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    Chicken Caesar Salad w/ Dressing

    There’s something about a homemade chicken caesar salad dressing that just trumps store-bought, every time. Perhaps it’s the idea of knowing what all of the ingredients in your dressing actually are. I love that the ingredients list is short, because generally speaking, the less ingredients in something, the more wholesome and nutritious it actually is. This recipe of mine uses the Instant Pot for the chicken, but you can make your chicken breast in any other way you prefer. We like to also grill our chicken breasts on a Sunday evening and have them for the week to use for various meals. The true gem in this recipe is the…

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    How to Grow Sprouts

    What are sprouts? Crunch of the Mom is here to tell you about the most delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make-in-your-kitchen food, SPROUTS! Well, how to grow sprouts! Typically seen in a gourmet sandwich shop or the produce aisle, they look like loose pale threads with tiny peas at the top. Sprouts have a super-fresh taste, with almost a crisp and lively texture. They can make a basic sandwich, salad, or breakfast quiche even better! What are sprouts exactly? There are many different types, including bean sprouts, sunflower sprouts, and rye sprouts.  Every plant-based food started with a sprout and grew from there. Grains, seeds, and legumes can all be sprouted, such as wheat…

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    New Year’s Eve: Our Hearts of Romaine Lettuce

    Usually, my Facebook feed is filled with the latest clickbait or semi-news article talking about listeria filled hearts of romaine lettuce. In the last few days, I saw these headlines instead: Share your favorite photo from 2018! What are your resolutions for the new year? What was your favorite vacation from 2018? What was the funniest thing that happened to you in 2018? What hurt you this year? Facebook on New Year’s Eve These were all things that floated by on my Facebook newsfeed this New Year’s Eve. People asking honest questions to their friends, genuinely curious of their answers. In fact, they were so intrigued to learn about the…