Meal Prep Recipes & Food Waste Tips


Things to do in Eure et Loir in September & October

By Katrina (Brink) Billard Are you a tourist coming to Chartres and the area called Eure et Loir in France this September?  This is a beautiful region of France full of rich history and charming villages to visit. Plus it’s all within 2 hours of Paris, so it’s super easily accessible. Escape the chaos of …
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Sustainable Meal Prep Containers

Meal prep. It’s a noun, a verb and describes what you have been meaning to do but aren’t yet.  A few common reasons people don’t meal prep:  You’re tired after work don’t have time You get tired of eating the same thing day after day It’s just easier to order food for delivery or carry …
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Quick Refrigerator Pickles

This recipe is a flexible way to use up extra vegetables and to extend their shelf life. Quick pickled vegetables will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. Red onions and shallots will be good for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. It’s a perfect way to make sure your produce doesn’t …
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Summer Berry Pies & Pie Dough Recipe

Summer Berry Pie Yields: 1 pie Serves: 8-12 Ingredients: 1 batch pastry dough (recipe below) Filling: 3 cups fresh blueberries (17 ounces) 2 cups fresh raspberries (9 to 10 ounces) 1 cup fresh blackberries (5 to 6 ounces) ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons cornstarch Frangipane ⅓ cup …
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Kale & Delicata Squash Salad with Lentils, Toasted Walnuts & Quinoa

  This is a wonderful warming and unique winter salad that will fill you up and make you feel oh so good for your day. I like to roast a bunch of squash or different kinds of vegetables all in one go, and then have them on hand to throw together salads like this. It …
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Carrot, Turmeric & Ginger Soup

This is a delightfully delicious soup that warms you from the inside out. It has so many great health properties,  from the beta carotene in the carrots, to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, and the digestive aid of ginger. These are all wonderful ingredients to incorporate into your diet, and stay healthy during the winter …
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Roasted Poblano Crema

Looking for a use for those cilantro (or coriander) stems? Look no further! The stems have so much flavor, that it’s really a shame to throw them away.  Often they’re not used in restaurants because they’re not as beautiful as the leaves, but they’re certainly just as tasty. If you want to use the stems …
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French Endive & Green Apple Salad

This salad is so hearty and refreshing. It’s a huge crowd pleaser and a great palate cleanser. It’s typically a winter salad, but I’d recommend it any time of year. It’s a meal in and of itself, but great with a side of soup, or in the picture below, a French Tartiflette. Mmmm….lots of potatoes …
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Winter Squash Soup with Green Apple & Spices

We’re (thankfully) nearing the end of winter, but I always love me some winter squash soup! Mmm…this one is the best I’ve ever made, with the beautiful warming flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg that combine with the squash and apple to make a perfect marriage. 🙂 Maybe I’m going a little overboard, but this soup …
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Butternut & Kale Salad with Feta & Honey

I LOVE this kale salad recipe. This is a wonderful meal prep recipe because you can roast a butternut squash and make 2 or 3 different recipes out of it. That way you don’t get tired of the same flavors all week, but you’re still getting great nutrition and even better….great tasting food! 🙂 I’ve …
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