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5 Food topics to discuss instead of politics this Thanksgiving

  • Posted on: 20 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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Terrified of the confrontations from relatives regarding politics this year? People on all sides are dealing with high levels of stress from this election year. We thought we would give you some interesting food topics to keep the political stressers at bay. 1. The History Grandma's Favorite Recipe Does your grandmother have a recipe she makes each year for the holidays? This year is a great time to ask her all about this tradition. When was the first time she remembers making it? Did her mother make it too? Have the ingredients changed over the years? 2. Pecan. How is it pronounced? This is...

Vegan Southern Goodness

  • Posted on: 12 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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At our house we try to eat meat-free at least 3-4 times a week for budget and health reasons. When you eat vegetarian that often, it's important to keep variety in your diet. This week I have been hunting for some exciting Southern style vegan options to add to our weekly meals. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy OMG! Who even knew this could be made vegan! So many childhood memories revolve around this meal. I can't wait to add this to our menu. Vegetarian Brown Sugar Collard Greens Collards are the epitomy of Southern cuisine. In South Carolina they were everywhere. I can't wait to try this vegan...

Five Fall stews to keep you warm inside

  • Posted on: 11 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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We are finally going to dip down into the 40s here in Alabama. I am relaxing with my windows open and dreaming of what delicious foods I will make in the next few months as Winter rolls in. Here are five clean eating stews I cannot wait to throw together soon. Cauliflower Soup from Kitchen Stewardship Look at that lovely, smooth cauliflower! Just look at it! Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Stew from The Gracious Pantry Simple, rustic, and full of hearty yumminess! This Vegan Chili from Spiffy Eats & Giggle Water One of our go to recipes this time of year. Spicy, smokey, and loaded with...

Moo Brew the Clean Way

  • Posted on: 2 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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One of my favorite things in the entire world is family recipes. I love hearing stories of my family gathered together enjoying special recipes. It's amazing how a certain smell or taste can bring us right back to a certain time in our lives. Grandma's biscuits, Mom's buttermilk pie, Dad's chili, Mama Rose's sausage bread. Each one holds special memories of incredible people in my life. Today's recipe is one that was introduced to me by my boyfriend's mother. She is an amazing cook and I feel like I learn something from her every time we spend time together. A few years ago for Christmas she...

Paleo Spinach Bacon Salad

  • Posted on: 14 March 2016
  • By: jessica
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I LOVE BACON! Seriously, you guys, I really love bacon. So often, I hear my family members asking me for health advice. They say things like, "I eat pretty healthy, but sometimes I do have bacon." They get this guilty look on thier face apologizing to me for eating bacon. Try as I may to conivince them that bacon is not the enemy we have been trained to think it is... they never seem convinced. We purchase bacon that is ethically sourced and free of added sugars. And we eat it several times a week. Read more here about why healthy fats are so vital to your health! WE SHOULD ALL EAT MORE BACON...

Three Sisters

  • Posted on: 26 November 2015
  • By: jessica
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Today is an important day. Thanksgiving is the celebration of our country's freedom from religious tyranny in England. It is also a day of sadness for many. The genocide of countless native people occurred and cannot be ignored. As we eat our turkey and give thanks for the many incredible blessings, I hope we all will remember the history of this day. I hope we will share the stories we know, and not hide from our past. It is only the knowledge that we are able to grow stronger. We wanted to share with you a recipe that is traditional for the Alabamee Indian Tribe, who lived in what is now...

Jalapeno Honey Everything Sauce

  • Posted on: 25 November 2015
  • By: jessica
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You guys know that I love some Jalapeno Honey from Garden Honey Bee, here in Alabama . This spicy sweet awesomeness has so many different uses. This year I had the pleasure of visiting their booth at the Market Noel . I adore the rustic design they have put together. John and Brenda are so passionate about their honey and it is apparent in the quality of their amazing creations. Market Noel 2015 at the Garden Honey Bee Booth Tonight I created an all purpose sauce that can be used on anything you like. We used it to glaze this roasted pork tenderloin and it turned out amazing!

Feast and Forest Birmingham Alabama

  • Posted on: 21 November 2015
  • By: jessica
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Today we had the privelege of enjoying brunch at one of the newest spots in Birmigham- Feast and Forest . Feast and Forest is a unique restaurant located in a quiet corner of historic Birmingham. As soon as we walked up to the store front, I knew this place had my heart. Feast and Forest is owned by the same talented folks who call themselves The Baking Bandits. I love their scones and get one as often as possible from Pepperplace Market. We love seeing their dream of having a store front come to life! And let me tell you how awesomely delicious the food was! I had the Farm Egg Salad. The...

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