Instant Pot Hamburger Veggie Soup

June 5th, 2017|

I LOVE this recipe! The fact that it only cooks for 4 minutes is a dream come true when it comes to cooking dinner. Granted, the sauteing, warm-up, and pressure release takes the time up to about 20 minutes. But, still is a super fast dinner and makes my life easier. There are lots of [...]

Instant Pot Perfect Beef Stew

May 9th, 2017|

We are weekly church go-ers and have been my entire life. Same church, same religion no matter where I've lived...I guess you can say it's a pretty big part of who I am. From a young age, having a beef stew after church became a tradition that I've continued with my own family. We don't [...]

Maple Glazed Lentil Apple Loaf

March 31st, 2017|

  This lentil loaf is packed with nutrients!  I am not one who looks at my protein closely, but this is a great protein packed dish that doesn't include meat. Yay! Enjoy! -Laura This recipe is adapted from the lovely OhSheGlows. I switched out a few ingredients so its quicker to make!Maple Glazed Lentil Apple [...]

Cajun Chicken Quinoa

February 6th, 2017|

This recipe was the first time I'd ever used creole seasoning and I fell in love with it. The beans are a perfect compliment to the quinoa and are very filling! Let me know how you like it in the comments below! <3 -Laura     Recipe inspired by Trim Healthy MamaCajun Chicken Quinoa - [...]

Traditional Bean Chili

February 3rd, 2017|

Everyone needs a good chili recipe, and we must be nothing short of original because we like our chili simple and traditional. And, this recipe comes from a lot of cans which is great for making quick dinner prep or taking to a Super Bowl party. A couple of things I'd like to share about the [...]

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

December 20th, 2016|

While this isn't the most nutritious meal, I want to point out, there is a big difference between refined, highly processed pancakes and pancakes made with whole grain real ingredients. When we eat food made with whole-real food ingredients, we are giving our body the nutrients, vitamins, and fiber that it needs to work and [...]

Black Bean Lentil Soup

December 5th, 2016|

  The recipe-credit goes to the kind man who brought this soup for a pot luck at my husband's work. Mr. Clark said this soup was too de-lish to not snatch the recipe and he was totally right! :P So, here are my two cents on this soup... It's super filling. Guys, beans/lentils are so [...]

Vegetable Lasagna

September 21st, 2016|

  Here is our family's version of lasagna that dares to compete with traditional recipes. Traditional recipes are basically a meat, cheese, and noodles meal, while this one includes subtle-flavored vegetables that my kids will devour, even when they are very used to the "traditional" recipes (grandma makes killer lasagna). This is also a meatless [...]

Healthy Hawaiian Haystacks

September 1st, 2016|

One of the most processed food items in the store is cream of chicken soup! And you'll find that most Hawaiian Haystack recipes contain this ingredient. I don't know about you, but my health can't afford to eat this way, and really I don't think anyone's can! So let me give you a healthier option...that's [...]