Tater Tot Casserole

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Ingredients:
~ ground beef
~ diced onions and garlic
~ tater tots
~ shredded cheese
~ peas
~ seasoning of choice

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Directions:
~ cook ground beef with onions, garlic, and seasoning of your choice (cook mostly done)
~ layer ground beef in pan, then add peas on top
~ sprinkle with shredded cheese
~ layer tater tots and cook at 350 for 40 minutes
~ remove from onion and put a layer of shredded cheese on top

TOTALLY FLEXIBLE: ADD ANY VEGGIES and CHEESE YOU WANT

What an amazing and easy dinner. AJ said this was one of his favorites.  

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Crockpot Creamy Mushroom Chicken

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Ingredients:
~ cream of mushroom soup
~ frozen sliced mushroom
~ sliced garlic and onion
~ broccoli and cauliflower (or any veggie of your choice)
~ chicken tenderloins
~ shredded cheese
~ rice

Directions:
~ in a crockpot, add MOST cream of mushroom soup with some water (Save some for later)
~ add chicken, then top with mushrooms, diced onions, and garlic
~ top with the remaining cream of mushroom soup/water mixture
~ cover and cook on low for 7 hours
~ after 6 1/2 hours, add rice and mix everything to make sure rice is coated in mixture.
~  let cook for another half hour
~ top with shredded cheese and serve

TOTALLY FLEXIBLE: ADD ANY VEGGIES and CHEESE YOU WANT

What a tasty and hearty meal it was. AJ devoured it. I think we can even use the leftovers to make mini chicken pot pies. 

 

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Loaded Meatballs

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Ingredients:
~ ground beef
~ diced onions
~ diced yellow, red, and green peppers
~ diced garlic (as much as you can stomach, needed for cold season)
~ spinach
~ turmeric
~ garlic and herb seasoning
~ breadcrumbs
~ egg
~ 2 jars of sauce

 

Directions:
~ saute the garlic, onions, peppers, and spinach in olive oil
~ then mix into the with ground beef, seasonings, breadcrumbs, and egg
~ form the meatballs and place on iron cast skillet and cover ( I needed two as I made a HUGE batch)
~ bake at 350 until almost fully cooked
~ pour pasta sauce over meatballs, cover once again, and let finish cooking

Serve over pasta of your choice

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I really LOVED the the way the sauce came out. It had all the flavors of the meat, peppers, and garlic! A truly tasty and hearty meal! 

*****As you have seen from my recipes, not all the items are organic. While I still believe organic and NON-GMO is the best for us, it really ate up all our money. I still buy mostly organic, but have to make tough choices to buy some foods that are not organic. I do see the difference with certain reactions, but now have the money for other important items. It’s really sad that the food industry is treating us all like science experiments and creating crap for us to eat. In the end shopping at Stop and Shop, buying their organic foods, and earning gas points is vital.

Yes, there are ways to save, but with a tiny apartment, limited storage space, and limited gardening areas I can not do as much as I wanted. Do not take this as we are eating unhealthy foods. We are still eating nutrition packed foods and I still believe in probiotics, essential oils, and homeopathic treatments first over typical drugs.*****

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Flavorful Chicken and Potatoes

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Ingredients:
~ skinless boneless chicken thighs
~ potatoes cut into small pieces
~ onions diced
~ peppers diced
~ turmeric
~ garlic and herb seasoning
~ honey
~ Parmesan cheese
~ olive oil

Directions:
~ marinate chicken thighs with honey, turmeric, garlic and herb seasoning, and honey. Then set aside.
~ cut and dice peppers, onions, and potatoes and mix together
~ then add olive oil, turmeric, and other seasoning to potato mix
~ place in cast iron skillet, cover and cook at 350 degrees until cooked
~ place chicken in cast iron skillet, top with shredded Parmesan and bake until cooked

Serve chicken and potatoes together for a flavorful meal

I really LOVED the way the way the potatoes came out. AJ loved how juicy the chicken was. He ate every bite of his dinner! 

*****As you have seen from my recipes, not all the items are organic. While I still believe organic and NON-GMO is the best for us, it really ate up all our money. I still buy mostly organic, but have to make tough choices to buy some foods that are not organic. I do see the difference with certain reactions, but now have the money for other important items. It’s really sad that the food industry is treating us all like science experiments and creating crap for us to eat. In the end shopping at Stop and Shop, buying their organic foods, and earning gas points is vital.

Yes, there are ways to save, but with a tiny apartment, limited storage space, and limited gardening areas I can not do as much as I wanted. Do not take this as we are eating unhealthy foods. We are still eating nutrition packed foods and I still believe in probiotics, essential oils, and homeopathic treatments first over typical drugs.*****

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   Lori's Culinary Creations  

Epic Mommy Adventures

Kielbasa, Rice, and Veggies

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Ingredients:
~ One kielbasa
~ rice
~ frozen carrots
~ frozen cauliflower
~ olive oil
~ tumeric
~ parsley
~ basil
~ lots of butter

Directions:
~ cook rice and add lots of butter. We LOVE buttered rice in our family!
~ place frozen veggies in a cast iron skillet and cover with olive oil and seasonings, bake at 350 degrees until mostly cooked.
~ Then add cut kielbasa and mix in with veggies, bake for an additional 15 minutes
~ Serve kielbasa and veggies over rice

A SUPER QUICK AND TASTY MEAL

AJ loved it and asked for seconds. Even hubby ate it all up and wanted to take some for work the next day.

*****As you have seen from my recipes, not all the items are organic. While I still believe organic and NON-GMO is the best for us, it really ate up all our money. I still buy mostly organic, but have to make tough choices to buy some foods that are not organic. I do see the difference with certain reactions, but now have the money for other important items. It’s really sad that the food industry is treating us all like science experiments and creating crap for us to eat. In the end shopping at Stop and Shop, buying their organic foods, and earning gas points is vital.

Yes, there are ways to save, but with a tiny apartment, limited storage space, and limited gardening areas I can not do as much as I wanted. Do not take this as we are eating unhealthy foods. We are still eating nutrition packed foods and I still believe in probiotics, essential oils, and homeopathic treatments first over typical drugs.*****

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   Lori's Culinary Creations  

Epic Mommy Adventures

Split Pea and Ham Soup

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Split Pea and Ham Soup

Ingredients:
~ Ham Bone with lots of ham still attached (from my parents )
~ split peas
~ barley
~ carrots
~ potatoes
~ celery
~ diced onions
~ cut garlic
~ turmeric and Italian seasoning
~ rosemary and parsley
~ water

Directions:
~ place ham bone on bottom
~ layer all ingredients on top
~ pour in amount of water of your choice.
~ cook on low for 7 hours

ENJOY! 

I’m trying to get AJ to dunk bread in his soup, but that is a losing battle. He just doesn’t get it or like it. He is missing out for sure.

There is nothing better than a quick and easy meal. Love when I can just throw in all my ingredients and let the slow cooker do all the work.

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Slow Cooker Lasagna

All recipes and meals are made with organic, real food and/or NON-GMO products.

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Slow Cooker Lasagna

found the delicious recipe here 

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Ingredients
:
~ lasagna noodles (uncooked)
~ water
~ ricotta
~ shredded cheese (Save some for the top of the lasagna)
~ spinach
~ ground beef cooked with garlic and onion
~ sauce

Make sure to cook ground beef before hand..I sauteed garlic and onion, then added the ground beef

Directions:
~ FIRST mix ricotta, spinach, and shredded cheese
~ add a bit of sauce to the bottom of the slow cooker
~ add noodles (will have to break them to make it all fit and cover the entire span of the slow cooker)
~ add small scoops of the cheese mixture (don’t worry about spreading it evenly. It will spread out when you add more layers on top)
~ Spread scoops of the cooked ground beef
~ Scoop sauce on top
~ REPEAT with noodles, cheese mixture, ground beef, then sauce until you have the desired layers.
~ On top of final layer of noodles, layer sauce evenly and add remaining shredded cheese.
~  add some water to the bottom of the slow cooker to ensure it does not dry out.
~ Cover and put it on low for 3-4 hours. 

I learned that I can add more layers since the lasagna becomes heavy and weights itself down. When it’s all done it looks like only half a lasagna.  

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/ http://foodbabe.com/

<br /><br /><br /><br /> I'm Leah Segedie. After losing 100 lbs, I discovered the meaning of real health. Come join with me and I’ll share it with you.

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Honey Rosemary Chicken

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Crock Pot Honey Rosemary Chicken

found the delicious recipe here 

rosemary honey chicken plate2Ingredients:
~ full chicken breasts
~ broccoli
~ 1/3 cup honey
~ 1/2 cup olive oil
~ 1/2 cup of Italian balsamic dressing
~ 4 tbs of rosemary
~ 1 tsp salt
~ 3 garlic cut finely
~ tin foil
~ 3/4 cup water

Directions:
~ roll about ten balls of aluminum foil into crock pot
~ mix honey, dressing, water, rosemary, salt, garlic, and olive oil.
~ place chicken on tin foil, then broccoli on top
~ pour mixture on top of chicken and broccoli
~ set on low for 7-8 hours

PERFECTLY PAIRED with overly buttered couscous. 

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AJ loved it, Hubby loved and went for seconds! This from a man who ‘hates” couscous! This might be one of my new favorites!

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/ http://foodbabe.com/

<br /><br /><br /><br /> I'm Leah Segedie. After losing 100 lbs, I discovered the meaning of real health. Come join with me and I’ll share it with you.

Want to see who I’m linking up with…check out my link party page HERE

Ground Beef and Potatoes

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Crock Pot Ground Beef and Potatoes

Ingredients:
~ ground beef
~ cut potatoes
~ LOTS of diced onions and garlic
~ spinach
~ almond milk
~ turmeric powder and seasoning of your choice
~ shredded cheese of your choice

Directions:
~ cut and prepare all the ingredients
~ mix all ingredients and place in slow cooker
~ set on low for 7-8 hours
~ sprinkle with shredded cheese when done cooking

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meat slow cooker

AJ loved it as you can see from the pic above, in fact we both loved it!

Hubby ate it, but not sure he really loved it. Hubby will complain that my meals have no flavor, but he is so used to the artificial ingredients or fake flavors that mimic the real ones. With the garlic, onions, turmeric, Italian seasoning mix it had the perfect flavoring. You could taste the garlic and onions, taste the ground beef and potatoes, get a hint of the flavor and texture of the cheese. It’s important to taste real food and spices and the not the fake needed in processed foods.

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/ http://foodbabe.com/

<br /><br /><br /><br /> I'm Leah Segedie. After losing 100 lbs, I discovered the meaning of real health. Come join with me and I’ll share it with you.

Want to see who I’m linking up with…check out my link party page HERE

Mini Mummy Pizza

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Mini Mummy Pizza

Ingredients:
~ round bread or organic english muffins
~ pasta sauce
~ shredded cheese
~ provolone cut into thin slices

Directions:
~ bake english muffins or bread for ten minutes or until partially cooked (to prevent sogginess)
~ layer sauce on, then shredded cheese
~ bake for another ten to fifteen minutes

Take out of the oven
~ let cool for a few minutes
~ layer slices of provolone on top of mini pizzas
~ place two chocolate chips for eyes (I WAS going to use olives, but was all out).
~ Serve and enjoy

AJ only helped for a few pizzas then got “bored”. He wasn’t bored eating them though, he gobbled them up

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mummy pizza2Sorry no pic of AJ , he did not want his picture taken and I have to respect that.

Recipe idea from Whole Foods, click picture for link.

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/ http://foodbabe.com/

<br /><br /><br /><br /> I'm Leah Segedie. After losing 100 lbs, I discovered the meaning of real health. Come join with me and I’ll share it with you.

Want to see who I’m linking up with…check out my link party page HERE