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  • Stove Top or Slow Cooker: Tuscan White Bean & Swiss Chard Soup Two Ways

    I hope everyone is having a good holiday season enjoying good food, family, and friends! Pictured above is our Christmas Day dinner: Tuscan White Bean & Swiss Chard soup, decadent truffle macaroni and cheese, maple pecan Brussels sprouts, and a kale pomegranate garden salad. Over the last month, I have been trying really hard to focus on [...]

  • Slow Cooker: Smoky “Meaty” African Peanut Stew

    I had a West African Peanut Stew at a natural foods grocery store in Denver, CO a few years ago and it was so good. I think I forgot about it because I didn't think I would ever find it again and recreating it didn't even occur to me. One of the best parts of [...]

  • Slow Cooker: Autumn Black Lentil Masala Soup

    The start of fall, officially today, commences the start of soup season for me! Savor this fix it and forget it slow cooker meal after a long day. It is plenty hearty on its own but don't let me stop you from serving it with some crusty bread or over rice, couscous, or quinoa. French lentils, red [...]

  • Slow Cooker: Restaurant Style Scratch Made Refried Beans

    On one hand beans have had an excellent reputation since the beginning of time being a cheap, accessible, nutritionally dense food and on the other, many claim that beans are hard to digest causing gastrointestinal distress and diets such as Paleo are against them all together. I have already said a few times on this blog [...]

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