Poor Man's Cider {Recipe}

Recently I was reading some of the eBooks included in the upcoming Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Sale and one book in particular caught my eye. It's called From Garbage to Gourmet. (Now you know why it caught my eye). The whole premise of the book is that there are a lot of things we throw away during food prep that really could serve another purpose. I haven't finished reading the book yet, but so far, no gross suggestions so don't worry about that!

I must admit, I started reading this book out of curiosity from the title alone! Turns out, there is quite a bit of useful information in this eBook that help stretch your buck when it comes to feeding your family. Carrie gives a lot of recipes, suggestions and helpful information in this book. If you're perplexed some days by how to feed your family well in an economy where paychecks seem to be swallowed up by food bills, then this book will be helpful to you!

I decided to try Carrie's recipe for Poor Man's Cider since my husband and I think the cider packets don't taste good and are not healthy. It was a hot cider type drink and while it didn't taste like cider from the mill, it had a nice blend of the cinnamon and apple flavor.

The original recipe suggests using red hot candies and apple cores, but I used a cinnamon stick in place of the red hots. Cinnamon is a fantastic addition to hot drinks because it naturally helps regulate your blood sugar, has antibacterial properties and also aids digestion. And since we don't use air fresheners and rarely ever candles, it was nice to have this simmering on the stove so the house smelled nice and fallish!

I also learned while reading From Garbage to Gourmet that most families throw away 25% of the food they buy every single week. That means for every $100 you spend at the grocery store, you're probably throwing away $25 worth. Yikes! With the cost of food these days, this book would be a good investment so you could learn how to utilize your food the most.

Learn how to prevent food waste and create delicious food out of things you normally throw away!

If you'd like more recipes and ideas that help you make good use of the food in your kitchen, then I think you'd like From Garbage to Gourmet by Carrie. Looking for more inspiration? Then check out Carrie's full color recipes here.

What recipes from her book do you want to try?

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