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Elaina Newton
Food blogger, writer, self-taught cook, multifaceted nerd. I thrive on accumulating knowledge & recounting ineffable experiences.
Food blogger, writer, self-taught cook, multifaceted nerd. I thrive on accumulating knowledge & recounting ineffable experiences.

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Double Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins with Sea Salt
These decadent double chocolate muffins are naturally sweetened with just enough maple syrup to balance out the rich chocolate flavor from a mixture of cacao powder and dark chocolate chips. A sprinkle of coarse sea salt on top creates a slightly sweet & sa...

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Carnitas Tacos with Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder
Imagine soft corn tortillas filled with tender, slightly crispy, and juicy shredded pork carnitas, chopped onion and cilantro, crumbled Mexican cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Are you salivating yet?  Carnitas tacos are perfect for a quick weekni...

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Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic, Butter & Parmesan
A quick & easy sauteed asparagus recipe with butter, garlic & shredded Parmesan cheese. In about 10 minutes or less, you'll have a simple side dish made with real food ingredients to accompany any meal. Keep reading to learn more about the health benefits o...

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Healthy Banana Bread
A healthy real food banana bread recipe made with a natural sweetener and higher protein flour so you can enjoy a slice or two of moist & fragrant banana bread any time of the day without going overboard on sugar.   One of the best smells in the  whole enti...

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Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder (For Pulled Pork & Carnitas)
Fall-apart-tender pork shoulder cooked in the crock-pot. This super easy recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prep and can be cooked in as little as 4-5 hours on the high setting. Use the delicious shredded meat for pulled pork and carnitas recipes to make ...

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Pan-Seared Mahi-Mahi with Pineapple Salsa
Need an easy & healthy fish recipe? Try this pan-seared mahi-mahi (a neutral-tasting white fish) topped with fresh pineapple salsa. Serve it with your favorite sides for a quick weeknight meal in less than 30 minutes.  One of my go-to mid-week meals is fish...

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13 Positive, Helpful & Inspiring People You Should Follow
Looking for more inspirational people to follow online? I'm of the firm belief that you should surround yourself with positive people in both real life AND online. So, today I'm sharing my favorite 13 people who've inspired me over the years with their posi...

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Spicy Zuppa Toscana (Potato & Sausage) Soup
An easy recipe for one of the best potato soups on the planet: Zuppa Toscana (a.k.a. creamy potato and sausage soup)! This "copycat" version is spicier and cooked longer than the original Olive Garden soup, which makes it thicker & heartier without relying ...

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Hot German Potato Salad
An easy German potato salad recipe with crunchy bacon, red onions, celery, and a tangy, savory, and slightly sweet apple cider vinegar and mustard sauce. Serve it piping hot straight from the stove or keep it warm in a slow cooker to feed your hungry friend...

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Top 10 Most Popular Recipes On The Rising Spoon in 2016
I've rounded up the most popular posts published on The Rising Spoon in 2016! These recipes had the highest number of visitors and shares on social media in the past year, so if you haven't tried them is a good time!  Every year when I get the opp...
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