Monday, January 31, 2011

Must Haves for Your Kitchen

I have found an awesome bouillon alternative--you know those cubes or powder packs of chicken bouillon?

Yuck! Those are all loaded with sodium!  Who needs that?

Where you find soups and broths in your supermarket, you will find these treasured goodies for all your broth, stock, soup,and sauce needs.

Named:  Better Than Bouillon, with Chicken, Beef, Vegetable or Fish bases to choose from you will be saying, "What was I using before this?  Oh yeah, I know, crap!" 
There are 38 servings per jar which is  9.5 quarts.   It is a super concentrated base with 1 teaspoon equaling one cube or 8 oz can of broth.

Vegans: The Better Than Bouillon vegetable base is Certified Vegan (

Read the ingredients in a cube.  The first listed ingredient on any product means it contains more of the first ingredient than all the other ingredients.  Example:  Salt/Sodium--that means there is a lot of salt in that product.

The first ingredient in the vegetable base is:  Vegetables and concentrated vegetables.

Not only lower in sodium, but much fresher and healthier, plus the taste is miles ahead of the "cube".

It is of course, more pricey, but it is worth every penny. Once you try it, you'll know what I mean.
It is awesome just as a quick broth on a cold, snowy day.

A cup of vegetable base, throw in some frozen vegetables, and viola!!!

You DO haveTIME for breakfast!

Good mornin, good mornin, it's great to stay up late, good morning, good morning to you!!!
Yes it's from the fabulous movie 'Singing In The Rain'
A must see movie.This was my breakfast today, Monday, January 31m 2011  Maple Brown Sugar Instant oatmeal with fresh blueberries....period.
Oatmeal is a great Super food, as are blueberries.  I wash off the blueberries real well, plop into a bowl with 2/3 cup water and of course, the oatmeal...Microwave for 2 minutes..sit for 2 minutes.......Eat It Up!!!
Everyone has time for breakfast...of course the oatmeal you have to cook is better for you, but..time restraints push us to instant!  This really fills up your belly.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Never, Ever Refridgerate TOMATOES

Never, ever, under ANY circumstances, put tomatoes in the fridge!

People, I cannot stress this enough.  As soon as the cool air penetrates the delicate skin of a tomato, it breaks down the flavor.  The deep rich redness becomes one note and bland tasting.

Buy tomatoes that are not fully ripe so you may put them out on a counter for a few days.  The result in two days is a delicious, rich, juicy, yummy tasting tomato!


Tip of the day

Attack your local produce place.  If you don't have one available, go to your food market and look for "Locally grown".  Try to buy as much local food as they have available, it helps your community!  In my neck of the woods, I am blessed with one of the best produce market, it's minutes from my house.
Eat at least 4 fruits a day.  Pick something that you love and is in season.  Treat yourself to blueberries, add them to your cereal, blend into plain greek yogurt, they are labeled "Super Food!"  because of their anti-oxidants.  Just wash real well right before you eat them.
Live, Love, and Eat
Peace out