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Slow Cooker Breakfast Meatloaf

Jessica and I are securely in week 2 of Whole 30. So far it’s going really well. My sugar cravings are much less intense than last time. I’m actually enjoying the experience this time. It’s also been really nice to do it along side Jessica. Everything is better with a friend! I first made this […]

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Pulled Pork Whole 30 Real Food Clean Eating SO GOOD

Love = Slow Cooker Whole 30 Pulled Pork

Yum Back in February I met a local Virginia author named Marietta McCarty. I was invited by a friend to an event she was doing for her new book called “The Philosopher’s Table: How to Start Your Philosophy Dinner Club – Monthly Conversation, Music, and Recipes.” Marietta is a philosopher, professor, author, and so much […]

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Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice

This Cinco de Mayo inspired recipe is a simple combination of two of our favorite recipes;  the black bean recipe from our taco bites, then the perfect brown rice. Black beans and rice is one of my  favorite things in the whole world. I grew up in Florida and was lucky enough to have had superior […]

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Cleaning Up Pinterest - Double Decker Sweet Potato Taco

Double Decker Taco Bites

Yum Day 3 of cleaning up Pinterest is number 18 on the  list from the Buzz Feed article 20 Recipes that Won Pinterest in 2013. This double decker taco recipes looks delicious. They use wonton wrappers, canned refried beans and a packet of taco seasoning.  I made my own refried black beans, and also used […]

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Slow Cooker Clean Eating Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

  I think I’m having a love affair with chicken thighs. Okay, that’s going a little overboard, but they are my new obsession. I have always been a chicken breast only kind of girl. But, chicken thighs offer great flavor without adding much more by way of fat. Plus, my local grocery store has had […]

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Chicken and Red Lentil Soup bite so simple so yum!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Red Lentil Soup

Do you watch Saturday Night Live? I love it. I’ve had an obsession since high school. I will admit, I no longer stay up that late, but I do religiously catch it the next day on Hulu or DVR. The point of the SNL reference is this; do you remember the segment on The Weekend […]

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Ropa Vieja YUM! So good I love clean eating witih My Clean Kitchen!!

Ropa Vieja con Pollo

Growing up in Florida, I had so many friends who were Cuban. I ate A LOT of Cuban food made by loving Abuelas. Foods like, Arroz con pollo, platinos, black beans and rice, and Ropa Vieja. I am so in love with Cuban food and culture. When Mario Specialty Foods asked us to help them […]

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yellow eyed peas maybe

Heirloom Yellow Eyed Peas – A “New” New Year’s Day Tradition

The last few years my family has started out the new year by eating black eyed peas. I found these beautiful yellow eyed peas at the farm market. The owner says they are in the same family but have a smoother taste and greater depth of flavor. They are considered an heirloom bean. You may know that black eyed peas are often served on New Year’s Day because its thought they bring good luck. However, yellow eyed peas are thought to bring not just luck, but luck in the form of GOLD. So, I am going with it! ‘Cause I could really use some gold right about now!

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Florientine Breakfast Casserolw WOW!!!

Slow Cooker Eggs Florentine Breakfast Casserole

For this slow cooker recipe Sara and I did a twist on eggs Florentine. We used the My Clean Kitchen breakfast sausage recipe, added some eggs, spinach and feta cheese to make this perfect clean eating breakfast casserole. Since it cooks while you sleep, this dish would be great to make when you know you will have a busy morning. It would also be the perfect holiday breakfast since it requires absolutely no cooking in the morning!

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Turkey Chili Amazing!!!

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

This year I opted to make turkey chili. For one reason, because it is easy. I just dumped a bunch of stuff in the slow cooker and went back to watching movies on the couch. Another reason I made chili is I knew it would freeze well. It turned out to be exactly what I wanted. The leftover turkey worked perfectly. The chili powder and cayenne gave it just the right amount of heat without being overpowering. It was warm and satisfying and exactly what I wanted on this cold day. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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