How to Save A Buck…


 
Finding it hard to save money and eat well too?

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Recipe: Hot Golden Milk


Warm glass of Sunshine

Morning sunshine turmeric tea hot mug drink yellow liquid

Morning Sunshine! Copyright 2016 Erika Emma Reimers

Golden Milk, or Turmeric Tea as it’s otherwise known, is a recipe for a rich, warm glass of ‘sunshine’ that I discovered in a yoga book about 7 years ago [Yoga for Women by Shakta Kaur Khalsa, 2002].

Way more than just an ingredient in curries, turmeric can be added to give a boost to recipes like cauliflower soup and smoothies! Some describe this member of the ginger family as having a slightly bitter and earthy aroma with subtle hints of lemon and mint.

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Recipe: My Super Breakfast Smoothie


Filling and delicious – not to mention ÜBER nutritious

I eat this every other day. You can add or subtract anything you want. Sometimes mango juice brightens up the flavour,  but it’s strawberries that I savour! Take a fish oil capsule with this drink to help fight winter dryness.

*Tip* This smoothie has many nutritional benefits, especially for pregnant women.

Fish Oil Capsule. Copyright 2014 Erika Emma Reimers

Fish Oil Capsule. Copyright 2014 Erika Emma Reimers

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Waste Not – Want More!: Great Frozen Grapes


Round. Smooth. Plump. Juicy.

Whether picked off the vine, sprinkled in a salad or gobbled down with some cheese, grapes have an inherent POP that makes eating the juicy fruit a natural delight.

Once you pop, you won't want to stop eating this sweet treat. Copyright 2012 Erika Emma Reimers.

Once you pop, you won’t want to stop eating this sweet treat. Grapes are an easy snack, frozen or not. Copyright 2012 Erika Emma Reimers.

Fresh grapes of all colours are a sweet treat, but they might be even better frozen! To extend your enjoyment of nature’s candy, try this great tip!

*Tip* Works well with fresh fruit or is a great way to prolong the life of slightly withered grapes.

Rinse grapes with water to wash off any remaining dirt. Either pick off each grape or leave them on the vine and place them in a freezer-safe container or bag. Chill in the freezer for about 2 hours and enjoy at your leisure.

Grapes are an excellent low-calorie snack. Copyright 2012 Erika Emma Reimers.

This lactose-free frozen treat is a great way to save on ice cream and still have an addictive frozen snack, ready to eat in the freezer. First cultivated by the Egyptians about 7,000 years ago, grapes are high in soluble dietary fiber and have antioxidant properties that inhibit cancer-promoting hormones.

 Antioxidants prevent cell damage caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules that are formed when the body uses oxygen.

Lactose-free and naturally yummy! Copyright 2012 Erika Emma Reimers.

Lactose-free and naturally yummy! Above: frozen red grapes. Copyright 2012 Erika Emma Reimers.

Recipe: Not Your Mom’s Zucchini Bread


“Not Your Mom’s Zucchini Bread”
Like banana bread, this sweet and delicious treat is great for breakfast or a snack. Zucchinis are a surprisingly versatile vegetable. Copyright 2011 Erika Emma Reimers.

Like banana bread, this sweet and delicious treat is great for breakfast or a snack. Zucchinis are a surprisingly versatile vegetable. Copyright 2011 Erika Emma Reimers.

Surprisingly good is an understatement.

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Recipe: Oven-roasted Pumpkin Seeds


“Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Pumpkin Seeds Go To Waste”

Five varieties of pumpkin seeds. From left to right: cinnamon-sugar, garlic and salt, garlic and pepper spice, original salt, and paprika pumpkin seeds. Try your own variety of spices to flavour this seasonal snack. Copyright 2011 Erika Emma Reimers.

Boasted for their fiber and nutrion-packed qualities, pumpkin seeds are a highlight of the season. See below for easy prep instructions for delicious oven-roasted pumpkin seeds and make sure you let The Salted Pistachio know which spices you used to flavour your own seeds.
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