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Bone Broth

Bone broth has been one of those “buzzwords” in recent years. But it’s for a good reason. It is delicious and one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat… or drink. However, I’ve found I don’t really enjoy the taste of most bone broths you can buy at the store. (I do like this one and I buy it often.)

But what makes bone broth so special? When you soak and steep the bones, you are able to extract the most valuable nutrients. For example, collagen and amino acids. Read more about the vitamins and minerals in both broth here. One of the best parts of bone broth is you get tons of bang for you buck. Fruit, veggies, bone marrow… without actually eating all of those things. It’s nature’s multivitamin. Luckily for you, you don’t have to cook your bone broth for 12-24 hours anymore. Enter: Instant Pot!

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Greek Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

This might be one of my FAVORITE recipes to date! I love Greek food, and this recipe is inspired by one of my favorite Greek restaurants in town. Sheet pan dinners are all the rage, and there’s a reason for that- they’re quick and easy. This recipe is literally foolproof. My favorite part? Minimal dishes to clean. You add one ingredient at a time because of different cook times for different ingredients. 

The tzatziki sauce is the TRUE star of this dish! It’s actually my favorite tzatziki EVER and I kind of made it on a whim. And I’m glad I did! It’s creamy, it’s cool, it’s flavorful, and citrusy. YUM! 

This sheet pan dinner is paleo (debatable because potatoes are that gray area in paleo), gluten free, and Whole30. I’m currently doing my first ever Whole30 (I can’t believe I’ve never done it until now) and this recipe is such a delightful addition to my Whole30 wheelhouse. You can totally shape and make this recipe to fit you and your favorite flavors. You can use a store bought Greek seasoning (I like this one) or use the recipe I created. It is so flavorful and downright delicious! 

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Low Carb Shrimp Risotto

Risotto is one of my FAVORITE things on earth and you can bet your bottom dollar if this is on a menu (especially seafood risotto) I’m going to order it. I miss it terribly when I’m eating low carb. This recipe was born when I didn’t have anything in the fridge except frozen shrimp, frozen cauliflower rice, and butter. BOOM! Instant deliciousness.

What is risotto? Risotto is rice cooked in a creamy, sultry sauce. YUM! It is traditionally from Italy. Sometimes I describe risotto as a mix between pasta and rice. Oftentimes risotto is made without cream but the starches in the rice make it creamy. It’s delicious and you should be able to enjoy its flavors even if you’re on a low carb diet (lifestyle). 

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Secretly Sensational White Chicken Chili

This chili is secretly sensational because it looks like your plain old white chili, until you taste it. When my husband first tried it, he was amazed! He didn’t think a chili that looked like that could be so full of flavor! This chili is SO easy and it can be made so quickly. This is the perfect meal to take to a friend who has just had a baby or a friend in need. It’s easy and packs a punch! It is so filling and really just perfect for these cold winter months. 

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Vangie's Salsa

This is the recipe I ALWAYS make! Pot luck? This is what I’m bringing. Come to my house? This is what I’m making for an appetizer. I even used this recipe in my demonstrative speech in speech class. In 7th grade. That’s how long I’ve been making this salsa! CONFESSION! This isn’t actually my recipe. People have been calling this “my” salsa for years but I’m finally admitting the truth. I actually got this recipe from a PRECIOUS family friend who I have known literally my whole life. I haven’t seen the actual typed up recipe in years so I make it from memory.

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Spicy Sausage Soup with Kale and Gnocchi

This cold and yucky weather leaves me wanting something comforting… but not guilty! That’s why I invented this yummy and completely guilt free soup! It has super foods like kale, which is a rich source of vitamins and will help stave off those nasty infections that we want to keep far away from our homes! I hope you enjoy this soup as much as I did. It is surprisingly filling, which is one of the reasons I love it! 

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Chimichurri Steak Salad with Blistered Tomatoes and Grilled Onions

One day I started craving a chimichurri steak salad. I can’t explain it other than saying I had to have it! This is a phenomenon my mom likes to call being “meat hungry.” It’s pretty obvious but it’s when you’re hungry for meat and usually comes on when you’re working out really hard and lifting a lot of weights. Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce and is traditionally made with parsley, but I really like it with cilantro too. It is such a beautiful color and I just love everything about it!

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