Saturday, March 1, 2014

Recipes from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

For tasty vegetarian dishes the Kripalu center website has their delicious and healthy recipes listed at this link:

Mrs. Dash Seasoning and Cooking Rotisserie Chicken

I love rotisserie chicken that is ready made at the grocery store. I don't buy it very often because of the cost and the salt content. The chickens are soaked in a brine and they are too salty tasting for me and my family. So to avoid the salt AND to save a few dollars I buy a plain whole chicken. 

When I get ready to cook it I make sure to remove the innards (neck and giblets), rinse it off, place the chicken in a baking dish breast side up. I then melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of Mrs. Dash seasoning and spread it over the chicken. You can use olive oil or regular oil instead of butter (or no oil at all, just sprinkle the seasoning over the chicken). 

I preheat my oven to 400 degrees and bake the chicken for 45 minutes, I then turn down the oven to 350 degrees and continue cooking for another 45 minutes. This time is for a 2 to 3 pound chicken. Larger chickens need to be cooked longer. 

Your oven may cook differently from mine so if the chicken starts to get too brown cover it with foil and continue cooking. 

NOTE: Not everyone has the luxury of owning a meat thermometer. If chicken juices are pink then put it back in the oven and keep cooking till the juices are clear. And if you cut into the chicken and see any pink color then put it back into the oven and cook till it is done thru and thru. Check every 30 minutes.

Budget Bytes

A link to the Budget Bytes website. This site has some great vegetarian recipes.

Housekeeping in Old Virginia Cookbook link

Here is a link from the Feeding American website to the 1878 cookbook 'Housekeeping in Old Virginia.'  The recipes are very basic and use whole foods.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Real Food Meal Planning

Take a look at this website featuring links to real food meal planning.

A List of My Favorite Frugal Websites

A List of My Favorite Frugal Websites:

Simple Living Forum

The Dollar Stretcher

Saving Advice Frugal Living

Frugal Village

Living on a Dime

Linda's Low Carb Menus and Recipes

Here is the link to Linda's Low Carb Menus and Recipes.

I have tried many of the recipes and they are delicious.