Homemade Margarine Recipe

This little gem of goodness came across my Facebook feed:

Now I’m thinking this could be made into a good natural spread, if one used a combination of coconut oil and olive oil, or at worst coconut and Russian sunflower seed oil.  Instead of using the water from canned chickpeas, one could use the leftover water from boiling chickpeas.  You could use gray salt, and if you make your own vinegar, use that too.

You could make a honey spread, garlic spread, raw chocolate and stevia spread…the possibilities are endless!

When I try this, I’ll take photos.

Slim Tips Around the Web

Promoting Your Slim Cooking Site

Yesterday, I posted an article at URL.biz about dealing with calorie cows.  You know, those people who are always talking about what kind of diet they’re on, but it’s always something way too extreme to be good for long term fitness.  I think I’ll be posting more here and there to introduce people to natural dieting as a lifestyle.  There’s way too much quick-fixedness out there, and I figure the best way to fight it is encouraging people to think more long term.

If you have a blog or site to promote along those lines, I encourage you to post at URL.biz and EzineArticles because they’re well ranked in Google, partly because they’re good at filtering out spamminess and therefore well known content libraries.  Many people who are actual experts and enthusiasts of their topics are posting at those sites.

Stretcher Tip: What to Do When the Cook is Sick

One of my favorite sites, Dollar Stretcher‘s readers posted a very good tip on how to keep your family from resorting to fast food when the cook is sick.  Cammy G. says that while you’re not sick, make larger than normal batches of your family’s favorite soups, and freeze some rolls.  This way, all the family needs to do is heat and eat.  This of course saves money, and there’ll be something light, warm, and comforting for you to eat too.

If you’d like to share some tips, feel free to write us at nicole@cookingslim.org .  We’re happy to link to your site in exchange.