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from Self Reliant School

Simple Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Wash

A two ingredient recipe for making a simple homemade fruit and vegetable wash. I also go over reasons it's a good idea to use a veggie wash.

Birthday Quinoa Salad Ingredients 1 cup "regular" quinoa 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 small onion, coarsely chopped 2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped 2 yellow/summer squash chopped 1 red bell pepper chopped 3-4 scallions chopped 1/4 cup cilantro destemmed and chopped 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil White pepper Kosher salt Preparation Wash quinoa in at least 5 changes of water, rubbing grains and letting them settle before pouring off water, until water runs clear. Drain in…

Kale Chips Three Ways BQ: - 1 bunch of kale - 1/4 cup paprika - 2 Tbsp. chili powder - 2 Tbsp. brown sugar - 1 Tbsp. garlic powder - 1 Tbsp. salt - dry mustard 1/2 tsp - olive oil spray Wash and dry the kale. Remove the rinds, and break into bite size pieces. Lay out on wax paper on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the BBQ seasoning. Spray lightly with oil. Bake at 400˚ for 6-8 minutes tossing after 3 minutes. Kale should be crisp, but still green. Salt And Vinegar: - 1 bunch kale - 2…

from Fabulessly Frugal

DIY Homemade Vegetable Wash/ Preserver

This Homemade Vegetable Wash helps get your produce cleaner, last longer and stay fresh!


Balsamic Vinegar Tomato Salad ~ Slice up 5 washed tomatoes & arrange with 1 sliced Vidalia onion overlapping. Sprinkle with 1 to 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar & 3 Tbsp EVOO. Sprinkle with basil, pepper & garlic powder to taste.