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I thought I didn’t like mango salsa; but then I tried this recipe! I think the pre-made processed salsa has a little mushy, tasteless quality about it that I’m not to fond of. And I struggled, though it might just be me, to find the right balance between fruity/sweet and the spicy/salsa-ish flavor. Maybe I’m […]
We are addicted to these. Seriously, we eat tacos at least once a week. There was a brief time when all our stores were out of the Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning (which is a staple in our household) and I went onto hearthealthymarket and ordered, gosh, 14? Just in case. Yea, it was a […]
We have our friend Mike here from California. He is on leave with the Marines and we are so happy to be hanging out with him like old times. He was the best man at our wedding, and I’ve only known my husband approximately 5 days longer than Mike. We have been friends for years now, and I think of him more like a Brother than one of Derrick’s friends.
On the first full day he was at our place, the weather was dismal, and he mentioned that soup sounded really good. So, I decided to make some for dinner! I had it on the menu plan (yes, I started a menu plan) for Sunday, but I shifted a few things around and BOOM. Soup night.
My friend Ashley told me that she had found this on Pinterest and it was absolutely amazing. Well, my friends, it was pretty darn good. I’m sure extra sodium would come in handy to most (Mike added some salt) but to our low-sodium brothers and sisters this is one flavorful dish! Derrick ate approximately three bowls of it and Aidan exclaimed “MMMMM!” when he had his first few bites. So… whatever that is worth. I like it too, and had it again for lunch today. Not sure if it got better or if I just didn’t realize how good it was last night. This one is definitely going in the rotation.
This recipe has been adapted from RiverNorthPaleo’s Recipe to meet our low sodium requirements. Also, the picture that I took from my phone is crappy, so this is her’s too!
Sometimes, my husband really surprises me. He is amazing, I already know this, and he is a good cook (duh!) but every once in awhile, he will make something that seems to come out of nowhere and could be served in a 5-star restaurant. Regardless of what he is making, he always has the same focus and attention to detail – so by watching him in the kitchen you never really know when something is going to be amazing or KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF good.
Apparently he found this recipe while I was out of town on business. Wow-za! I should leave more often if this is going to happen each time. He just whipped it up for me when I got home, no big deal; but it was so good that I knew I would have to share it with you pronto! Enjoy!
Thanks tasteofhome.com for this fantastic idea; only slight alterations were made!
I decided to try something new. You see, we have this magazine that has turned out some amazing dishes… but we have honestly gotten stuck in on our few favorites. It’s time to try something new! And did I mention that it is a slow cooker magazine? Yea, that is a factor too. HELLO FALL!
I’ll tell you what. This is not the smell to be wafting through our house when you are hungry. Boy oh boy did it make my stomach growl! But it was worth the wait, and Derrick FREAKED out about how good it was. He was in awe (which makes me feel good) with my amazing slow-cooker skills. Yea, I totally threw all of that into a pot and it turned out. Imagine what I could do if I actually tried??
After a hardy meal, the babysitter arrived and we headed out on a date night – Anberlin concert! We had a fantastic time! I always love hanging out with my wonderful hubby.
Well, here is the slow cooker dish. I think you will like it – we enjoyed it and Derrick ate at least a pound for lunch the next day. Always a good sign
It has been cold. I guess I thought it would take longer for the weather to make the switch, but we are suddenly fully immersed in autumn. Although I use my crock pot all year, it gets a workout in the fall. If I didn’t have to clean it in between meals I probably would […]
Derrick had an unfortunate “event” in his life that tainted him beyond what some might suspect. He was likely no older than eight when he and his family went camping. After a long day of many fun activities, they came back to a dinner they had been cooking in the Dutch oven buried under some […]
My sister-in-law is one of THE BEST cooks that I know. We always love eating her creations, and she recently has decided to go onto a Primal Diet, which is pretty close to Paleo. She switched her whole family onto it, including her 6 year old, husband and 9 month-old. Impressive! They invited us over […]
One of my absolute favorite things is something that not everyone knows about – Dukkah. It’s a Middle Eastern spice mix that caught my attention on SmittenKitchen.com where she made chicken skewers with this lovely spice mix, served with a honey balsamic sauce. Talk about GOOD. It is a little “different” and definitely out of […]
Who knew there are variation in taste between different vinegars? I mean, it’s vinegar right? Aren’t they all going to taste overwhelmingly strong, and about the same when mixing them into sauces and salad dressing? Apparently not. This tid-bit came as quite a surprise to me when we went to the Cheesecake Factory, and my […]