Whole30 Southwest Beef Tacos with Coffee & Cocoa

Notwithstanding living in the United States for upwards of 6 years, I continue to familiarize myself with the different cuts of meat while matching them with their English counterparts. 

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Whole30 Chicken, Coconut & Spinach Curry

Late last night we published our new website at the zen of slow cooking, after weeks of hard work in – house with the help from our wonderful team.

From Kerri’s gorgeous photography, Linda’s amazing designs and web designer Lisa Gurza they helped bring our vision to life.
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Slow Cooker Tomato, Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Soup

Unaccustomed as I am to taking on any sort of eating regimen, I made an exception for the Whole30 as a discovery of how my body interacts with different foods. 
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Slow Cooker Whole30

For the past five years, I have done a post-holiday cleanse in January. These cleanses not only give me more energy and deeper sleep, but they offer the opportunity to slow down and savor the moment. I find that doing a deep dive into “food exploration and elimination” each year gives me unexpected observations into many areas of my life. It’s like taking the time to clean off your eyeglasses so that you can see the world more clearly. But this year with a busy slow- cooking schedule and a last-minute trip to DC, my annual cleanse didn’t happen.

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Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

After two failed slow cooker recipes in the same day, a blackberry jam which burned (!) and a cherry almond rice pudding with an unpalatable outcome, I gave up on the sweet stuff. Instead, I turned to a fail-safe favorite 2 minute prep recipe which I make regularly with a spaghetti squash.

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