Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole Verde no

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Chicken breast and hominy simmer in a spicy broth made of tomatillos, onion, garlic, cilantro, peppers and a few other ingredients that makes it taste like you slaved away all day. There is nothing like a bowl of hot pozole to warm you up on a chilly night. Serve with a fresh squeeze of lime and crunchy tostadas on the side.Continue reading “Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole Verde no”

Cold and Flu Fighting Smoothie

Let’s keep it simple! This smoothie is packed with over 200% of your daily dose of Vitamin C. Make it and help boost your immune system. Get your hands on only three natural ingredients, and you are set. You will need a ripe banana, frozen unsweetened pineapple chunks and 100% orange juice.

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Love With Food November 2014 Box

Love With Food is a monthly subscription box. You get a box in the mail with all natural or organic snacks for $10 a month. The best part is that for every box purchased the company donates a meal to help end childhood hunger.
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 For every box purchased the company donates a meal to food banks like Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry.

You can get your own box by clicking below.
Right now the 1st month is free!

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Roasted Veggie Brown Rice Bowls

Dig into these hearty and healthy roasted vegetable brown rice bowls! The vegetables are roasted with extra virgin olive oil and chipotle peppers for added spice and flavor. Throw in some black beans and top it with a tangy lime sour cream sauce.

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The sauce is optional, and the bowls are delicious without it too. Use any veggies you have and customize it to your liking. This is an easy meal to prepare in advance, store in refrigerator and have ready all week. The recipe is vegetarian friendly or ready to be served with a protein of your choice. Make it and enjoy a nice hot meal on a cold day.

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Thanksgiving Trader Joe’s Haul


So I know it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, and food bloggers everywhere have a million and one perfect recipes to share, but I don’t. Not this year. Maybe next Thanksgiving I can be a magical food blogger and have a ton of yummy fall dishes one after the other. For now, I will just be real and chat with you about my latest Trader Joe’s buys. I will also include some of the ingredients I’m using for the Thanksgiving dishes I am cooking for my family.

My husband and I have two Thanksgiving dinners every year, one at my parent’s house and one at his parent’s house. Twice the fun and twice the love! My mom and mother in law make their own main dishes, so I don’t ever make the turkey or ham. I am more of the fun and tasty side dish girl. I got your stuffing, green beans, stuffed mushrooms and cornbread or biscuits covered. Oh, and usually a dessert too. I love being the side dish girl. Is it weird that I just made up that title?

Well, weather you are in charge of the main dish, side dish or no dish, I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I went to Trader Joe’s about 2 weeks ago so I will show you guys what I bought for our everyday food, but I also went yesterday specifically to get the ingredients I still needed for my Thanksgiving dishes. Let’s get to it.

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Frozen green beans, cream of portabella mushroom soup and fried onions will go into my green bean casserole along with sautéed mushrooms and some parmesan cheese. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Trader Joe’s Haul”

Marcela Valladolid Foods

Marcela Valladolid is not only my favorite Food Network chef, but now she is also bringing her own line of Mexican food to grocery stores near you!

Chef Marcela is the host of Mexican Made Easy and one of the hosts on The Kitchen both on the Food Network channel. We all know that’s my fave channel, hello! I follow her on Instagram, and know how much time and love she has put into her food line, so I was super excited to try out her items.

I don’t normally shop at Vons or Safeway which are the two stores that carry her line, but I made the trip to Vons a couple of weeks ago, and purchased some of her items. I will share my thoughts on the items I got with you. Let’s get started!
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Chai Mexican Hot Chocolate


Chai Mexican Hot Chocolate 3Sweet and rich Mexican hot chocolate together with flavorful chai tea… A match made in warm, comforting drink heaven! Take a sip, smell the aroma, and take a minute to relax and enjoy.

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Soft Tuxedo Chip Cookies

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You know you want one. These soft, puffy chocolate chip and white chocolate chip cookies are made with a secret ingredient: coconut oil. These black and white tuxedo cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you wanting more.

Did you have a bad day? Make these cookies. Did you have a fantastic day? Make these cookies. Do you see where I’m going with this? Make these cookies!

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Fall Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This is the perfect fall salad!

The homemade balsamic vinaigrette coats the baby lettuce, sweet dried cranberries, salty feta and pumpkin seeds like a dream! It is the perfect salad to serve with your Thanksgiving dinner… or to eat for breakfast like I did, yes, for breakfast. It’s that good.

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