November 29, 2012
Kale is the latest it-food. It's as leafy green as it gets, and it's packed with all things nutritious. You can stir it into a soup, add it to stew and pasta, thanksgiving stuffing, or can purée it and make chips out of it, easily, I might add. Just take some freshly washed and dried kale, available in the produce section. Roughly chop it into bite sized bits, toss with a smudge of olive oil, salt, and pepper and bake in the oven till crisp, about 15 minutes. This stuff stays fresh in a ziplock bag, and has kids fooled as to how good it is. Add some crunch and major vitamin K to your diet with this super food.
I do, just don't tell my kids.
Ways she can save
She can slash her grocery bill by purchasing a filter for her faucet, instead of buying weekly cases of water bottles.
Remember, in-season produce costs less than out-of-season.
She can save on shoes with a trip to her local shoe repair; replacing soles on shoes can extend their life and eliminate the need for a new pair (unless they are fabulous and affordable).
About 65 percent of all clothes that are dry cleaned could be washed at home.
Shop the online "clearance" bins.
If available, use a store's free in-house personal shopper and specifically ask for the deals.
In Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, he lists these 10 essential pieces every woman should have:
Basic black dress
Classic dress pants
A comfortable alternative to a sweat suit
She Buzz Words:
Butternut squash is December's super-food. It's packed with vitamins A and C which helps ward off colds. When the skin is a very bright orange that means the squash is quite sweet.
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