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30 Minute Meal: Pork and Cabbage Skillet

I love to have several quick meals in my repertoire for those days when I need to whip something up homecooked and in a hurry. This pork and cabbage skillet is a favorite of mine. Now if you’re not a pork-eater, you can easily replace this with chicken. This is a quick and flavorful dish you can throw together and enjoy on a weeknight or weekend. Pork and Cabbage Skillet 1 lb pork loin, cut into thin medallions1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 medium red onion, thinly sliced1 head green cabbage, thinly sliced3 tbsp tamari or coconut aminosSea salt and black pepper, to taste Heat a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add the pork and season with salt and black pepper, if desired. Cook until the pork develops a golden crust on all sides and is almost cooked through approximately 6-8 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.Add the…

Instant Pot® Chicken Marsala

I love my Instant Pot® like a fat kid love cake. No lie. When I first got it, I wasn’t sure what kind of magic was involved for it to be able to cook food so fast. I still don’t know how it cooks food so fast, but I love it. Chicken Marsala happens to be one of my favorite Italian foods, so I decided to see how Instant Pot would cook it and it turned out amazing. Instant Pot Chicken Marsala 1/4 cup flour1 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning1 tsp garlic powder2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ¼“ thick2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided2 tbsp unsalted butter8 oz baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced1/2 medium red onion, chopped3/4 cup sweet Marsala wine3.4 cup chicken broth, preferably organic1/4 cup heavy cream4 oz cream cheese, room temp and cut into chunks 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped Combine flour, Italian seasoning, and…

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup

My favorite soup of all time is Zuppa Toscana Soup. You may have heard of it or even had the Olive Garden version of the soup. This flavor of this soup is amazing and I do a happy dance whenever I eat a bowl.  Because the weather has been cold and snowy on the East Coast, I decided to whip up some of this comfort soup. If you’ve never had Zuppa Toscana soup, you will love it. I use ground pork in the soup, which adds additional flavor, but if you’re not a pork eater, you can try a flavored chicken sausage! I hope you enjoy Zuppa Toscana soup as much as I do and it becomes a winter staple in your house. Zuppa Toscana Soup 1 lb spicy pork breakfast sausage4-6 Russet potatoes, cut into small cubes1 small onion, chopped5-6 slices bacon (optional)2 cloves minced garlic32 oz chicken broth 2…

Breakfast Bowl Ideas Using Superfoods

If you are interested in using more superfoods this fall, a great option for you is to make breakfast bowls. You might have heard of smoothie bowls, but that is definitely not the only fun bowl idea for breakfast that doesn’t include cereal. Take a look at these healthy options for your next superfood breakfast. Smoothie Bowl with Pumpkin Smoothie bowls are popular year-round and a great way to add more superfoods to your diet and have a healthy, yummy breakfast. Pumpkin spice lovers can rejoice because adding pumpkin to a smoothie bowl is a great idea. Pumpkin provides the perfect texture and just enough sweetness to make this a healthy and filling breakfast bowl. The trick here is to add a banana to the smoothie bowl along with your pumpkin puree to sweeten it up. Use some almond milk or regular milk, along with your choice of fall spices…

Garlic-Herb Whole Roasted Chicken

I always debate about making a whole chicken, because there are certain parts of the chicken, like the legs that I won’t eat.  And I hate wasting chicken, so I usually only make a whole one when I have someone lined up to take the legs off my hands. This flavorful chicken recipe is the perfect choice for a nice Sunday dinner with friends and family. Plus, you can use the leftovers to make a delicious homemade chicken stock or shred the remaining meat to use in a quick soup or salad recipe the next day.  The onion in this recipe serves two purposes: It raises the chicken out of the juices while it cooks and it imparts a lovely flavor to the pan sauce. After cooking, the onion is discarded, rather than eaten, to keep the overall carb count low. If you would like to omit the onion completely, you can replace…