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Cooking SubstitutesFood

6 Grenadine Substitutes

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Replacements for Grenadine

Grenadine itself is pretty simple to make and if you don’t have access to store bought, it can be homemade with only a few ingredients. Homemade is also the closest you’ll come to getting a similar taste for grenadine syrup. 

That’s our first grenadine substitute, homemade! So how do you make it?

1. Homemade Grenadine Syrup

  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice

You can’t just combine all of these ingredients and be done, there is a short process to get your grenadine syrup to the right consistency. 

First, place all ingredients into a pan and begin to cook on low heat. Be sure to stir the mixture as it heats.

Once the mixture is homogenous, bring it to a boil while continuing to stir. After the sugar dissolves and there are no lumps, reduce heat and place a lid on the pan and allow the mixture to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until it’s a consistency similar. IMPORTANT: the syrup will thicken as it cools, so you don’t have to cook it until it’s at it’s finished consistency. 

Once it’s removed from heat, allow it to cool and pour into a sealed bottle/container, storing in your fridge!

2. Raspberry Syrup

The second alternative to grenadine is raspberry syrup! 

Use the same amount of raspberry syrup as you would grenadine syrup for whichever recipe you’re following. It won’t be the exact same flavor, but it will add a sweet tang and color it nicely.

Additionally, raspberry syrup makes for a great addition to some ice cream desserts!

3. Pomegranate Molasses

Another replacement for grenadine syrup is pomegranate molasses. It gives the similar tangy taste the raspberry syrup will and a splash of color. 

Pomegranate molasses can also be made at home if there isn’t any available locally. Simply boil pomegranate juice, some sugar, and lemon juice until it reaches the desired consistency. The recipe is unsurprisingly similar to homemade grenadine syrup. 

4. Cranberry Juice Cocktail Concentrate

The fourth grenadine substitute is cranberry juice cocktail concentrate!

This has basically everything grenadine does, but is made entirely from 100% cranberry juice and adds a nice bit of juicy flavor. 

5. Unsweetened Pomegranate Juice

As we get further down the list of grenadine substitutes, you’ll find that they begin to differ more and more.  This is the case with unsweetened pomegranate juice.

You’ll notice a slightly bitter taste in comparison to grenadine syrup. This isn’t a bad thing and is commonly an alternative to people who think grenadine is too sweet or if they want to cut down on their sugar.

You will still have a great taste for your cocktails though, it just won’t be as sweet! 

6. Cocktail Cherry Juice

Cherry juice has a multitude of uses for cocktails and acts as a great substitute for grenadine. 

There is a difference in flavor comparing cherry juice to grenadine syrup, but you’ll have a similar sweetness and red color added to your cocktail. 

Another great aspect of cherry juice are the health benefits! Believed to boost immunity and combat inflammation, you can have a delicious cocktail while staying healthy!

Overview of Grenadine Substitutes

If you’re ever without grenadine syrup and have the ingredients to make some from home, I suggest you go that route first!

Alternatively, the other grenadine substitutes on this list work just as well with only a few difference in flavor or sweetness. 

For more info on making your own grenadine syrup, check out the video below!



Also check out our other great substitutes for your culinary adventures!

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Balsamic Onion Scrambled Eggs – Easy Recipe

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I’m surprised everyday by the new ways you can cook simple meals or the small additions that make them much more delicious. 

Most people already add onions to eggs to spice them up a bit, but have you ever considered balsamic vinegar? I hadn’t but was happy I did. Less then a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar for four eggs adds an enormous amount of taste!

There are other healthy options as well for your morning breakfast. A great example is Marcellina’s Egg White Frittatas! While such a simple ingredient the egg is, there are never ending options on how to cook it!

Balsamic Onion Scrambled Eggs

balsamic onion scrambled eggs

Balsamic Onion Scrambled Eggs

A simple scrambled egg recipe with a twist!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 450 kcal


  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 Onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Shredded Cheese (optional)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


  • Coat frying pan with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and begin heating on medium heat.
  • Add in diced onion and begin cooking until caramelized.
  • While onions begin to caramelize, whisk eggs in separate bowl until evenly mixed, adding in shredded cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Once onions are caramelized, pour in egg mixture.
  • Continue cooking and scrambling over medium heat to desired consistency.
  • Serve with toast or biscuits.
Keyword balsamic onion scambled eggs, Balsamic vinegar eggs, breakfast egg recipes

What else for breakfast?

While I like to eat my balsamic onion eggs with buttered toast, there are other options to add to your plate as well like pancakes! I prefer the healthy option of almond milk pancakes, but to each their own.

Regardless of your extra addons to breakfast, I hope the balsamic onion scrambled eggs are what you wanted out of a meal to start your day!


Almond Milk Pancakes Recipe – Homemade

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Many breakfast meals are rich in dairy and to some that’s exactly what they want. But, not everyone want’s that and look for dairy free options. Well here we are, offering an awesome almond milk pancake recipe!

almond milk pancakes

Are you a fan of pancakes? Do you pour way too much syrup on them like me? Well what about trying them without milk?

The normal recipe for pancakes require milk to mix them, but sometimes you run out and forget to grab some on your grocery trip (definitely not speaking form experience). So what do you do? Well if you’re me, you use the almond milk you find in the fridge and discover what an amazing and healthy alternative it is!

almond milk pancake stack 2

Dairy Free Pancakes

There aren’t any other uses of dairy in this recipe. The only milk used is Almond Milk which is plant based. 

You may be asking, “what about butter?”. Another alternative here is if you plan on coating the pan or would usually use butter in the batter, different kinds of oils can be used as a substitute. The alternative oils you could use include olive oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, or coconut oil. 

Egg Free Pancakes?

I do want to clarify these aren’t egg free pancakes. This means the pancakes are NOT VEGAN and I’m not claiming that at all!

If you want vegan pancakes, simply take the eggs out of this recipe and substitute them with more almond milk or another egg substitute. 

Ingredients & Directions

almond milk pancake ingredients

The ingredients are minimal and will take roughly five minutes to combine/mix. Flour, egg, oil, sugar, baking powder, and of course almond milk are all it takes to make dairy free pancakes!

The first step is mixing together all of these ingredients until the pancake batter is smooth and there are no lumps! (picture below)

almond milk pancake batter

Heat the pan you want to cook with on medium heat with a little oil. Once the oil begins to shimmer, you’re ready to make your almond milk pancakes!

Depending on how big you want you pancakes will determine how much you pour. If you want pancakes like mine (4-5 inches in diameter), I use a 1/3 cup to pour the pancake batter into the pan. 

Cook the pancake until it begins to bubble like this.

almond milk pancake bubbles

Then flip the pancake and cook for the same amount of time on the other side! On first flip, your pancakes should look like the one below!

almond milk pancakes cooking

Continue cooking all your pancakes and serve!

Almond Pancake Toppings

These pancakes won’t naturally be the sweetest pancakes you’ve ever had. If you want a sweeter taste, I recommend adding at least powdered sugar and maple syrup. What you put on your pancakes is entirely up to you though! Below are a few extra suggestions for pancake toppings!

  • Butter
  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Powdered sugar
  • Syrup

Printable Recipe

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Homemade Almond Milk Pancakes

A delicious and easy dairy-free pancake recipe!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10 pancakes
Calories 80 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsps Sugar
  • 2 tsps Baking Powder
  • 1 1/3 cups Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsps Canola Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • Toppings (optional)


  • Whisk flour, sugar, and baking powder in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add almond milk, 1 tablespoon canola oil, and egg to flour mixture. Whisk until smooth and there are no clumps.
  • Heat pan with 1 tablespoon of canola oil over medium heat until oil shimmers.
  • Pour batter using 1/3 cup and cook until there are bubbles in the batter. Flip once you see bubbles and cook the other side for an equivalent amount of time (1-2 minutes usually).
  • Once cooked, stack and serve with toppings of your choice.
Keyword almond milk pancake, dairy free pancake recipe, no milk pancake

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Cooking SubstitutesFood

Beef Consomme Substitute – 3 Best Options

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What is Beef Consommé?

Beef consommé is a rich brown stock that you get from simmering roasted beef bones that has been combined with some vegetables, herbs, and spices. That stock is then turned into consommé by simmering with egg whites and lean ground meat. Doing this creates a light film that floats to the top of the broth, gathering all of the fats and food particles. What’s left is a clear liquid that is usually eaten as a soup!

There are some alterations to how it’s prepared, but that’s the gist. 

Despite being used as a soup, consommé has other uses in cooking. It’s also used to make aspic a jelly containing meat or seafood. Not the most appetizing sounding Jelly, but many people swear by it’s delicious taste and consistency. Some other uses may be as a soup side dish, dumpling pouring’s, or in casseroles. 

If you’re trying to find a beef consommé substitute, then I would suggest beef broth, beef stock, or mushroom consommé. However, if you have the time to make homemade beef consommé, I highly recommend doing that instead. 

How is Beef Consommé made?

The basic process of preparing beef consommé isn’t difficult, but time consuming. 

  1. First, prepare eggs by separating the egg whites from the yolks and whisk them, temporarily allowing them to aerate. 
  2. Mix chosen vegetables and beef with the egg whites used in the previous step. 
  3. Add in whatever seasonings you want.
  4. Simmer the stock on low heat allowing the stock to clear.
  5. Using a cheesecloth, strain the stock to obtain the cleared liquid. 

Check out this video to help make homemade beef consommé! 

Beef Consommé Replacements

The three options for beef consommé substitutions were mentioned earlier, but now here’s why.

Beef Stock

Beef stock
Beef stock replacement

Beef stock is the first option to choose as a backup if you don’t have beef consommé. It’s great as it comes in easy to purchase packs or containers if you don’t have time to prepare the ingredients yourself. If you do have the time though, there are some great beef stock recipes to act as your replacement.

Personally I prefer homemade beef stock over store bought when it’s done right!

Beef Broth

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Beef broth replacement

Beef broth is another alternative to beef consommé. Although they both have a strong flavor, broth won’t be as intense and takes shorter time to prepare. It works as a time saving option, especially if you buy it premade. 

There are clear differences between beef broth and beef consommé, such as consommé has a thicker consistency. Beef consommé is also much clearer and doesn’t have the same amount of impurities. To get it a little closer, beef broth can be simmered for 15-20 minutes to reduce it and bring it a little closer to beef consommé. 

Mushroom Consommé

Some of you may want a vegetarian or plant-based option for your consommé. This is substitution is for you! You still get a similar earthy taste of a hearty beef broth, but with the benefits of being meat free.

I haven’t been able to find any premade mushroom consommé near me. If you’re in a similar situation, you may have to make it homemade. If that’s the case, the NYTime’s has a great post that uses porcini mushrooms to make their recipe.


If you want to find a replacement for beef consommé as a soup to be eaten on it’s own, you’re better off finding a new meal altogether. Beef consommé as a soup cant be replaced, but as a sided ingredient there are three main options. 

The best replacements are to use beef stock or broth. They act as great substitutions for beef consommé with only losing some consistency and a few changes in nutrition. If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, then mushroom consommé is the answer!

If you have any thoughts please let us know. Especially if you plan on doing something as interesting as making beef consommé while crockpot cooking.

OutdoorsTravel Tips

What to Bring Hiking – A Checklist

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What to Bring Day Hiking

There is nothing that compares to spending a day in the woods or slowly ascending a mountain. Every time I need a reset or just need to get some space, engorging myself in nature is my top go to. 

Regardless of why you’re hiking or where you plan on going, there are a few key essentials to make sure your trip is safe and fun! To figure out what you need for your hike, there’s a few things to consider. The first consideration is how long you plan on being on your hike and will you be camping? What is the weather predicted to be like in the area you’re hiking? Are you going to be in a remote location for most of the hike?

All of the previous questions go into deciding what kind of clothing to take with you, if any extra safety gear should be brought, and how much food you should bring with you. There’s a lot of options for hiking gear to take with you, so be sure to pay attention!

Also, if you’re looking to get hiking gear for a friend, check out our gifts for hikers guide!

Day Hiking Checklist

There will be sub-items to these that fill specific purposes, but the following list is composed of what you should keep in mind when planning a hike. 

  • Clothing (depending on weather)
  • Hiking boots/shoes
  • Food (however many meals you’ll miss plus snacks)
  • Water
  • Safety equipment (via-ferrata if needed and first-aid kit)
  • Navigation (map or phone with service)
  • A hiking bag to carry it all!

clothing for hiking

Hiking Clothing

The clothing you bring on a hike will depend mostly on the weather and how long you’ll be on the trail. 

If you’re going hiking in the winter, make sure you have an adequate hiking jacket, multiple layers depending on the temperature. Likewise, ensure you have the right clothing for hotter climates as well. That includes thin clothing that covers your skin to avoid sunburns!

Hiking Boots-Shoes

Another VERY important item to consider when preparing for a hike. You’ll spend a long time on your feet, possibly traversing rough terrain, it’s important to make sure your feet are well protected! 

You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on good hiking boots, but I will say I spent about $250 on a pair of Lowa Gore-Tex boots roughly 7 years ago and they’ve yet to give me any issues. So remember, buying a set of hiking boots may be a decade long investment!

Don’t forget about socks! It didn’t take me long to learn the lesson of having a proper pair of socks when hiking (thank you professor blister). I recommend high quality compression socks that help circulation and feel comfy!

hiking snacks


I feel like this one goes without saying, but it’s understandable that some people underestimate how much they’ll need. You’ll want to have plenty of healthy carbs and have enough food to replace all of the calories you lost while hiking. If you’re on a short day hike, having some snacks to hold you over might be all you need.

However, if you plan on camping and cooking, make sure you bring enough food to replace the meals you miss!


I’ve gone hiking and left behind food, but you should always triple check the amount of water you need for a hike or camping trip. During one of my hikes in New Hampshire, about halfway through I ran out of water because I didn’t realize how long the hike would take (I’ve learned a lot since then). There is no worse feeling than that, running out of water at the top of a mountain. Needless to say, my legs were fairly shaky by the time I reached the end. 

If you’re curious to know how much, check out REI’s article on hydration basics!

Safety Equipment

Another important thing to consider on any outdoor trip, how to stay safe!

Every hiking trip should have at least a small first-aid kit.

That’s not the only piece of safety equipment that you might need for a hike. Most activity guides will offer what safety equipment is needed for what you’ll be doing. For example, if you’re on a trail with dangerous parts to clip into, you’ll also need climbing gear and a via ferrata.

Some hikes will have minimal cover and require sunscreen. It all depends on what your trip entails, so make sure you look up the safety equipment specific to your hike. 

hiking navigation


You’re out in the wild (maybe), trees may be obscuring your vision, and it’s an unfamiliar area, getting lost happens. 

The best way to not get lost is to prepare in advance and have the right navigational tools. This may be a map and a compass, but not many people know how to properly use a topographical map. There’s nothing wrong with that, but make sure you know how to read a map if you bring one. 

Most people will opt to have a GPS tracker or ensure their phone has service (that’s my preference).

Hiking Backpack

Where are you going to carry all of this gear? A hiking backpack! 

Hiking backpacks come in a variety of sizes and prices. I have two hiking bags depending on the kind of hike. A day hiking bag (small and lightweight) and a larger trekking bag that is essentially a rucksack for hiking to a camping spot. 

There are some great options for day hike bags here!

Hiking Extras

There are some extra things you can take with you that may come in handy, but aren’t really needed.

  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars (wildlife spotting!)
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Personal ID

Have fun and be safe!

Nothing compares to a nice day on the trail, but make sure you’re safe! Hopefully this short checklist helps and makes you more prepared for what to bring hiking!


Homemade Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

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My taste buds are always ready for an Americanized Asian dish. Yes, I love genuine Asian food, but let’s face it, most of us grew up on the American version of General Tso’s Chicken. Likewise, I grew up with Kung Pao Chicken and love the Chinese inspired sauces mixed with peanuts!

Thankfully, this recipe for Kung Pao Chicken means you don’t have to order out anymore. You can make this delicious meal straight from the comfort of your kitchen. 

Healthy Kung Pao Chicken!

If you want to skip to the recipe below feel free! I want to add that there were some specific things we did to prepare this meal and what makes it a little different than the usual recipe for this dish. 

First, we use chicken breasts and filet them into thin 1/2 inch slices. Those slices are then diced into cook-able squares. Yes you can just cut the chicken breast into 1 inch cubes, but we cook in bulk and tend to make other things out of leftover filet’s. 

Another specific aspect of this recipe is that we don’t use normal salted peanuts. During the first attempt at cooking Kung Pao Chicken, all we had were honey roasted peanuts, so we decided to give it a shot! Now, anytime we make this recipe we use honey roasted peanuts as it adds a nice zest. Feel free to add normal salted peanuts to your meal though.

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Homemade Kung Pao Chicken

A healthy kung pao chicken recipe, inspired by Chinese sauces and spices.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 6
Calories 750 kcal


  • 1 1/2 ponds boneless chicken breasts (chopped into cubes)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp red cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped julienne style)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup honey roasted peanuts


Sauce prep

  • Combine water, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1 tablespoon red cooking wine, balsamic vinegar, hoisin sauce, honey, and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch.

Cooking chicken

  • In medium sized bowl, mix together chicken and cornstarch.
  • Once chicken is evenly coated, add in 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of red cooking wine.
  • Heat olive oil in pan for 1 minute over medium heat.
  • Add chicken to pan and toss to cook until crispy.
  • Once chicken is crispy (roughly 5 minutes), add in bell peppers, garlic, and ginger, cooking for another 3 minutes.
  • Pour in sauce from preparation and cook until the sauce thickens and is evenly coated around the chicken.
  • Finally, stir in the sesame oil and peanuts, cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with rice.
Keyword asian chicken recipes, healthy kung pao chicken, homemade kung pao chicken

Be sure to check out more recipes if this doesn’t fit your needs!


Healthy Shepherds Pie on a Budget

Simple Shepards Pie

Easy Shepherds Pie Recipe

Shepherds Pie is one of the most revisited recipes for us, as it’s so easy to make!

While the traditional shepherds pie recipe uses lamb or mutton, I like to stick with ground beef. You can use whatever you feel like, but I wasn’t a fan of chicken (yes I’ve tried it). 

Regardless of what meat you decide to use, a Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie, is a casserole or meat and vegetables layered with mashed potatoes. This wonderful concoction is then baked until the mashed potatoes are slightly browned. 

Simple Shepards Pie

Homemade Shepherds Pie

An easy and quick Shepherds Pie that you can make on a budget!
Prep Time 1 d 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 450 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs Russet Potatoes
  • 1 1/2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 can Corn
  • 1/2 can Peas
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Basil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 pack Shredded Cheese (your choice of type)
  • 3/4 cup Whole Milk


Potato Prep

  • Skin and chop all potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  • Boil potato cubes in water until soft.
  • Drain potatoes and put in mixing bowl.
  • Mix in Whole Milk, Butter, & Shredded Cheese (your preference for amount of cheese) while mashing the potatoes until all clumps are gone.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Beef Prep

  • Stove top fry the ground beef until nearly brown.
  • Drain fat and drippings from the pan.
  • Mix in Worcestershire Sauce, Basil, Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper.
  • Continue cooking until fully browned and remove from heat.

Vegetables Prep

  • Stove top cook peas and corn until soft.

Combining & Baking

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Layer meat and vegetables together in a baking pan or bowl. If you're using a bowl, you can make multiple layers.
  • On top of the meat/veggie mix, lay an even layer of mashed potatoes.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until mashed potatoes are desired crispiness.
Keyword cottage pie recipe, homemade shepherds pie, shepherds pie recipe

Shepherd’s Pie Variants

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This recipe has been around for a LONG time so there will undoubtedly be other recipes for this dish. I prefer the simple way I make it since that’s how my family always cooked it. 

That being said, some people add extra ingredients such as carrots or onions. Another great example of this recipe is from Simply Recipes where she adds beef broth! Definitely a nice addition, but I’m a lazy cook.

If you try this recipe or have another variant yourself, please leave a comment about it below and also check out our snack options!


Can You Put Bananas In The Fridge – Storing Banana’s Properly

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Refrigerating Bananas

Who doesn’t like a ripe banana? That sweet taste and chewy texture make for an excellent snack or addition to a meal (especially pancakes).

Plus the health benefits you get from eating one, such as plenty of potassium and other vitamins!

But, the important question here is can you refrigerate bananas? 

Yes, you can refrigerate bananas to keep them fresher for longer. However, if the banana isn’t ripe yet, refrigeration will stop them from ripening and the peel will begin to turn dark. Alternatively, if you refrigerate them while they’re already browning, they will spoil faster. The best time to refrigerate them is when they’re ripe but not browning heavily.

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How to Store Bananas

Are there alternatives to leaving bananas out on the counter or sticking them in the fridge?

While refrigerating a ripe banana might keep it edible for longer than leaving it in a bowl, there must be better options.

Thankfully there are, such as a container and tips to ensuring bananas last longer. 

Banana Storage Containers

There are numerous storage options to keep bananas fresh. Some are small containers only for one banana, but I recommend getting storage bags, especially if you’re an avid hiker like me. Having a fresh snack is a must on a long hike!

You don’t have to go all out, the 2-Pack Banana Bags below are perfect and don’t cost a lot.

banana fresh storage bags

A bag or small container is my recommendation to slow down the spoiling of your potassium filled treat. There are a few things you could do outside of purchasing a bag or container. 

Extra Tips for Keeping Bananas Fresh

In addition to having a storage container or putting them in the fridge, here are some easy methods to increase the life of bananas. 

Hang bananas from a “tree”

Hanging bananas from something in your kitchen can stop them from bruising on the bottom where they would usually rest on the counter. 

Keeping them away from other fruits

All fruit decays and can release gases to quicken the pace in which they ripen. 

Other options?

This post probably won’t be all inclusive of the methods to store bananas. If you have any suggestions or best practices, please leave them below in the comments!



25 Foods That Start With E

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Foods Beginning With The Letter E!

Curious to have an alphabet organization of foods in your pantry? Looks no further!

The following list of culinary treats are all foods that start with the letter E. From eggs to Eels, I put as many foods as I could find that meet the criteria.

Let’s get started!

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E Foods!

1. Eggs

A common staple item on any shopping list, eggs are an important ingredient in most recipes. Eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even Easter, eggs are a protein packed snack for anytime. 

On top of the many occasions, they can be prepared by scrambling, frying, hard boiling, and many more!

2. English Muffin

An alternative to toast and other breakfast breads, English muffins are a common part of some morning routines. Different from American muffins as they use yeast instead of baking soda and offer a unique texture.

Toast them and lather them with jelly, honey, jam, or just butter! A English muffin is sure to make a simple breakfast better.

3. Edam

The lovers of cheese rejoice, because if you haven’t heard of Edam it’s a Dutch cheese that goes great with potatoes or bread! While it may be unheard of to some, most will remember it by it’s yellow color and wrapped in red paraffin wax when sold. 

The cheese also doesn’t spoil, it merely hardens over time. 

4. Eel

Eel might not be the first thing on most peoples grocery list, but it is still a food! The blood of an eel is poisonous however, so it should never be eaten raw! 

There are different kinds of eel and multiple ways it can be prepared. Personally, I don’t think I’ll be partaking in any.

5. Eggnog

A traditional holiday drink dating back hundred of years, Eggnog is a dairy treat! Prepared in a few different ways (including homemade options), eggnog is a heavy and rich drink that can leave you surprisingly full.

6. English Walnut

The English Walnut, once called the Persian Walnut, and sometimes confused with the Black Walnut, I know it’s confusing. Common to America, the English Walnut has thin and easy to crack shells, making them the preferred nut treat.

7. Espresso

Probably my favorite on this list, Espresso! Made by putting hot water through a finely ground compacted coffee. It’s a part of my morning ritual as well as many others because of the caffeine boost it provides. 

8. Evaporated Milk

Evaporated milk, unsurprisingly gets it’s name from when normal milk has roughly 60% of it’s water removed. This product is shelf stable and can be canned for longer term storage!

As a side note, to get it back to the consistency of normal milk, adding roughly 150% of water gets it close to it’s original state. 

9. Eclair

A simple oblong dough treat, layered with chocolate, and filled with cream! These treats are common and most people know their sweet delectable taste.

10. Earth Nut

An Earth Nut is any plant that produces an edible seed that grows underground (the name is fairly straightforward it seems). These may be peanuts, truffles, or other roots.

11. Emu Apple

Having no relation to an Emu at all, the Emu Apple comes from a tree in the form of golf ball sized fruits. They are edible when they fall off, but strangely “rippen” when left buried for a few days.

12. Egg Noodles

Like normal noodles, they are made by starting with flour and water, but eggs are added to enrich the dough they’re made with. 

There are other variations that may separate them from normal noodles, but the most common is simply adding eggs to the dough, hence the name. 

13. Edamame

An edamame is just a soybean still in it’s pod. The bean is usually served boiled with salt and not much else. 

They’re a very healthy addition to your plate but have a high flavor degradation and should be eaten soon after acquiring. 

14. Erbazzone

A humble savory pie that consists of mixed greens enclosed in a thin flaky crust. Erbazzone is not the most common dish (at least in America), but is very simple and a normal summer dish in Italy.

15. Eggplant

More than a simple emoji, Eggplant is a common ingredient in several cuisines. While it’s most often used as a vegetable in recipes, by definition it’s a berry. 

Despite what people think of it’s health benefits, there aren’t many nutrients in an eggplant. It’s strong point is in it’s ability to absorb oils and flavors from food it’s cooked with. 

16. Emmenthaler

Most people won’t recognize this name, but it’s the actual term for what we call “Swiss Cheese”. Yup, that white delicious cheese with tiny holes in it is actually called Emmenthaler. 

A recognizable taste and smell, Emmenthaler is a common cheese used with breads and wines.

17. Endive

A small leafy vegetable with a slight bitter taste. The endive is not a common side dish or additive, but is edible!

18. Escarole

Another leafy vegetable from the same family as the Endive. It too has a bitter flavor and is common in Italian dishes.

19. Eggo Waffles

Eggo’s might not be the healthiest food on this list, they are still one of my favorites! 

My childhood is filled with the mornings or toasted Eggo’s and yelling at my brother to “Leggo my Eggo”! 

20. Elderberries

A medicinal plant commonly used to treat infections used by Native Americans and even Egyptians thousands of years ago. Today, it’s mostly used as a supplement.

21. Empanadas

Probably my second favorite item on this list, an Empanada is a baked or fried pastry filled with cheese, ham, beef, or other assorted fillings. 

Common in Southern European countries, Latin America, and the Philippines, I seek them out anytime we’re traveling there.

22. Egg Roll

Even if you didn’t grow up in an Asian household, you’ve more than likely ordered from an Asian restaurant and tried one of these. A wheat flour skin fried in hot oil, surrounding shredded cabbage, pork, and other fillings, the Egg Roll is a common appetizer to American Chinese Restaurants. 

23. Egg Salad

Usually a mix of eggs, mustard, onions, mayonnaise, or other ingredients. Egg Salad is a common dish to have as a side or for sandwiches and has an acquired taste for some.

24. Enchiladas

Originating in Mexico, the Enchilada is a corn tortilla rolled and filled with various vegetables, meats, and cheeses. 

There are loads of different Enchilada recipes, the same way there are numerous taco recipes. 

25. Escargot

My description of Escargot starts with a solid “Yuck”! But, there are people who have different taste buds than mine and seem to like this edible land snail.

Yes, Escargot is a land snail and served widely in Europe as a hors d’oeuvre.

What other foods are there?

Obviously this list isn’t all inclusive.

So, what are some other foods that start with “E”?

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Simple Oregano Chicken Burrito

simple chicken burrito recipe

This recipe comes straight from Linn and is very quick when running low on time.

Numerous days this one has come in handy when we don’t have an entire hour or more to cook. Plus, this simple burrito recipe is great for food prepping!

Whatever we make tends to last us around three days in meals (even though the sour cream doesn’t).

Making the Burrito

I may have overestimated the time it takes to prep this, but we usually take our time cooking. 

To start, simply trim all of the chicken breast of excess fat and cut into one inch pieces. Then sprinkle in 1 tsp of oregano, chili powered, and cumin. Finally, some salt and pepper to taste. 

These ingredients will add some zest but not too much. Also, make sure the chicken is tossed or stirred to ensure an even coating.

Finally, pan fry the chicken and prepare some tortillas to wrap them in!

If you struggle to wrap burritos like I used to, here’s a helpful video to teach!

simple chicken burrito recipe

Simple Chicken Burrito

An easy to make burrito recipe that's great for meal prepping!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 500 kcal


  • 1 lb Chicken Breast
  • 1 Pack Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Sour Cream (when putting together)
  • Shredded Cheese (your choice) (when putting together)


  • Trim chicken breast of fat and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • Mix ingredients with chicken and thoroughly coat .
  • Pan fry the chicken until fully cooked.
  • Assemble burritos with sour cream, chicken, and shredded cheese. Fold to desired size.
Keyword homemade chicken burrito, oregano chicken burrito, simple chicken burrito

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