recommended healthy ideas!

recommended healthy ideas!

This is definitely going to become a staple in my THM pantry! I used it to make the CRANBERRY UPSIDE DOWN CAKE instead of following the exact recipe…

keeping lettuce clean & fresh!

keeping lettuce clean & fresh!

I have learned a few tricks about food ¬†from TV {yikes!! hehe} One of them is that slightly wilted lettuce can be revived with an ice-cold bath! {who WOULDN’T be revived that way? :)} Something I have learned from simply researching natural health and cleaning techniques is that raw apple-cider-vinegar {ACV} totally and completely ROCKS at killing germs and bacteria. **[regular white vinegar does a great job too… but for ingesting, I love having the extra beneifits of a raw ACV, though I consume my fair share of white vinegar too :)]** So, for lettuce prep, I have combined the two and consistently am able to have lettuce last a week+ before starting to get … well, yuck. And I prefer to buy a variety of fresh, darker-colored lettuces for extra nutrients, but this works with ice-burg, too. chopped, wilted lettuce in the ACV bath chopped lettuce I get a large bowl and fill half way with icy-cold water… sometimes actually adding ice. Then I splash about a TBSP of ACV. {I know Bragg’s is shown, but I only use Bragg’s for drinking…. I use Heinz [cheaper] for things like this, but I was out. But, any vinegar will do a similar job :)} Chop lettuce and let is set in the water bath for a few minutes, swishing it around…. try to make sure there is room for it to move a bit…. you could do this in your sink too. Then SPIN! {I love my salad spinner. They are relatively inexpensive and save me on throwing lettuce away! :)} And layer with paper towels or napkins in...