How to Cut a Whole Chicken

In the meantime, now that kids are back in school and many of us are in a routine again, I thought it would be helpful to show you one of the best ways to save money when buying meat: buying a whole chicken instead of individual parts. Cutting a chicken is really easy – you just need kitchen shears and a good, sharp knife. I’ve even made a video to show you exactly how to do it – check it out below.

 

 

Give it a try and let me know how it goes in the comments below.

 


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My final days in Africa

It’s hard to believe that our amazing trip is coming to an end. We’re heading home on September 19th, but not before we stop in Cape Town, South Africa to visit friends and to explore the surrounding wine lands.


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This summer, don’t rely on bottled water and ice cream to keep you feeling cool and refreshed. There are plenty of other options that taste great, hydrate, and are a healthy alternative to some of summer’s cool-down treats.


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Today is the 8-week mark of my sabbatical adventure through Southern Africa. Our plan was to schedule our trip through mid-July, and then to go wherever the wind blows us after that. That’s one of the best things about a trip like this, you get to choose where to go on a whim, stay in a place if you really like it, and easily leave if you don’t.

 

Before we began this trip, we had lots of ideas of where we wanted to visit and what we wanted to see…but like all plans, I’m sure there have been some unexpected bumps along the way.

 

You can find out what’s been happening with us on our blog here: http://asaandjuliainafrica.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 


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My Summer Reading List

I love to read, and summer is the time of year when I get to catch up on all my favorite books. If you’ve been to the bookstore or browsed Amazon lately, you’ve likely noticed that there’s a plethora of books out there that discuss all manner of health and wellness topics. In this week’s article, I’m sharing my favorite books on health-related topics.


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It’s been about a month since Asa and I left for our African sabbatical, and I thought you might like to check in and see how things have been going for us as we traveled through Namibia and Botswana.

 

You can see updates, stories and pictures on our blog here: http://asaandjuliainafrica.blogspot.com.

 

 

 

 


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Three New Grilling Ideas

Warm weather always keeps me from wanting to cook in the kitchen, but you can still whip up quick, healthy, meals on the grill without heating up the whole house. If you’re bored with your usual routine, try stepping outside of your comfort zone and grilling something new.

To help you shake up your grilling, here are a few ideas of new and different ways you can use your grill to create healthy, delicious, and crowd-pleasing meals.


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