The 80/20 Diet

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to different eating programs.  Whether it is no sugar-no white flour-no meat-plant-based-Keto-McDougall-Macrobiotic-candida-South Beach-or the sea food diet (I see it, I eat it).  I have come to the conclusion that everybody=every body is different and there is not a one-size-fits-all diet for everyone. I thought I had created for myself a new diet called the 80/20 Diet, but after doing an internet search found the concept already exists.  What is boils down to is eating healthy 80% of the time and 20% of the time foods I should avoid. For me I feel … Continue reading The 80/20 Diet

Using up Leftovers

One of the many things I am passionate about is not wasting things.  In our home we try not to waste food, water, or electricity.  In regards to food, we prepare foods the family likes.  We encourage taking smaller portions and having seconds or thirds if more food is desired.  Nobody minds leftovers, but sometimes they lose their appeal. Usually Tuesday or Wednesday is when I take inventory of what’s leftover in the fridge.  Here’s what I made this week with what needed to be used up: vegetable platter:  zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers, and radishes.  Kept out on the … Continue reading Using up Leftovers

Planning for a Large Meal

Originally posted on The Klutter Koach:
I know many of you in the USA are prepping for your Thanksgiving meal.  Happy Turkey Day to those of you celebrating.  I, on the other hand, am prepping for the weekly holy Sabbath (aka Shabbos or Shabbat). For those of you overwhelmed with this one day a year tradition, imagine doing it every single week.  That’s Shabbos. In fact, I don’t mind it-I love it. How do I keep my sanity?  By menu planning and keeping thing simple. Keep in mind, THE DAY IS NOT ABOUT THE FOOD!  I repeat THE DAY IS NOT ABOUT THE FOOD!… Continue reading Planning for a Large Meal

A Kitchen Tip You MUST Try

I’m always open to time-saving ideas.  I read one the other day that seemed worth trying.  I tried it out and it was brilliant!  Enough of the suspense here it is: Homemade pre-made baking mix! What to do: Gather up your baking supplies and some ziplock baggies.  Into each baggies measure out dry ingredients like flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, etc.  Label the baggie with the type of mix such as ‘carrot muffin mix’ or ‘brownie mix’.  Store in your pantry.  When the urge to bake hits, grab the mix then add the eggs, oil, and other liquid ingredients. I’ve done something … Continue reading A Kitchen Tip You MUST Try

The Pantry Challenge

Originally posted on The Klutter Koach:
There are times when it is not possible to get to the grocery store.  The reasons are many:  the store is closed, the car is being serviced, your energy is zapped and you don’t want to go out, you are waiting for payday, it’s December 24, etc. Most people are so used to “running to the store” anytime they want something that maybe it’s time to change that pattern.  Do you HAVE to have milk NOW?  Can you eat your cereal with water or juice? Can you mix the dry cereal with peanut butter and add… Continue reading The Pantry Challenge

Pantry Challenge Day 3

Hello, again. I’ve been really excited by this Pantry Challenge.  Had I not done this challenge, I would not have had the opportunity to try many new recipes.  I think I’m going to have a few new favorites, which is a good thing, because it avoids food ruts. I’ve also been planning ahead by freezing a serving or two of what I’ve made in order to have something to pull out of the freezer for when I don’t have time or energy to cook. Today is the last day of the Pantry Challenge, as my husband is at the grocery store. Here is what I made … Continue reading Pantry Challenge Day 3

Pantry Challenge Day 2

So, we are experimenting with using up what we have in the pantry and fridge instead of running to the store.  Technically, I didn’t do Day 2 consecutively with Day 1, as we had Shabbos in between with one meal in and one meal out, but here you go: onion soup-onions, garlic, salt, water, balsamic vinegar (experimenting, as I didn’t have soy sauce) green olive salad-can of green olives, mayo, and garlic buckwheat tuna pilaf-buckwheat, can of tuna, 2 eggs, sunflower kernels, seasonings veggie omelette-scrambled eggs with sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, and red pepper rice pureed rice avocado pudding-avocado, date paste, ground … Continue reading Pantry Challenge Day 2