Tips and Tricks

3 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Happy Earth Day! Sad fact-America wastes 30-40 percent of its food supply! This month, The Recipe Redux challenged us to share our easy ways to reduce food waste. Embed from Getty Images 3 Ways to Reduce Food Waste We’ve all heard of reduce, reuse, and recycle. The same concept can be applied to food. Reduce the amount …

Real Food Substitutions for Processed Ingredients

  Do you ever feel like it’s impossible to eat healthier and stop eating processed ingredients because all your recipes have these things in them? I’ve been there. Have you started cutting out processed food, but wish you could still enjoy some of your favorite recipes, just without all the processed gunk? Don’t worry…you can. …

8 Ways I Save Money on Real Food

Let’s face it. Avoiding processed food and eating fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat can get expensive, especially if you buy organic. We all want to save money, so here are 8 ways I save money on real food in order to eat healthier on a budget. Real Food Money Saving Tips: 1. I don’t buy organic all …

Vitamix 5200 Review + My Tearful Goodbye

Vitamix 5200 review

*Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase the Vitamix through one of these links, I’ll get a small commission, and you will get free shipping! My love for the Vitamix started young.  As far back as I …

How to make quick oats out of rolled oats

Have you ever found yourself standing in the cereal isle wondering what all those different oats are and which one you’re supposed to get?  There are so many different options between quick oats, instant oats, rolled oats, steel cut oats, old fashioned steel cut oats, am I missing any? Did you know you can make …

Hamburger Monterey

  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. When I started this blog, my sweet great-grandparents began sending me some of their favorite recipes.  One of their favorites, Hamburger Monterey, quickly …

Taste of Divine’s Top Five Cookbooks

I’ve collected a few cookbooks over the past few years, and these are a few of my favorites that I find myself going back to again and again. 1.  Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients This is probably my number one top cookbook.  Although I don’t necessarily buy into the idea of …

6 Tips for Roasting a Thanksgiving Turkey

Roasting a turkey can be a pretty big deal.  For most of us, the entire Thanksgiving meal is centered around the turkey.  Here are some tips to make sure yours comes out juicy and delicious. 1.  Find a fresh turkey (if possible) After I watched Food Inc.a few years ago, I became a lot more conscious …

Homemade Chicken Stock or Beef Stock Recipe

Stock is crazy expensive at the store!  You can save a lot of money by making it at home.  Since it uses ingredients you would normally throw away anyway, it is practically free! Another great reason to make chicken and beef stock at home is you can control how much salt you put in it. …

How to Braise Meat

I used to think I didn’t like pork…that is until I learned how to braise it.   Letting the meat simmer for hours allows cheap, tough cuts of meat to become amazingly tender and fall off the bone.  This method of cooking is also very budget friendly.  Braising meat uses basically the same steps regardless …