10 Easy Meal Prep Ideas for Breakfast and Lunch

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At the end of a long workday, I like to de-stress by making dinner. But unless there are leftovers, I rarely feel like preparing the next day's lunch. So when morning rolls around, I grab a banana for breakfast and throw together a quick lunch of the fruits, veggies, and snacks that are on hand. It can...

11 Fermentation Recipes You Can Make at Home

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While fermentation might seem intimidating, it is one of the oldest and most dependable forms of food preservation in the world – this ancient technique uses bacteria to naturally preserve foods and is responsible for many popular and healthy beverages and foods around the world. Whether you want to incorporate more fermented foods...

Is the Instant Pot Overrated? My Review, Pros and Cons

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When I first saw the Instant Pot popping up everywhere a year or two ago, I brushed it off as a fad. It looked like another kitchen 'unitasker' that would just end up wasting space. But then it never went away, in fact it seemed to get more and more popular. So eventually I did my research, realized what Instant...

20 Amazing Copycat Recipes

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Lately I've been in love with copycat recipes. I find cooking almost anything to be enjoyable, but creating something that perfectly replicates a classic restaurant recipe is a particularly magical culinary experience. Even better, almost all of the recipes in this list have simple ingredient lists, and the majority can be cooked in well under an hour. Copycat recipes...

20 of the Best Instant Pot Soup Recipes

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Soup season is just around the corner, and I am already bookmarking tons of recipes for my Instant Pot. I am still convinced that thing is magic - a delicious and healthy homemade soup comes together in a few minutes, rather than simmering for hours and hours on your stove. These recipes...

13 Delicious Recipes for Your Smoker

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As the days start to heat up, so do backyard grills across America. I can already smell the charcoal in the air. But what I really love is barbecue done low and slow, smoker style. It's the perfect way to level-up a backyard summer get together. So break out your smoker, fire...

My Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies Recipe

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing my go-to cookie recipe - chocolate chip pistachio cookies with walnuts! This recipe uses pistachio pudding mix to give the dough a delicious pistachio flavor, and a nice subtle green color too. The dough isn't super-sweet, but the chips add some nice bits of sweetness, and the walnuts give the cookies a great crunch....

18 Cheap and Easy Crockpot Dinners

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I love a good crockpot meal. Anything that does all the work for me is A-OK in my book. Just prep your crockpot in the morning, and let it simmer away all day to develop those lovely complex flavors for a meal that seems extravagant but is surprisingly simple.

16 Super Easy No-Bake Desserts

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Summer is here, my friends! Which means lots of cookouts, parties, and get-togethers, but also lots of heat. The last thing you want is to have a dessert in the oven for an hour or more while your guests sweat away at dinner. So here's a list of 16 scrumptious desserts that...

19 Vegan Recipes for Your Instant Pot

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Whether you just got your Instant Pot and aren't sure where to start, or you're in search of some new recipe inspiration, you've come to the right place. I've searched the internet for the best, and easiest, vegan recipes for your Instant Pot, and I have to say we have some real...