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One word...Affirmations!  af·fir·ma·tion [af-er-mey-shuhn] noun - the act of affirming or the state of being affirmed Simply put, affirmations are you being in conscious control of your thoughts. Saying powerful statements to yourself, repeatedly, will actually create your reality and become your conscious thoughts.  This was a really difficult concept for me to understand.  When I lost my baby, I started seeing a counselor.  Within the first 30 minutes of Read more [...]

ORAL I.V. Product Review

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Wheatless Wednesday Recipe - Crockpot Chili

I’ve never really been a Crock-Pot kind of gal.  I’ve always LOVED the idea of having a hot meal ready for me when I got home from work, but never took the time to find any recipes to try out.  Well, it just so happens that last week I had some extra time and I got to play around with a few chili recipes.  Here’s my favorite mix of 6 different recipes to what I think is the perfect balance of meat, beans, veggies, & heat.  Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Crock-Pot Chili
Serves 6
A perfect blend of meat, veggies, & heat!
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
7 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
7 hr
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced & divided
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 red bell pepper, seeded & diced
2 jalapeños, diced and divided
1/4 cup chili powder
2 tbsp. cumin
3 tbsp. tomato paste
1 large whole can tomatoes with juice, quartered
2 cans kidney or pinto beans with liquid
2 cups water
2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
Garnish: green onion, chopped cilantro, shredded Manchego (optional)
Heat olive oil in large pan with 1/2 onion mixture, garlic, and 1/2 jalapeño. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add meat and brown. When meat has browned, add desired salt & pepper, bell pepper, and the remaining onion and jalapeño. Stir together and cook for additional 5 minutes.
Add mixture to Crock-Pot. Turn on high and add beans, water, spices, tomatoes, tomato paste, and cilantro. Stir together to blend well.
Let cook on high for 6-7 hours.
Garnish with green onions, additional cilantro, and shredded Manchego if desired.
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