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Why Use Herbs Instead of Salt

By August 3, 2016 quick frugal tips for food

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Fresh herbs can pop your taste buds, so you enjoy your food to it’s fullest, better than adding salt to it. The photo above is fresh Basil,Thyme,a Garlic Spear,and Rosemary. If you have to use dried herbs then rub them together in the palm of your hands to bring out their true aromas before using them. Using herbs is also a better way to flavor your food than salt if you have high blood pressure and need to stay away from salt.
Salt is best used to enhance flavors of food than to sprinkle on for a salt flavor. For example a tablespoon of salt can blend the flavors together in soups and stews.  Salt I also use to bring out the flavor of fruits such as grapefruits and apple slices. Just a sprinkle on the top will make it taste awesome. Give this a try.
Herbs such as Basil pairs well in tomato salads. Rosemary is great on fish and meats.Thyme brings out the flavor of soups and stews with some salt.
Have a great day and thanks for reading my Frugal tips
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Frugal Twist Tie

By July 19, 2016 Frugal Life hacks, quick frugal tips for food

Photos by Suzzycue

How many times have you lost your patience looking for a twist tie to close a bag of chips,popcorn ?  Then have the food spill on the floor, while you are looking. Many times this has happened to me.

The solution is to cut the top off, the bag of food, and use it to close the bag. A simple frugal tip and it works. You’ll never look for a twist tie again 🙂 A friend of mine working with me in a Nursing Home Kitchen showed me this and I use this trick a lot.

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Frugal Spice Tip

By July 13, 2016 quick frugal tips for food

 

Photo by Suzzycue

How many of you come home at night and just want to get dinner on the table? I’m one of those people and if I can find some way to cut a minute off  here in my preparation that’s right up my alley.

This is such an easy tip to do.  You take your favorite spices, mine are Rosemary, Italian(basil and oregano) , garlic powder (Don’t use fresh garlic it will make the whole shaker go moldy)black with red peppercorns and sea salt. Then add them to your pepper grinder:)

When you want to marinate your meat or add flavor from the table,  grind your pepper shaker and you’ll get all your favorite spices in a second. I even use it on popcorn,YUM.

There’s no mess from opening packages and spilling them, or trying to shake five different spices into a dish. Enjoy my fellow readers and have a great day:)

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Cheap Microwave Popcorn

By July 11, 2016 Frugal Life hacks

Photo by Suzzycue

I love microwave popcorn but I don’t want all the trans-fats, extra calories from the butter and all the salt that you eat, with buying it that way.  One of my friends introduced me to this idea and I have been doing it ever since:)

You take a flat bottom, paper bag, cover the bottom with uncooked popcorn (that you buy from the store and is the cheapest way to buy it), roll down the top to close it, put the bag in the microwave and push the same popcorn button that you would use for the store-bought microwave popcorn.

When it stops popping, usually it goes right to the end of when the microwave shuts off … you’ve got awesome popcorn 🙂  It is nice and fluffy and you can add whatever you like. My favorite is olive oil , Parmesan cheese, and salt to taste. I love to add Old Bay spice, (when I visited in Florida) but I cannot find it up here. I use my pepper grinder full of spices on my popcorn too. YUMMO

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