These are my top, must-have, favorite kitchen tools & gadgets that I use weekly. Many of them I use daily. This is a practical list of items that really get used (a lot) in my kitchen.
Oh, butter. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Did you know you can make homemade, fresh, creamy butter at home in under ten minutes?!?! Yep, you read that right. This is how to make homemade butter.
I recently had lunch with Kirsten from Cheerfully Imperfect and she brought goodies! She gave me some kefir grains! There’s really not much that is more exciting to a natural lifestyle blogger than getting free probiotics. This is my first time to have kefir grains and boy-oh-boy is it easy to make your own kefir. Really, really easy. So what is kefir, how do you make kefir, and why do you want to drink kefir everyday (yep, you want it everyday!)?
We’ve all heard to sweat eggplant before you cook it. Rumor has it that salting or sweating eggplant before it’s cooked (baked, fried, grilled, or any other method) makes the eggplant more tender, less bitter, and more flavorful. Like everyone else, dinner at my house is not always prepped in advance and I don’t always have an hour to sweat my eggplant before I cook with it. So I had to do an experiment to see if sweating eggplant is necessary and if it does in fact taste better. Follow along to learn how to sweat eggplant. [Read more…]
Lots of people do it. I used to do it. You have a recipe that calls for 4 egg yolks. You have no idea what to do with the leftover whites so you toss them in the compost. Well, wonder no more! Here are over 15 tips and recipes to use your leftover egg whites and yolks.
I love hummus. Every ingredient in hummus is excellent for you. Here’s a very easy hummus recipe.
- Chick peas are high in fiber, magnesium, and iron (find them here).
- Grapeseed oil is a good heart-healthy fat and can help lower your cholesterol (find it here).
- Tahini (crushed sesame seeds) is full of good fat, high in protein, and calcium (find it here).
- Lemons are great immune boosters and full of vitamin C.
- Sea salt is full of healthy trace minerals (find a good quality here).
Do you have a winter cold? This immune boosting hot buttered drink is just what you need! Complete with grass-fed butter, turmeric, ginger, & cinnamon. I make this several times every winter. My cup usually has whiskey in it, but you can use rum or apple cider (or juice). The traditional, of course, is hot buttered rum.