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Almond Butter Pancakes The Sunday pancake/waffle tradition in the Lanz household goes back years. With time, we’ve found our tried-and-true rotation of beloved recipes that keep us looking forward to our house smelling like maple syrup and sweet skillet heat on the weekends. From these paleo and gluten-free skillet pancakes to these lightly spiced sweet [...]

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Bhutan’s National Dish Chili and cheese is a combination we’re all familiar with, whether it’s via the Americana chili beans topped with shredded cheese or meat spiced with chili powder and topped with cheese on a taco. I’d like to introduce you to Ema Datshi, which literally translates to ‘chili’ and ‘cheese’ in the Dzongkha [...]

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No Added Sugar Strawberry Smoothie Today, I want to talk about sugar cravings. Sugar addiction is real, and it’s hard to break. According to The Cleveland Clinic, the average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar every single year. You guys. How!? But we do! And it’s biologically addictive. The more sugar you eat, the more [...]

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Favorite Egg Breakfast Burritos With two teen boys in the house, a hearty breakfast is more important than ever. We all need a meal packed with protein, carbohydrates and even a bit of fat to fuel our minds and bodies for whatever the day may bring. And trust me, no one wants to be hangry [...]

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Easy Shrimp Pho at Home Pho, pronounced ‘fuh’, is a Vietnamese specialty that features a subtly sweet and aromatic broth, rice noodles and fresh, vibrant garnishes including lime and jalapeño. In homes across Vietnam, pho broth simmers for hours on the stove-top with beef bones, spices and herbs. This version takes just over 20 minutes, [...]

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Perfect Meal Prep Roasted Veggies Roasted vegetables are one of my very favorite things — not just my favorite way to cook veggies — but one of my very favorite dishes in general. The caramelized tips and edges that add a hint of sweetness along with the soft crunch enhance the fresh flavors and transform [...]

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Strawberry Beet Smoothie First of all, you’d never guess there are beets hiding in this smoothie. There’s a subtle earthy background flavor, and it does a delicious dance with the sweet strawberries and tart lemon. Bring in the smooth texture from a bit of avocado and a kick of spice — it’s heavenly. I like [...]

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Quick Granola Parfait ‘Parfait’ is a French word that translates to ‘perfect’ in English — so whoever decided to call layers of tangy Greek yogurt, crunchy, sweet granola, and fresh fruit a ‘parfait’ is a genius in my book. Because it’s literally perfect. These granola and yogurt parfaits pack a nutritious balance of protein and [...]

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Make Your Own Waffle Mix These easy meal prep waffles keep my house-hold from sliding off the rails. Breakfast (or lack there-of) can make or break our day. We all know the tried and true saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” What I’ve learned about that over the years is it’s [...]

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I call this gratitude granola. Not only because it always gives me a sense of joy when I make a batch but because it’s the gift by which I say “Thank you!” Homemade granola is rather simple to make and gives so much flexibility in choosing ingredients you love. I make mine with maple syrup. [...]

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