{Crockpot} enchilada quinoa bowls

crockpot enchilada quinoa

Guys, I promise you I have been cooking. I have just been so gung-ho about my oils that I want to tell everyone about them because LIFE CHANGING. I know some of you are just here for the food, and I can totally relate to that. Story of my life. So this is for my foodies.

Whenever I have nothing planned for supper and I am hunting through the cupboards trying to muster up the ingridients for a meal, I almost always will make something Mexican. Why? Because it’s MY favorite and I am a selfish human. God forgives me though.

Every day whilst making supper the boys ask me “what are you making for supper, mom”, and if it’s something they don’t like, all 3 of them in whine form, sing back to me, ” AWWWWWUHHHHH.”

Because we are mean parents and they know they will have to eat it regardless. SUCKAS.

If it’s not rice, beans, plain tacos, or nachos, don’t even think they will entertain the idea of Mexican food.

But honestly we didn’t have to force this one down their throats. They really liked it.

Those little stinkers…most times, once they try something they end up liking it. If they just listened to that scoundrel Daniel Tiger that they watch every day, “we gotta try new food cuz it might taste good.” Daniel and I don’t agree on many things but this is a song I can get behind.

It’s just getting them to take that first bite. Oh the tears and tantrums we endure to force our kids to eat food that is good for their growing little bodies. How dare we. (By the way, we do use an oil for those tantrums! I knew I couldn’t go too long without talking about my oils. Rub a little Valor right on the spine…even sneak hug it on if you have to, and it calms an emotional meltdown so fast!)

One more thing. CROCKPOT. Did you read that in the recipe title. You’re welcome.

crockpot enchilada quinoa (1)

For this recipe you will need to use enchilada sauce… this is our favorite enchilada sauce. Choose wisely because the sauce makes this one.

This is the recipe source.

Crockpot enchilada quinoa
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups of your favorite enchilada sauce (divided)
  • 1 15-ounce can of diced fire roasted tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 cup un-cooked quinoa + ½ cup water
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican style cheese
  • Toppings optional: cilantro, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, sour cream, extra cheese
  1. In your crock pot add corn, beans, 1 cup enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, chiles, quinoa, water, cream cheese, cumin, garlic powder, and salt & pepper.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour another cup of enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours.
  5. Top with cilantro, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream and cheese.



eleven // twenty fifteen

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1. oh Cille do. You took 3 steps this week and worked hard on poking 3 more teeth through your little gums.
2. memory boxing this forever. This is how you take 4 kids to weekend sporting events. I love that she still falls asleep in the wrap.
3. cheesin’ soccer star.
4. roughing it for a night in the tee-pee.
5. boys and their pup.
6. patient grocery store shoppers while we check out.


Essential oils: Starter kit oil uses {free printable}

I have a handy dandy free printable chart that will help you use your oils to really enhance your life in a safe natural way. I have personally used all of these oils many times to combat most of the ailments listed. This is such a helpful reference to have around and a great tool to help you if you are just beginning to get into oils. All of the oils featured in this chart can be found in the premium starter kit. If you are like me, once I got my starter kit, I felt very overwhelmed and clueless on what to do with my oils. I wish I had something like this to help me out! Remember there are 4 different ways you can use the oils, depending on the ailment and the severity:  you can learn those here.


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Just click on the image, right click it to save, print it, hang in your oily storage space, and go save the world with oils friends.


ten // twenty fifteen

For those of you just starting to follow along…I have challenged myself to post pictures weekly for the entire year of the kids and our weekly happenings. Honestly can’t believe I have made it to week 10. hashtag self confidence

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1. It was 67 degrees here the other day. 67 DEGREES. Last week there were mornings that were below zero so….thanks Wisconsin. White tulips forever.

2. Almost all of the Holzmann boys playing a game of catch.

3. Crafting with my boys.

4. Ralph and I snuck out for a few hours with some great friends, alone, WHAT? Very much needed, we had a great time letting loose.

5. And a dirty Lucille who just found her first sucker and opened it all on her own. I decided to reward her hard work by letting her suck on it for a bit in her highchair. That is until she dropped it and Crosby polished it off.


Essential Oil Workshop

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A few of my oily friends and I are hosting this awesome event. If you have been waiting for the push to get started with essential oils, here it is! Be sure to RSVP as spots are limited and they are actually filling up very fast!