A Slow Cooker Recipe for Good Luck in 2018

My Mom's dad was 100% German, so a family tradition was to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day dinner to bring good luck in the new year. However it wasn't until 2015 when I actually liked the sauerkraut instead of pushing it to the side on my plate. I owe it all to my husband who decided to throw in an apple and apple cider vinegar which reduces the sourness of the sauerkraut. (Briefly rinsing it helps too.) We also add turkey kielbasa, which adds extra flavor. Why this recipe works from a nutritional perspective: Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage which means you're getting a dose of probiotics along with a variety of phytochemicals that cabbage naturally contains. Phytochemicals are

Winner Winner Easy Indian Chicken Curry Dinner!

Indian food is so flavorful and perfect to warm up the body and soul on a winter's night. One morning my husband and I were craving Indian, but since Cooper was around 2 years old and going through a food throwing stage plus his inexperienced palate probably would have been more hassle than it was worth to go to a restaurant, I went on the hunt for a recipe. I came across Indian Chicken II on Allrecipes.com and have never looked back. Of course I've wondered about how Indian Chicken I might taste, but this recipe is so good there's no need to look for another. We eat this with roasted cauliflower or even blanched (boiled for 3 minutes) green beans. Why this recipe works from a nutritional

Here's the Next Best Thing if You Can't Go to Santorini for the Holiday

If you're looking to kick up the heat in the kitchen, this spicy baked shrimp and feta dish has your number. I adapted it from a recipe we found in The Essentials New York Times Cookbook. It's just as delicious, but is faster, a tad more nutritious and uses less dishes (yay for less cleanup). This dish feels light, yet it's very satisfying so if you've been eating heavy foods during the holidays, you'll welcome this with open arms. This dish cooks in 30 minutes or no more than 40 minutes, if thawing frozen shrimp and removing the tails yourself. I highly recommend thawing in a water (as directed on the package) overnight to speed up the recipe, but I love frozen shrimp because even if yo



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