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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Cocktail Hour || Stone Fruit Summertime Sangria

As summer winds to a close, there is something extra sweet about parties thrown this time of year.  As Fall begins and the days get shorter, the laissez faire days of summer are limited, so there’s no better time to gather your favorite humans around yummy food and drinks. I love a big batch pre-mixed cocktail that takes the fuss out of making sure everyone’s drinks are full and keeps the vibe feeling laidback.  When we decided on this month’s Summertime Sangria recipe, Smirnoff promptly challenged us to a blind vodka taste …

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Bed Rest Peach Pecan Muffin Recipe

What better way to celebrate having made it to 37 weeks than with the Peach Pecan Muffin recipe I made while sitting on a bar stool just a couple days after going into labor at 34 weeks.  I’ve experienced a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions throughout both my pregnancies and they’ve never worried me.  They’re inconsistent, uncomfortable but not painful, and seem to just come and go.  Especially since Parker had to be forced to evacuate the womb after 40 weeks and still took nearly two full days to come out, I’ve …

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Summer Salads: Watermelon Mint Salad + Rosemary Chicken Salad

There are a few things I (Lauren) cannot help but crave during these hot summer days. Right now it’s fresh herbs, watermelon, and ice cold salads, so I thought I’d share a couple of my go-to salad recipes. These salads are not only hearty and filling, but they pack a punch of delicious flavors that will keep you coming back for more.  First up let’s talk about the refreshing, irresistible summer staple; watermelon! My stomach is getting close to the size of one (I’m due in September!) and I have no problem scarfing down an …

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