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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

6 Tips for Serving New Recipes to Your Family (& Crispy Smashed Potatoes)

This is a great starter recipe and a family favorite. Use it as a winning side dish, especially instead of French fries. This dish is universally well-received by ALL kinds of eaters. In fact, when I served these potatoes at a large family dinner, the potatoes created a stir of excitement amongst the guests before I could get them on the table. Everybody loved them, and even the picky eaters had second helpings.

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10 ways to get dinner on the table in 10 minutes

10 Ways to Get Dinner Done in 10 Minutes

What’s for dinner? That’s the million dollar question, right? You forgot to thaw out something, you’re working late and you come home starving with several other mouths to feed. Sound familiar? Don’t hit up the drive-thru or order in a pizza, let’s figure this out together! Check out my simple tricks and enjoy these four recipes to get a healthy meal on the table in 10 minutes.

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Roasted Butternut Squash

Meal Planning with “Reinvention Recipes”

After years and years (and years) of succumbing to the siren song of convenience, I discovered the one thing that broke the pattern was when I had a fridge stocked with ready-to-go (and really delicious) homemade components to quickly assemble a meal. The idea is to start with simple “Core Recipes” made with real, unprocessed food and mix and match those recipe for a meal or two. Then repurpose the leftovers of each dish into what I call “Reinvention Recipes.”

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Dr. Mike Evans Healthy Eating 101

Healthy Eating 101 by Dr. Mike Evans

I wasn’t planning on posting this morning, but this video by Dr. Mike Evans appeared in my inbox today, courtesy of Dr. Yoni Freedhoff’s Weighty Matters blog. The video is SO GOOD and so timely for our October Unprocessed challenge, that I had to share immediately.

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A $450 Mighty Nest Clean Love Giveaway

A $450 MightyNest Giveaway for Some Good, Clean Love

This Valentine’s Day, pledge to show your love to someone (or yourself!) day by ditching the toxic cleaning supplies! And when you do, you’ll be automatically entered to win a huge MightyNest giveaway: Three lucky winners will each receive over $100 worth of green cleaning supplies–and on top of that, MightyNest will donate $50 to the school of each winner’s choosing!

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Whole Garlic Heads for Roasting

Gratitude and Garlic

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and a lot of people have found my blog since I originally published this in November 2011, I thought I’d bring it back to the top of the stack and share it with you today. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with love, family, friends, gratitude…and garlic.

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