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Southwest Chicken and Rice in the Instant Pot

How to make the best quick and easy chicken taco recipe in the Instant Pot. Super healthy with rice, beans, salsa, and cilantro. Authentic Mexican recipe for street tacos.

We resisted the Instant Pot for a long time, but when my friend Jill drank the Kool-Aid and raved about her IP, I finally caved and got one. She said it would save oodles of time and energy in the kitchen, and my poor husband is seriously overworked, so I thought he would love it – if it was as amazing as Jill claimed. I brought the new Instant Pot home and gave it to Joe for his birthday, hoping he would not hate me for it. Well, he didn’t. He did a little research and totally fell in love … Read more

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Grilled Stuffed Burritos with Chicken, Feta, and Sargento Mexican Cheese

These burritos are like the pinnacle of food for Joe and me. They’re stuffed with everything imaginable – shredded chicken, couscous or rice, black beans, corn, Mexican blend cheese, salsa, Greek yogurt or sour cream, and feta cheese. Sure, fancier food is nice, but these burritos are something we could eat day in and day out, all the time. We love them. They’re the pinnacle of food for us because they’re like the burritos we get at a local restaurant called Neato Burrito. I’ve written about Neato Burrito before as we’ve tried on several occasions to recreate their yumminess at home (partly … Read more

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Cilantro Lime Rice with Beans

I have been curious about cooking with essential oils since I first got my Premium Starter Kit. Essential oils have such great health benefits, and they’re so much more potent than fruit juices or fresh herbs. If you are coming over from Pen of a Ready Writer, welcome! Here’s our first oily recipe experiment, Cilantro Lime Rice. It came out really well. Delicious, even! One tip about cooking with essential oils. Remember that essential oils are distilled at low temperatures, so if you heat them, they’re going to evaporate. It’s best to add the oils after the recipe is cooked, … Read more

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Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheesy Chicken with Black Beans and Rice

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cheesy Chicken with Salsa Beans and Rice

This recipe was inspired by the Cheesy Chicken Monterrey that I shared two weeks ago. That recipe was part of a program sponsored by Knorr Recipe Sides. The idea was to create a full meal around one of their pasta and rice side dishes. It worked really well, and the result was a flavorful, quick and easy meal. Unfortunately, I couldn’t eat the finished dish because Knorr Recipe Sides are pasta and rice mixed together. Good for flavor, bad for gluten-free diners. The recipe is so easy that making it gluten-free was really simple. Joe doubled the ingredients for the … Read more

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Quick and Easy Cheesy Chicken Monterey with Beans and Rice

This post is brought to you by Giant Eagle. All opinions are 100% mine. When both parents work, you need quick and easy meals to get through the week. It’s just a fact. We don’t have time to spend 2 or 3 hours every afternoon prepping and cooking a meal. I know that to be the case for many stay-at-home moms as well. Whether you homeschool or shuttle kids from piano to soccer, many moms and dads have busy afternoons. Again, not at all conducive to spending a long time in the kitchen. Enter Knorr Sides – and the complete dinners you … Read more

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