Anybody can randomly chop up watermelon and hand it to you. Some people know how to cut it right, and few know how to "serve" watermelon- like it's fine dining. We here at Eat2Live2Love understand what a budget is, and we also know you wanna look good while on that budget! So spend $5 and buy a watermelon, cut it, then create this unique serving suggestion recipe.
Just combine the ingredients, mixing it up in a large bowl, refrigerate for a few minutes and serve in a pretty bowls and fancy forks. Your $5 melon is now one in a million! Way to go!
Remember the last time you were at an expensive restaurant? Remember the last time you had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Fancypants? Remember what you ate? It could have included roasted vegetables as a side, and I bet you loved it didn't you?
Now you can make this at home and look and feel like a junior Fancypants yourself.
Preheat oven to 400
Chop all veggies into evenly sized pieces
Lightly roll veggies in a bowl with olive oil, making sure to cover veggies thoroughly (but not soaking them)
Place on flat baking dish, salt and pepper to taste
Add in sections of garlic OR chop up garlic and add at the end of baking
Put in oven and bake for 15-20min
Great as a side dish to roasted chicken or on top of brown rice. Sweeten it up by adding in cheese, or swapping the garlic for fresh herbs. It's quick, easy, and makes you look like you know what you're doing...and we could all use more help with that!
Stupid Easy Directions
Preheat oven to 450
Wash and dry your potatoes (don't cut)
Roll Potatoes in Olive Oil and place them on a baking sheet
Add salt/pepper to taste and toss in oven
Bake for 20min, making sure to flip them 1/2 way through
There are a ton of variations to this recipe, like adding in other cut veggies, cheeses, sauces... but we thought we'd keep it clean for you and let you decide what you wanted to add! This recipe is 100% Kid Approved and perfect for little fingers. Plus, you can change up how this side dish is presented.
Whole, Diced, or Sliced
Did you know that over half of the nutrients in a potato are found in the skin? Red potatoes are a great source of fiber and B vitamins, so don't peel them!
The Anytime Juice with a bite!
It's the Lion's Teeth Juice! The Anytime Juice with a bite and it's perfect for just one person! Linda loves making this once a day after breakfast to help manage her gastroparesis, but Dandelion is powerful enough to heal a ton of ailments!
To see if your ailments are on the list, click HERE. If you're looking for a more potent way to get in Dandelions for healing, checkout the Dandelion Tea.
This is a quick and easy juice to make that tastes great, even if slightly bitter and zingy! Add all ingredients into your juicer, alternating leafy greens with apples and oranges. Stir, drink, and feel your taste buds sing!
Dandelion leaves work wonders for your belly, liver, kidneys, bladder and more. Drinking Dandelion Tea helps ward off bacterial infections, helps clean the kidney and bladder, and has a ton of vitamins and minerals like potassium, iron, and vitamin C.
Plus, it's an excellent liver/gallbladder tonic.
Dandelion is extremely bitter. Effective, but bitter, and should be taken as a part of a holistic healing regime.
To learn more about whether Dandelion is the right treatment for you, click HERE before trying it.
Pull out your old dusty blender and make something refreshingly new. Perfect for two people, or one very thirsty person with five easy ingredients. Just add into the blender in the order they're listed and drink up!
Strawberries are an excellent source of free radical fighting phytochemicals, and a great snack choice for diabetes. Cranberries help fight infections like Bladder/Kidney infections, Cystitis, Bladder Infections, Urethritis, Diarrhea, and even Kidney Stones.
Drink for taste or treatment. The Strawberry Glimmer Smoothie will delight.
Wouldn't you love to add a healthy berry glaze to your pancakes, waffles, cakes or as a topping for yogurt, sorbet or even cottage cheese? Try this easy to make two ingredient recipe to make you look like a pro.
1. Puree strawberries in your blender.
2. Mix puree and cornstarch in a pot and heat on the stove bringing to a boil.
3. Stir until it thickens. (just a few minutes)
4. Put in fridge and serve cool.
Perfect to show off in front of guests at brunch or just to add as a topping to a snack or dessert. Create a more gelatin consistency and added health benefits, try adding some chia seeds. You'll love how easy it is to make and how delectable it tastes !
To learn more about how strawberries can help you heal, click here and enjoy the recipe!
Baking soda is an amazing powder, given many names by scientists and nerdy folk alike. Names like sodium bicarbonate, bicarbonate of soda, sodium hydrogen carbonate, or sodium acid carbonate- all mean the same thing: baking soda.
Our pH level needs to be at about 7 (neural) and baking soda's is more alkaline at about 8- but here's the cool nerdy thing- if it mixes with more acidic or alkaline substances... it still stays at 8- meaning it's perfect for anti-acids, fire extinguishing and of course, cleaning.
"When baking soda is used as a cleaner in paste form or dry on a damp sponge, its crystalline structure provides a gentle abrasion that helps to remove dirt without scratching sensitive surfaces. Its mild alkalinity works to turn up fatty acids contained in dirt and grease into a form of soap that can be dissolved in water and rinsed easily. "- Encyclopedia.com
Clean Surfaces Safely
Clean surfaces safely. Sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge or rag and get ta' scrubbing! Perfect for fiberglass, sinks, tubs, glossy tiles, and basically anything in your bathroom for a teenager to clean when they're being punished.
Get Clothes Fresher, Brighter and Cleaner
Because of it's pH level, adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to your laundry helps your detergent work harder. Maybe you could even start buying the cheaper laundry detergent and use baking soda with it? By Joe.... I think we'd save at least $3.62 a month! Laugh now, but when my "vacation jar" fills up faster than yours and I'm headed to the Bahamas, you'll be sorry.
Un-kid Your Walls & Furniture
If kids are known for anything, it's for their sticky fingers. Get the gunk off your walls cheaper than using a magic eraser. Just add some baking soda to a wet sponge and vaa-laa, finger free walls... for today anyway. (hey those erasers aren't cheap!)
Get The Stink Out Of Your Carpets
You know the smell. The walked on, dog feet, spilled popcorn from last week, and sneaker smell. Don't waste your money on products that perfume the carpet for 30 minutes and do nothing but hurt your brain every time you breathe in. Baking soda's chemical make up actually absorbs the odors and rids you of them. Hey, I think we just saved another $3.97 on not buying carpet powder! Watch out world here we come!
You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto..
Whether you are needing to wash your tomatoes, or eating them in a dish; baking soda is your buddy. Create a water paste with baking soda and gently wash off your fresh tomatoes. Perfect for getting all the dirt off your fresh fruit (yes tomatoes are a fruit silly).
If tomatoes tend to be a little to acidic for you, adding a pinch of baking soda to your tomato sauce, chili, or marinara can prevent heartburn or upset belly.
Does this have sugar? Yes. Is it the next best thing to binge eating Ben & Jerry's ? Yes. Well, close enough away. Checkout this yummy dessert idea from Pop Sugar Moms.
1/2 cup blueberries
1 Mango, Diced
1 cup of Organic Greek Yogurt (per fruit)
1-2tsp of honey (per fruit)
Linda's Tip: Don't Microwave the nutrients out! Use the stove instead.
Thanks to the cooking geniuses at TheKitchn.com, you can now feel naughty while still being nice to your body. Chickpeas are a great source for vegan protein; just 1 cup gives you 15g of protein! Of course, they also contain minerals (like all beans) such as Fiber, Folate, and Manganese.
For another fun recipe using chickpeas, checkout our "Good For You Brownies"! Looking for more complex recipes? Visit TheKitchn.com for more unique recipes.