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Real Food Substitutions for Processed Ingredients

Real Food Substitutions for Processed Ingredients

Do you ever feel like it’s impossible to eat healthier and stop eating processed ingredients because all your recipes have these things in them? I’ve been there. Have you started cutting out processed food, but wish you could still enjoy…

8 Ways I Save Money on Real Food

8 Ways I Save Money on Real Food

Let’s face it. Avoiding processed food and eating fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat can get expensive, especially if you buy organic. We all want to save money, so here are 8 ways I save money on real food in order to eat…

Vitamix 5200 Review + My Tearful Goodbye

Vitamix 5200 Review + My Tearful Goodbye

*Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase the Vitamix through one of these links, I’ll get a small commission, and you will…

How to make quick oats out of rolled oats

How to make quick oats out of rolled oats

Have you ever found yourself standing in the cereal isle wondering what all those different oats are and which one you’re supposed to get?  There are so many different options between quick oats, instant oats, rolled oats, steel cut oats,…

Hamburger Monterey

Hamburger Monterey

  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. When I started this blog, my sweet…

Taste of Divine’s Top Five Cookbooks

Taste of Divine’s Top Five Cookbooks

I’ve collected a few cookbooks over the past few years, and these are a few of my favorites that I find myself going back to again and again. 1.  Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients This…

6 Tips for Roasting a Thanksgiving Turkey

6 Tips for Roasting a Thanksgiving Turkey

Roasting a turkey can be a pretty big deal.  For most of us, the entire Thanksgiving meal is centered around the turkey.  Here are some tips to make sure yours comes out juicy and delicious. 1.  Find a fresh turkey…

Homemade Chicken Stock or Beef Stock Recipe

Homemade Chicken Stock or Beef Stock Recipe

Stock is crazy expensive at the store!  You can save a lot of money by making it at home.  Since it uses ingredients you would normally throw away anyway, it is practically free! Another great reason to make chicken and…

How to Braise Meat

How to Braise Meat

I used to think I didn’t like pork…that is until I learned how to braise it.   Letting the meat simmer for hours allows cheap, tough cuts of meat to become amazingly tender and fall off the bone.  This method…

Avocados!!  How to buy and slice.

Avocados!! How to buy and slice.

So…the first step is admitting you have a problem, right? Ok here goes. I am an avocadoholic. I love avocados. I will eat them for breakfast. Or lunch. Or a snack. Or dinner. Or dessert. You get the idea. Maybe…