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25 Ideas to Reuse Plastic Protein Powder Jugs, Jars, and Containers

My husband is a runner and works out in one form or another almost every day. After his workout he often enjoys a fruit smoothie with a scoop of peanut butter or protein powder or if he is feeling really crazy sometimes both.  I’m a fan of adding peanut butter powder to my morning oatmeal along with various nuts and dried fruit – many of which come in plastic tubs with screw on lids. Which means we end up with a lot of fairly large empty, food safe containers. Sometimes I recycled them but more often than not I reuse those empty plastic containers and my house has never been more organized – for free! Save this list of ideas and hacks to your Pinterest boards for later! Share it with your friends!   25 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Plastic Containers

15 Non Electric Thermal Slow Cooker Recipes You Have to Try!

I like to stream videos while I work on a sewing project and have recently fell head first into the BBC Victorian Farm series. It is about three historians who live and run a historical farm as farmers would have during the Victorian era.  Since the presenters are professional historians there isn’t any manufactured reality show drama or taking any modern shortcuts. Often they try something in real life that they studied from artifacts and books, like cooking dinner in a non electric hay box slow cooker.

Which reminded me that the decorative pillow on the guest bed in my sewing room is how I store my Wonderbag thermal slow cooker. (I’m always thinking about my amazing readers like you and that's why I share ideas like these. When you get this goodie, I might get a few coins thrown my way that keeps me supplied with enough coffee and household electricity to keep bringing YOU free ideas like this every week. Thank you for your support!)

In storm and hurricane ravaged areas non electric slow cookers can be a welcome and needed way to conserve camp stove fuel while you are waiting for the electrify to come back on. 

Fortunately I haven’t had to use my thermal cooking pot to cook like that. I usually use it to start a meal and allow it to cook during a road trip or event so I have a hot and allergy safe meal waiting for me in the trunk of my car when we are done.

 (If you plan on using a thermal slow cooker this way, I suggest you use a thermal cooking pot that comes with an internal cooking pot that seals for travel like the  Thermos Shuttle Chef Vacuum Thermo Pot,. Otherwise you'll' have to get creative with bungee cords to keep the lid on your own cooking pot while it bounces around in the car in a hay box style cooker like I do.)

15 of the Best Non Electric Hay Box, Wonderbag, and Thermal Slow Cooker Recipes for Lazy Budget Chefs

I was poking around for new hay box thermal cooking recipes for tailgating season, and with Hurricane Harvey and Irma also on my mind though I’d share the recipes I found with you in case you are in need of recipe ideas that don’t require electricity to make.

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1. Slow cooked Cashew Chicken with a Wonderbag

2. How to Make Lemon Garlic Chicken with a #Wonderbag

3. Pumpkin Tofu Coconut Curry

4. Taco Soup

5.  Steak and Kidney Pudding in a Thermal Cooker

6. Wonderbag Chili Beef Tacos

7. A hearty beef stew for a Wonderbag or Hay Box Cooker

8. Sausage and Bean One Pot Dinner

9. Thermal Cooker Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

10. Baked Cheesecake in the Thermal Cooker

11. Mexican Beef and Black Bean Soup Thermal Cooker Recipe

12  Vegetable, crispy chorizo and barley soup

13. Thermal Cooker Korean BBQ Bulgog

14. How to Bake Blueberry Muffins in a Thermal Cooker

15. Thermal Cooker Chinese Sweet Corn Soup Recipe

I found this post Turn Any Recipe Into A Thermal Cooker Recipe In 3 Easy Steps very helpful because I was having a hard time finding Wonderbag cooker recipes created specifically for a non electric slow cookers.

Do you have a thermal slow cooker? What are your favorite things to make in it? Share your recipes with us in the comments below!

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