recipes

Instant Pot Ground Beef + Sweet Potato Chili (Paleo, W30 + GF)

Do you have an Instant Pot? I have been hearing murmurings about it for months now.  Dramatic murmurings like, “It’s changed my life!” and “This is the greatest invention!”.  I already have a slow cooker and a dozen other small kitchen devices and appliances taking up precious space in the kitchen so it took longer than I wish to actually try it out myself.  Now that I have, though, allow me to add those dramatic murmurings, “Why do I even have a stove?!”  (I should preface that this post is not …

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Weeknight Meal Plan || #8 (Extra Easy!)

Happy Friday!  What are you guys up to this weekend?!  We are celebrating my brother-in-law’s new job tonight and Parker’s bestie’s birthday tomorrow, followed by a relaxing day of football and pulled pork sandwiches on Sunday.  Aaron has been traveling a lot lately and while I would never describe it as easy, it feels like I’m finally finding my rhythm with doing the two kids solo thing.  The hours from 5-8pm are a well choreographed dance of bathing, feeding, and dodging meltdowns, but most nights, come eight o …

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

These gluten free pumpkin pancakes are perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch. Easy and quick to make with a subtle flavor of pumpkin spice, these sweet pancakes are sure to be a hit! Serve with drizzled honey or maple syrup. Dairy free and made with coconut flour. Fall is for sure my most favorite time of year.  Oh how I (Lauren) love pumpkin season! I can’t deny my love for all things pumpkin. As soon as I see pumpkins in front of the grocery store, I just get giddy. I’ll even admit to being one of those people who can’t …

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Gluten Free Slow Cooker Banh Mi Wraps

Sometimes I (Lauren) think the concepts of meal prep and slow cookers get a bad rap. I often hear people say they make for rushed or bland meals, but if you like to eat healthy and have a busy life, I think you have to master both of these. I obviously disagree and believe that not only can you make flavorful, delicious meals–you can enjoy a variety of styles of food.  I love to cook Asian flavors. I am no master of them yet but I really enjoy experimenting and learning new techniques. Banh Mi is the Vietnamese word for bread. Bread, …

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