Recipes

I’m excited to share about my experience with Xoby Organics today. Xoby Organics is an online marketplace that delivers organic groceries straight to your door. It’s amazing! Rather than spending hours running to multiple stores to put together a full organic shopping list, Xoby has all of the products I need in one place… and I don’t even need to leave my house to get them.

xoby organicsYou can order from Xoby organics in just a few easy steps:

1. Add Your Products to a Box

You can create multiple boxes and label them for specific things. For instance, I created my box called “Laura’s Pantry” because all of the products were things I needed to add to my pantry for future cooking and baking. You can have a separate box titled “Baby” if you’re planning to shop for all baby food and baby products. You get the idea.

2. Choose Your Delivery Schedule

Although you can shop from Xoby for a 1-time purchase, you can also set recurring shipments. If you want the deliveries to keep coming, you get to choose your own delivery schedule. You choose the frequency. You’ll never run out of your favorite products!

3. Choose a Delivery Address

You can have the boxes shipped to your home, your work, your mom’s house, or wherever you desire! You can have different boxes delivered to different places.

4. Set Your Payment Information

You can set a unique payment option for each box. They all get stored in your account so you don’t have to enter them each time.

They make it so easy to purchase all of your favorite organic products.

xoby organicsFor my first box, I ordered some everyday pantry needs as well as some organic baking supplies that I can use over the holidays. I’m excited to start baking with coconut flour, pure cane sugar, organic chocolate, and other goodies. I also ordered some ingredients for making white chicken chili.

xoby organicsWhite Chicken Chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 can organic Cannellini beans
  • 1 can organic Garbanzo beans
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 large poblano pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ancho chili powder
  • 1 32 oz. carton chicken bone broth
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 bundle fresh cilantro

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Directions:

In a large skillet, drizzle 1 tbsp. of avocado oil over medium-high heat and add chicken. Cook thoroughly. Remove chicken from skillet, cut into small pieces, and set aside.

In a large pot, add another 1 tbsp. drizzle of avocado oil and add diced onion, jalepeño, poblano, and minced garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until fragrant. Season the vegetables with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Stir in the bone broth and chicken. Add parsley to taste.

Drain and rinse the beans. Add to the pot and bring to a simmer for approximately 15 minutes.

Serve chili topped with fresh parsley and a dollop of sour cream.

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This past Saturday, the Nashville Food Bloggers hosted a Sweet Relief Bake Sale to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey. To participate, I made a couple different kinds of cupcakes. My favorite being these pumpkin pie cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I know it’s early, but I can’t contain my excitement for all things autumn. …

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Today I’m sharing my easiest and simplest peach cobbler recipe. Peach Cobbler is one of my favorite summertime dessert dishes, especially now that I live in the south. It’s so easy to get your hands on delicious, fresh, Georgia and Tennessee peaches either from The Peach Truck or the Nashville Farmers’ Market. I’ve recently started …

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I shared this recipe for lavender whipped body butter on my old blog a few years ago and was recently thinking about it with my outbreak of dry skin. I thought I’d resurface it and share with you all because it’s one of my favorites and makes my skin feel amazing. The great thing about these recipes are that you can substitute your favorite essential oil for a scent you prefer. I use lavender for just about everything because I like its calming properties. If you don’t want to use lavender, try grapefruit, wild orange, citrus bliss, or lemon. Really, any oil you prefer will work in this recipe.

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Whipped Body Butter Recipe: 

What you need:

  • Double Boiler
  • Hand Mixer
  • 1/2 cup Shea Butter
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Butter
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 20 drops DoTerra Lavender Essential Oil

Directions:

  1. Measure all butters and oils in glass jar.
  2. Measure all ingredients except for lavender oil in double boiler.
  3. Place double boiler over skillet/pan with 1-1.5 inches of water. Bring to boil.
  4. Stir ingredients frequently using a rubber scraper or wooden spoon for about 10-15 minutes, or until all ingredients are 100% melted into liquid form.
  5. Once melted, remove from heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Add 20 drops of lavender to mixture.
  7. Stir and place in refrigerator for approximately 1 hour or until mixture becomes solid.
  8. Once chilled,  remove from refrigerator and blend with hand mixer. Start on a low setting and slowly progress to high-speed. Whip mixture until consistency is light and fluffy (3-5 minutes).

whipper body butter whipped body butter whipped body butterWhen finished, add your whipped body butter to a glass jar or container and store in a cool place. If you need to re-whip, you can do so with hand mixer again and again. It’s that easy!

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Today I’m really excited to share my first experience cooking with Blue Apron. I have used other home delivery meal services before, so I had a pretty good idea what the experience would be like going into it, but I had no idea how much I was going to love Blue Apron. Everything was perfect– down to the packaging, produce quality, and recipe selections. All of the meal options looked amazing, so it was hard to choose which 3 to try! All I knew was that it would be so great to be save time and money by using Blue Apron. When the shipment arrived at my doorstep, I was so excited to open it and get to cooking.

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