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Most ingredients in cooking are derived from living organisms. Vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts as well as herbs and spices come from plants, while meat, eggs, and dairy products come from animals. Mushrooms and the yeast used in baking are kinds of fungi. Cooks also use water and minerals such as salt. Cooks can also use wine or spirits.
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  • Instant Pot Refried Beans
    If you love the flavor of refried beans but would rather avoid the lard they are typically cooked in, you’ll love this easy, fat-free version made in the Instant Pot. Mexican night happens at least once a week in my house, whether it’s tacos, enchiladas, tostadas and more! These healthy refried beans are the perfect […]
  • Skinnytaste Meal Plan (October 22-October 28)
    A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. What an exciting week it’s been! My week started with a glamping experience at Firelight Camps in  Ithaca, NY to celebrate The Skinnytaste One and Done Cookbook, I’ll share more about […]
  • No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili
    This Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is so good, you might want to double the recipe!! It’s made with no beans, but you can of course add them if you wish! It has just the right amount of spice to compliment the sweet potatoes without being too spicy for those of you who prefer a milder […]
  • Skinnytaste Meal Plan (October 15-October 21)
    A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. What an exciting week it’s been!! The Skinnytaste One and Done Cookbook came out Tuesday, if you bought the book a big THANK YOU!!! In case you don’t know, the points […]
  • Skinnytaste Meal Plan (October 8-October 14)
    A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. Hope you’re all having a great weekend! Today is my birthday, I woke up to my 8 year old bringing me coffee in bed, does it get better that that? I […]