• Blog,  Recipes,  Vegetables

    Basic Spaghetti Squash

    Spaghetti squash used to scare the crap out of me.  It always seemed so complicated.  The first time I bought a spaghetti squash I was so scared of it, it sat on my counter until it rotted.  True story. Now I wonder what the hell I was scared of.  It takes 5 minutes to prep.  Seriously 5 minutes!!! Because it can take 45-60 minutes to bake, I usually make this on my meal prep days, then use it later in the week. P.S.  We compost.  If you compost make sure you cut up the rind into smaller pieces because it will breakdown quicker. Print Basic Spaghetti Squash Prep Time 5…

  • Blog,  Recipes,  Vegetables

    Portabella Mushroom Burgers and Roasted Carrots

    I’ve been trying to introduce more vegetarian meals into our weekly meals.  Some have not been that great while others have become family favorites.  The toddler always surprises me when it comes to food, sometimes she will eat everything we give her, other times all she wants is applesauce. I expected her to reject the mushroom and carrots, but she surprised me, ate every single bite and asked for more!  Of course the next day we tried to give her the leftover mushroom and she reacted like it was poison.  Oh well at least she ate it once!   Print Portabella Mushroom Burger with Roasted Carrots Course: Main Course Ingredients…

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  • Blog,  Recipes,  Spice Blends

    Everything but the Bagel Recipe + Flax

    I’ve been seeing the Trader Joes new seasoning blend, Everything but the Bagel, pop up all over social media.  Unfortunately for me, the closes Trader Joes is 60 miles away!  Yikes!  Instead of driving 2 hours, I decided to just mix some up at home. One thing I love about this recipe is all the amazing nutrients combined together. Flax Seeds Contains Omega-3 Lowers blood pressure May help manage diabetes Reduces inflammation associated with plaque in the arteries (prevent heart attacks) Reduces the intensity of hot flashes in menopausal women Sesame Seeds Lowers blood pressure Strengthens and repairs bones Helps manage diabetes Reduces inflammation in joints, muscles, and bones Poppy Seeds…

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  • Blog,  Poultry,  Recipes

    Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs (Whole30)

      To be honest, I usually don’t have the energy to come up with a new meal everyday.  Some days are so hectic, if I don’t have leftovers in the fridge, then I’ll turn to something fast which usually means junky.  This means having healthy leftovers in the fridge vital. Sometimes I’ll make a big pot of something on the stove, but my slow cooker is my go-to friend for these, bigger than normal, meals.  I’ve been trying to get into the habit of chopping all the veggies for the upcoming week on Sundays.  It is really a huge timesaver as the week wears on. Finding Compliant Broth Part of Whole30…

  • Beef,  Blog,  Recipes

    Rosemary Roast Beef

    Being on Whole30 has forced me to spend more time in the kitchen.  I have been cooking a lot more.  As a result I have become more confident in the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes.  For most cooking a roast is basic but I’ve only done a slow cooker pot roast. Today I decided to try an oven roast with a spice rub.  I used a 3.5 lbs top round roast from Robinson Hill Beef for this recipe. We loved this roast as a simple dinner or sliced thin for sandwiches.     Update:  4/25/2017 – I’m so sorry! Something happened with my blog and all my recipes disappeared.  I’m…

  • Beef,  Blog,  Poultry,  Recipes

    Meatballs

    Most meatball recipes call for 1 lbs of ground meat.  I think that is cute.  When I make meat balls, I will make the shit out of those. They are labor intensive.  If I’m going to spend that much time making something, it better last a long time.  I will freeze them almost immediately and just take out what we plan to eat.  In our house 4 lbs of meatballs will last about a month, maybe longer if we forget we have some.  Sometimes it is the only thing the toddler will eat. The recipe calls for onion which is a pretty basic meatball ingredient, but I have been known…