Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Squash Hummus Recipe Video - Paleo Friendly!

Sometime around mid July the summer squash and zucchini starts to produce bucket loads! It's an amazing feeling to pick all of those free, beautiful veggies but it can be a little overwhelming. I have really struggled with ways to preserve squash and my family can only take roasted squash, grilled squash and steamed squash for so long before they start to turn their noses up.  

In my journey to preserve squash I've made squash pickles, squash relish, squash pancakes, squash bread, squash mock apple pie, and squash butter. The other day I decided to experiment a little and created this yummy squash hummus dip! Watch this video to see how easy it is to make this delicious dip -

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Monday, July 18, 2016

It's (Almost) Never Too Late to Plant a Garden!

I am ashamed to admit it but I almost didn't plant a garden this year! We didn't have any snow and the winter temperatures here in Wichita Kansas didn't feel like much of a winter at all. I told everyone that I wasn't going to grow a garden this year because of the bugs that were likely to devour the garden since nothing froze. In truth I was feeling a little tired and lazy. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Make This Delicious Relish with Almost Any Vegetable - Video Tutorial

One of the most prolific vegetables in my garden is summer squash. Usually by late July, we have more yellow squash and zucchini than we know what to do with! A delicious way to preserve squash (or any vegetable) is to make relish. 

You will only need a handful of ingredients to make this yummy preserve to enjoy all season -

Thursday, July 14, 2016

You Can Make Pickles Out of Almost Any Vegetable!

One of my favorite ways to preserve my garden harvest or store buys is to make pickles! It's super easy to pickle a little or a lot using this basic brine recipe -  1 cup of vinegar (any type will do) to 1 cup of water plus 1 1/2 tablespoons of pickling or kosher salt (don't use iodized salt). 

You will only need some simple supplies which can be picked up at your local supermarket or online - For your convenience I've linked the supply list with items you can purchase online.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

How to Dehydrate Bananas - Easy and Healthy!

The dehydrator that I am using in this video is the Nesco FD-1040 1000-watt Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator.  It runs about $95 on Amazon and the link I connected has free shipping. The 1000 watts ensures that your food dehydrates as quickly and efficiently as possible and is best for larger batches. It comes with 4 trays and you can purchase additional trays for around $16 per two. To view the add on trays click this link -  Nesco TR-2 Add-A-Tray for FD-1010/FD-1018P/FD-1020, Set of 2.

If you are not ready to spend a $100 or more on a dehydrator there are other models available that are perfectly fine for dehydrating.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Shopping for Deep Discounts on Groceries - No Coupons!

As promised, I took a trip to our local supermarket and filmed it to show you how I look for bargains. Normally I hit the stores between 8 and 9 a.m. and find a ton of great deals. Today I went at 11:30 a.m. so the bounty wasn't quite as amazing but you can still see how I search for cheap food for our family.

Tomorrow I will show you how to dehydrate all of those bargain bananas that I found today!

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Intro to Easy Food Saving

Would you like to have a pantry full of inexpensive and healthy foods? Does the thought of a freezer full of neatly sealed packages of meats and veggies make you excited? You CAN feed your family for much less - without clipping coupons, no buyer's clubs, and no gimmicky meal plans (I firmly believe you shouldn't have to pay someone to learn how to feed your family for less).  

I've had several friends who have asked me to share with them the things that I do to store food for my family of eight. Since it isn't possible to spend time with everyone individually, I decided to make videos! This video is the first of a series in which I'll take you along with me to the grocery stores, share my food preservation techniques, and show you my pantry.