Five Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen

5 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen

Get Organized

An important part of creating and maintaining a healthy home (your natural green oasis!) is keeping it organized. When it is organized you have more time for the important things that you must do everyday including making your home healthier. But, when it isn’t, it is so easy to slip back into old, unhealthy habits because if nothing else, unhealthy habits are usually easy.

For instance, one area of your home that definitely needs organizing is your kitchen! If your kitchen isn’t in order, you’re more likely to skip meals and let your blood sugar drop or simply resort to fast food.

How can you work to make your home healthier if you’re dizzy from lack of nourishment or stuffed with a greasy, double-meat, double-cheese burger? 🙁

So, what can you do?

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A Delicious Discovery

Have you ever run across a cookbook that you absolutely love and use it almost all of the time?

I have. Actually, there are about three that I’ve found and use quite frequently. One of these favorites is The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybele Pascal.

When I realized the severity of food allergies that my children and I have, I had to make some fast and significant changes with some of the foods we ate – mostly baked goods.

Drastic Changes

I’d known about some of our allergies from observation and would try to avoid them. But, once we were tested and it was revealed just how many allergies we actually had and their severity – gluten, peanuts and soy being the most severe – we had to change our eating habits drastically.

These changes included almost no eating out and cooking everything from scratch. It’s quite difficult to find restaurants and fast food chains that offer items on their menu that we can eat. And prepared foods that are available for purchase at our local grocers are heavily laden with ingredients that we must avoid.

But, even though cooking everything from scratch gave me the control over what was included in our meals, it wasn’t easy finding allergen-free recipes that actually tasted good.

Allergen-Free and Great Tasting

Then, I found Cybele Pascal’s cookbook. It is chocked full of wonderful, great tasting recipes that are free of the top 8 allergens: dairy, soy, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, fish, shellfish, and eggs. They are also vegan and gluten free.

You can find the book here.

Do you have a favorite allergen-free cookbook? If so, leave a comment and share.