Crock Pot Chicken Tacos {gluten-free}

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In some ways, time is flying (not too quickly, though – I’m still pregnant!). For example, it’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a year since I submitted my final manuscript for my second cookbook and in less than a week, that cookbook will have been released for 2 months already. Where did the… 

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Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes

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My favorite breakfasts are carb-oooo-liiiiiicious. DONUTS!! My #1 most favorite. Waffles! Cereal! Fruit! Muffins! Cinnamon rolls! French toast! Biscuits! Granola! Smoothies! Protein is the forgotten element of so many breakfast meals and it’s a shame as protein provides both balance and satiety. Yet, proteins tend to be less convenient to eat on-the-go, cost more, and… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #1 – Texas-Style Chili

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It’s only appropriate to post the first of this year’s annual chili contest on the day Mr. Prevention and I (I look puffy and pregnant!) had the pleasuring of attending a football game at our beloved alma mater, the University of Illinois. Not only did we attend, but we won (!!) — something the Illini… 

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Spicy Pickled Cucumbers and Peppers

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They always say you want what you can’t have, right? Well, I’d kill for a cold IPA in this muggy August weather. And sushi? Oh lord, does some sushi sound phenomenal right about now. And don’t get me started on luncheon meat. I never had any desire to touch the stuff before pregnancy and now,… 

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Braised Balsamic Chicken

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My co-worker in the kitchen hates chicken. She’s a big meat-eater, but chicken is just not her preferred protein. It’s a little ironic because there’s not a day that goes by that we’re not grilling and serving chicken – it is overwhelmingly the protein of choice in our hospital cafeteria. Of course, this suits me… 

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