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Hearty Veggie Soup
1 tablespoon of broth or water
1 medium diced onion
1 red pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1cup chopped carrots
2 - 4 cups cabbage and greens ( I used turnip and collard greens )
1 small diced yellow squash
3 chopped roma tomatoes
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...
To cut back on our meat intake, I add cooked lentils to dishes that I use ground beef or ground turkey in.
Preparing meals for your family the night before help save time and makes the next day a little easier.
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.
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!
I cook beans and peas in low sodium /99% fat free chicken broth.
try adding dried basil too tomato soups for a zesty taste
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.
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...