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How to save money on food?

Pull the grocery store circulars weekly and use it to prepare your shopping list for the week. Taking advantage of sale items will allow you to create meal options that will cut your overall annual food costs.

How to make the perfect boiled egg?

Place eggs in a sauce pan.  Cover eggs with water and bring to a boil.  Once it has come to a boil, allow it to boil for three additional minutes.  Turn off the burner and place a lid on the pot and allow it to sit for eight minutes.  Place pan under running cold water, peel and enjoy.

How to remove extra fat from a recipe?

When a recipe calls for sauteing vegetables in oil, place a small amount of chicken or vegetable stock in the saute pan and saute veggies.

sandwichHot Chipotle Turkey Sandwich Recipe

Servings 4

4 ciabatta rolls

4 T low-fat mayonnaise

1 1/2 T Adobo  sauce (from Chipotle with Adobo sauce)

8 slices of deli turkey breast

4 slices of swiss cheese

4 romaine or other lettuce leaves

8 tomato slices

Marinated Chicken Breasts

Servings: 4

  • 2 tablespoon(s) vinegar, cider, balsamic or red wine
  • 3 teaspoon(s) herbs, dried, thyme, oregano, rosemary or bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoon(s) mustard, whole grain or dijon
  • 1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) onion powder
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive oil, extra virgin
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 6 oz. chicken breasts


DirectionsPut the vinegar, herbs, mustard, powders if using and oil in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Close the bag and shake to combine all the ingredients. Open the bag, drop in the chicken breast in the bag. Close and shake the bag to coat evenly. Freeze for up to 2 weeks.Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, under cold, running water, or in the microwave at 30 percent power for 1 minute at a time.Heat a grill or grill pan. When the grill is hot, place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. You can also bake the thawed chicken in a 375 degree F oven for 15 minutes, or until cooked through.

Green Bean Almandine

Servings: 4

  • 1 pound(s) green beans
  • 1 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup(s) almonds, sliced, toasted if desired
  • 1 teaspoon(s) lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) white pepper


Preparation:Trim beans and rinse. In heavy saucepan, place green beans in cold water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes until crisp tender. Drain well and set beans aside. Melt butter and olive oil in saucepan and add garlic and almonds. Cook, stirring constantly, until almonds begin to brown. Add beans along with lemon juice, salt, and pepper and toss gently to coat.NOTE: You can also use frozen green beans; cook them according to package directions, then drain. Melt butter, add garlic and almonds, and continue with the recipe.

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