Instant Pot Lentils and Rice

Instant Pot Lentils and Rice

Apparently, I have been missing out on lentils and rice up until recently. I liked the idea of this recipe but wasn’t fully sold until I tried it a variety of ways. Going with the amounts of water I would have used for the lentils and rice separately, then of course adding some spices, it turned out to be really delish. After many attempts to perfect the flavor, even testing it out on my coworkers at a potluck, it is finally complete. Final thoughts: We found the spice level to be just perfect but of course, you can adjust it or omit the cayenne/Piri Piri if you wish. At 15 minutes, the lentils ended up “Al dente” and the rice sticky, which made for a nice combo. You can add a slight bit more or less water or adjust the time up/down to have them more to your texture preference. […]

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Fruit and Veggie smoothie

Fruit and Veggie Smoothie

  *post contains affiliate links, read more about that and our medical disclaimers here* Recently I have been craving smoothies, which tends to happen as soon as the sun starts to come out each year. This winter was really cold and snowy, we loved it at first then it got old really quickly! The snow has now melted and we are seeing some beautiful sun most of the days, though it is only around 50 degrees at most, it feels warm! A fresh fruit and veggie smoothie is a great treat regardless of the weather-here is one I have been loving lately. I highly recommend that you use a high powered blender and if you don’t have one, either cut your produce up more or gently steam it (then refrigerate) before blending, otherwise it will just take a long time to get to the right consistency. You can alter this […]

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Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

I have spent the last 2-ish years really playing it safe with the Instant Pot… mostly making soup… We make a lot of soup! There’s nothing wrong with soup, I really love it. This year I am determined to branch out and start creating more recipes in the Instant Pot that are anything but soup. I can guarantee you will still find more new soup recipes mixed in here too, I just really love making soup in the IP! We all absolutely LOVED this recipe-I have never seen our kids so willingly eat vegetables and meat! They actually asked for it the night after we ran out of leftovers, that is when I knew it was a hit! When our little lady says “Blog! Oh my gosh, BLOG!” after taking a bite it is a really good sign. This recipe is a great representation of the “Instant” pot since it […]

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Instant Pot Lentil Soup

*Post contains affiliate links and ads-please see more on that and our medical disclaimer here* This is a really simple Instant Pot Lentil Soup recipe using just lentils, split peas and a few veggies. We always add some extra Piri-Piri because we like our soup spicier! Use your judgement for the amount of spice you can handle and let us know what worked for you! I have done this same base recipe so many times, using 1 cup celery and 1 cup carrots, without garlic and onion powder and with fresh garlic and onion. We have made it using beef and chicken broth, but I am sure veggie broth would be great as well! We’ve added a cup or two of diced, canned seasoned tomatoes before and have replaced the lentils with both green and yellow split peas with good results. Depending on how you tweak the recipe, it may look […]

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Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup

Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup

*Post contains affiliate links and ads-please see more on that and our medical disclaimer here* Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup is a spin-off of our original Instant Pot Split Pea Soup, which so many of you got creative with and shared ideas for. I love that you guys appreciate a good split pea soup, because I sure do too! Recently we created another soup recipe utilizing split peas as a complementary ingredient and it is one of my new faves. You can find that recipe here. This recipe for Yellow Split Pea Soup is in honor of one of our members in the new Allergy Friendly Instant Pot Facebook Group. This member, along with many other people out there, is unable to have onion or garlic. These are go-to spices for many cooks, myself included, so making a soup recipe omitting them was a challenge I have been working […]

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instant pot beef vegetable soup

Instant Pot Beef Vegetable Soup

Let’s not wait any longer… I gave a sneak peek to our new Facebook group and was planning on posting something else this week but you guys… this Instant Pot Beef Vegetable Soup is just too amazing! I have so many ideas and recipes to share with you all so prioritizing when to post everything is always fun. Since it is FREEZING here and I know so many people have just gotten an Instant Pot, a hearty beef broth veggie soup seems more appropriate than anything else on my radar. I am always loving the many new recipe inspirations, ideas and groups there are for healthy eating and the amount of support online for them! The internet age is really helpful considering the learning curve which can come with so many of the challenges we are faced with in the kitchen! We recently started an “allergy friendly” Instant Pot Facebook Group, open […]

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Instant Pot Root Veggie Soup

Instant Pot Root Veggie Soup

First things first: Please note that we utilize Amazon affiliate links and Google Ads on our site, read more about that and our medical disclaimer here. ‘Tis The Season For… We are fully into winter over here, it is so windy and cold! The top menu item on my mind these days is… SOUP!!! Obviously the Instant Pot (or “IP”) is the #1 choice for preparing this versatile food around here. If you are a long time or experienced Instant Pot user, I am guessing this may not be your first time making soup, maybe not your first time referencing my blog for IP recipes. I would love if you would subscribe and share my free content with your friends! If you are brand new to the IP craze completely, or in using it to make soup, welcome to our blog and enjoy! We focus on healthy recipes and versatile […]

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Instant Pot Peanut Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot Peanut Vegetable Soup

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Back by popular demand this week is another Instant Pot recipe! I feel like as soon as school starts it is time for squash, baked goods and soup, and I know I am not the only one! This soup was inspired by a dish that my husband and mother in law make and uses peanut powder, which is not something I had heard of before. We usually make peanut powder at home by blending roasted peanuts on low in the blender, sifting, then repeating the process until you have enough. If you do this too fast it becomes peanut butter so it is important to blend on low in small amounts and sift often. My husband usually takes about ten minutes to get a 32 oz container full of peanut powder. If you aren’t patient enough for that, you can find peanut powder […]

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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Noodles

*Post contains affiliate links, to read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* A simple Instant Pot recipe that has taken longer than I will admit to perfect. If you are an IP person, you know that trial and error is a big part of getting your groove on with this awesome appliance. I have been working on getting this recipe ready to share for the last few months. In this experience, I have had spaghetti squash turn to complete mush, then be far too under cooked the next time. Please note that depending on the size of your squash, the results can vary. The winning recipe was made with a small squash measuring about 8″ long and 5″ wide on the steamer rack using instructions below. Let us know how it goes for you! As always we hope you enjoy our recipes and please give your suggestions for what […]

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Oven Baked Chicken

Oven Baked Chicken

*Post contains affiliate links, read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Oven baked chicken is one of the laziest dinners we make in our house and is also one of the most economical and versatile! There is something to be said for making a simple meal that impresses people more than you think it should. We love to show people how easy it can be to make food that tastes absolutely more delicious than it should with what little effort you put in. I am amazed at how much flavor this recipe packs and how the whole family looks forward to it each time we make it. With a side of potatoes and steamed veggies it is a hearty and healthy meal that can be done with minimal attention during the process! This is a simple oven baked chicken recipe that requires cutting a whole chicken down the breast side, flattening it […]

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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

  *Post contains affiliate links, read more about that and our medical disclaimer here*   This recipe has been a long time coming and I am happy to share it with you finally! One of Roy’s favorite foods is Mongolian Beef and we have eaten a LOT of it from many different takeout and eat in places. Before the Instant Pot I had not been able to make a decent batch that was easy to replicate but this recipe is IT! Surprisingly it only took a few tries to get this one just right, the first few times the salt to sweet ratio was off for our liking. If you have tried our other recipes you may note that we are fans of big flavors, this recipe is no exception to that. Even though there are plenty of places these days that offer healthier versions of takeout foods, they are the minority and having a […]

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Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

  *Post contains affiliate links, read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* The pizza cravings around here are real and I have embraced the fact that (sometimes) they can be satisfied in a healthy way! I have been on a pizza bender the last week and have had all of the delicious REAL greasy takeout pizza, healthy homemade pizza with our crust recipe and now this Pizza Frittata! It might be the last pizza dish I need for awhile, we’ll see. No guarantees, ok? I was hungry and trying to make a quick healthy and nourishing meal while also using up ingredients that we had on hand. There was a little bit of cheese and pepperoni as well as some marinara sauce in the fridge so *lightbulb* I decided to make a simple pizza frittata. This is not something I have done before but just threw together what I […]

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Spiced Paleo Porridge

Spiced Paleo Porridge

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* I have a squash obsession-it is true. There was no denying it any longer when I went through 8 winter squash in 5 days. Between eating them plain with a little sea salt and getting crazy with recipe development, it was easier than you may think. This recipe for Nut-Free Spiced Paleo Porridge is a result of me deciding to get a little more creative with these squash and (finally) remembering to record my measurements! I have always been a huge fan of oatmeal but avoid regularly eating grains these days as my system doesn’t always take kindly to them. I had been really wanting to make a nut-free spiced paleo porridge that doesn’t use a lot of ingredients and has a simple method. I am one of the many lovers of all things pumpkin spice but try […]

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Curried Carrot Fritters

Curried Carrot Fritters

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Hey there! We have a great recipe for you this week. We LOVE curry, chili powder and turmeric around here so if you do as well then you are in luck. I wanted to make a veggie something that was quick, delicious and healthy using simple ingredients that I tend to have on hand. So what came to mind immediately? Carrots, of course. I usually buy the huge 5 pound bag and start to run out of things to do with them by the time they are getting soft. We were at this point and I was feeling like having a savory pancake-y type of thing. The baby fell asleep, I rolled up my sleeves and it worked out! Side note-there is turmeric in this recipe and typically in almost all savory things we make-in case you haven’t […]

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Sweet Spicy Chicken

Sweet Spicy Chicken

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Chicken is a staple in our house. We tend to keep it very simple with methods and focus on the flavor combinations. What can I say-I like delicious and easy recipes! This recipe is a sweet and spicy chicken that was a hit with my mom and our daughter. With school starting, work hours picking up and getting ready to move, we have been busier than normal around here but still have managed to cook dinner every weeknight, thanks to my awesome family! We are blessed to have my mom helping us out on days that we both work. Our daughter is so helpful with baby brother and my husband is the best teammate I could ever dream of.  Making dinner every night is doable for my husband and I; we tend to turn to recipes such as this […]

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Paleo Peach Compote

Paleo Peach Compote

Peaches and Nectarines…   This was a big part of my life last weekend. Washing them, eating them, slicing them, flash freezing and storing them. Nearly 30 lbs worth of peaches and nectarines that needed my help to avoid the spoils of being forgotten and rotten. My mom is a really awesome lady who, like most people, loves a good deal. My mom and I don’t normally eat a ton of fruit but my husband and daughter eat a fruit a fair bit. So mom started giving us peaches and nectarines throughout the week and I eventually tried them… They were so delicious and juicy sweet! Like candy, my mom said. I ate more fruit in the last week and a half than I have all month with those drupes in the house. Haha, drupes. 😆 I had to, that word is awesome. I thought briefly that with the fruitful […]

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Instant Pot Chuck Steak

Banana Pumpkin Bread

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Here it is! Paleo banana pumpkin bread that is nut-free and pretty darn delicious! I find that using the combo of arrowroot or tapioca starch and coconut flour lends the best texture to paleo baked goods. If you are like most people I know who are not big fans of super egg-y baked goods, give this a try. I find it to be a nicer texture than the recipes using only coconut flour. Paleo baking is a tricky thing to master and I am enjoying on my journey of exploration with it. I am far from an expert but occasionally come up with some delicious wins worth sharing-like this paleo banana pumpkin bread! I like my bread to hold together without being too spongy. When making banana bread I find that it can sometimes be too wet or […]

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Coconut Protein Pancakes

Coconut Protein Pancakes

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Mmmm, pancakes. Coconut Protein Pancakes, to be precise. Fluffy, delicious, moist pancakes. Minus the gluten? I am sure you know that it is possible. Grain free? Nut free? Dairy free? Paleo? Protein packed? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes… Here we have created a recipe with these simple objectives in mind; Use up those pesky egg whites, don’t make them taste too coconut-ey, keep the fluff and moistness ratio in a good balance. Seems simple right? It was. Pancake batter is something we are familiar with the texture of so finding that perfect consistency wasn’t too difficult. These look like the pancake batter I remember from childhood, minus the clumps. They cook up like traditional pancakes too, medium low heat, oil the pan, once the bubbles start to form and pop they are ready to flip 😉 I […]

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Iced Gingerbread Cookies

Iced Gingerbread Cookies

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* I don’t know about you but I really love a good gingerbread cookie. It needs to have a fairly spicy bite to it and be pretty thin, adequately dense and perfectly chewy. The sweetness of a good icing ideally helps to balance the spiciness of the cookie. Oh yeah, and you must never be able to guess that they are healthy! I was looking for a (gluten-free) recipe to try online and couldn’t find one that didn’t use nut flour! So I had to make one that suited my tastes and was gluten free, dairy free and nut free. These iced gingerbread cookies fit the bill! Gluten free, vegan,allergy friendly and even paleo (if you’re “team white rice paleo!”) Here we have developed a cookie that is perfectly chewy, a tad crispy on the edges and keeps this texture […]

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Peanut Butter Jelly Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Jelly Ice Cream

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* This new fruit ice cream trend is really something! We are huge fans now that I have tried it and we feel really good giving this as a treat to the kids! The key that I have found is the banana to (other) fruit ratio. We have had the best results when using 2 parts banana to 1 part other fruit. We have played around with a lot of different “nice cream” recipes and this peanut butter and jelly ice cream is by far my favorite! It is like a creamy peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Feel free to use other nut butters if you would like and let us know how it goes in the comments! Print Recipe Peanut Butter Jelly Ice Cream Yum Delicious and healthy peanut butter and jelly ice cream made with just three […]

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Fudgy Blender Brownies

Fudgy Blender Brownies

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Fudgy blender brownies are possibly my laziest dessert recipe to date. They are even easier than the mug cake! Basically blend up your ingredients and bake. It’s about as easy as it gets! We use a Vitamix but a regular blender could work as well, likely you will need to stir it throughout the process and possibly melt your chocolate chips. The main ingredient here is plantain, which can be found at most grocery stores these days, typically near the bananas. You will want to use overripe or black plantains. They will literally be black on the outside, like an extremely overripe banana. This means they are good to go for this recipe, they are not rotten! If you haven’t used plantains before, here is a pretty awesome way to start. They work wonderfully in this application to sweeten and […]

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Lemon Pepper Asparagus

Lemon Pepper Asparagus

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables and before this I mostly enjoyed it steamed or roasted with a little salt, nothing fancy. If we were to get fancy, we would do bacon wrapped asparagus-because wrapping bacon around something is like insta-fancy, you know. This recipe kind of happened by accident; I was just messing around with a new way to make asparagus that would be quick and a little bit more exciting than our usual. So naturally I went for some of my favorite spices and added lemon, because duh! I love the combo of garlic, onion, salt, pepper and chili powder. Adding lemon just takes it to the next level! If you are feeling really crazy add the pinch of cayenne to it! When creating the recipe I initially made it using the frying pan and then […]

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Perfect Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* If you aren’t usually a fan of gluten free baked goods, I challenge you to try this recipe and let us know what you think. Follow it EXACTLY and try it. Better yet, have someone else randomly make them and surprise you with them without telling you they are gluten free. Then you will truly understand what I am telling you-that they are THE ABSOLUTE BEST SOFT AND CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE-and they also happen to be gluten free.You will love them, assuming you love soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. I am telling you this based on the reviews I have gotten from my gluten eating, gluten loving test subjects who I did that very thing to. Unsuspecting cookie lovers beware-somebody may be trying to get your opinion on a gluten free recipe that they are refining […]

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Leftovers Frittata

Leftovers Frittata

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Have leftover egg whites? Have eggs? Ok, good. You need this frittata. This amazingly simple and delicious leftovers frittata… It all came together when I sparked an interest in creating some killer recipes for paleo ice cream. I was initially avoiding using egg yolks in my recipes. This was not because I have an egg intolerance or anything but simply because I didn’t want to separate the eggs… I know that sounds crazy. Maybe it is. Hang on, I will have an explanation for you. After many not so good batches of ice cream using all sorts of things to try and replace the egg yolks, I realized that I would just need to separate the yolks from the whites. It may seem simple to you but this was a very game-changing realization for me. I am grateful […]

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Instant Pot Chicken Broth

Instant Pot Chicken Broth

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* I’m sure all of you have heard about bone broth by now with all of the media attention it has gotten. There are a plethora of blog posts about the amazing benefits of bone broth, many people swear by it for boosting the immune system, keeping their skin and hair looking and feeling great, maintaining a healthy digestive system and more. I encourage you to do your own research if you are interested in learning more about exactly why and bone broth is good for you! Aside from the health benefits of broth, it is pretty versatile and always adds extra flavor to most dishes. If there is one thing that we use with almost every meal, it’s a nice homemade stock or broth. We also enjoy it plain with salt and pepper when we’re feeling sick. We […]

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Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* For those of you that have an Instant Pot, you know what a timesaver it is to have in the kitchen. If you don’t have one I would highly recommend looking into it. You can read more about it here. Whether you are a single person or have a large family I am sure that an electric pressure cooker will be a game changer for your cooking situation. The Instant Pot seems to be the most trusted brand of electric pressure cookers and is comparably priced with similar “copycat” brands. This is the model we have and it is used almost every day-I am not exaggerating. I would have to say that by far our favorite dish to cook in the IP is beef ribs. Ribs normally take at least 3-4 hours with other cooking methods but these are […]

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Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Soup

  *Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Here it is-a delicious filling chicken soup recipe for the instant pot. We use lentils rice, chicken and a lot of veggies to make this a thicker soup that satisfies and nourishes you, especially when it’s cold out! Since Roy doesn’t care for soup, it is the kids and I that eat it (mostly the baby and I, to be most accurate). I will usually make a pot of this and either eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner at random until it’s gone or freeze half for later. It works really well to freeze in little containers for the baby to have a healthy meal ready to go! Please ask any questions and let us know how you like the recipe in the comments! Print Recipe Instant Pot Chicken Soup Yum A healthy, quick nourishing meal. […]

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Banana Vanilla Ice Cream

Banana Vanilla Ice Cream

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Well, I said I wouldn’t do it. I wouldn’t be that real food blogger that constantly posts about treats. I told myself that I wanted to present as a realistic, day-to-day, easy recipe, family friendly, quick-ish real food type of blog. That is still the plan however my first post will be about banana vanilla ice cream… because this ice cream is just THAT GOOD! Seriously. Our daughter, the coconut flavor detective, had no idea this ice cream was made with a base of coconut cream… that was my exact intention! (recipe below post) So it began when my awesome sister decided to get one step closer to pursuing her next career venture and moved into an adorable inner city apartment with some roommates. She sold her car to lower her expenses and save money to move into […]

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Pumpkin Turmeric Soup

Pumpkin Turmeric Soup

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* ‘Tis (still) the season for…squash. This week I am changing my tune with a different kind of squash recipe-Pumpkin Turmeric Soup. In case you haven’t heard-I love pumpkin because it is a squash and I love squash. You probably know about my love of squash from my previous post, so I won’t elaborate further.  My favorite part of Halloween this year was eating the pumpkin we didn’t carve. Someone decorated her pumpkin with stickers and was perfectly happy with it that way. As soon as I saw that I realized I could eat it after Halloween… We were also not too upset to be missing out on the mess of pumpkin carving this year. We also did not object when she decided she was NOT going out to trick-or-treat in the rain. Ultimately she decided she didn’t even want […]

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Gluten Free Pie Crust

Gluten Free Pie Crust

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* After many test batches and tweaks to this recipe, we are (finally) ready to share it with you all! The coolest thing about this gluten free pie crust is that it can be used for two individual pies with a bottom layer crust for each or it can be used to make a top and bottom crust for one pie. I have used it both ways and prefer to use it for 2 separate pies, or for one pie and one other yummy custard-ey dessert that I will post for you soon-once I have a good name for it! I encourage you to experiment with this pie crust, I like to make it very thin (as pictured) and it ends slightly crispy on the edges and cracks a little in some areas. This does not bother us but can […]

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Indulgent Banana Cream Pie

Indulgent Banana Cream Pie

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* In case you need a recipe for something to fill your Gluten Free Pie Crust with… here ya go! I made my first banana cream pie a few years ago and only recently started experimenting on developing my own recipe for one. Roy’s favorite type of pie is banana cream pie and every one that I made or we bought just wasn’t quite what he had in mind and was not up to my standards either. We began our quest to create the perfect banana cream pie and I was making it both dairy free/paleo friendly and traditional whole milk real sugar versions. Every version I have made is gluten and nut free, and the final pie crust that was the best can be found here. This crust has rice flour in it so depending on your version/definition of […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Mocha

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mocha

  *Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here*   PSA! A blender, a few common ingredients and 2 minutes of your time can change your coffee game forever! Hello Peanut Butter Chocolate Mocha! Whether you like an occasional treat or a daily dose of fancy, this is a quick way to step up your coffee game! I have spent way more time, energy and money on unhealthy coffee drinks than I would like to admit. In my high school there was a coffee cart on campus and that (as well as Taco Bell) is where I spent the money that I earned by working in the daycare! Once I outgrew the high school coffee cart I graduated to the hometown coffee options. Before and sometimes after work I would go almost every day to the local coffee shops that my friends worked for. It became a daily habit and […]

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Banana Avocado Ice Cream

Banana Avocado Ice Cream

  *Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* It sounds weird, I know. Banana Avocado Ice Cream…. trust me, if you have not tried avocado in a sweet preparation, it is time you do. When Roy and I were making one of our first meals together, I put sliced avocado on the side and noticed he saved it until the end and sprinkled coconut sugar on it as a dessert. Of course I tried some of it too and was actually pretty impressed! I had previously tried a lovely chocolate mousse with avocado, coconut oil and milk as the base and LOVED IT.  I had assumed that the reason avocado was so delicious as a dessert could be attributed only to the fact that it was hidden with copious amounts of sweetener and chocolate in that particular recipe. I was very wrong-it is actually a […]

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Plantain Tortillas

Plantain Tortillas

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Hi friends! I have been out of the blogging game for a little while here and have been slacking on running final tests on recipes to post for you. My in laws are spoiling us and we have not been cooking as much lately, as they have been preparing amazing meals each day. I love to watch my mother in law cook, she knows exactly how much of everything to use and never measures or times anything. It is always just perfect. I can definitely see where Roy gets his cooking skills from! It has been so nice to have them here with us, I am still working on a way to convince them to stay forever, I will let you know how it works out… In the meantime, here is a recipe for a gluten free tortilla that […]

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Plantain Pizza Crust

Plantain Pizza Crust

  *Post contains affiliate links, read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* So here it {finally} is for you guys, after countless test batches and revisions. A legit plantain pizza crust that happens to be vegetarian, paleo-ish friendly and also gluten free, dairy free and nut free! This has been fully approved by Roy, my in laws and the kids, fyi. The 6 year old has never been more excited about vegetables than when I gave her the pizza pictured above! I prefer the blender method listed (we use a Vitamix) to prepare the batter, and find that using a rectangular metal baking sheet is best. When serving we found that cutting the crust into squares makes for the easiest consumption! Please feel free to try whatever toppings you prefer and let us know how it is! Our favorite toppings are classic red sauce, cheese and pepperoni plus some random veggies; I […]

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Chicken Veggie Stir Fry

Chicken Veggie Stir Fry

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* It is about time that we share a recipe that is not some sort of a dessert…. I feel like I was on a treat spree the whole time we had my in laws here to visit. Part of it was my awesome mother-in-law spoiling us with delicious meals every day, so I wasn’t cooking regular as much as I normally would. I am also a huge advocate of treating yourself without limitations within a generally healthy and balanced diet/lifestyle. So if I felt like eating a healthier version of sweets literally 5-7 days/week for the rest of my life without feeling guilty, I would be totally fine with it, physically and mentally. I have learned not to be dogmatic about dieting and not to restrict myself from food. I don’t even stress anymore about what I eat that […]

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Instant Pot Chuck Steak

Instant Pot Chuck Steak

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* As crazy as some people may think this is, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Our family likes our steak fully cooked. Yep, cooked thoroughly, all the way through, a little charred on the outside even sometimes. It’s an unpopular preference but we are thinking that maybe there are others out there who share it. This recipe is a good way to make a tougher cut of meat a lot more tender and far tastier than any other method we have used. If you have an Instant Pot  (which I’m guessing you might if you’re checking this recipe out) then you know that most things are better when cooked under pressure. If you don’t have one then what are you waiting for?! Seriously. It’s a game changer in the kitchen. We used to make this recipe […]

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