6 Tips for Hosting a Brunch Party

6 Tips for Hosting a Brunch Party

I think that brunch is the new dinner. At least for people with kids. Anyone else notice that? The dinner invites have stopped and we do a lot of morning gatherings with friends. But I’m not sad about it. After all, brunch is more casual (read: kid-friendly, no paying for a baby-sitter, and I can stay awake the whole time) and who doesn’t love breakfast food all day every day?!

But brunch can also be tricky because of the timing of the different dishes, and you have to plan ahead a little more (because no one is getting up at 5am to cook for friends).

To help keep brunch fun, casual and 100% delicious, here are some great tips, brought to you by Simple Mills.

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How I'm Getting Dinner on the Table with Less Stress in 2019

How I'm Getting Dinner on the Table with Less Stress in 2019

As I embark on the “year of nourish”, I’ve been thinking about how I’m spending my time, and what is truly nourishing me. What is bringing me life, and what is dragging me down.

Can I be honest? Dinner time has been a really tired place for me lately. A big part of my job is helping people navigate changing seasons or “phases” or life. I have found that most people go through times when they’re inspired and times when life is too chaotic and times when they’re burnt out and times when they just don’t know if they can make one more dinner. It’s part of my job to meet them in all of those seasons and help them navigate making healthy choices for themselves.

So I took myself on as a client.

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Why Your Slow Cooker Just Might Be Your Best Friend

Why Your Slow Cooker Just Might Be Your Best Friend

I was sitting with a client recently who wants to reduce the amount of meals that she either eats out or relies on convenience items. Her barriers are that doesn't have kitchen skills, and is super busy. She doesn't want to waste her time, money, or food on a recipe that might not turn out well. She feels stuck. But then, a glimmer of hope: she just purchased a slow cooker. This, my friends, is the answer to her problems.

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Lotsa Veggies Sloppy Joes

Lotsa Veggies Sloppy Joes

When you think of sloppy joes, you might think of something akin to canned chili. And if you do, I'm sorry, because that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about a tangy, slightly sweet and smokey, thick and hearty tomato-based creation that slowly stews on your stovetop for hours. It's the look and smell of homemade deliciousness.

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Chicken Blue Cheese Brussels Sprout Salad

Chicken Blue Cheese Brussels Sprout Salad

I had some brussels sprouts, and they were honestly the start of this meal. How often have I started a meal with just one ingredient in mind. I can get kind of focused on things - whether it's an ingredient that's going bad in my fridge, is on sale at the store, is seasonal, or just something that popped into my head. Anyone else out there start dinner this way?

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5 Ways to Love your Breastfeeding Friends

So I thought instead, I’d...bring you my top suggestions on how to love your friends who are breastfeeding. These could be your peers, your daughter (or in-law), a coworker, or even a casual acquaintance. If there’s one thing that I know about being a new parent, it’s that people need help, and extra TLC. So reach out, offer your services, and show some [nutrition] love.

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3 Ways with Cabbage

3 Ways with Cabbage

We got some cabbage in our last box from Door to Door Organics and then got asked to bring a side dish to our friend’s house for dinner. Now is about the time you might be considering never inviting me to dinner – you’re bringing cabbage?! But, my friends, it was a hit.

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