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Mexican Fried Rice Nachos

Mexican Fried Rice Nachos

Our world has been turned upside down this past week. If you follow us on Instagram or subscribe to our newsletter, you’ve already heard: our adopted son, Larson Ames, entered the world on February 19! I got to witness his birth (incredible), and we spent a blissful few days in the hospital. We owe everything to our sweet birth mama, who is an angel. He’s home now, and we are still pinching ourselves. Larson is absolutely perfect, and we are head over heels in love. His birth is the answer to thousands of prayers after 8 years of uncertainty of how our family would start. If you’re new to our story,  see these posts on cancer, miscarriage, adoption, and uncertainty. We made these nachos the day before Larson was born, and it couldn’t be a more fitting recipe to share with you today. It’s by our friend Jessica Murnane, who’s just published her first cookbook, One Part Plant, full of gorgeous plant-based recipes. I met Jessica around the time we were looking into pursuing adoption, and not only is she an incredible, passionate and talented woman, she is an adoptive mama too! (Her son Sid is quite the charmer.) She’s been a bit of an adoption […]

A Couple Cooks – Recipes for Healthy & Whole Living

Coconut Cream Overnight Oats + Weekly Menu

Coconut Cream Overnight Oats + Weekly Menu

I always enjoy reading what’s in vogue in the world of food. In small-town Michigan, we get only a taste (no pun intended) and it’s guaranteed to lag months, even years, behind the foodie “capitals” of world, like New York City. I mean, we have a gourmet cupcake shop…that counts for something, right? Except cupcakes…

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Crunchy Baked Granola Bars

Crunchy Baked Granola Bars

Crunchy Baked Granola Bars

A recent beach trip found me at a cozy coffee shop nibbling on something like these granola bars.

As I do, as soon as I got home, I got to work recreating a version of my own. Welcome to the crunchiest, tastiest baked granola bars (possibly) ever.

Not only are these bars dreamy, but they’re easy to make, requiring just 9 ingredients. They also come together in less than 1 hour and don’t require a blender or food processor.

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Double Chocolate Chunk Sunbutter Cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Sunbutter Cookies

Dear friends! I’m on tour! And what a total blast and a half it’s been so far – my mind is blown by the outpouring of enthusiasm and pure LOVE here in New York City. Thanks to all of you for coming out to the events with your biggest smiles and warmest hearts. Taking my book […]

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Sweet potato quinoa salad with tahini dressing

Sweet potato quinoa salad with tahini dressing

I had real trouble naming this recipe – there are so many tasty ingredients that I wanted to mention! Crispy roasted sweet potatoes, crunchy roasted green beans, fluffy quinoa, black beans, pine nuts, rocket… but that doesn’t make for a particularly catchy recipe name. So I’ve stuck with ‘sweet potato quinoa salad’ – you’ll have […]

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Creamy Chickpea Miso Vegetable Stew

Creamy Chickpea Miso Vegetable Stew

Since the new year, I’ve made good on my intention to dive back into meal planning and batch cooking. I spent most of last year immersed in recipe testing that was by turns exciting and exhausting. In December we ate up what was in our freezer, along with a lot of dinner salads and some takeout. I…

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CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk

CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk

For something a bit unusual to make in the slow cooker, try this delicious CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk. This is great over cauliflower rice, and it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet phase two. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe with Coconut Milk found on KalynsKitchen.com.

I’m still engaged in the ongoing process of updating older recipe favorites where I feel the photos are not up to current standards, and if you scroll down and see the original photo for this CrockPot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe with Coconut Milk, you’ll understand why I wanted better photos! The recipe started out as a sweet and spicy pork stew I spotted in Real Simple Magazine years ago, and my version with ground turkey has had quite a few fans through the years.

Of course you know how I am; when I’m updating a recipe I often make a few small changes that I feel will improve it from the original version. In this recipe I originally added a little brown sugar to balance out the flavor of the sweetener, but this time I used a blend of Stevia-in-the-Raw granulated sweetener and my new favorite granulated Monkfruit sweetener with good results. I also upped the amount of turkey for more protein and this time I ate the stew over cauliflower rice instead of the Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice I used in the original recipe. 

This recipe cooks on high in the slow cooker and it’s done in about three hours, so it would be a good option to start after lunch on the weekend, and if you’re lucky you might even have some leftovers to eat during the week!

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Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree and Balsamic Brussels Sprouts {Whole30}

Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree and Balsamic Brussels Sprouts {Whole30}

You know how you get your husband to warm up to the idea of putting coconut milk in various recipes? You have him follow Whole30. Pre-Whole30 (or Whole26and2/3 in our case), Mark would’ve given me the stink eye about using coconut milk in anything. Now, I think he rather in enjoys it. He doesn’t give…

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Kale Chip Nachos (30 Minutes!)

Kale Chip Nachos (30 Minutes!)

Kale Chip Nachos (30 Minutes!)

I used to make these nachos all the time as a “single lady dinner” on nights spent by myself or with girlfriends who were also into “hippie dippy” meals. Where my fellow hippies at? (Raise your hands!)

I love this meal because it’s healthy, satisfying, and comes together so quickly! Plus, Mexican food for the win. Let’s make nachos, shall we?

These nachos are simple, requiring just 7 ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare!

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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
Bacon makes everything better, and meatloaf is no exception. Wrapping the meatloaf in bacon imparts wonderful flavor, and keeps the meatloaf from drying.

       

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