Autumn, Brazilian, Entrees, Family Favorites, For a Crowd, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, On a Budget, Pasta & Rice, Pork, Quick & Easy, Winter

Instant Pot Feijoada (Brazilian Beans & Rice)

A few weeks ago I got my first Instant Pot, and I love it SO much, I am feeling pretty silly for taking so long to catch on! One thing I have been excited to make in it, is Brazilian beans and rice. My husband served his church mission in Brazil, so this is what he ate pretty much every day for two years straight, and loved it. In Brazil they season everything with a spice blend called “Tempero Baiano” which is impossible to find here, but very easy to create using common spices found in your kitchen cupboard. I have made beans and rice at least once a week since I got my Instant Pot, and today I was so excited to finally perfect the recipe, and be able to share it! Continue reading

American, Autumn, Casual Weeknight, Entrees, For a Crowd, Gluten Free, On a Budget, Pork, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Smokey Pork Sliders with Apple & Microgreens Salad

Yesterday was officially the first day of fall, and I felt it! I was so cold that I had to wear socks and a sweater for the first time in months– and although I don’t love cold weather, and layering up myself and three kids, I do think autumn is the most beautiful, cosy and delicious season. I keep dreaming about warm drinks, pot pies, soups and stews with home made bread, pumpkin donuts, halloween themed cupcakes, apples and cinnamon flavored everything. There’s just something so cosy about fall– snuggling up under fluffy blankets with the fam. while watching a fun show at the end of a long day, while the rain pours down outside. So, for me, this season is all about those cosy, comfort classics, {and probably the need to start working out!} Continue reading