On Sundays, I like to make up a big batch of something to eat for lunches throughout the week. Soups are always a great option. They're an even better choice when you can throw all the ingredients in a slow cooker and forget about it while you go about the rest of your day. This Slow Cooker Chicken & Salsa Soup is a super forgiving recipe. Chicken thighs, chicken breast; it doesn't matter! Hot salsa, mild salsa; you choose! Don't have carrots? Try celery! It's … [Read more...]
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Apparently National Noodle Day is October 6th. So HAPPY NOODLE DAY! You should all celebrate by making this Veggie Packed Spaghetti Squash & Meat Ragu! Now I'm not opposed to eating pasta, but I am all for packing in as many vegetables into one meal as I possible. What better way to do that than to substitute your noodles with spaghetti squash?! At this moment, you may be asking, "Does it actually taste like spaghetti noodles?" and the answer is no. Anyone … [Read more...]
Fall is my absolute favorite season. The crispness in the air. The warmth of big heavy sweaters. The comfort of soups and stews. And of course, the deliciousness of anything pumpkin spice. Now maybe it's a bit cliche to love everything pumpkin spice, but I can't help but feel that the mark of fall is embodied in its smell and taste. The only thing I don't love about lots of pumpkin spice things are the additives and junk that are used to make them … [Read more...]
Arugula is the new kale - at least in my kitchen. I quickly jumped on the kale train when I first switched to eating a whole foods diet. The dark leafy green is full of nutrients like potassium, vitamins A, C, and K, and even protein. You can make it into chips or use it in a salad. But sometimes you need to switch things up. Enter arugula. I just recently started buying arugula. To be honest, it's more expensive than its popular counterparts kale and spinach, so I … [Read more...]
Tacos are a staple in our house! They are quick, easy, inexpensive, and delicious. But have you every looked at the ingredients listed on a packet of store-bought taco seasoning? No bueno. Here's an example: Maltodextrin. Silicon Dioxide? Ethoxyquin?! My philosophy on packaged items is that if the ingredients listed aren't things I could cook with at home, I shouldn't be buying them. The pre-mixed taco seasoning packets at the store have added junk that can be avoided … [Read more...]