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Dreary Autumn days make me crave all the cozy soups. This one is a twist on Italian minestrone soup, with that classic tomato-ey broth, hearty beans and bean-based pasta to add some protein and density to this plant-based classic. I make it with chicken broth, but you could swap in vegetable stock, instead and make it vegetarian, […]

Minestrone Soup

Dreary Autumn days make me crave all the cozy soups. This one is a twist on Italian minestrone soup, with that classic tomato-ey broth, hearty beans and bean-based pasta to add some protein and density to this plant-based classic. I make it with chicken broth, but you could swap in vegetable stock, instead and make it vegetarian, […]

Minestrone Soup

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It’s easy to decide to make the switch to real food. But it can be really, really overwhelming when you get to the store and realize: I’ve never shopped for real food! It’s even easier to just default to the usual packaged items you might typically buy when you’re feeling out of sorts. Surely you’ve […]

Real Food 101: How to Shop for Real Food

Real Food 101

Is there anything more comforting than a hot bowl of chicken soup on a cold and rainy fall day? One of my favorite things to make after my slow cooker chicken is a big pot of homemade bone broth, followed by chicken soup. I like to start with the classics: carrots, celery, onion and garlic, and […]

Comfy Chicken Soup

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Is there a more all-American food than sloppy joes? You might come back and tell me it’s the hot dog, but even that has it’s roots in German sausages and the like. Sloppy joes- as un-fancy as they are, are an inexpensive dinnertime staple for so many families. Ground beef, mixed condiments, onions and brown […]

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes

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I KNOW meal planning can be┬ádaunting. There is so much to think about: what your family’s schedule is for the week, what meals you WANT to make, what meals your family will actually EAT… Maybe you don’t actually like cooking and the thought of coming up with five different recipes is anxiety-provoking. Maybe your schedule […]

5 Ways to Simplify Meal Planning

Meal Planning