a tiny three-ounce can and a still-small six-ounce can. You can also find tomato paste in convenient tubes Рyou squeeze it out like toothpaste Рbut it's harder to find and is often more expensive. WHY FREEZE TOMATO PASTE? So if you ever use

Chillin: Favorite Chili, Chowder & Cornbread Recipes

So we've all survived the Polar Vortex but Mama Winter, she's ain't through with us yet. (My northern soul is grateful!) So we'll still need to call upon a potful or two or three of chili to gird our constitutions (to say nothing of our bellies) for what lies ahead. (How lucky is that?! Does anyone else mourn the end of chili season?) And besides, there are two big playoff games plus the Super Bowl to go and hasn't chili become the go-to thing to serve? Here I've collected my favorite chili recipes plus a couple of chowders for the chili-haters, all served with cornbread on the side. If you're not the chili or cornbread maker, you'll find plenty of football-friendly fare here in Football Fever! Quick Links (click the ~ SECTION TITLE ~ for more information, click the Recipe Title to go straight to the recipe page) ~ FAVORITE CHILI RECIPES ~ Chocolate Chili Crockpot Chili with Spicy Sausage White Chicken Chili Vegetable Chili with

Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew

We're an open-minded bunch, right? So we won't hold it against this recipe, will we, that it's called "curried"? A curry, after all, is just a spice mix and we all know what the right mix of spices does to foods, vegetables and meats alike, right? A vegetable stew strikes such the right note for January, for any month really, but especially a month when it feels so good to return to what's fresh and what's healthy and what's, you know, every-day delicious versus sugar-and-butter laden holiday-delicious. So please, if there's anyone in the kitchen who's prone to say, "I don't like curry" then please, just think of this as a "Spiced Vegetable Stew". I'm willing to bet, you'll love it. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Great for Meal Prep. Low Cal. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Paleo. Primal. All that Good Stuff!