Cumin Garlic Sauerkraut

cumin garlic kraut 1As you know from the Apricot Coleslaw post I have cabbage coming out of my ears over here in Pearltopia. What better to do with it than make sauerkraut?! Sauerkraut actually means sour cabbage. It gets the sour taste from the lactic acid produced when bacteria ferments sugars in cabbage. Yep that’s right, eating sauerkraut means you are eating the bacteria too, yummy.

The bacteria in our guts have a huge impact on our health. They protect the intestinal lining, assist the immune system, break down food, produce nutrients, and can even modulate inflammation in the body. Research has demonstrated that a imbalance in gut bacteria may also play a role in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract including Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, cancer, formation of gallstones, obesity, allergies, type 1 diabetes, obesity, and possibly even autism [1]. Continue reading “Cumin Garlic Sauerkraut”

Mashed Curry White Sweet Potatoes

white sweetI am always preaching to people to not go grocery shopping when they are hungry or in a hurry and yesterday I failed to take my own advice. I was in a super hurry and instead of getting white potatoes I grabbed Jersey white sweet potatoes. I didn’t even notice it until I got home and saw the receipt that said “potato sweet white.” Uh, what? I had to Google what it is. For a full guide to the difference between sweet potatoes, yams, and the varieties of each check out this article from Marks Daily Apple. Continue reading “Mashed Curry White Sweet Potatoes”

Chili Lime Cilantro Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower

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Sorry about that obnoxious title but I am so excited about ALL THE THINGS in this recipe! And holy guacamole I am on a Brussels sprouts KICK these days! Yesterday I whipped up some black bean sliders and topped them with my famous guacamole recipe (found in the fall eBook) so obviously I needed some spicy vegetables to go with it. Well, that and I also needed to come up with a way to use more cilantro. Seriously, what are grocery stores thinking? How the heck does anyone use that entire bunch before it goes bad? I wish I didn’t keep killing the cilantro plant in my herb garden #firstworldproblems.

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Applesauce and Cheddar Stuffed Pork Chops

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I love pork. If I had to pick only one meat to eat for the rest of my life it would without a doubt be pork. Those of you who have subscribed to our email list got the Apple & Onion Pork Chops recipe in our Fall eBook and if you loved that you’ll certainly love this. This was one of those meals where I was trying to finish the last of some of the things in my refrigerator (applesauce and cheddar cheese) and what better way to finish it off than stuffing it in pork?! I paired it with sautéed greens for a tasty and colorful meal. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading “Applesauce and Cheddar Stuffed Pork Chops”

Roasted Garlic Broccoli

Roasted Garlic Broccoli

When I was a kid I was convinced that I HATED broccoli. Now I am not a fan of that H word but I think that it was EXACTLY how I felt. I used to ask my parents for a dog so that it would eat the broccoli under the table without my mom knowing 🙂 Funny story, we got a dog when I was 12 and she also HATED broccoli…so I had to suck it up and eat it…either that or my mom would make peas…and that my friends was worse.

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Princess Amber…14-1/2 years young 🙂 My Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier!

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White Chicken Chili

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I promised you a follow up to my Perfect Tailgating Chili with a different twist so here it is… a White Chicken Chili recipe! I have a friend who doesn’t like regular chili (weirdo) but loves chicken so I made a twist on the original to try to sucker him into liking chili with this recipe. When I was in college I used to frequently visit a restaurant that had the most delicious and thick White Chicken Chili so I wanted to create something similar. In order to re-create the consistency without flour I used potato starch to thicken. If you aren’t into thick soups you can always omit the potato starch for a delicious warm you up on a cold winter day bowl of deliciousness.

In order to truly get a bang for your nutrition buck with this recipe I recommend you roast the chicken yourself ahead of time. This will give you the quality and nutrient density of a free-range chicken and the moisture and flavor of a fresh roasted chicken. Twice as healthy, twice as delicious as store bought (and not so healthy) boneless skinless chicken breast #winning.

Make sure when you make this recipe you use the hashtags #adventuresofsassyandpearl and #pearlandsassyapproved

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Chocolate Almond No Bake Cookies

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Sassy and I aren’t fans of the Holiday cookie exchange. You should exchange something healthier like workout socks or kettle bells. Ugh. We know you’re going to do it anyway so we decided we would rather give you a recipe with primarily real food ingredients than have you make something silly. Continue reading “Chocolate Almond No Bake Cookies”

Hot Italian Sausage and Acorn Squash Hash

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Acorn squash are 3/$1 at the farmers market. That’s right I said three for one doll hair my friends! So of course we have about a bajillion now. Okay just kidding I have three but I also have a refrigerator full of produce. It’s really hard to keep two foodies (myself and my best friend/roomie, Bridget) in control at a farmers market. Luckily it isn’t difficult to get either of us to eat our veggies and we wanted to use as many as possible today. What better way than a hash? Continue reading “Hot Italian Sausage and Acorn Squash Hash”

Maple Sweet Potato Goodness

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My love of Maple Syrup has developed over the past few years since moving to Upstate New York. I do not know much about how many maple trees are in the area but I know enough to know that Upstate NY along with New England and Vermont make a TON of maple syrup! JJ and I were driving home from Stratton, Vermont one day when  I made JJ stop abruptly and pull over when I saw a  farmer selling maple syrup and honey on the side of the road (good thing there was no one else around!) Continue reading “Maple Sweet Potato Goodness”

Smoked Salmon Egg Frittata (Gluten Free and Delicious)

Smoked Salmon Egg Frittata

Eggs-tremely delicious is the only way to describe this recipe! I know, I am so punny 😉 A smoked salmon egg frittata is a surefire way to blow the minds of your house guests…or maybe just your spouse! I posted the picture above on instagram this week and as promised a recipe to follow!

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