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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Cauliflower {Guest Post}

Cauliflower {Guest Post}

Once overshadowed by broccoli, cauliflower is now trending the foodie world - some even call it the new kale. A common belief is that darker green or darker pigmented produce contain more nutrients, but white veggies are rich in a different set of phytochemicals that are just as beneficial to your health.

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Chicken and Orzo Skillet Dinner

Chicken and Orzo Skillet Dinner

Here is a quick and easy option for a weeknight dinner inspired by Cooking Light. Most of these ingredients can be found in your pantry, with just a couple fresh items needed. I used this recipe to teach my younger brother and his roommate a few kitchen basics. While this is made with orzo, feel free to use any pasta you enjoy. Along with the recipe, I share some basics about reading a recipe and grocery shopping.

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