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Creamed Spinach Recipe

Creamed spinach gets a bad rap because the version many of us grew up with was too often overdone and underwhelming. It's a shame because cooked spinach can and should be bright and delicious! This recipe will show you how to make creamed spinach that retains its appealing taste and texture in the final dish. Sautéed mushrooms and shallots add nuance, and since this creamed…

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Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Pitch in for the Planet

Experts estimate that people around the world waste 1.3 billion tons of food each year. The costs to individuals, families, and the environment are astronomical. You can make a difference by making a personal commitment to minimizing food waste. At Mark’s Daily Apple, we’re joining Primal Kitchen in an effort to #MaketheMost of mealtime this National Food Waste Day. Scroll down to find tips and…

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Ultimate Primal Pumpkin Pie

Traditions are a big part of the holiday season for many people, but if you find yourself doing something strictly out of tradition and not because you particularly enjoy it, then it’s time for a new tradition. Or maybe, just time for a new recipe. Take pumpkin pie. It’s hard to imagine Thanksgiving without one, but too often it’s a soggy, bland dessert that disappoints.…

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Primal Peanut Butter Cups

With Halloween just around the corner, we couldn't let the occasion go by without sharing a Primal treat for good fun. While we're not promoting the usual sugar spree, a little something can feel festive especially if you're playing host. These nut butter cups deliver on richness (and sweetness) and offer a more natural alternative to the packaged, preservative-filled candies most will get in their…

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Gluten-free Low-Carb Pumpkin Bread

October means pumpkin...everything. Those who eating low-carb, however, may believe that most of those treats are off the menu. Not so. It's possible to enjoy a variety of traditional pumpkin recipes (including pumpkin pie and this pumpkin bread) while you keep your low-carb commitment. Made with the goodness of almond flour, eggs, and all the traditional spices, this pumpkin bread bakes up moist and flavorful. Pumpkin…

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are nightshades bad for you

Are Nightshades Bad for You?

If you've spent any amount of time here on Mark's Daily Apple, you know we love our vegetables. Plant foods are powerhouses of nutrients and antioxidant action. They're the backbone of a solid Primal diet, and the main event in my signature Big Ass Salad. But the issue of nightshades has come up quite a bit over the years. Nightshade vegetables, which are vegetables that…

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