November 2014 in Instagram

by Cate on February 24, 2015

I am bound and determined to get caught up with the monthly Instagram reviews, so let’s take a peek back to November.
November 2014 in Instagram

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Recipe: Chili {Whole30 Approved}

by Cate on February 23, 2015

Hearty, stick-to-your-ribs chili that is a delicious way to ward off those cold Winter temperatures.


Last winter was worse in terms of snowstorms and snow accumulation. This winter is worse in terms of brutal cold.

This is not a scientific fact, just my own opinion.

And either way, I’m still ready for the longer sunshine-filled days of spring, but in the meantime, I am resolved to enjoy every moment of winter that I can.



And this chili recipe is exactly what you need to get through the winter.

Trust me.

Outside of the two hours of stove top simmering, it is a very quick and easy recipe to make.

Which is my favorite kind of recipe.

I’ve made three batches of the chili in the last few weeks, and it has been the perfect way to set up my lunches for the week, or a quick dinner (when it has made ahead on the weekend, of course).

And honestly, don’t let that two hour simmer time scare you. It’s a great recipe to have simmering on the stove during a lazy Sunday. Or while you’re eating something else you made for dinner (then you have chili for the next night). Or, truth be told, it was just fine at the one hour mark (though much more “married flavor” after two).

In subsequent versions, I have added diced carrots into it as well.

Because those ginormous five pound bags from Costco aren’t going to eat themselves.

If you happen to be following Whole30, you obviously can’t have sour cream or cheese toppings, but raw chopped onion, salsa, sliced avocado, or guacamole are all wonderful additions.

And I’m a total toppings girl, and make zero apologies for it.

Whole30 or not, it’s a recipe worth making.

PS This was the chili I mentioned in my recent 4 of the Best Things I’ve Eaten post.

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February 22, 2015

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A super simple, very healthy recipe for quiche that is perfect for a light lunch, breakfast, or just because. Here’s the thing about quiches … they are super forgiving. Once you get the basic premise of how many beaten eggs you need in the oven for how long, you’re golden. After that, it’s all about […]

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4 of the Best Things I’ve Eaten While Doing Whole30 {ThatBassTour}

February 16, 2015

This post is sponsored by HP. Despite that, all thoughts and opinions are totally mine. Today marks my first full week on Whole30, and I will be the first to admit, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. But it’s kind of like childbirth. After you’re past it, you have a different perspective. Because Day Four […]

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