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Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup

Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup


1/2 of a cauliflower
A bunch of broccoli
1/2 of a zucchini and yellow squash
1 to 3 stalks of bok choy (the white stems cut up and sauteed, the green leaf tear up with the other greens)
2 to 3 stalks of celery
1/2 cup onion
1 to 2 cups white...

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Stretch meat with lentils.

To cut back on our meat intake, I add cooked lentils to dishes that I use ground beef or ground turkey in.

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preparation

Preparing meals for your family the night before help save time and makes the next day a little easier.

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sneaky vegetable (kids and me)

When making chili, curries, or other seasoned meat sauces. mince vegs to a very fine level, or puree. Then and to sauce. You may need to add some additional seasoning.

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freezer cooking

Double your dinner and save some in your freezer for later. It saves time and stress on those busy school nights. Running to soccer or baseball? Not a problem you have dinner waiting in the freezer. My family's freezer fav? Chicken Pot Pie!

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chicken broth

I cook beans and peas in low sodium /99% fat free chicken broth.

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tomato soup

try adding dried basil too tomato soups for a zesty taste

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Easy to slice flank steak

Freeze the raw steak for at least an hour before cooking. Remove from freezer when partially frozen (till just "icy") and then It will slice like butter.

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Jazzing up a fruit salad

Instead of using just raw fruit in a fruit salad, try adding some rhubarb stewed with a sweetener and its' juice, apple stewed with a teaspoonful of mincemeat, or a piece of stem ginger in syrup chopped finely with some lime juice as the base then add some fresh and canned fruit in juice. This give...

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Get Boiling Faster

Need to bring water to a boil before adding an ingredient? You probably know that covering your pot with a lid causes water to boil faster. I go one step further: My tea kettle is fully enclosed. I add the water to the tea kettle and put it on the stove.

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