Freeze items flat – space saver

Tip of the Week

The freezer is my best friend!  I love to store items in the freezer such as healthy ingredients, leftovers, and meal prep.  The best way is to store items flat, such as in gallon bags.  Once the bags are filled, press flat and label with the name and date cooked.  Then store in the freezer flat; stacked on each other.  This will save you so much time and freezer space if laid flat.  Additionally, the bagged items will thaw quicker because the bags are stored thin.

Another option is to buy storage containers (my favorite) to freeze food in.  Then you are able to stack foods neatly in the freezer.  The main goal is to be organized so you can easily find your food instead of being buried in the freezer.  Still label the containers with the name and date cooked.

Items I normally freeze:

Various sauces

Opened cans of food (such as tomato sauce, enchilada sauce, chipotle adobo peppers)

Meal prep items

Marinated proteins

Grains- cooked brown rice, quinoa

Pasta- cooked whole grains

Citrus zest and juice

And more

Photo Credit:

Photo by Keegan Evans: https://www.pexels.com/photo/tuna-salad-on-transparent-lunch-pack-90893/

Photo by Ello on Unsplash


Is Super Bowl about football or food?

Well DUH….it’s probably football, which I love watching.  I also love creating a great menu with healthy options!

Super Bowl is today!  Lots of sitting on the couch, so get out for a walk, play with your animals, or dance around hooping and hollering during the football game.

Besides football and all things, my mind floats to what food to make, always potluck style.  When I think of traditional foods, naturally I think how can I add a healthy element or sneak in ingredients.  Such as using lean meats like in my homemade meatballs – use ground chicken, turkey, or beef.  Add lots of flavor using garlic, herbs, parsley, and seasonings to pack in flavor while reducing salt.  

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My Super Favorite Foodie Website

Right now my favorite food website is THE KITCHN

“Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes”

https://www.thekitchn.com/

This website has been so helpful for tips, tricks, ideas, and recipes!  A little bit about this foodie site…..

  • From the creators of the Apartment Therapy blog have created this daily food magazine on the Web
  • Founded in 2005
  • Publishes 20 short articles daily with the goal of informing and inspiring
  • Topics – home cooking, recipes, cooking lessons, product reviews, kitchen design, renovation advice
  • The editors suggest you start at The Kitchn’s Archive
  • Learn section – Cooking, Cleaning, Organizing, Cooking School 

What do I go to the website for?

  • Quick recipes
  • Learn a new technique or trick about food
  • Learn a kitchen tool such as an air fryer or instant pot
  • Learn about various diets under Meal Planning
  • Fun articles…a recent one is “We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Grease Stains Off Glass Bakeware” OR “21 Things That’ll Help You Relax More in 2021”
  • Very easy to read and understand website (without a whole bunch of junk or ads)
  • Overall so many ideas and inspiration!

Happy football NFL playoffs weekend!

Check out football crafts and recipes

More to come on this, plus more of my favorite foodie websites!!

https://www.thekitchn.com/

Photo Credit:

Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash

Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash

Photo by Mariana Medvedeva on Unsplash


Caruccio’s Culinary and Wine

Caruccio's Culinary and Wine

Last evening, I went with a friend to Caruccio’s, a culinary event center on Mercer Island, WA. We went there to see what the place was all about, to catch up, and for their Wine Wednesday! With a wine or beverage purchase, you can enjoy all the small bites and treats made by a local rotating Chef.

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Personal Chef Services

Hi All!

Check out Nutrition Thyme RD’s Personal Chef Services!!

I have worked to transform and transition this blog into my very own business – Nutrition Thyme RD (RD ~ Recipe Developer). I have created my Personal Chef business based in the Greater Seattle area with my focus being on whole foods and nutrition based meals for everyday by providing weekly meals and private dining party services! The blog was and still has a food, health, and nutrition path, but then I spring boarded off and continued by offering personal chef services. I thoroughly enjoy and love the health and nutrition world which is incorporated into my cooking.

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American Heart Month – 2019

February is American Heart Month – 2019

The heart is such a powerful organ that powers your body and affects every part! American Heart Month is to create awareness for heart disease and good health. This month kicked off February 1st with National Wear Red Day (which I sadly missed). My goals will be to eat more roasted fish, a variety of nuts, and take a small intentional walk everyday. In this cold weather, there’s a great excuse to cozy up on the couch (in addition to still going for a walk) with my blankets, candles, and hot green tea! Relax, it’s winter time! Here’s some ways to be heart healthy and your heart will be happy.(1)

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