Seven tips for conserving energy in the kitchen

I love food, I love cooking (after all I was training to be a pastry chef before I had to drop out because of my health).

There’s nothing I love more than watching all the cooking show Christmas specials during December.

I’m even doing my own Christmas cooking special this year! (check it out at

I’ve been able to find ways to help me save energy and even make things just because I want to.

Here’s how.

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The Chronic Guide to Buying Food

So today I wanted to talk about where I get my food and how you can get good food too. We'll go over gluten-free foods but we'll look at healthy food and gastroparesis-friendly options too.

If you're not living in one of those areas where everything just seems available, you'll need this article. Who even lives in a place where you can just get food off of shelves and have it work for you? I don't!

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What's the difference between a best-before and sell-by date?

Today's post is all about those dates on packages, what on earth do they mean and what the heck is the difference between them? Knowing what those dates means can really help you out & save on food bills. After all I hate throwing away food but salmonella & gastroparesis seem like the worst combination, right?

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The Ultimate Elder Flower Lemonade

This one's a drink my mom always used to make.Going out with her to pick the flower heads, first making sure we actually had the right tree, then looking for the best heads with all of their flowers in bloom.

Picking just enough heads to make lemonade and not too much to make sure we don't end up with a kitchen filled with bottles of lemonade all going bad at the same time.

The month of June is the only time (depending on where you live) you'll be able to do this so get cooking (or brewing, whichever you prefer). I'd go with brewing, but that's just me. You'll only need 1 big elder flower screen for about a quart of lemonade.

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