I'm on a fermentation kick lately, and sauerkraut is my favorite. I love it because it's easy to make and it tastes great on everything from hotdogs to soup. But mostly I love it because homemade sauerkraut is full of probiotics, and I've had enough rounds of antibiotics to need some help in that department. To make a single large Mason jar worth of sauerkraut, here's what you do…
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In all honesty, there is no way to make four nights of chili seem like anything other than four nights of chili. I get the appeal in making a big batch of food and having it there for you for the rest of the week, but if you aren't consuming it, that's money down the drain. If you aren't enjoying it, then what's the point? Homemade fridge/freezer meals are a great alternative to frozen pizza, don't get me wrong, but after years of working in restaurants, and watching empty plates turn into meals in 15 minutes or so, cooking a meal for yourself really doesn't seem so hard. All you need to do is take the time you have been spending making one big meal, and spend it being your own prep cook! Here's how…
I happened to check the time before I started making this Italian chicken slow cooker recipe and — starting with a clean kitchen all the way through putting the cutting board into the dishwasher and the slow cooker into the fridge for the night — it took me thirteen minutes to make this. Perfect for those days when you have too many things to do and not enough time — or for when you don't have time to waste in the kitchen because you need to catch up on Game of Thrones.
There are a zillion ways to adapt this recipe (which I'll explain later), but at its most basic it is dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, sugar-free, nut-free; pretty much everything-free except meat. So it's a great soup for families with multiple allergies, or for when you're hosting someone and you're not sure exactly what they can eat.
The Empire has featured some awesome ideas for serving watermelon in the summertime. And now there are Star War-termelons!
Now before you all start chanting "You don't win friends with salad!" at me in a conga line, understand that I too was once perplexed at the idea that salad could be delicious. No longer. I'm going to share my salad recipes with you and hopefully you'll have the same tasty epiphany that I did.
While I'm totally fine with eating the same thing every night, my partner kind of turns up his nose at leftovers. He says he's bored by the same meal the next day. I want to stop buying so much takeout food and frozen food a la Megan's frozen pizzas. Got any tricks for mixing your leftovers up MORE without making tons more work?
I had a "baskets!" moment about … baskets. A while ago I mapped out a basic cooking roster for my partner and myself, based on our schedules. Then I got thinking about how I'm going to make sure we actually use all these ingredients so I don't have to scrape them out of the vege drawer in a month's time. Also how to make this easy for us both…