Month: December 2015

Happy New Year’s From Marcey’s Table!

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Happy New Year!

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Vegan Pantry Essentials

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From May Nothing Stop You!

 

I am having a surreal experience this holiday season.  It seems like every party I have been to this year has had a group of vegetarians.  In the past, I have tended to be the only vegetarian.  No vegans at all.  Now I am running into my people left and right so to speak.  Now part of this could be that I hadn’t been out for holiday celebrations in the past several years.  What a delightful discovery!

 

I went to one party were four of us.  It was potluck.  So we all felt like we were not the red headed stepchild!  The one thing that we all expressed concern over is the fact that we want to eat healthy, but we don’t know what to do.  So I am looking out for helpful posts that I can share.  Here is one as to what you need to have in your cupboard for a vegan diet!

Source: Vegan Pantry Essentials

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Now in Print: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian by Nancy Addison

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From Creative Administration!

 

I don’t know what kind of New Year’s resolutions(I am not a believer in them) you might make, but I know that I always make a resolution for healthy eating.  And I do this throughout the year.

 

I think that vegetarian can be pretty healthy.  Though I have vegetarian friends that are anything but healthy.  One of them can’t give up fried food.  She loves fried mozzarella.  Fried hush puppys.  You get the idea.  The sad thing is that she’s a nurse.

 

Check out this book, but also check out the blog Creative Administration.  They say that everyone has a book in them.  This person looks like they could help you!

 

Source: Now in Print: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian by Nancy Addison

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

7 Ways To Use Up Eggnog!

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Eggnog is one of those tasty treats that many of us love to indulge in during the Christmas holidays but it’s easy to end up with a lot of it left when the party is over! The good news is that eggnog makes a tasty addition to a lot of other recipes!

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What would Christmas be without eggnog?  Rich and creamy.  Spicy.  Spiked or not, it’s a wonderful addition to our holiday celebrations.  The best eggnog that I ever had was what my husband use to make when we first got married. Though, he came up with the recipe when he was a frat boy.  Should have known better.
Every year, he would put together the perfect blend of eggs, cream, spices, and brandy.  It was so smooth that you would drink it like a cream soda.  The brandy would eventually catch up with people.  I learned to keep an eye on home much people were drinking.  Needless to say, our parties were pretty popular!

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7 Prosperous Good Luck Foods for the New Year

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From Once Upon A Spice!

 

What a perfect post for this week!  The New Year is almost upon us.  We want to start it out right.  And what better way that to have an especially lucky meal in celebration on the day!

 

We here on the Gulf Coast take our black-eyed peas and greens quite seriously for New Years Day.  So seriously, that many grocery stores sell out of the black-eyed peas.  LOL!

 

Here are some great recipes from Lana!

 

Source: 7 Prosperous Good Luck Foods for the New Year

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

15 Money-Saving Ways to Outsmart Your Supermarket From Time Magazine!

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I always go crazy the week after Christmas, trying to figure out what I spent.  You can always set a budget, but things come up that you don’t expect.  I get a lot of phones for donations this time of year.  It’s really hard to say no.  However, I never seem to spend quite as much money as I think I do. 

 

Never the less, I go on a search on how to save money.  The easiest way is to cut your food costs.  I found an older article from Time magazine.  It has some great ideas that you can use anytime of the year!

 

Did you know listening to upbeat music while you grocery shop may help you spend less? Or that “10 for $10” promotions can sometimes cost you more? Reader’s Digest talked to supermarket employees, industry experts and grocery shopping gurus to put together an exhaustive list of the strategies supermarkets use to get shoppers to buy more, as well as some insider advice for shopping smarter. We went through the list and pulled out the 15 best tips for saving money at the grocery store.

Check them out!

 

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6 Fast & Easy Recipes From Canned Tomatoes!

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I hope you all had a great Christmas yesterday!  And even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, I hope it was a good day for ya!   When I was a little kid, I just loved Christmas.  All the excitement.  Presents.  Spending time with my family.  Going sledding.  All kinds of things.  

However, I am happy enough to have the week after Christmas and before New Years Eve to take a break.  I spend more time just being quiet.  Exercising.  My husband and I have this annual ritual of eating from our refrigerator and pantry.  Partly, to save a little money.  Christmas is expensive.  And partly just for the sheer enjoyment of knowing we can do this and we do it together.

I was web surfing and come across some recipes from The Cheat Sheet.  Here are two I am definitely going to try this week.  Check out the others while you are at it! 

 

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