Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Last week was a blur as I was consumed with a big work-related catering event. Working in a commercial kitchen is very labor intensive, it’s something I have always known of but it hit me hard when I had to experience it myself. It was also the day I wore my super cute (not so comfortable) shoes without thinking that I will be on my feet a lot.. my appreciation for anyone in the commercial kitchen grew so much more. I am not even kidding when I say I felt 1000 times more exhausted than when I run 10 miles. This particular week also involved no exercise whatsoever (besides lots of running errands) and it’s safe to say that I ate anything but nutrient-rich foods which is probably another reason why I felt extra tired and sluggish. Usually when I have days like this I tend to feel bad about making unhealthy choices and such but that hasn’t been the case lately. I am happy fueling my body with samosa pot pie for every meal and stuffing my face with pumpkin spiced pumpkin bagels with apple butter because this is life…so instead of incessantly stressing about it, I parked myself on the couch and binge watched Grey’s Anatomy. The slow cooker apple butter has nothing to with my aforementioned hectic week except that you need apple butter in your life. slowcookerapplebutter

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Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Bagels

The winner of the Healthy Solutions Spice Blends Giveaway is Gitisha. Congratulations!! I will get in touch with you soon. For years, I had a fear of yeast but lately, I am getting a lot more comfortable playing with it. Actually the whole process of kneading, proofing, rising, and the anticipating freshly baked bread has become exciting… 

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Potato and Arugula Soup (Vegan)

Don’t forget to enter the Healthy Solutions Spice Blends Giveaway! It ends on Tuesday. It’s time to cozy up and grab ourselves a big spoon because you are going to want this potato and arugula soup. Arugula or garden rocket is typically used in salads such as the perfect Fall salad I posted last week but… 

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Acai Bowl with Berries, Almonds, and Toasted Coconut

Don’t forget to enter the Healthy Solutions Spice Blends Giveaway. Recently I have been noticing acai bowls adorned with sliced fruits, granola, shaved coconut pop up in the blogosphere. It’s probably been going on for the longest time but I am just catching on to the acai bowl craze. Since this was my first time… 

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Slow Cooker Turkey Chili + A Giveaway

I wasn’t kidding when I told you about slow cooker friendly recipes coming your way. It has taken up a permanent spot on my counter top; it’s a comforting feeling when you know something is slowly simmering and the smell is gently starting to permeate throughout your house, because you know good food is on its way!… 

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Butternut Squash, Apple, and Walnut Salad

We are making a slow transition to Fall  around here; last week was all about comforting bowl of slow cooked daal and chugging the best pumpkin pie smoothie. Around this time of the year, I tend to lean heavily on comfort food and shy away from salads (or anything green) because Fall! So to avert the… 

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Yellow Split Pea Daal (Slowcooker Edition)

Daal is a cornerstone of Nepali/Indian/Pakistani/Bengali cuisine; it is a soup that can be served thick like a stew or watered down to resemble a broth. I like my daal as a cross between a soup and stew while my brother likes his daal watered down. There is no right or wrong way about it but… 

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