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White Bean Chicken Chili

Where I live, Fall hit us quicker then usual!

It went from being hot and sunny to chilly and raining in no time.

What better way to embrace Fall than with warm chili?

Here’s my recipe for White Bean Chicken Chili

3lbs Chicken Breast (I marinated mine in cilantro and lime juice)

64 oz Chicken Bone Broth

Two 15.5 oz cans of Great Northern Beans

3/4 cup of salsa verde

1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Cayenne pepper to taste for a little extra umph

Cook your chicken, shred it, and add everything in one pot and keep warm. That’s it!

I cooked my dinner in the instant pot. It was very easy.

Cook the raw chicken on high pressure for 8 minutes, then natural release for 10 minutes. (I didn’t get this step pictured)

I shredded the chicken in the pot and then added all the rest of the ingredients.

I used a hand blender and creamed the beans a little because my family doesn’t really like beans so that’s my trick to hiding them in this chili!

Blending those beans

Once I make my bowl, I add fresh diced onion, cilantro and avocado. Maybe add a squeeze of lime!

Diced onion and cilantro toppings

You could add sour cream, cheese or anything else you like in chili. If you try this recipe, be sure to comment how it came out. 🙂

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Pulp Muffins

In my previous blog, Juicing Beginner, I share how I made fresh juice with fruits and veggies.

Pulp we used

Here’s how I made muffins with pulp:

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk, of choice (I used coconut)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup fruit and vegetable pulp
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour, I used gluten free
  • 1 cup rolled oats (also GF), plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix it all up and Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes

Before going in the oven
After they cooled

I baked 6 large muffins for the adults and 12 mini muffins for the kids.

The large muffins look about 30 minutes to bake and the mini muffins took about 20 minutes.

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Juicing Beginner

I’ll start by confessing I know the bare minimum about juicing. What I do know is you put the fruit/veggies in the chute and watch it work it’s magic.

With that said, here’s to my second time juicing.

These are the ingredients I used today: Apple, peach, orange, blueberries, strawberries, carrots and celery we added later.
Insert celery

This machine really is awesome. You put the food in and watch it work. Simple as that!

A friend of mine told me her parents put the pulp through the chute one more time to get any left over juice out. I’m going to try that tomorrow!

Judah approves! He likes to make juice a couple times a day.
Tried feeding the pulp to Ezra. He wasn’t sure of it but ate a few bites!

My verdict is if you haven’t tried juicing, you should! There are so many health benefits to it and it really does give a natural boost of energy throughout the day.

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Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

When you’re in the mood for something sweet but don’t want sugar. Try these coconut oil cinnamon sweet potatoes!

Two large sweet potatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick. 2 tablespoons of softened coconut oil smeared on each slice. And shake what your momma gave ya with as much cinnamon on those potatoes as you like!

Bake for 30 minutes at 400°F. Turn over halfway through.

Helpful tip: Make sure you coat both sides before putting in the oven!

I already ate some before taking this picture fresh out of the oven!

If you try these, comment how you liked them. Enjoy 😋

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Quick Tacos

Since I made homemade guacamole today, I decided to pair it with corn shell tacos for dinner tonight! Here’s a quick taco recipe:

Season and brown 1 pound of beef
Warm your corn shells in an iron skillet with a little oil (I used avocado oil)
Finely dice a white onion and cilantro with a pinch of queso fresco crumbles

There you have it! I added some hot sauce to my taco. It was delicious!

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Homemade Guacamole 🥑

Are you like me when it comes to avocados? You buy them and eat them with everything or you let them sit until you throw them away.

This time I decided to make guacamole with them instead of throwing them out! I’m so happy I did.

I used 4 ripe avocados, fresh garlic to taste, 1 small onion, cilantro to taste, 2 limes, salt and pepper to taste.

Squeezed the avocados in and took the seeds out
Added all the ingredients and mixed them together while lightly mashing the avocados because I like it chunky like my thighs
Squeezed fresh limes before mixing everything together
Now devouring it with blue corn chips (gluten free)
Store it with the seeds and cover to prevent browning!

If only you could taste it! Oh wait, you can! Make it with those avocados rotting away in your fridge right now! Don’t forget the tacos!

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Paris in America

Anyone who knows me knows I love French food, specifically baked goods like croissants and macarons (not macaroons).

My dream has always been to travel there and sit in a dreamy café with a hot coffee and croissant while taking in every moment.

Until that dream comes true, I wanted to share a little piece of Pairs I found (and worked at!) near me.

Promenade (Prom-en-ahh-de) Artisan Foods
Located in Trenton, Michigan.
My recent order from this week!
Working hard!
This. This coffee change my life. It is their signature drink called the Promenade. It features real maple syrup as the sweetener to a hot and freshly ground French press topped with handmade whip. You want it.
Manna in the making.
Almond Croissants 🥐
These are my gluten free diet weakness
My next weakness. Rosemary Shortbread. The literals GOAT of baked goods. Who would have thought rosemary, right?
Blueberry Muffins made with an entire bush of blueberries.
Macarons (not macaroons) my other weakness. If you can’t tell, I’m weak when it comes to French pastries!
Finally! A cinnamon roll that is actually good all the way around! You won’t find yourself picking just the middle out and throwing the rest in the trash.
Lastly, black French press (or pour over). Liquid gold. Pair it with any baked good pictured above and you’re lot soul will thrive. I’m kidding, only Jesus can do that.
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Honey Lime Fruit Salad

This is a simple but very tasty fruit salad recipe. The dressing gives it a wonderful sweet flavor. Cut up fresh fruit. I used pineapple, …

Honey Lime Fruit Salad