I loved pickled okra as a kid! It was some strange treat dad would buy every so often, but as I grew up I kind of forgot about it. Then, last week, I spy some fresh organic okra at my local market… and I had to go for it. I’d never pickled anything before and was a little intimidated as I sat down to figure it out. But it’s really easy, like whipping up a marinade. If you plan on making a large batch, you definitely want to follow proper canning procedures… but my batch didn’t last more than a couple of days! You can use this recipe to pickle cucumbers, too, just sub two large cucumbers. Some other great pickling items include cabbage (for sauerkraut), asparagus, beets, carrots, cauliflower, pearl onions, ginger, and even mangoes and limes.
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I may make my living as a food blogger, but journey toward a more health-conscious lifestyle actually began with making my own cosmetics while I was still in high school–many years before I started “clean eating”. Desperate to get a handle on my sensitive skin and nose, I was also hoping for cheaper, more eco-friendly alternatives to store-bought products. If you’re in the same boat, making your own cosmetics and toiletries is easier than you might think! My e-book A Clean Face will give you the tools you need to get started for just $9.99.