Kitchen Tips & Tricks

Kitchen Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Beeswax Wraps

One of the things that I felt would help me on the way to a Plastic-Reduced kitchen was Beeswax Wraps! These handy sheets and bags were made with an old, clean duvet and napkins that were destined for goodwill, a block of Beeswax from our Health Food Store, my handy dandy sewing machine and some string from Dollarama. Thankfully my Mom was around while I sewed the bags and she grated up all the beeswax for me (thanks Mom!) First Step was to create the bags...I used no pattern and just eye-balled the size and shape (which is why this...

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Textured Vegetable Protein: A Wonder Staple

  Greetings, Culinary Compatriots! I thought I would take a quick moment to sing the praises of Textured Vegetable Protein, aka TVP. TVP is made from soy and I can't think of a better food to help people transition to plant-based cooking. It can replace hamburger in almost any familiar recipe you can think of and it is SO EASY TO USE! SO EASY! I really can't emphasize that enough, because gone are the days of standing over a pan scraping a solid block of slowly thawing/cooking frozen hamburger. Instead, I boil a pot of water and five minutes later,...

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Vinegar: Liquid Gold

Liquid gold: You may call me VINEGAR! When you find an easy, accessible and inexpensive household product that does so much, it’s hard not to sing its praises!  Today, I am raving about white VINEGAR and how it's changed my life!! Now as a child, I hated being asked to wash windows, because all we had was watered down vinegar with newspaper, and at the time, my only thought was 'This stuff stinks.  Why can't we buy the blue stuff my friends’ use?'. I have a feeling my sisters are going to read this and say, ‘We could have told...

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