Instant Pot ABC Soup: Asparagus Bacon and Cilantro Soup


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This is a new take on one of my favorite soups!  Asparagus, fresh or frozen, is the base of this soup, but a few other ingredients not usually found in many Asparagus Soup recipes sets this one off.  Some chopped celery and a few small gold potatoes are part of this base along with the normal things you’d expect to find in Asparagus Soup:  thyme, onions, chicken stock.  Top it all off with a few unusual garnishes for a blast of flavor: cilantro pesto, crisp bacon and arugula micro greens!  Did I mention this is paleo friendly? Continue reading

Clean Carbonara Pasta Sauce



I comb through “paleo” websites and other “clean” sites looking for dishes that will help people adjust to a life without grain, sugar, dairy and artificial stuff but still enjoy flavorful and satisfying meals…but the main thing I have discovered is that with a little knowledge and a commitment to eating healthy, most recipes can be converted so that our favorites foods can still be enjoyed but with a few adjustments.  There is a price for everything.  In this case,  nothing is sacrificed, but is brimming with delicious authentic Italian flavors!

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