Here is a picture of the homemade pizza I made today, with homemade sauce 🙂
I came across this article today that lists how to store veggies and fruit in the fridge without plastic. It even has a PDF that can be printed out.
I realized I was out of Worcestershire sauce in the middle of making my homemade chicken salad. I didn’t feel like going to the store, and I knew I could find a recipe on the internet. It was quick and easy, so here it is:
- Apple cider vinegar, ½ cup
- Water, 2 tbsp.
- Soy sauce, 2 tbsp. (low sodium variety)
- Brown sugar, 1 tbsp.
- Garlic powder, ¼ tsp.
- Mustard powder, ¼ tsp.
- Onion powder, ¼ tsp.
- Ginger, ¼ tsp. (minced)
- Cinnamon, a pinch
- Pepper, a dash
Mix all the components together in a cooking pan and place on a medium flame. Allow it to boil and then allow it to simmer on a lower flame for 45 seconds more. Let it cool down before using and store in a cool, dry place. One tablespoon of this can be used to substitute an equal amount of Worcestershire sauce. This makes about ¾ cup of the sauce. (Found: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/worcestershire-sauce-substitute.html)
I really didn’t want to use soy sauce (HFCS) or the brown sugar, but I still have both of those on hand. I will be replacing all the bad staples in my pantry, but right now, since I’m not working, I don’t have the means to just go out and replace everything.
I will continue my hunt for a recipe without HFCS and sugar.
I stumbled across this article today about leptin and how it affects weight loss. I had never heard of leptin before, but now I know why it’s hard for me to lose weight. It’s another great reason to avoid high fructose corn syrup…
I found the leptin article while researching hormonal balance…
Happy reading 🙂
Here is a link to a recipe for homemade marshmallows, and they don’t have any HFCS, sugar, or GMO’s.
I found some amazing homemade recipes for a few store-bought items that contain soy and soy by-products.
Here is one for homemade pasta sauce in a crock pot:
Another one for homemade cream of chicken soup, because the store bought version has a TON of bad stuff in it:
And finally homemade taco sauce, because, yep you guessed it, full of soy stuff….
Wow, I didn’t realize how many products contain sugar. Mayonnaise, peanut butter, and pasta sauce have hidden sugar. I know I can make my own peanut butter and pasta sauce, but I’m not thrilled about making my own mayonnaise. My daughters are not happy with my new healthy eating kick, and one of them even blamed my Master’s degree program for ruining her life! But what teenager wants to follow their parent’s advice? None that I know of 🙂
I’m trying to slowly incorporate my new recipes to lessen the shock to my daughter’s systems, but it’s not easy. They keep finding cool desserts to make on Pinterest! It’s hard to compete with the internet 🙂
I love convenience, but convenience is killing us…