Are you looking for a delicious, quick and easy meal idea? Enjoy a delicious stir-fry made with a variety of colorful seasonal summer vegetables. Check out what's available at your grocery store, a farmers market or your own garden. In-season fresh vegetables are at their best quality and, often, best price. When you make a stir-fry, you do not heat up your oven, so your kitchen will stay cooler, too.
Using day-old bread can help you stretch your food dollars. Some bakeries offer day-old bread at discounted prices. You might buy a few loaves because you found a great deal; unfortunately, you might get tired of it before you use all of it. What can you do with it?
I would like to have salads more often for lunch, but the prepared ones are kind of expensive. They do not have my favorite ingredients, either. Do you have any ideas for me?
Having healthy snacks available does not take a lot of time. It just requires a bit of planning for nutritious food options when you’re on the go.
Wouldn't it be nice to be greeted by the aroma of a steaming pot of homemade soup, stew, chili, or chicken fajitas (this month's recipe) at the end of a busy day? You just need to do a little work in advance and use a slow cooker.
Do you ever skip breakfast? People have lots of reasons. Maybe they hit the "snooze" button once too many times on their alarm clocks and they didn't have time to grab something. Maybe someone ate the last of the cereal and left the empty box in the cupboard. Maybe they just weren't feeling hungry. Others might be trying to cut some calories out of their diet to lose weight. Some might think that breakfast is only important for kids.
Preparing freezer meals can help you stretch your budget and your time. You can make your own convenience foods with your favorite ingredients that are on sale at the grocery store. If you are on a special diet, you can adjust the recipes to fit your needs. Later, all you do is thaw and cook.
Cooking takes a lot of time for me, even when I make simple meals. I admit I'm kind of a messy cook! Do you have any tips?
As the weather warms, many people enjoy cooking outside on a grill or packing a picnic to eat on a nature hike. Problem is, if we don't pay attention to safe food handling, we could put our family and friends at risk of foodborne illness or "food poisoning." Foodborne illness increases during the summer because the temperatures are warmer, and the bacteria present around us can "hop on" food and grow quickly in the warm temperatures. Summer also tends to be humid, and moist environments increase the chances for bacteria to grow.
Many households have a microwave oven. These small appliances are energy-efficient, take up little space in your kitchen and speed up food preparation. However, food safety experts have found that not everyone follows safe food-handling rules when using the microwave.