Keto Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

Keto Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

If you’re on keto and anything like me, you majorly miss bread. Maybe it’s because I’m just starting out (again) but the hunger and cravings have not ceased yet. I found this recipe for 90 second bread and OHHH MY GOD… its good. Plus it’s seriously super easy and takes less than 5 minutes for the whole prepping and cooking process.

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Pork Belly and Steak Tacos

Pork Belly and Steak Tacos

I am not a fancy chef. I don’t have a fancy kitchen. I don’t use top of the line kitchen gadgets. To be honest, I’m not even the best cook and I don’t have any type of training in the kitchen. I do however, love to cook and love to eat. If I’m ever asked what I like to do in my free time or what my hobbies include, I’m quick to say “cooking”. All that said… last week I started wanting to make pork belly tacos. I had them at a restaurant a while back and wanted to try to make them myself. But the thing is (plus another truth bomb), I didn’t even know what pork belly was. Kinda still don’t. But I went down the street to our local butcher shop and asked if they have any pork belly. The guy behind the counter had no idea and had to ask someone else, but they did, and I got some. So, I got home with this hunk of meat and just stuck it in the fridge.

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Thanksgiving Pies

Thanksgiving Pies

Pies. They are one of the stars of Thanksgiving. I say that Thanksgiving is the Super Bowl of food..... pie is the halftime show. EVERYONE loves pie. Right??? Okay, so I've mentioned before that I have had some weird/unnatural/dumb/unusual food pickiness. Pie falls into that category. Not necessarily PIE.... but pie crust. I've just never been a huge fan. But everyone loves pie... I am a food blogger... I am a recipe book author... I have to like pie. 

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Halloween Treats - Jello Worms

Halloween Treats - Jello Worms

Y'all I really love Halloween. Actually, just all of October. Its my favorite month. There are so many fun things in October...... my husband's birthday, our wedding anniversary, Halloween, and our city hosts a super fun thing called Live at Five, with lots of fun, food, and live music, every Friday night in October and we try to never miss.

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Ratatouiile

Ratatouiile

Until recently, I thought I wasn't too fond of eggplant. I saw a recipe video for ratatouille on facebook and thought it looked easy and fun so I wanted to try it. TBH, I wasn't nearly as excited about eating it as I was about making it. I was pleasantly surprised, however, when IT WAS FREAKING DELICIOUS and seriously gone within 15 minutes....with just my husband and I eating it. Eggplant is.....so fine.

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30 Day Challenge: Going Vegan

30 Day Challenge: Going Vegan

I try to do a monthly challenge each month. I've been doing it most of my twenties.... and by that, I mean that I did it most of my twenties and I am continuing to do it now that I'm in my thirties. I've done all sorts of things, mostly dealing with diet and/or health.... no sugar, 30 days of yoga, being a vegetarian for a month, no dairy for a month.... you get the idea. I've done vegetarian and I've done no dairy, but before this month, I had never done vegan. Truly, I had never even considered it.

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Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi literally means "herb stew" in Persian. It is a dark green stew made with kidney beans, onions, lamb or beef, and herbs (usually parsley, leeks, fenugreek, and cilantro - but different variations exist) and served over tahdig, this amazingly crunchy rice crust that I will go into more detail on in a bit.

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Lent + Chrissy Teigen's Cookbook + A Recipe

Lent + Chrissy Teigen's Cookbook + A Recipe

For the past several years, I have participated in Lent. I did not grow up doing Lent. I grew up in a southern baptist church and had never even really heard of Lent until I was in college. My best friend in college was/is catholic and I became very fascinated when she would give up chips or sodas each year and decided I wanted to do it too. Still, my family doesn't observe it but it has something I have grown to love doing each year.  

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I decided to give homemade taco seasoning a try because store bought taco seasoning has a few added ingredients that I'm not too crazy about plus I didn't have any :D

But now that I've made this, I will always use homemade seasoning. It tastes so much better and my husband definitely noticed the difference and loved it. Here is the recipe, I use this amount with about a pound and a half of ground beef and I also add about a half a cup of water after I drain off the fat!

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