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Best Pot Roast Ever (Instant Pot Recipe)

The best healthy Instant Pot pot roast - This simple and easy recipe is quick and great for weeknight meals or Sunday dinner with a one pot gravy. Gluten-free with potatoes and carrots.

Before Joe and I were married, we used to go with my mom and sister to a local private club. It was pretty shady in a lot of ways, but their food was super cheap and really, really good. One of my favorite meals there was pot roast. Their pot roast reminded me of my mom’s from my childhood. (She had pretty much stopped cooking by that time.) It was tender and flavorful, and it was accompanied by mashed potatoes with copious amounts of gravy. The recipe below makes an amazing, tender, and flavorful pot roast, too, though it suggests … Read more

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sliced Carrots - This is the best roasted carrots recipe you will find! It's healthy, simple, quick, and easy because they're baked in the oven. Includes rosemary and other herbs. Savory, low carb, and paleo.

We are always on the lookout for good, low carb vegetable dishes because, on my bariatric diet, I eat about 5 ounces of meat with 3 ounces of vegetables for every lunch and dinner. That’s what I eat, day in and day out, and will for the rest of my life. No sugar, and no carbs outside of vegetables and limited fruit. So we need a little variety because plain old steamed veggies get pretty old pretty fast. That’s where this recipe came from. The Parmesan cheese adds some calories to the carrots, but it’s pretty minimal and makes the … Read more

Cheesy Vegetable Soup

We try to cook a new recipe every week or two. It keeps our dinner rotation fresh and interesting, and it allows us to sample all different kinds of cuisine. With this in mind, Joe and I were excited to join a Sargento® campaign where participants have to create a recipe using a secret basket of ingredients. What a fun project! Talk about exciting! So the challenge is to create a comfort food recipe using the following ingredients: Sargento Sharp Cheddar Fine Cut Cheese Cauliflower Cremini mushrooms (sometimes called baby bellas or baby portabellos) Leeks When I think of comfort … Read more

Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

tofu stir fry with peanut sauce

I was a vegetarian for more than 10 years. I loved being a vegetarian. I only eat meat now because it’s easier to eat what my family eats. It’s easier to eat a balanced diet with meat in the picture. So anyway. When I was in college, I was a vegetarian, and I ate in whatever meatless options the dining hall served. Penn State’s dining halls have really great vegetarian and vegan options. I met a variety of awesome foods including BBQ seitan (so good!) and stir fry with peanut sauce. I was dubious about peanut sauce, but once I … Read more

Crockpot Corn Chowder

corn chowder

One of Grace’s favorite suppers these days is crockpot potato chowder. She would eat it every day if we let her. Joe really likes corn chowder, so I started looking for a recipe that looked good. Unfortunately, most corn chowder recipes call for creamed corn, a flavor I really dislike. Not able to find a decent creamed corn free recipe, we tweaked our faithful potato chowder recipe a bit. The results were really good. I loved the cheesy corn potato flavor, and Joe was thrilled, too. This is definitely a keeper. Print Recipe Crockpot Corn Chowder Course Main Course, Main … Read more

Quick & Easy Chicken Curry with Cilantro Couscous

How to make the best quick & easy chicken curry with cilantro couscous - This simple Indian recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners.

Joe and I have started a new adventure, inspired by our friend, Joanne. Joanne, who normally cooks very little, has made it her mission to cook a new recipe every week. In order to accomplish her goal, she has borrowed an assortment of cookbooks from friends and family. She marked the recipes she liked, and she’s working through the marked pages one week at a time. We were inspired. We’ve decided to do the same. This was our first experiment. It was delicious.   Adapted from a Pampered Chef recipe A Final Note (or two) I think this would be … Read more