I screwed up all of my attempts to make jelly this weekend so I improvised with chia seeds for a thickening agent. In the end my recipe most closely followed this but I used 4 # of strawberries, 6 cups of sugar (which can totally be reduced but since i was attempting "real" jam first this is the point when I ran out of sugar) and added a cup of chia seeds after the simmer, let the "goo" cool on the stove and than put it in the fridge. Tastes delicious, lots of fiber, protein and yumminess!
$3.10 saved by buying regular cubed tofu for 1.99 / # versus prepackaged tofu crumbles for $5.09/12oz
If you have ever used store bought tofu crumbles you are spending about $3.00 more for you dish. Tofu crumbles are easy
to make. Buy tofu in whole packaged form put it in your freezer. Defrost when ready, squeeze out excess water, crumble into a frying pan and season appropriate for your dish. Tofu is like a sponge, frozen and defrosted tofu even more so and will soak up the flavors of your dish quite nicely.
For many tofu crumble recipes visit Yummly.
I wanted to paste the pictures because they all look amazing but couldn't figure out how to do it! Sad face.
I have been craving sauerkraut lately... weird, right? Anyway, found an awesome website and YouTube video on how to make your own. Sauerkraut is a great way to get your probiotics and it's way cheaper and produces less waste to make it at home. Haven't tried the recipe yet so I can't comment on length of process or other details but this woman knows what she's talking about.
Next time you need saline solution for your neti pot, clearing your kiddos nose when they're all stuffed up, wound care, in your Nebulizer, or a mouth rinse when you are bothered by an irritating mouth sore...MAKE YOUR OWN!
It saves time and money and it's fun to be resourceful and frugal.
1 cup Water (filtered, if possible) boiled for 10 min
1 tsp salt
Dissolve salt in water and let cool. All done