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    What do you make now that you used to buy?
    This year I want to use more things that are homemade so that I know what I am putting into on onto our bodies.
    Things like anything canned, breads, washing powder, shampoo, toothpaste, yoghurt, make up, cleaners etc. I might even try making my own mince meat and sausages, cheeses and milks.
    The thing I am probably going to find difficult is the convenience of all those ready made things.

    What do you make instead of buying ready to use????

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    Home made ice cream is the best 😀

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    Pizza bases. I make a dough from Greek yogurt and self raising flour.

    I also use vinegar to kill grass and weeds (make up a spray using vinegar, a dash of dish washing liquid and a bit of salt).

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    Vinegar and eucalyptus oil to clean my floors and most other hard surfaces, sundried tomatoes, pesto, pasta sauce, chicken kievs, stock and frozen chips (and the chips are way better than the store bought ones!).

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    Baby wipes.. cut paper towel roll in half and pour a mixture of vinegar, tea tree oil, lavender oil, natural body wash and hot water (about a cup) over the top to soak.. use the big huggies containers to store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Vinegar and eucalyptus oil to clean my floors and most other hard surfaces, sundried tomatoes, pesto, pasta sauce, chicken kievs, stock and frozen chips (and the chips are way better than the store bought ones!).
    How do you make your frozen chips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakuna matata View Post
    How do you make your frozen chips?
    I cut potatoes or sweet potatoes in chip or wedge shapes (peeled or unpeeled, both are good), put them in boiling water until they're just starting to get tender then drain and plunge them into icey cold water. Then I drain them again, let them dry out a bit (just 10-15 mins or so) then put them in a large snap lock bag, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with plenty of whatever flavouring you want, my favourite is sea salt and paprika, mix it around so the flavoring is on all the chips and freeze as flat as possible so they don't all stick together. Then to cook them, I either defrost them or cook from frozen at 200 degrees until they're crispy, usually 20 minutes when defrosted and 30-ish from frozen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    I cut potatoes or sweet potatoes in chip or wedge shapes (peeled or unpeeled, both are good), put them in boiling water until they're just starting to get tender then drain and plunge them into icey cold water. Then I drain them again, let them dry out a bit (just 10-15 mins or so) then put them in a large snap lock bag, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with plenty of whatever flavouring you want, my favourite is sea salt and paprika, mix it around so the flavoring is on all the chips and freeze as flat as possible so they don't all stick together. Then to cook them, I either defrost them or cook from frozen at 200 degrees until they're crispy, usually 20 minutes when defrosted and 30-ish from frozen.
    Thank you!

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    Default Homemade

    I make naan for our curries, soap nut liquid replaces all cleaning products, soap and shampoo, we use washers in place of toilet paper, make our own bread, grow our own Veges and fruit, compost everything ... That's some of it anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmmm View Post
    I make naan for our curries, soap nut liquid replaces all cleaning products, soap and shampoo, we use washers in place of toilet paper, make our own bread, grow our own Veges and fruit, compost everything ... That's some of it anyhow.
    I don't know if I could replace toilet paper. But big thumbs up to you that's awesome.

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