Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Unprocessed

From the laundry basket of the Homegrown Mama 

 How many of you are participating in the October Unprocessed Challenge? We did it last year as a family in an effort to get ourselves back to the routine of eating healthy and without convenience foods. To tell the truth, it had been a slippery slide back into the middle aisles of the grocery store, pre-packaged foods and freezer meals galore.

Last year's challenge gave me a lot of confidence and got me in the habit of trying to make my own condiments. If you're looking for recipes that you can make right in your own kitchen and store in your own cute (or functional) glass jars, you've come to the right place. I will tell you that once I started making my own, I was almost a little bit angry. Greenness aside. Frugality aside. Processing aside. This is EASY! If you're a little apprehensive of walking away from Kraft bottles and the Hellman's jars, make a smaller portion so in case your results aren't what you were looking for, you can wash out the jar and try it again.

And also, if you're looking for cute jars, hit those thrift shops! I got my jars from my grandmother's basement, but I always keep my eyes open at the Salvation Army and garage sales. 

Do you have any go-to recipes for condiments, salad dressings, dips that you rely on? 

1 comment:

Liz said...

I've joined in October Unprocessed as well, although I've had a few off days as I've not been feeling so good - getting back on track again now.

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