Brussel Sprouts Salad with Cranberries and Almonds

The other day, we ate at Whole Foods.  I love the selections in their salad bar.  So many items are actually organic now.  Anyway, I had this delicious Brussel sprouts salad.  So I took a picture of the ingredients and tried to re-create a similar dish at home.  My Brussel sprout salad is slightly different.  It is also very tasty!

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Now that the weather is warming up, this Brussel sprouts salad would be perfect to take to a spring party.   Or you could make it for Easter as well.  I have only recently become a fan of Brussel sprouts.  If you are on the fence about them, I highly advise you to try my Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts or my Honey Balsamic Brussel Sprouts.

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Homemade Diced Tomatoes

There is a lot of talk about BPA in canned goods.  BPA is used in many products.  Canned goods are a concern because BPA is used in the linings of canned goods.  Why should you avoid BPA?  You can read all about that here.  Eden Foods makes BPA free cans for their beans, but they don’t have canned tomatoes.  According to the website, How Stuff Works, most organic brands of canned tomatoes do still use BPA in their liners.  The article is very interesting because they actually do rate brands. You may be surprised at the ratings.  The good news is, it’s so easy to make your own diced tomatoes!  It literally take just a few minutes.  These homemade diced tomatoes would be perfect in my Crock Pot Tomato Sauce or my Sweet Potato Chili.

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Crock Pot Spaghetti & Vegetables

I have been trying to come up with more crock pot recipes lately.  This crock pot spaghetti recipe was actually my husband’s idea.  I love this crock pot spaghetti because it is a one pot meal making cleanup a snap.  Not to mention it’s super easy!  Slow cooking this allows for more of the flavors to develop as well.

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