Best Ever Goulash

best ever goulash

Sometimes we find recipes in the funniest places.  This one was found in a doctor’s office magazine.  Pre-Pinterest if you found a recipe, you wrote it down, or ripped it out of a waiting room magazine.  I love goulash and grabbed this up immediately.  And it was so worth it! It does call for plenty of ingredients, but all you need is a good pot and a can opener. Besides browning the meat and chopping your onions and garlic, there’s...

Dad’s Tortilla Soup

dad's tortilla soup

Ok I called this Dad’s tortilla soup, because he originally made this for us.  Who knows where he got the recipe.  He had his favorites and they were his favs for a reason!  From his homemade orange bread to the Mexican caldo, we loved all of his concoctions.  This was no exception.  And we’ve been making it around here for years. You should see my recipe book I refer to when I make this.  It’s a binder I started when...

Braised Brisket and Shallots

braised brisket and shallots

It’s fall!  My favorite season for so many reasons.  The smells, football, cooler weather and of course the food!  It’s so nice to have a cozy sweater on while cooking a nice comfort meal.  One of the first meals I usually cook in the fall is braised brisket and shallots. The first time I made this meal, my family was flipping over it.  The first time I made this for guests, they were flipping over it.  So, I’ve got some...

Cooked Carrots with Thyme

cooked carrots with thyme

For years I boiled carrots as a side dish.  Ick.  I might as well have taken a can of mushy carrots and plopped them onto a plate and called it a day.  Then, I learned a method of how to cook them perfectly every time!  Having this recipe for cooked carrots with thyme has our family eating this side dish like crazy. Carrots make an awesome side that many people forget about. They have a reputation for being boring.  But,...

Crockpot Texas Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

crockpot texas pulled pork bbq sandwich

School is in full swing and if your kids have after school activities there’s a strong chance you’re playing taxi driver for the next 9 months.  Usually, the last thing you have time for is to cook dinner.  I’ve found myself cooking half of it early in the day and finishing it off when the kids get in.  Well, that’s one way.  The best way is to get out the crockpot. A lot of people think they have to have...

Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Omelet

smoked salmon and asparagus omelet

When you see “smoked salmon and asparagus omelet,” many of you might have glazed over thinking it’s too gourmet to make quickly in the morning.  Welp, that isn’t true.  I wouldn’t do that to you!  And I don’t have the patience or time to make something overly involved. Let’s prep ingredients.  Once you’re cooking it goes really fast, so you need to have everything ready.  You’ll need a small non-stick pan, rubber spatula, 2 beaten eggs with a teaspoon of...

Health News This Week September 7

health news this week september 7

Fiber and Colorectal Cancer With low carb diets the thing right now, we have a problem.  People aren’t eating enough fiber.  Studies have now come out that fiber equals healthier colon and also decreases your chances of colorectal cancer.  Be wise with your low carb lifestyle and please try to get in your fiber. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319338.php   What Can Happen When There’s a Shortage of Specialty Doctors So, living in far west Texas 5 hours from any large city, sometimes we...

Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats

peanut butter and banana overnight oats

We’re heading back to school and we all know what our kids need most to start the day off right.  A filling, protein-rich breakfast.  But, the tricky part is finding the time to do that. Well, I’ve got one here served up on a platter (or a jar) for you. The great thing about peanut butter and banana overnight oats is that of course it can be made the night before.  So, during the hustle and bustle of getting out...

What the Heck are Adaptogens and Why Should You Care

What the Heck are Adaptogens and Why Should We Care

In a nutshell, adaptogens are natural herbs that bring the body to a balanced state by reducing stress hormones.  Really they help the body’s ability to adapt to it’s environment, rather than fight it.  There are a few easy ways to add them to our daily diet, but first let’s touch on stress. The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Burden of Disease Survey estimates that mental disease, including stress-related disorders, will be the second leading cause of disability by the...

Paleo Chocolate Truffles with Golden Milk

paleo chocolate truffles with golden milk

If you haven’t heard of adaptogens, you will soon. They are the miracle herbs that not only relieve stress, but also increase energy and vitality as well as bring balance to our stress-ridden lives.  (Read my upcoming article that delves into adaptogens in more detail). Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful of the adaptogens.  Also known as “Indian ginseng” it’s in the tomato family.  It’s been used as a healing remedy for years, namely for stress, fatigue and the...

   
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