Growing up, this tasty Hungarian dish was a staple item in our home. Every so often, mom would throw all these ingredients into a big pot on the stove, and a few hours later we’d dive in. When I was younger I used to hate the dumplings, but now I just can’t get enough of them! This is a fantastic, creamy, and savory dish. Consider it the Hungarian version of Chicken and Dumplings.
For the past year I have been boycotting big name stores. The rare exception that I’ll go into one of the big box stores is when I need an item for my pets (unfortunately, one of my dogs has a very sensitive stomach, and I’ve found only one store that carries his food). Other than that – nope, won’t go in! I refuse! But why? I recently posted about why I avoid retail shopping in big box stores, but there’s certainly more to it.
If you need another reason to shop with small businesses and not big corporations, I’ll give you a few based on my own experiences.
I’m a huge fan of grape salad from the local cafes in town, so I made it my mission to figure out how to make my own. After playing around in the kitchen for a bit the other day, I figured out an awesome grape salad treat!
Many people assume that just because you can get a great price on an item, then the item is worth purchasing. For some items this may be suitable, such as side tables or foot stools, although we are always the first ones to suggest checking out your local thrift shops before spending anything at a big box store.
A little over a month ago I made the decision to stop using shampoo. I had read about all the dangerous ingredients found in shampoos, including this most recent article about illegal carcinogens found in over 100 shampoos (http://grist.org/list/oops-illegal-carcinogen-found-in-nearly-100-shampoos/). That definitely reinforced my decision to go ‘no-poo.’