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Paleo Pancakes for a Crowd Hosting brunch has become one of my favorite ways to entertain. There’s a completely different vibe and energy in the house when friends and family stream through the door early in the day. It feels celebratory to enjoy the morning together, even when it’s just a normal Saturday. Break out [...]

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Lebanese Potatoes Side Dish It’s early December, and we’re in smack in the middle of potluck season. Cheesy and creamy dips, chocolatey desserts and all the meatballs can be so tempting, but they don’t have to be off limits. A little bit of moderation and one dish you can rely on for healthy satisfaction can [...]

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Best Weeknight Chicken Soup This weeknight chicken soup is a staple in my kitchen. We all have that one recipe we know like the back of our hand, because it’s so easy (and so good) that preparing it’s like being on autopilot. This is mine: a go-to for those days when my mind needs the [...]

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Easy Post-Halloween Detox How was your Halloween? It’s impossible to say no to a Reese’s cup, right? And that’s okay! I’m getting back on track this week with my favorite detox recipe. Nourishing Detox Instant Pot or Crock Pot I believe there’s a misconception that “detox” equals “deprivation,” but that’s not how it fits into [...]

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Halloween Crock Pot Dinner Halloween is next week and it falls on a Wednesday, which means sometime between leaving work and the first ring of the doorbell at 6:30, dinner needs to be cooked and eaten. It seems like a tall order on such a busy day, but convenience doesn’t have to mean hitting the [...]

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BEST Vegetarian Crock Pot Chili I love chili because it’s easy, and everyone has their own secret ingredient that makes it perfect for them. We recently asked The Fresh 20 Community about their favorite add-ins and the answers amazed me, from savory flavors like unsweetened cocoa powder, canned pumpkin, and shredded broccoli (which is genius) [...]

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Delicious Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) Dinner Crock-tober continues! One of my favorite things about Crock-Pot and Instant Pot cooking is that you can scale up any recipe for meal prep. Double a soup and you’ve got lunches for the week, or freeze single serve portions for seriously fast weeknight dinners that save you from [...]

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Happy CROCK-tober! I love how simple cooking in a Crock Pot or Instant Pot can be when I’m short on time. Uncomplicated meals with very little preparation are perfect for those of us with active lifestyles. Coming home to a warm, healthy family dinner is the absolute biggest relief on days when our schedules get hectic. [...]

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Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie This week at the farmer’s market, among the early Autumn produce, I spotted them: a stack of perfectly golden, perfectly packaged, and perfectly indulgent apple pies. Just like that, the craving for the comforting warmth of apple cinnamon took over. I could have easily snagged one and satisfied the urge, but [...]

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Instant Pot applesauce

Instant Pot Recipes are becoming a staple in my kitchen.  This simple homemade applesauce recipe takes advantage of the fall season and is made with only three ingredients.  I love to keep it on hand this time of year for adding to smoothies, topping pork chops and enjoying as a healthy snack. There are so [...]

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