Kris Bedenian

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“Sugar and Pumpkin Spice and All Things Nice!”

-Robert Southey

I always have pumpkin spread in my fridge for October — it stays fresh for thirty days!

This crock-pot recipe is award-winning. You only need five ingredients, roughly five hours, and cute little jars to share a taste.

Crock-pot Pumpkin…

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“I feel a recipe is only a theme which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.”

— Madam Benoit

Pumpkins are a favorite treat this time of year. I found a new way to indulge in their goodness.

Pumpkin Deviled Eggs
12 large eggs (hard-boiled)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup…

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“Real cooking is more about following your heart than following recipes.”

– Unknown

I love those large blooming onions, but they always lead to overeating. These personal-sized cakes are ideal!

Onion Cakes
Non-stick spray and olive oil
½ cup almond flour
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup milk
Salt and…

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“It’s just really hard to commit to clean eating, and then sometimes you don’t want to eat cold salads. Sometimes you want that warm comfort food.”

-Ari Lennox

Life can throw us many curve balls! How about a warm, comforting dish of pasta?

Cozy Sweet Pea Carbonara
16 oz favorite pasta…

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“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”

-Robert Urich

Coffee was my first choice for a hot beverage in the morning until I discovered tangerine with turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon.

I suffer from neuropathy in my hands, feet, and stomach due to my struggle with breast cancer. I am cancer…

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“The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it.”

— Daniel Gilbert

A steak can sit heavy, weighing you down and tiring those creative juices.

I love a great steak, but my body can’t digest much…

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“When I’m cooking for myself, I find that I eat almost completely vegetarian, although I’m not vegetarian.”

-Gail Simmons

I’ve been experimenting with tofu. It’s economical and tasty!

Yum Yum Air Fryer Tofu
1–16 oz block of firm tofu, pat dry and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon garlic…

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“The first time you make something, follow the recipe, then figure out how to tailor it to your own tastes.”

— Ruth Reichl

Have you ever baked an egg?

Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray. Set the pan in a 13 by 9-inch…

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“A grandfather makes us laugh, makes us feel safe, and always makes us feel loved.”

— Kate Summers

My grandpa used to take us to pick sweet corn when we were kids. We would help shuck it and watch him cut it off the cob. The whole time we were…

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Kris Bedenian

Kris Bedenian

I’m a writer who has journaled for 24 years. My battle with breast cancer has given me a new perspective on life. Writing is a way for me to give back.