Vegetables

Venison Stew

Venison Stew

If you are lucky enough to access venison this year, you have got to try this venison stew.  We were gifted a deer shoulder this fall from our patient Lowell (thanks again Lowell, you’re the best!).  Check out what I did with the backstrap he gave us, too!  I’ve still got a few more roasts…

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Four More One Pot Wonder Dinners

Four More One Pot Wonder Dinners

I am making an exception to our “Wordless Wednesdays.”  I have too many recipes to share with you, and I need to honor someone extra close to my heart… Yesterday was my son Austin’s first birthday!  I am in awe of our little man each and every day as he is growing up and learning…

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Spice Mix Party + 3 New Recipes

Spice Mix Party + 3 New Recipes

Take a gander at what a few girlfriends and I made at a Spice Mix Party we threw last month: I’m not sure if we created the idea of a Spice Mix Party, but it sure was fun!  It all started with the realization of two Maximized mommy friends, Rachel and Jess, that pre-made spice…

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How To: Rhubarb Jam

How To: Rhubarb Jam

This is the third jam recipe as part of our pectin discussion.   You may like to check out the past two Advanced Plan jam recipes for Strawberry Jam and Cherry Jam.  Today we’re using rhubarb, another low glycemic fruit (well technically it’s a vegetable, but most people call it a fruit, kind of the…

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Reworked: The Green Green Smoothie

Reworked: The Green Green Smoothie

If you’re here as part of the Green Green Smoothie craze….welcome!  Pinterest has opened a whole new portal to sharing my recipes with newcomers, and really for this one I think I need to be thanking a handful of you for originally sharing the Green Green Smoothie recipe on your boards!  (Thank you!!)  I’m used…

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Product Review: Coconut Secret + Guest Recipe

Product Review: Coconut Secret + Guest Recipe

Within the Maximized Living eating style, we strive to eat as cleanly as possible.  We make substitutions where needed, by cutting out food ingredients that will make us sick or make us fat, and replace with the most whole food alternative that will allow our bodies to thrive (e.g. stevia for sugar, coconut/almond flour for…

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Sushi Salad

Sushi Salad

This is a yummy fresh salad that I’ve been having for lunch lately, as I had been given a huge bag of brown rice to use up.  And who doesn’t love sushi!  This is a play on the California Roll, minus the surimi.  You get all the sushi flavor, in a simpler form!  I’ve just…

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Leek, Asparagus & Herb Soup

Leek, Asparagus & Herb Soup

This Leek Asparagus and Herb Soup is the perfect fresh lunch or dinner for spring!  It is a Core Plan meal, because it uses potatoes.  To make it Advanced Plan, replace the potato with cauliflower or white beans.  The soup will still be delicious! Leek, Asparagus & Herb Soup Makes About 6 Servings  1 Tbsp…

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