slow cooker beef & barley stew

With all of the talk of instant pots these days, I’m going against the grain on this one. Nice and slow. To quote the folks over at Cooking Light, “some sort of magic happens over the long, controlled simmer in the slow cooker: The barley cooks to tender-chewy perfection, the inexpensive and tough beef becomes meltingly

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good health = best wealth

So …what is this Nrf2 you’ve been hearing about lately? Simply put, it is “the guardian of lifespan that protects the body against disease, aging, and malfunction!” Profound statement, right? Let’s talk about the benefits of “biohacking” through your Nrf2 pathway.

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live life fulfilled

A fulfilling life. What does that mean exactly? Let’s get the basics out of the way so we can concentrate on the core of this. You know what I mean by basics …like having our most fundamental needs met on a daily basis. Food on the table and a roof over our head. Good health

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tieghan’s herbed garlic butter naan

To start off, how many of you make your own homemade naan? I bet not too many hands went up on that one. I confess to being a newbie at this, too. I’ve made gluten-free naan-style bread many times but this was my first attempt at making regular naan. 

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pear & cranberry turnovers

Who doesn’t love fresh pastries? All warm and crispy, straight from the oven. That’s what you can have at home. With this easy recipe using frozen puff pastry dough. So yummy. 

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ottolenghi’s basic but delicious hummus

There’s something about really good hummus that’s simply addictive. I’m not talking about the pre-packaged type that you find in the refrigerated section of your store. I’m here to talk about the freshly made creamy goodness created in an authentic Middle Eastern establishment. 

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gluten-free coconut flour blueberry muffins

Do you love the flavor of coconut? If so, these guys are for you. The pairing of coconut and blueberries is pure genius. And there’s no refined sugar here even though they include a yummy crumb topping. And they’re gluten-free. Can you just imagine? A totally delicious muffin that is good for you? 

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