2016 Black Friday Sale & Giveaway… My eBooks just $3

ebookblackfriday3dollarI am so excited to announce that both of my e-cookbooks, Satisfying Eats & Comforting Eats, are now marked down to$3 on Amazon! These books make great gifts so by as many as you would like! 

Purchase Comforting Eats eBook HERE for $3

Purchase Satisfying Eats eBook HERE for $3

Also, I am partnering with Well Oiled to offer this AWESOME giveaway!

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1 winner will receive: Both of my spiral cookbooks, a USB Travel Diffuser and a Diffuser bracelet

3 runner ups will receive an Essential Oil Car Diffuser with sample oil

>>>Be sure to go over to Satisfying Eats and Well Oil‘s Facebook page to enter!!<<<

Also take advantage of these other great deals!

 

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Until midnight Sunday, November 27th, take advantage of Tropical Traditions special Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Black Friday deals!

They are offering 5 different BOGO FREE products!

Also be sure to check out Honeyville’s biggest sale of the year. What to know exactly what I purchase from Honeyville? Be sure to check out THIS blog post!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and stay tuned to more great recipes from Satisfying Eats!

~Melissa 

30-minute meals update

One Month’s Worth of 30-Minute Dinner Recipes

Let’s face it… sometimes life just happens and our plans get thrown out the window, especially for dinner! For some, this means stopping for fast food or just scrummaging through the fridge to try to put together a decent meal.  Check out these 22 Dinner Ideas that can be on your dinner plate in less than… 

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5-Minute Vacations (aka Chocolate-Coconut Bites)

Addicted to Food Let’s face it… food can bring us pleasure and comfort. The smell or thought of food can bring back wonderful childhood memories, or it can remind you of the time that you got sick after eating carrot cake. (I had this happen and didn’t eat carrot cake for 10 years). Food is… 

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10 Dominating Benefits of Regular Movement and Exercise

Enjoy this clever but insightful guest post about the benefits of exercise from my friend Katie at Green Living. Katie Dawson Green, HHP, NMT is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Neuromuscular Therapist located at Trinity Holistic Health & Training. She is currently studying to further her license in neuromuscular therapy. Katie’s career began as a… 

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10-Minute Asian Fried Cabbage with Yummy Sauce

I am a true Southern girl all the way down to the bone, complete with a grand plantation wedding and a love of dirt roads and big trucks! I simply adore “Sweet” Tea, Fried Cube Steak, Southern Biscuits and Pound Cake (all grain-free of course), but I do love expanding my palate to embrace other… 

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Ginger Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

They say 7 is the perfect number and for this recipe, it really was! I experimented over the weekend and made 7 different test batches to get a great tasting and perfectly moist spice cake. I really should have named my blog “Satisfying Eats: The Grain-Free Test Kitchen” with all the grain-free and low-carb experimenting… 

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20-Minute Minestrone Soup with Chicken

My challenge this week…. to create 4 meals that take less than 25 minutes from start to finish. Be sure to check out my 15-Minute Creamy Chicken with Green Beans from earlier this week. Grain-free, fresh and healthy food should taste good but doesn’t always have take a lot of time, but it does require… 

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15-Minute Creamy Chicken with Green Beans

“Life is busy but you have to eat!” Well, that seems to be my motto this past year since baby Connor came along. Now that Connor is eating solids it seems like all I am doing is cooking, cleaning up mess and cooking more. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook it’s just cleaning… 

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Grain-Free Snickerdoodle Cookies

These cookies are Easy and Delicious, sure to impress even your sugar & grain-loving friends! I use a different method (I don’t roll the dough balls in cinnamon but actually add the cinnamon to the dough), but I know you are going to love them. Want to make these nut-free? Just use raw ground sunflower… 

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Shamrock Power Shake

If you have been following my blog for any time you know I LOVE my shakes! They are so tasty and packed with good fats, collagen and whatever else I can fit into my blender! To be a little festive, I decided to add some spinach to my shake yesterday and it was so good!… 

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Shamrock Cupcakes (Nut-Free)

Science Rules & Green Foods are Cool  Cooking is all about taste and science! It’s pretty amazing how combining a few simple ingredients can create such flavorful dishes. This couldn’t happen without a little (or a lot of) science! By now I am sure everyone knows that baking soda or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) reacts with an… 

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Real Vanilla Bean Gelato

No matter what time of year it is I LOVE ice cream, and I make it often! This Gelato was a delicious twist on tradition ice cream, and was the PERFECT accompaniment to my World’s Best Chocolate Cake that I made for my youngest son’s first birthday. Really, I could eat this cake & gelato… 

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Cinnamon Raisin Soda Bread

When I gave up grains over two years ago I also gave up Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread. I am pretty excited to now enjoy a slice of grain-free cinnamon raisin bread without creating the sugar spikes and the insatiable appetite I would get after eating the grain-filled version.  Stay tuned for an upcoming post about… 

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Easy Oven Fried Wings (Ranch or Cajun)

Finger lickin’ GOOD! These oven “fried” wings are juicy on the inside with flavorful and crispy skin! Who says you have to go out for wings!?! For more wing ideas, be sure to check out my Parmesan Wings and Hot Wings recipe in my cookbook, Satisfying Eats. Enough of the chit-chat, try this yummy recipe!… 

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Grain-Free Irish Soda Bread

Some of my favorite types of recipes to recreate are comfort foods. Foods that bring back childhood memories, or tell a story about tradition and one’s heritage. Foods that you remember how they tasted and smelled, even though it’s been YEARS since you have eaten them. Foods that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside just thinking… 

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Lemon Poppy Seed Poppers

Aren’t these mini-muffins so adorable!? I promise they taste as good as they look! Don’t worry, the yellow color doesn’t come from artificial ingredients but from free range chicken eggs! These mini muffins make the perfect snack or accompaniment to your brunch or breakfast. If you love lemon, you’ll love these little bites of sunshine!… 

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Broccoli-Bacon Bisque

Broccoli-Bacon Bisque

This recipe is easy and delicious! You won’t find flour in this bisque but you will find LOTS of flavor!  I think the secret to this simple recipe is wonderful homemade chicken stock and a little of my Cajun Seasoning! I also love the beautiful green color… it looks and taste so fresh! Equipment you will need… 

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Real EASY & Affordable Beef Jerky

When I say easy, I mean EASY!  Beef Jerky has always been our go-to snack for long trips but the ingredient list always left me hanging my head in shame!   Check out the ingredients in this popular brand: Beef, Water, Sugar, Less than 2% Salt, Corn Syrup Solids, Dried Soy Sauce (Soybeans, Salt, Wheat), Hydrolyzed Corn and Soy Protein, Monosodium Glutamate, Maltodextrin, Flavorings, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite. Contains wheat and soy…. 

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World’s Best Chocolate Birthday Cake

I can’t believe that my baby boy, Connor, will be 1 in just a few weeks!  It seems like only yesterday that Hunter turned one and really it was… he will be 3 in May! WOW! Having small children is more challenging and stressful than any job I have ever had, but there are so… 

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Bacon-Apple Pie Bites

One word…BACON!! LOL I know that sometimes food bloggers can go a little extreme when it comes to bacon but I personally think too much bacon is nearly impossible! Bacon is of course good with eggs, green beans, asparagus, beef, chicken, and pretty much any other veggy and meat. But did you know that it’s… 

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Grain-Free & Healthy Eating on a Budget

(Taken from my new cookbook, Comforting Eats.) So many people think that they can’t eat healthy on a budget. This is not true.  You will actually spend more money on “filler” foods such as grains than if you purchased real food choices. Grains like pasta, bread and rice MAY fill you up for a short time (actually leaving… 

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