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Sunday Slow Cooker: Ratatouille with Polenta Rounds

Have a bunch of extra vegetables laying around? The this is the perfect recipe for you. Traditionally cooked low and slow on the stove-top, this simpler version is made in the slow cooker and served with crispy polenta rounds. Since it low in protein, consider adding chickpeas, chicken, or some sauteed shrimp to the dish […]

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Stuffed Italian Eggplant

Lately I have been getting lots of questions about how to make traditional recipes low carb. I have a sneaking suspicion this is due to the fact that summer is right around the corner and cutting carbs can be a quick way to shed some unwanted pounds or breakthrough a weight loss plateau. So although […]

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Cheesy Chicken and Cauliflower Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I feel like stuffed peppers are making a bit of a comeback. I am starting to see all sorts of delicious stuffed pepper recipes on blogs and in food magazines – these dreamy low carb Cowboy Chili Stuffed Peppers, these mouth-watering Mushroom, Bison, and Farro Stuffed Peppers, and these vegetarian Quinoa and Feta Stuffed Peppers […]

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Creamy Avocado Salsa Verde

As the weather finally begins to warm up, I have salsa on the brain. For me salsa not only makes the perfect snack but also is one of my favorite things to pair with simple grilled meats like chicken, pork, beef, and fish. It’s a quick and low calorie way to elevate any grilled (or […]

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Kalua Pork with Cabbage

Kalua pork is a traditional dish from Hawaii that upon first taste you would believe must be full of special ingredients due to its intense, smoky flavor. However it’s surprisingly simple when it comes to ingredients. Normally it is a pork shoulder (or a whole pig) seasoned with Hawaiian sea salt, wrapped in ti leaves, […]

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Roasted Honey Mustard Brussel’s Sprouts

I will take a big bowl of crispy, almost burnt, nicely caramelized Brussel’s sprouts any night of the week. They are a favorite side dish, snack, or salad topper and I make them almost once a week. My usual go to is simple salt and pepper, but lately I have been mixing things up with […]

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