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Green Bean Tomato Salad

This is a super easy and colorful salad.  Enjoy! 1½ pounds green beans, trimmed 1¼ pounds cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 Tablespoon red onion, minced 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper Cook beans in boiling water for 7 minutes or […]

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Peach Salad With Toasted Hazelnuts

I love peaches. I put them in everything: creamy steel cut oats, roasted chicken and avocado salad, oat and almond crumble, smoothies, buckwheat crepes, and homemade ice cream. You name it and I bet it would taste better with peaches. Your favorite salad mix (this recipe tastes best with a little spicy arugula) 1/4 cup […]

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Crock Pot Chicken

The main crock pot recipe I have enjoyed over the years is one that I have grown up with since child hood.  It’s probably the easiest and cheapest way to have a delicious hot meal waiting for you when you get home at the end of the day and it practically cooks itself.  In your […]

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Crockpot and Dutch Oven Basics

To be honest, I don’t think I have ever cooked anything in a Crockpot.  What I do use, however, is a dutch oven-a large, heavy bottomed soup pot that can serve the same purpose. So, whether you have a Crockpot or a soup pot, here are some essential tips and basic instructions for making a […]

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2 Minute Smoothie

Our organs produce around 24 different types of enzymes so that we can digest our food properly.  They are also found in a variety of foods, like raw uncooked fruit, vegetables and meats – which are great, if we eat enough of them. But do we?  Probably not.  Most American diets are high in processed […]

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Bean and Veggie Crockpot Dish

The following recipe is a new twist on beans and rice with the convenience of a crock pot. 1 Tb olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, chopped 3 leeks, chopped and soaked in a bowl of water to release excess dirt 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped […]

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Crock Pot Beans

Crock pot cooking not only simplifies your life by minimizing cooking/prepping time, but it also enriches it with wonderful aromas that provides us with comfort. I make beans in the crock pot most weeks because they are dirt cheap, very healthy, simple to make, and they go with so many dishes.  Here is the basic […]

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Mango Carrot Smoothie

Ingredients 1.5-2 cups frozen mango chunks 1 fresh banana, cut into chunks 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks 1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and rough-chopped 1 cup water ice Directions Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Add more water or juice until your desired consistency is reached.  Serve and enjoy!

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