How two days, viewing commercial beef production, transformed me from distrusting consumer to unapologetic supporter of how beef is processed.

How beef is processed: A skeptic’s journey to learn more

This content was sponsored by the Washington State Beef Commission. The observations and conclusions are entirely my own. We love stories. A compelling story inspires or moves its audience. Until recently, the story of big business and the food industry left me with feelings of distrust toward commercial agricultural and particularly how beef is processed. But a story does not need…

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Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself.

Bacon-Pea Gnocchi Skillet

Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself. Brains love repetition. This is why it is easy to fall into a rut but takes a purposeful effort to get back out. Intentional or not, you probably have a regular rotation of meals. The exact…

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A quick and easy recipe for make ahead taco meat. Includes easy tips for using lean meat & sneaking in healthy vegetables. My kids LOVE this taco recipe.

Freezer Friendly Taco Filling, Make Ahead Meals (Video!)

A quick and easy recipe for make ahead taco filling. This freezer recipe makes taco night a simple, healthy meal, the entire family loves to eat. When finished, you will have 3 batches of seasoned taco filling ready to freeze. Freezing the taco meat uncooked means the meal your cook later will taste freshly made rather than freezer burnt. WATCH: I…

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1-skillet hamburger stroganoff with mushroom is a healthier way to enjoy the simplicity of a boxed mix. Easy recipe to modify for vegetarian or dairy-free.

1-Skillet Hamburger Stroganoff with Mushrooms

1-skillet hamburger stroganoff with mushroom is a healthier way to enjoy the simplicity of a boxed mix. This quick recipe is easy to modify to meet your family’s preferences. It’s funny the way little things can cause a huge uproar. It is easy to live unaware that something you take for granted is controversial until you step right in the…

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This easy gourmet blue cheese-ham sandwich with fresh pears on warm toasted multi-grain bread can easily be part of your weight loss menu.

Blue Cheese-Ham Sandwich with Fresh Pears

Think losing weight means giving up fabulous sandwiches? Not so fast! This gourmet blue cheese-ham sandwich with fresh pears on warm toasted multi-grain bread can easily be part of your weight loss menu. A blue cheese-ham sandwich with fresh pears on warm toasted multi-grain bread sounds like something you would find on a high-end deli menu. But, a gourmet sandwich like this…

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