Times are tough for many in this country and all over the world. Many simply cannot find it in their budgets to give, no matter how thrifty their living style maybe.
There are many ways to give and this is one I don’t think anyone can say no to.
“The Real Food Deficit is the gap between our vision for healthy communities and reality. From neighborhoods that don’t have access to fresh produce to kids growing up without nutrition education, it’s a complex problem that many of us face.
This video from the Kashi REAL Project educates people about ways to combat this issue and how nonprofit organizations, like HealthCorps, are empowering the next generation to take on the real food deficit and shape healthier communities.
HealthCorps is leading a nationwide movement to shape a new generation of healthy young people.
So far, HealthCorps has taught the basics on nutrition, fitness, and mental strength to over 142,000 high school students and more than 285,000 community members.
We believe in the work HealthCorps is doing. That’s why Kashi will donate $2 every time someone watches the video!*
We want to raise $125,000 for HealthCorps, and we are counting on people like you to help by inviting your friends to watch the video. Please share this video far and wide, because empowering the next generation to lead healthier lives is something we can all support.”
Let’s get real.
Watch the video and Kashi will donate $2 to HealthCorps!
Welcome to $500 Visa or Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!
With summer just around the corner, we gathered some treats for our beloved fans and avid readers!
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A few weeks ago when I discovered Ellie.com I decided that I had to become a Fit Fashionista Club and I placed my first order and save more than 50 percent, actually more like 150 percent plus I got free shipping.
Today I got this email and I wanted to share it with anyone who has thought about being a Fit Fashionista Club but put it off for one reason or another.
Thank you so much for being a supporter of Ellie and helping us bring a fashion spin to the fitness world. We wanted to let you know that starting June 1st, we will begin charging for shipping so that we continue to provide our customers with top quality, amazingly designed products.
That said, any current Fit Fashionista Club members that have purchased before June 1st will continue to receive free shipping. Click Here to start shopping now.
Going forward, return shipping will still be free and any purchase over $100 will also receive free shipping.
We appreciate your support!
So put it off no longer. Use my link and get 20 percent off PLUS secure that free shipping by becoming a member of the Fit Fashionista Club before June 1, 2013.
This is just a quickie because I wanted to share this while it was still free.
FREE!!!! Well, it was as of just now when I got it for free.
— Thrifty Foodies (@thriftyfoodies) May 14, 2013
Go get your copy or tell a friend who is trying to live gluten-free and thinks that means suffering without anything decadent.
Growing up in the Midwest, St. Louis to be exact, you get exposed to many ethnic cuisines. Let us not forget that wagon trains and railway tracks went through St. Louis as the country expanded West and some immigrants just had enough travel and stopped there.
Let’s just say that St. Louis is ethnically very diverse, or at least it was when I lived there from the early 1960s to the late 1980s. In those days “The Hill” was called Dago Hill and no one got upset about it (at least I never heard anyone get upset about it). It was the home of authentic Italian restaurants and bakeries. Some of them are still there after many decades, and generations, in business.
My maternal grandmother was born in St. Louis but raised in Chicago, so Summer vacations with her to visit family and friends meant an obligatory trip to Chinatown there.
Then there’s the area known as Dogtown in St. Louis which is the Irish neighborhood. The German area where Anheuser Busch is located is South City. For those who want to know more about the ethnic history of St. Louis, this is quite interesting (at least it was to me). Peopling of St. Louis
The point is I grew up eating very ethnically diverse cuisine so when I met my mate 24 years ago it seemed logical for me to learn how to make his ethnic cuisine which is Jewish Moroccan food.
Although some dishes are similar between the Jews and non-Jews of Morocco many things are unique to the Jewish Moroccans or the technique and seasonings are different.
So for me the question begs to be answered, ” Can one be a thrifty foodie and create authentic (or at least close to it) ethnic dishes and maintain the thrift aspect?”
If one can, where does one find those authentic ingredients and the utensils and gadgets?
In truth, it is actually easier to do it in a thrifty manner than to eat it outside. I’m beginning to think that creating traditional ethnic cuisines at home may be the thriftiest of all approaches to home cooking. I’ll give you an example.
Several months ago I had the Asian food bug (craving it not food poisoning). Never been a sushi eater, and fish is NOT my choice if I have a choice. I do NOT cook like the average American cooks.
Macaroni and Cheese is NOT a main dish in my house. It will NEVER be one! Am I a food snob? YES. But before you get your knickers in a twist let me clear up the confusion you may be feeling. My mother made, in my opinion, the MOST delicious macaroni and cheese I have EVER eaten and it is a perfect SIDE DISH when made from scratch.
As usual I digress, get used to it.
The next few posts from me will be sharing the stuff I have learned about shopping for those exotic ingredients and making Asian food at home. That means techniques like stir-fry, and chopping all those fancy veggies, and even rolling sushi and making Miso soup from scratch. This post is the first in my Homemade Carry Out Series
I grocery shop once a week and once a month I do the rotation to the area of Orlando where all the Asian food stores are. This is that week and why I’ll be doing my “How to Cook like your Asian, when you’re not” series of blog posts in addition to some reviews I’ve already mentioned are in the works.
Here are a couple of shots of Asian dishes I’ve made at home. I let you decide if any of it looks like something you’d want to cook, serve, or eat.
Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry
Pan Fried Asian Noodles
Crab Rangoon (not an entirely authentic dish)
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My next review will be for this product:
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The good folks at Woolzies were kind enough to send me their product so I could review it here and share my experience with you.
I’ll be posting my review on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, so be sure to come back and see if Woolzies makes it easy to be green and save green at the same time.
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