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Are You Superbowl Ready?

It's Almost Time! I grew up in Missouri, but we never had cable so I never watched football. When I moved to Utah for my undergraduate degree, I learned the rules and discovered how much I loved it! I started actually watching (and not just going to the game to take pics) BYU football and fell in love! When I moved to Boston to get my MPH, I met Bryan and his love for the New England Patriots became my love. I still cheer for the Cheifs when the Pats don't make it to the superbowl (like this year! Let's go Mahomes!) but I am a Patriots fan no matter the outcome! Apart from actually watching football, I know we...

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Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Plan   The worst part of cooking is deciding what to make, am I right?  So today I bring you, my meal plan for this week. If I've already done the hardest part, I might as well share it with you! Here at Gourmet Kitchenworks, we are all about helping you spend more time with your family so here you go - I just cut off a huge chunk of time that you would have spent scouring the internet for good healthy recipes!    Monday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Healthy Coleslaw   ** Tuesday: Balsamic Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Green Beans & Carrots * Wednesday: Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers * Thursday: Salmon Rice Bowls Friday: Salmon Sandwiches &...

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Eat to Live...Eventually

Eat to Live...Eventually Recently I have been very in to reading about nutrition. I've been gaining a lot of weight, as one does during a pregnancy, and I told my mom that after I gave birth to my baby girl, I wanted to do a boot camp where I would be super careful about what I ate and I would workout everyday. However, right after I said that, I realized that it would actually benefit my baby if I were more careful about what I ate now instead of waiting for her to be born. So, I got to work doing research on why sugar and processed foods were so bad for you, so as to give myself motivation to eat healthier....

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Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Best Ever Sugar Cookies My favorite ever sugar cookie recipe. Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentils What you'll need:  1 cup butter 1 ½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar ¼ cup granulated sugar for decoration What you'll do:  In a large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and stir in the vanilla and almond extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; blend into the creamed mixture. Cover and chill for at least two hours. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Divide the dough into two...

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Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentils

Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentils This dish is super easy and delicious! It is perfect for a cold winter night and my pro tip would be to add freshly ground salt to the top - even the top of each bite!!   Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentils What you'll need:  2 cups dried lentils 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs) 3 cups salsa verde 3 cups chicken broth 1/2 small onion, chopped 3 green onions, chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapeños, diced (ribs and seeds removed) 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste What you'll do:  Add everything to the Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 20 mins. Quick release the steam. Stir it all up and add more salsa verde as desired. Serve with rice and a squeeze of lime! Alternatively, you...

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