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Big Beautiful Chopped Salads

Chopped Salads
Nutmeg Notebook

For months now I have been enjoying big beautiful chopped salads that I lovingly refer to as my BBS. I saw Chef AJ demonstrate how to make one of these chopped salads in a cooking video and once I tried it myself I was hooked! Chopping the salad does something wonderful to the ingredients that …

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Plant Strong Muscles & Vision Boards

Before & Now
Nutmeg Notebook

Part of my journey to optimal health is to become physically stronger by building more muscle mass. As we age this is so important to prevent osteoporosis. Now that I am at a healthy weight and easily maintaining it my focus can now be turned to strength training. I have attempted this many times over …

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Vegan BBQ Lentils In The Instant Pot

BBQ Lentils
Nutmeg Notebook

Have you noticed that pressure cooking is all the rage these days? Well that and Air Fryers! Today though we are talking pressure cooking. My Friend Joanna Burris Lackey from Chef AJ’s Ultimate Weight Loss Program is a dynamite cook. She has created so many wonderful recipes that she has generously shared with our group …

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Breville Smart Oven Air – No oil Air Frying – Plant Based

Breville Smart Oven Air
Nutmeg Notebook

This past May we purchased the Breville Smart Oven Air – it is an incredible kitchen appliance. It’s a toaster oven on steroids! Seriously this appliance bakes, broils, roasts, reheats, works as a slow cooker, toaster, has a pizza setting, is an air fryer and a dehydrator! It almost sounds too good to be true …

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Fresh Spring Roll Wraps / Gluten Free

Spring Rolls
Nutmeg Notebook

One of my favorite summertime lunches is Vietnamese Spring Rolls. They are so refreshing and light because they are not fried. I love the colorful, crunchy fresh vegetables all wrapped up inside a rice paper wrap! They are so easy to make at home and you can use whatever vegetables you happen to have in …

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