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Love others. Love Self. Love Life.

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how to make spinach curry in an instant pot

Sun Butter & Spinach Chicken Curry [WHOLE 30]

This curry was really tasty! I wanted to have a curry that had a full creamy and nutty flavor, but I didn’t want to use nuts since my mom has an allergy. I tried it with sunflower butter and it worked perfectly! INSTANT POT SPINACH CURRY WITH CHICKEN INGREDIENTS Chicken Thighs (boneless and skinless): About...
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The Perfect Lemon Shortbread Cookie

I have a not-so-secret addiction to the Lemon Shortbread Cookies at my local natural grocery store. They are beyond fantastic. So fantastic, in fact, that sometimes the bakery often sells out at the exact moments that I am craving one of these delightful treats. So I decided to come up with a copy cat recipe...
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Instant Pot Butter Chicken [whole 30 + paleo]

My house smelled sooo good when this was cooking in my instant pot. We love Indian food, but unfortunately most Indian restaurants don’t have many dairy free options. Enter this instant pot recipe! I did not have any Garam Masala on hand, so I used this recipe from I also didn’t have any cloves,...
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Herbed bacon pan fried potatoes

Pan Fried Herbed Bacon Potatoes [whole 30]

MMM… These potatoes are really good. Bacon and fresh herbs seem like a match made in heaven for these fluffy yet browned little bites of yum. HERBED BACON PAN FRIED POTATOES INGREDIENTSTo make these potatoes, you will need the following ingredients. Fingerling Potatoes: about 1.5 lbs. Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes will work well also.No...
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Practicing “Still By Choice”

After talking about all of the meditative things I had been enjoying discovering over the past year, my therapist helped me pinpoint the feeling I had been searching to achieve. She called it being “Still by Choice.” “Still by Choice” is not a reward. It is as essential as brushing your teeth or charging your...
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Working from Home: The Do’s and Don’ts

As a work and stay at home mom, I’ve had to juggle lots of different tasks. The laundry. The dinner. The screaming children. The screaming children jumping in the laundry at dinner. Seriously, I’ve seen it all and juggled it all. But for some reason doing a sit-down, have to go to virtual meetings, need...
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Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Hi! I'm Jennifer.

I’m a mom of two boys adventuring life in the Pacific Northwest. I love to talk about minimalism, intentional living, cooking, and basically anything that helps me keep my sanity.

Here at Simple Abundant Life, my work is share the things that have helped me to design a life I love, to simplify without sacrificing joy, and to create a life of simple abundance.

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