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Onion Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Onion Soup

Onion soup is the soul of a high vitamin C diet when pH isn't vitamin C friendly. If you have a hard time with the flavor, other ingredients may be added for seasoning.


  • 1 lb Green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups Steam Distilled Water or
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup, diluted as directed


  1. Simmer onions in water or soup until they sink to the bottom of the pan.
  2. Drink, eat, or use as a base for other dishes.


It's amazing what a bowl of onion soup made this way can do if a cold is trying to take hold. Make up a batch and eat it all, say goodbye to that cold.

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With Cream of Mushroom Soup

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French Bread Aroma Soothes the Soul

A crisp outer crust and moist inside, the perfect definition of French Bread. I add my own personal ingredients to this recipe to make it taste even better while it delivers a bit of nutrition beyond what normal white flour has to offer.

For the tan loaf, I used Whole Spelt Flour instead of white flour. Spelt flour adds even more nutrition but requires less flour than white as it is more absorbent and produces a slightly stiffer loaf with the distinct flavor of Spelt.

American French Bread

Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Serving Size: 2 slices

American French Bread

This is a traditional American version of French bread. This loaf is full of flavor and has a longer counter life with the vitamin C crystals added to the recipe.


  • 2 3/4 to 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 TBSP Wheat Gluten
  • 1/4 tsp Vitamin C Crystals (I use Nutribiotic Ascorbic Acid crystalline powder)
  • 1/8 tsp Blackstrap Molasses
  • 1/2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Sweetener-Honey, Sorghum, Corn Syrup, Maple Syrup, etc.
  • 1 pkg or 2 1/4 tsp Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/4 Cups Hot-Warm Water 120°-130°
  • Cornmeal to dust the baking sheet


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, C crystals, Wheat Gluten, salt, molasses, oil, sweetener and water.
  2. Beat at low speed until moistened.
  3. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes.
  4. Change to dough hooks and knead for 7 minutes adding enough of the remaining flour to allow dough to pull off the edges of the bowl and make a firm dough. (follow instructions that accompany your mixer)
  5. Remove from bowl and knead lightly to make a smooth ball.
  6. Place in another bowl that has been oiled or greased, turning dough to grease top and sides.
  7. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled. About 30-40 minutes depending on temperature.
  8. Punch dough down.
  9. On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat dough to make a 6" x 12" rectangle.
  10. Starting with longer side, roll dough tightly pressing dough into the roll with each turn.
  11. Pinch the edges and ends to seal.
  12. Place on greased baking sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal.
  13. Cover and let rise again in a warm place until an indentation remains when lightly touching the side of the loaf, about 30-40 minutes.
  14. With a very sharp knife, make 2 or 3 diagonal slashes across the top of the loaf.
  15. Spray or brush with cold water.
  16. Bake at 425° for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  17. Spray or brush loaf with water several times during the first 15 minutes of baking for a crisp crust.
  18. When golden, remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for best results.


The oil, Black Strap Molasses and Sweetener are added as part of the Olympic Health program to add back the minerals, oil and carbohydrate balance that should have been in the grain to begin with. Due to our current farming practices, most farmed food is very deficient and unbalanced.

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A Quick and Easy One Dish Meal

When I don’t know what to cook I look through the fridge and the cupboards to see what I might be able to make for the next meal. Sometimes I have something in mind before I start, sometimes I don’t have a clue what will come out in the end. Tonight I ended up with Goulash. I originally had thought maybe something along the lines of a noodle dish but I didn’t know what. After I began cooking the noodles, goulash came to mind.
Goulash is a great way  to use up bits of vegetables that might not be enough for any other dish. Add some noodles, hamburger, vegeburger bits or prosage and some tomatoes…you’ve got yourself a quick and healthy meal.

Goulash-Deb's Way


Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 323 calories

Fat 16 g

Carbs 26 g

Protein 19 g


Goulash My Way

I've known some mothers to save their leftovers in the freezer and then once a week, or as often as possible, they would put those leftovers together into a goulash. This is a great way to serve an easy but healthy meal that very closely resembles hamburger helper without all the chemicals in a box of hamburger helper.


  • 3 C Noodles
  • 1 lb, Ground Beef or meat substitute
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 3 C Vegetables, frozen or fresh chopped. I used a blend of corn and kidney bean for the video.
  • 1 Can Seasoned Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
  2. Add the noodles, return to a boil.
  3. Boil noodles 8 minutes.
  4. Drain and set aside.
  5. In the same pot, fry hamburger.
  6. Drain the fat when the hamburger is done.
  7. Return the hamburger to the pot and add the onions.
  8. Fry the onions on med/high for 5 minutes or until they are almost clear, stirring often.
  9. Add the garlic and fry for a minute.
  10. Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes and frozen veggies.
  11. Reduce heat to medium and heat through.
  12. Add the Italian Seasonings and the noodles.
  13. Stir well.
  14. Reduce heat to med/low or low until ready to eat.
  15. Serve with parsley and a dollop of sour cream if desired.

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Our Favorite Crunchy Granola

With all the bite sized chunks and packed full of goodness, this is a 5 Star breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for general health and happiness. What a great way to begin a healthy day. Add some fruit pieces on top and increase the nutritional quotient.

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 5

Per Serving 1515 calories

Fat 59 g

Carbs 236 g

Protein 24 g


Granola is a favorite for breakfast but may also be used for a trail mix base or as a topping on a wholesome fruit desert. Sprinkled on top of yogurt is a delightful treat also.


  • 2/3 C Honey
  • 1/3 C Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C Oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 C Rolled Grains, Oat, Barley, Rye, Kamut, Spelt, Amaranth, Triticale etc.
  • 1/2 C Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 C Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 C Nuts, Chopped - Pinenuts for children under 8 - almonds or pecans generally for adults
  • 1 C Coconut Flakes
  • 2 C Raisins or Cranberries, Dried


  1. Warm the honey, oil and brown sugar to melt the sugar.
  2. Add Vanilla extract.
  3. Stir all dry ingredients together, except raisins.
  4. Mix the warmed mixture with the granola blend.
  5. Spread on a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 250° 30 minutes or until a golden color, stirring every 5-7 minutes.
  7. Add raisins and if desired, bake a few more minutes.
  8. Remove from cookie sheet to cool. Granola is not easy to remove from cookie sheet if you let it cool down on there.
  9. Leave chunky or break into smaller pieces before storing in an airtight container or sealed bag.


Keep in mind the rule about nuts and that of honey. If your body can't handle honey, choose an alternative sweetener. Remember to remove the granola from the pan before allowing it to cool unless you line the sheet with waxed paper first.

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Granola Fresh From the Kitchen

There’s nothing more pleasing than the aroma of freshly baking granola. Imagine waking your kids up to this…I don’t think they’d complain!  Use your imagination to mix up the flavors and ingredients so you never make the same granola twice.

Granola in Bowl


Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Number of servings: 25

Per Serving 540 calories

Fat 28 g

Carbs 67 g

Protein 10 g


Granola smells almost as good as Apple Pie while its cooking. This is a healthy and inexpensive alternative to store bought cereal. You will enjoy the versatility of making your own breakfast cereal. The flavor and ingredient combinations are all up to you. Make sure to use either pre-boiled nuts or only pinenuts if this is for a child 8 years and younger since their digestion isn't strong enough for other nuts yet.


    For the Sauce

  • 1 C Olive Oil or Corn Oil
  • 1 C Date Sugar or 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Blackstrap Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/3 C Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • For the Granola

  • 10 C Rolled Oats or mixed Rolled Grains
  • 1/2 C Sesame or Flax seeds or a blend
  • 1 C Nuts, Chopped -- Pecan, Almond, Walnut, Pinenut, Macadamia etc. (only use pinenuts if this is for a child under the age of 8)
  • 2 C Blend of Wheat Germ, Wheat Bran, Oat Bran, Rice Bran etc.
  • 1 lb. Coconut
  • 1 C Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 or 2 C Raisins (don't add until the granola is finished cooking)


  1. Warm the Oil, Butter and Sweeteners to melt all together.
  2. Add remaining sauce ingredients and keep warm while mixing up the granola.
  3. In a very large bowl mix together all the granola ingredients except the raisins.
  4. Stir thoroughly.
  5. Add the Warmed sauce and mix very thoroughly.
  6. Pour into jelly roll pans or cookie sheets and spread evenly.
  7. Bake at 250° for approx 1 hour depending on how thick the granola is on the sheets.
  8. Stir every 10-15 minutes.
  9. When golden, granola is finished.
  10. Remove from pan before allowing to cool or you will fight to loosen it from the pan.
  11. Cool and Store in an airtight container.
  12. If this isn't going to be used immediately, store in the freezer for long term use.


Make sure you don't overcook this. Granola is very easy to burn. Keep an eye on the progress and stir often. If you can't keep an close eye on it, just turn down the oven temperature.

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45 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making At Home

Hopefully by now, most of us realize that most of the products purchased in the store are processed and completely full of chemicals that are poison to our body and environment.

By making these products on our own, we control what goes in them, and saves us a lot of money along with protecting ourselves, and the environment. You can make anything from food items to personal care and cleaning products all in very simple ways.

Remember: whenever you can, use organic foods and ingredients in recipes. Use sea salt instead of table salt. (In my personal opinion, and according to the RBTI Theory Sea Salt is very dangerous for internal use. The Sea Salt manufacturers have created a mass propaganda campaign to get you to believe it is healthiest of all salts. Regular table salt is easier on the body and is much easier for the body to eradicate when too much is taken in. ~Debbie) Use healthy oils like coconut oil. Use raw cane sugar or honey as sweetener instead of refined white sugar. Choosing the cleanest ingredients is the best choice for your mind and body.

Here are 45 things that you can start making from home:

Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t break the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family.

Homemade Mayonnaise – This is a great recipe for any mayonnaise lover out there wanting to make their own at home, it’s simple and easy and tastes better than the store bought versions.

Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. With only 3 ingredients you can make a simple tasty Peanut Butter for your whole family.

Homemade Nutella – It would make more sense to give your children chocolate spread which you made and know exactly what is in right? Then how about this fantastic recipe…

Homemade Butter – Instead of buying preservative laden, calorific heavy butter from the store, make your own butter with just 4 ingredient and a standard kitchen mixer…so simple yet so tasty.

Spice Mixers – Did you know that store bought spice mixers and rubs have all sorts of questionable ingredients in them like fillers, preservatives and other unwanted fake flavor enhancers? It is far healthier, cheaper and tastier to make your own, here are 17 combinations to start you off…

Salad Dressing – This simple recipe for homemade salad dressing will jazz up any old salad and make it fabulous. Forget the store bought versions, get your aprons on and get making.

Homemade Maple Syrup – This classic sauce is so expensive nowadays, did you know it is so simple and easy to collect your own!

Honey Shampoo – This shampoo helps reduce frizz, combat dandruff, moisturizer and softens you hair all in one. A natural, kind to your skin shampoo that will make you think twice next time you are in the store.

Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner – With just three ingredients, you can whip up an economical, natural and luxurious conditioner to treat your hair, leaving it soft, manageable and shiny.

Body Wash – If you want to save money but have little time to spare, then this is the natural alternative is for you. A simple recipe and method which makes a soapy bubbly wash great for all skin types.

Squeezable Homemade Toothpaste – Ditch those commercial toothpastes on the market and opt for this natural re-mineralizing toothpaste that encourages white healthy teeth and improves oral health.

Minty Mouthwash – Not only is it chemical and alcohol-free, it’s practically free, well nearly is at $0.02 /oz! You will save loads on money this, and improve your family’s oral health at the same time – simple.

Super Strength Herbal deodorant – Rather than use expensive chemical filled deodorants, why not make your own? This requires just a few ingredients, is “super strength” and totally natural! (Alternative Link)

Honey, Beeswax & Almond Oil Moisturizing Creme – This recipe was  first devised almost 2000 years ago. It’s thick, velvety and decadent qualities will leave your skin silky smooth and hydrated.

Homemade Natural Sun Screen – Most sun screens contain toxic chemicals and other harmful ingredients that could actually damage you when they should be protecting you. Check out this natural alternative and make the swap.

Mascara – Arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, nickel, lead and thallium are toxins we do NOT want to be applying to our skin! So opt for this homemade version and you will save money and protect your skin.

Tinted Lipstick – This recipe includes beeswax pastilles, Shea/cocoa butter and coconut oil. It allows you to customize it with different natural powders, such as beetroot powder for red hues, cocoa powder for brown hues and bentonite clay for a matte texture.

Eye Liner – How would you like to be able to make your own natural eyeliner (which can also be used as a smokey eyeshadow) for just $0.24? If yes – then check this recipe out.

Bronzer – This homemade bronzer is really easy to make, simple to customize and so much better for your skin than store-bought varieties. A brilliant way of saving money too.

Natural Blush – Give your cheeks a rosy tint and brighten up your complexion with this easy natural blush recipe. Cosmetics are so pricey these days now really is the time to start making your own.

Under Eye Serum – Ingredients such as tamanu oil, vitamin E oil, grapefruit seed extract, avocado oil, carrot seed oil and more make this such an effective anti-wrinkle eye serum that is totally natural.

Copycat Burts Bees Lip Balm –  This wonderful copy cat recipe from HappyMoneySaver.com reveals how you can make your own version of Burts Bees Lip Balm (Normally priced $2.50) for just $0.12 per tube – what an incredible saving!

Lavender Bath Salts – Making these lavender bath salts couldn’t be simpler. You need just a few ingredients such as Epsom salts, sea salt, dried lavender buds and lavender essential oil and then you just have to follow the instructions.

Anti-wrinkle Cream – Have you ever been tempted by those “miracle” creams that will make you look “ten years younger” that all the major beauty companies produce? Well most are packed with chemicals, preservatives and artificial ingredients and on top of that, they are outrageously expensive. Make your own instead!

Lemon Lavender Aromatherapy Candle – These Lemon Lavender Aromatherapy Candles burn clear and fragrant – unlike many toxic store bought candles that release smoke and soot – and will make a wonderful addition to your home.

Reed Diffusers With Essential Oils – You can buy one in the stores, but usually they are quite expensive and the scents are made primarily from chemicals. Instead why not make your own at home? You can use any essential oils you like and can blend different oils together to create an aroma that is perfect for you and your family.

Homemade Potpourri – Potpourri is so simple to make it would be silly to pay for it. You can tailor the fragrances with your favorite smells and add some seasonal elements to make it even more special.

Homemade Herbal Incense – Incense can be a wonderful way to add a beautiful aroma to your home so take a look at this fantastic video which shows you how to make your own homemade incense with herbs.

DIY Scented Plug-in Refill – This fantastic tutorial which reveals how to get rid of the horrible toxic liquid found in chemical laden store bought plug-ins and replace it with health giving, wonderfully fragrant, toxin free essential oils.

Essential Oil Jelly Air Freshener – The great thing about these jelly air fresheners are that you can add ANY essential oil you want to, or even blend a few different oils together. Perfect if you have a particular scent you are trying to create.

Homemade ‘Fake Febreeze’ – A bottle of Febreeze is currently selling on Amazon for a whopping $6.99, yet you can make a homemade version that’s just as effective (and natural) for only $0.15. If you buy just one bottle per month, then that’s a monthly saving of $6.75 – and a yearly saving of $81! (We suggest you use a homemade natural fabric softener for this recipe.)

Homemade Mod Podge – If you are a keen crafter and go through tonnes of Mod Podge then why not have a go at making some for yourself, you will be surprised at how much you will save.

Un-paper Towels – Are you fed up of buying endless paper towels? If so, then this is the answer for you, these will act just like paper towels, but look pretty, and are totally re-usable, meaning you only have to purchase the materials once. Not forgetting them being economically friendly.

Homemade Natural Bleach Alternative – If you find bleach cleaners too strong and sometimes irritate your skin or eyes, then this alternative promises to clean just like bleach but without the harmful side affects.

Beeswax Furniture Polish – This is a  really simple recipe for a beeswax furniture polish that will restore shine and add gloss to your wooden furniture returning it to its original beauty. No need for expensive store bought polish!

Homemade Bath Tub Scrub – A wonderful bathtub scrub enriched with lemon essential oil and a surprising ingredient…ground up eggshells which give the scrub its abrasiveness and mixed with baking soda and a citrus-y essential oil makes this fantastic bathtub scrub a real winner.

World’s Best Homemade Laundry Detergent – It is all natural, it is much cheaper (you’ll be saving around $0.16 per load!), it cleans incredibly effectively, it works in all washer types and it’s also safe for septic tanks.

Homemade Liquid Dish Soap – This homemade liquid dish soap is fantastic. It’s natural, organic and antibacterial. Plus it’s a great money saver! To make a 32 oz batch costs about $1.20 compared to $4.47 for the equivalent in Dawn dish soap.

All-Natural Foaming Hand Soap – This homemade foaming hand soap is: natural, green, non-toxic, chemical free, organic, gentle and Antibacterial. What more could you want from a hand soap?

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Cubes– These are so simple to make, it simply requires mixing four simple ingredients together: washing soda, Epsom salt, Borax and lemon juice and then allowing to dry. The resulting cubes work wonders on your dishes!

Homemade Natural Fabric Softener – Want to make your laundry smell amazing, stay fresh and soft, well this is the recipe for you. Most fabric softeners are really toxic and could be harmful to skin.

Natural Disinfectant Spray – It contains just four ingredients: water, eucalyptus, lavender and tea tree essential oil. The essential oils have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antibiotic properties helping to clean and disinfect surfaces in your home without the chemicals, without the expense and with a wonderful aroma, too!

Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner – Here’s a great tutorial revealing how to make your own green, non-toxic, all-natural glass cleaner for just $0.45 per bottle! Best of all, this cleaner works better than any commercial cleaner you can buy in the stores – and you can feel happy that you are not putting yours – or your families – health at risk with toxic chemicals.

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Tart Whipped Cream

gives a cheesecake effect

to whatever you’re going to use it with. My favorite is a cherry pie made with tart red cherries. It’s not too bad on a banana cream pie either. If I was going to use this with a cherry pie, I just might use some Almond flavoring instead of vanilla. Experiment to find out what suits you best.

Inspiration for this recipe came from AllRecipes.com

 Step 1:

Chill the beaters and the bowl before beginning for about 10-15 minutes.

Whip 1/4 Cup sour cream, 3/4 Cup cream and 1/2 tsp Vanilla in a mixer on whip setting until peaks form. Caution: Do not over whip as this causes the texture to loosen.

Whipping Whipped Cream

 Step 2:

Add the chosen sweetener. The original recipe calls for 1/3 Cup Confectioners Sugar. Add only enough sweetener to take the edge off, but leave it a bit tart…since that’s what we’re after. Whip just long enough to blend in the sweetener.

Whipped Sour Cream Peaks

 Step 3:

Serve and enjoy!

Bowl of Whipped Cream

 Banana Cream Pie with Tart Whipped Cream

Tart Whipped Cream

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 8

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Tart Whipped Cream

This whipped topping adds a delicate cheesecake effect to your whipped cream. Sugar is optional. Honey, maple syrup, sorghum or any other sweetener may be substituted. Use only enough sweetener to taste. This is supposed to be a tart flavor. The Heavy Cream and Sour Cream may be used in equal proportions for more tartness.


  • 3/4 C Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 C Sour Cream
  • 1/3 C Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla (or desired flavoring)


  1. Chill a small metal bowl and a whisk or beaters for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix cream, sour cream and flavoring.
  3. Whisk or beat on whip setting until peaks form.
  4. Add sugar or sweetener.
  5. Whip again just to form a stiff consistency.


Caution: Don't overbeat. This causes the texture to loosen.

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Bagels and Cream Cheese….Only the Best Ever!

If you love bagels and cream cheese but you haven’t tried them together, you should really give this a try. So simple even a child could have some fun helping to get these ready for the oven. 5 minutes and a hearty breakfast is ready to eat. Add some jelly or fruit preserves and these are extra delicious, almost like a dessert.

Bagels and Cream Cheese

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Number of servings: 1

Per Serving 369 calories

Fat 12 g

Carbs 54 g

Protein 12 g


There's nothing like some good energy for breakfast. If you have bagels for breakfast you'll want to avoid any other grains throughout the day.


  • 1 Bagel
  • 2 Tbsp Cream Cheese


  1. Split Bagel
  2. Spread Cream Cheese to cover face of bagel
  3. Put on top rack of oven under broiler for 1-2 minutes
  4. Watch carefully as these will burn very quickly


This is a very easy high energy breakfast. I like to add jelly on top after the cream cheese has been toasted. Changing the variety of bagel also changes the flavor. This is something that shouldn't be eaten more than once a month.


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Concentrate your homemade fruit juice…

to save space in the freezer or pantry. Being a good lover of natural fruit juices, I like to make my own at home while the fruit is in season. It can take up a lot of space in the pantry or cellar. Here’s a nifty way to make your own concentrated fruit juice just like you’ll find in the freezer section of the grocery store.

Refreshing Glass of Orange Juice

After making the juice through whatever method you prefer, pour it into a gallon plastic milk or water jug or a mason canning jar and freeze. Make sure to leave head space for expansion. After this has become frozen solid, take out of the freezer and allow to thaw half way.

The juice will thaw out before the water that’s in the juice.

Pour the juice off and you should still have frozen water crystals in the container. When all the juice has thawed out and only water remains, allow the rest of the water to thaw out and discard of this water. The juice that you poured off is now a concentrate and you can either can or freeze this for later or use it in a recipe that calls for concentrated fruit juice.

Apple Juice and Cider

To reconstitute,

add water until the desired sweetness is achieved, generally a 3:1 ratio. Three parts water to one part juice concentrate.

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 Garbanzo’s Find a Home in this delicious pot pie.

Looking for a one dish meal? This one is sure to please even the pickiest eater.
Garbanzo Pot Pie

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Number of servings: 6

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Pot Pies are a great one-dish meal. Any combination of ingredients will work to make a great pot pie. Choose a wide variety to add flavor and color to your meal.


  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 1 sm bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, chopped
  • 1 10 oz bag frozen peas
  • 1 15 oz can Garbanzos or soak your own
  • 1 1/2 t Chicken style seasoning
  • 2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 can water, milk or soy milk


  1. Mix 1st 6 ingredients.
  2. Add last 3 ingredients, fold in gently.
  3. Top with WW yeast biscuit dough.
  4. Bake at 350° 45 min to 1 hr. till golden.


1-dish Meal

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