Savvy Eats

Julie is the writer behind Savvy Eats, where she writes about easy seasonal recipes, cooking how-tos, and food preservation.

12 Ways with Pears

Pear season is here! ...more

Triple Berry Smoothie (with Preserves!)

For the first half of the year, I was pretty consistently having a smoothie for breakfast every morning. Some frozen fruit, a little Greek yogurt, and some juice or milk, a quick whir in the blender, and breakfast was set. It was ideal for me, as I don’t usually have much of an appetite in the mornings ....more

And Then There Were Three

As many of you have figured out by now, Dan and I love our board games. We often play with just the two of us, and love having game nights with our friends. But starting this March, we’ll be adding a third player to our family game nights… !!!!...more

Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet (Giveaway!)

I’m so excited to announce that Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet...more

5 Years of Savvy Eats (Giveaway!)

Wow. Five years ago today, I wrote my first post on Savvy Eats. The site has gone through a few iterations since then: from healthy living blog to food blog to food blog with a monthly theme to the current “how to store foods and use the foods you’ve stored” site you see before you today ....more

40 Freezer-Friendly Recipes

I’m all about freezer-friendly recipes lately. And since all the kids are heading back-to-school and diving headfirst into extracurricular activities, I’m guessing a lot of you are, too. Even if you don’t have kids, who doesn’t want to be able to put dinner on the table with little more effort than pushing a few buttons on the oven or setting something in the refrigerator to defrost? ...more

How to Freeze Lasagna

I was brainstorming freezer-friendly meals for a friend the other day. She had a baby recently, and is heading back to work soon. To ease the transition, our friends and I are gifting her several homemade freezer meals that she can simply reheat when she and her husband get home from work ....more

12 Ways to Put Up Tomatoes

It’s that time of year again: peak tomato season! If you’re going to put up tomatoes for the next 10 months or so (the tomato season in upstate New York isn’t very long – 2-ish months, and then they are done), now is the time to do it. Here are 12 ways you can freeze or can your tomatoes for the rest of the year: Cool It: Garden-busting roasted tomato sauce via Local Kitchen Oven-dried tomatoes Tomato paste via Leite’s Culinaria Can It: Basil-garlic tomato sauce via Fresh Preserving Charred tomato and garlic salsa Crushed tomatoes via WineBookGirl Fire-roasted tomatoes via Local Kitchen Ketchup via Well Preserved Orange tomato jam with smoked paprika via Food in Jars Smoky roasted tomatillo and tomato salsa via Foodie with Family Stewed tomatoes via The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking Sungold tomato preserves Related Savviness Oven-Dried Tomatoes Millions of Peaches 12 Ways with Peaches The post 12 Ways to Put Up Tomatoes appeared first on Savvy Eats ....more

Charred Tomato and Garlic Salsa

It’s salsa time! Taco salads, burrito bowls, and tacos regularly make an appearance on our dinner table year-round. It is just so easy to season some leftover protein or cook up a batch of beans or lentils, combine it with a whole mess of veggies and some avocado, and call it dinner ....more

Peach Pit Jelly

I made one last thing with my peaches from SweetPreservation.com: peach pit jelly! I first heard about this from Cassie last year, and I was immediately intrigued. I hate how tossing the pits and peels feels like you are throwing away 1/3 of a peach, so I loved finding a way to put them to use before discarding them entirely ....more