Posts by: Elise Schwartz

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WATCH!  I’m making Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from my holiday e-book, Season’s Eatings.  The book is full of grain-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, holiday inspired recipes that follow the Maximized Living Nutrition Plans.  I am calling the book a menu planner because there are 62 recipes total included in the book, and I certainly don’t expect you…

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One Pot Wonders: Chicken and Dumpling Soup

I wanted to close out this week of One Pot Wonders with a real comfort dish, and if this isn’t it then I don’t know what is!  It’s Chicken and Dumpling Soup, Maximized Living Advanced Plan style.  You can still enjoy bread, dumplings, biscuits, cake, etc, on the Advanced Plan — you just have to…

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One Pot Wonders: Salmon Casserole

One Pot Wonders: Salmon Casserole

This casserole is quite yummy, a real comfort dish.  It reminds me of Lent, really the only time of year my family ate fish growing up.  My mom made a tuna version of this from a Hamburger Helper box.  It tasted so good, but was so bad for us.  After all, it was loaded with…

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One Pot Wonders: Italian Herb Chicken

The men of your family will love this dish, the best of both worlds — spaghetti sauce and chicken!  If desired, serve with hot cooked brown rice pasta (CORE Plan) or spiralized zucchini/yellow squash (ADVANCED Plan).  We enjoy ours paired with a side salad. Italian ChickenMakes 4 Servings 1/2 of a medium head cabbage, cut…

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One Pot Wonders: Shepherd’s Pie

Can’t go wrong with this classic!  My friend Diane makes this dish in a few separate small casserole dishes and freezes them as individual servings.  These make for quick and easy lunches/dinners.  Just pop in the oven and heat thru! Shepherd’s PieMakes 6 Servings 1 Tbsp coconut oil1 large onion, finely chopped1 lb grass-fed ground…

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One Pot Wonders: Ratatouille

Another reason I looove One Pot Wonders is the fact that no matter the recipe, it always tastes better the next day!  It’s something about leaving it in the fridge to let the flavors combine so perfectly that just gets me. One Pot Wonders Day 3 is Ratatouille.  I started making and thoroughly enjoying this…

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One Pot Wonders: Thai Curry Stir Fry

Don’t let this somewhat long ingredients list scare you — this Thai Curry Stir Fry is a very quick meal to make!  In these fall and winter months, Dave and I usually opt for frozen organic vegetables as it’s hard to find organic options fresh at the stores.  To help with meal planning, we double…

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One Pot Wonders: White Bean Chili

To kick off this week of One Pot Wonders, I’m sharing one of our absolute favorites.  You are probably familiar with this sister to classic chili, savory and smokey White Bean Chili.  This is a super quick meal to prepare, taking less than 30 minutes.  You can also simmer it in a crock pot so…

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Stay tuned for a week of One Pot Wonders!

Stay tuned for a week of One Pot Wonders!  I’ll be sharing seven of my favorite one pot meals (casseroles, soups, stews) beginning Sunday afternoon!  These will be recipes you can make in advance, divide into smaller dishes and freeze for days/weeks to come!  Dave and I love one pot meals because they fit into…

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