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A Well-Stocked Pantry: Final Thoughts

Smiling at a pantry full of fruit and veggies for snacks. Priceless!

Smiling at a fridge full of fruit and veggies for snacks. Priceless! iclipart photo

By donR 3/31/15

Okay, every pantry will be different. And when I say pantry I’m talking about cupboards, refrigerator, freezer, back room, or any place where you store food.  In parts one through four we have shared some ideas on stocking ingredients for healthy salads, soups, vegetables and sauces. Today, I will give you our final list of what we keep in our pantry for baking, desserts,and a few odds & ends. Of course yours will look different but here are 10 general guidelines for you to consider. Continue reading

The $10 Meal: Stock These Inexpensive Ingredients.

Sauteed ingredients taken directly from your pantry make a quick meal.

Sauteed ingredients taken directly from your pantry make a quick meal.  Brown rice, peppers, carrots, celery, mushrooms and free range chicken are healthy.

I finished revising the “Meal Planner” today and listed a few inexpensive items to keep in your cupboard or fridge. Then ten minutes ago Webmed posted an article listing 15 $2 items to always keep in your cupboard or fridge. Guess what! We both had many of the same items. What are they? Continue reading

Hearty Winter Soup: Pt.1:Start With A Stock

Penne turkey soup was made from a basic soup stock. Simply toss planned-overs into the stock for a hearty treat. (photo by iclipart)

Penne turkey soup was made from a basic soup stock. Simply toss planned-overs into the stock for a hearty treat. (photo by iclipart)

Why would anyone want to make their own soup stock? Choose the best answer:

  • It is budget-friendly – like almost free!
  • Recycles food scraps
  • Filling and aids digestion
  • Flavorful even without the salt or fat
  • Easy to make
  • Nutritious

I choose them all. Continue reading and I will gladly share the full story. Continue reading