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20 May, 2016

Spicy Shrimp in Coconut Sauce

Spicy Shrimp in Coconut Sauce
Posted in : Pre-prep, Seafood, Shrimp on by : Nicole

This is a family staple, and even if it isn’t pre-prepped, it isn’t a long cook time and can make a weekday meal seem amazing! I have the recipe entered with the sauce doubled, because we like sauce in this house! We also have the spice pretty high – so take care if you don’t
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13 May, 2016

Dog Treats – spent grain

Dog Treats – spent grain
Posted in : Dog Stuff, Dog Treats on by : Nicole

To glom onto my previous post regarding spent grain and what it is… I’m started using the spent grain in my dog treats. I spent an innordinate amount of time look up recipes, and deciding which would be best. Similar to the cranberry crunchies, this recipes is adaptable to whatever fruits, veggies etc you have
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11 May, 2016

Spent Grain

Spent Grain
Comments : 1 Posted in : Spent Grain on by : Nicole

The newest (ok, not so new) entrant into the hip and cool ingredient pool of the day. I was first introduced to this wonder when River North Brewery at their first location, agreed to give their spent grain to a gal that created these wonderful little gems – Spent Grain Pretzels. She sold them for $5
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9 May, 2016

Every Day Shower Spray

Every Day Shower Spray
Posted in : DIY Cleaners on by : Nicole

I love all my DIY cleaners, but this one is definitely a favorite!! We have a glass shower and this helps keep it fabulous between deep cleans! To get the most this is how i go about it: deep clean the glass prep the glass with rain x – follow the directions on the bottle
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6 May, 2016

Lemons

Lemons
Posted in : Waste Not Want Not on by : Nicole

Ah lemons! They do so much, but only last so long. True story – one of my first forays into cooking included a recipe that called for this thing called “lemon zest”. Hmmm So i trot off to the store with my list, go to the spice section and read all the labels…  again… and
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4 May, 2016

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad
Posted in : Pre-prep, Salads on by : Nicole

Who doesn’t love the broccoli salad at sweet tomatoes? OMG – the first time i tasted it, i was in love! Then i went to the nutrition site…  OMG – and not in a good way. (the nutrition i’m showing is for big dishes of the yums, would be less as a side salad!) This
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2 May, 2016

Cranberry Dog Treats

Cranberry Dog Treats
Posted in : Dog Stuff, Dog Treats on by : Nicole

For me, my fur-babies are my real babies. So making them treats that i know and can pronounce all the ingredients is important to me! And it’s a serious money savings as well! One day i came across a Rachel Ray recipe for cherry crunchies – dog cookies. The ingredients were doable and i had dried cranberries
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30 April, 2016

Every Day Cleaner

Every Day Cleaner
Posted in : DIY Cleaners on by : Nicole

Back in the day, i saw an Ignite presentation by Kia Ruiz on how amazing vinegar was as a cleaner and even more! This eventually started me on this crazy downward spiral into making all of my own cleaning products and more! The internet is full of different options and ways to make things that
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28 April, 2016

Bananas!

Bananas!
Posted in : Waste Not Want Not on by : Nicole

I’m a big proponent of keeping waste, and especially food waste to a minimum. Waste Not Want Not is a little tag line i’ll be using to share with you ways that i keep my waste limited and ways to use items that go bad quickly, or might go bad due to not using it
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26 April, 2016

Hoisin BBQ Chicken Breast

Hoisin BBQ Chicken Breast
Comments : 2 Posted in : Chicken, Pre-prep on by : Nicole

Found this fabulous recipe ages ago at CL and it has been in my rotation for years! I love how easy it is. It is versatile and can be increased to serve more people, or recently i started pounding the chicken breasts (since the hubby doesn’t like the thick part of the chicken breasts) and
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