Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Holiday Book Sale!

Trying to stay healthy over the holidays? Want to eat delicious meals and create tasty dishes using healthy ingredients? Or, maybe you want to give an inexpensive gift that will provide fabulous cooking hints and food choice information. The printed book, Eating Healthy Can Be Delicious and Easy, could be just what you are looking for!

Both printed books (hardcover and paperback) are currently available at with a 15% discount. I am listing Lulu discount codes below that can be used for a further discount.

PRESALE20: 20% off print books. You will need to act fast, because this one expires tomorrow, 11/19/2015.
EXTRA20: 20% off sale items. Expiration date and restrictions not listed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

FREE Meal for Veterans on Veterans Day 2015

On June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Thank you all for your service!

Following is a list of some businesses offering veterans free meals today. Since there are so many participating restaurants, and I try to blog about healthy eating habits, I have chosen some of the restaurants with healthy food choices on the menu. More information is available through the restaurant links (in the title for most in this listing), and/or you can call ahead for further details.


Beverage abd gratuity not included. Seven entree choices.

Bar Louie

Free appetizer or entree; see server for details.

BJs Brewhouse

Free entree, up to $12.95 value. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service. May need to scroll down the page, if the veterans promo does not show at the top of the page.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sourdough Whole-Wheat Crackers from "unfed" or "discarded" starter

Less than a week ago, I decided to try making my own sourdough starter, which I have never done before. I am not one to throw things out, so I already have more "discarded" dough than I know what to do with! Along with giving some away to a friend, I have been searching the Internet for ideas about what to do with all of my "unfed" or "discarded" starter. 

the amount of discarded starter I have after 5 days; I have given some
away, and I have prepared two recipes using the discarded starter

Following is my favorite recipe, so far. It still needs some mild tweeting, although for the most part, it is perfect. The flavor is good, it is relatively easy to make, and I imagine the crackers will freeze well. I will let you know how that turns out, after I get some out of the freezer.

I made some changes after making these a few more times, and the details are listed in the recipe directions below.