Do you ever go through your pantry not knowing what to do with some of those bulk nuts and seeds? Well this pumpkin seed pesto is a great way to use up those extra pumpkin seeds (you can also use pistachios or other nuts and seeds too, see my pistachio pesto)! This pumpkin seed pesto […]

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My recipe for Microwave Meatballs fits into the category of “life hacks” because you have a hearty meal ready in 15 minutes!  Try adding my Microwave Meatballs to spaghetti, zoodles, pizza toppings or serve as an appetizer. Meatball History1 The origin of meatballs is uncertain and is likely to have emerged independently around the world. […]

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The convenience and speed of using an Instant Pot continues with my Instant Pot Whole Chicken! This fool proof recipe makes a juicy, tender chicken in less than an hour. Keep reading to gain culinary wisdom on thawing chicken, seasoning, salting, why you should always brown your bird first, and nutrition info on chicken. Thawing […]

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Nothing beats short ribs when it’s chilly out. My Instant Pot Short Ribs are delicious and nutritious – PLUS they’re so simple to make! Just pair them with some brown rice, quinoa, or mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce and a bunch of roasted veggies and you’ll be good to go! Disclosure: This post […]

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Do you ever get bored of the same old grilled meat or roasted fish? I love to upgrade this simple preparation of protein with different sauces and condiments, especially with my arugula chimichurri. It is herby, garlicky, and creamy with a little kick. Using arugula adds a peppery bite, which differs from the traditional cilantro […]

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Taco Tuesday is great, but taco anyday is even better! If you’re like me then tacos are a staple meal for easy weeknight dinners. The key part of making a taco, however, is the taco seasoning. Gone are the days of that store bought taco seasoning full of added sugar, silicon dioxide and “natural flavors.” […]

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I love cheese! My cheese crisps are one ingredient only – parmesan cheese – with the option of your favorite herbs and spices. They are great in a salad or a sandwich for an extra crunch, or by themselves for a high protein, salty snack. I think you will find yourself making these often! Seriously, […]

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Move over buffalo wings. Introducing my healthier alternative, buffalo cauliflower bites! Get the same great taste as traditional wings, but more vitamins and nutrients. The best part? They’re baked, not fried. They are the perfect appetizer for game day or girls night! Make sure you make extra, because these will be gone in a flash. […]

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Sunday meal prep just got a whole lot better with my Instant Pot shredded chicken. I love the versatility of this recipe, which can be used in a variety of different ways. For instance, you can add it to my superfood spinach quinoa salad with pomegranate citrus dressing, tacos, or alongside my favorite side dishes […]

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When I was little, I always looked forward to weekends because my dad would go to the bakery and bring me a muffin for breakfast. Now every day can be Saturday with my gluten free blueberry muffins! These muffins are lower in sugar and calories than your traditional bakery muffin, and you still get that […]

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