​Copycat Zuppa Toscana Instant Pot Recipe

This is my family's favorite way to eat kale!! 

inspired by Olive Garden Restaurant

  • 6-8 cups homemade chicken broth or water
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, removed from casings or Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage (bulk from Sprouts)
  • 2 baking potatoes, scrubbed and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch fresh kale
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • Grated Parmesan for serving if desired

Plug in the IP with insert set in place.

Press SAUTE and add the crumbled Italian sausage and brown, about 3-5 minutes.

Add the potatoes, spices and chicken broth.

Secure the lid of the IP and ensure the valve is set to SEALING. Press MANUAL and adjust the time to 5 minutes on HIGH pressure. The display will reflect ON while the IP comes to pressure. Allow a few minutes for your IP to come to pressure. Once at pressure, the display will reflect 5 (the number of minutes you initially set) and will begin to countdown to 0 minutes.

When the IP beeps after pressure cooking for 5 minutes, turn the setting on top of your IP to VENTING. Doing so allows the IP to quickly release any remaining pressure (also known as QPR or QR). I use a wooden spoon to carefully turn the setting to avoid close contact with the potential steam. You may also want to turn your IP away from cabinets to allow the released steam to escape freely. The pin at the top of your IP will drop when all pressure has been released and it's safe to open.

Meanwhile, prepare the kale by cutting away the tough core and stem. Slice the leafy greens into slices and place in a bowl.

Open up your IP when the pin has dropped (allow a few minutes for this to happen).

Stir in the kale and half & half. (The heat of the soup will cook the kale without turning it brown.) Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese if desired.

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Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice soup (copycat Uncle Ben's)

My husband Tom's granny used to make Turkey and Dressing Soup after Thanksgiving, and I SO wish I had gotten her recipe!! She pretty much threw all the leftovers, including the mashed potatoes into the soup. I hear it was really great!

I turned some leftover chicken into soup with wild rice, and used these copycat organic seasonings to keep it clean.
Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice soup (copycat Uncle Ben's)
1 yellow onion, diced
3/4 cup celery, diced
1 cup long grain rice
1⁄3 cup dry wild rice
1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
2 cups water
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Sauté the onion and celery in fat until tender crisp, then add the two types of rice and brown for 1-2 minutes. Add water. Pressure on Rice setting. Let NPR.

When pressure lock drops, open lid and add:
2 cups chicken bone broth
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon dry parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 drop Black Pepper Vitality Essential Oil
additional salt as needed

Simmer for 5 minutes, then add:
2 cups leftover chicken, cubed

Let chicken warm, and then serve with organic butter style crackers. I like the Late July brand.

I used to make a "dirty" version of this soup years ago, and this is as close to that recipe as I have ever made, without all the processed ingredients and preservatives!!
This is the brand I used, and it turned out great.

Chicken & Rice Soup

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Essential Oils For Every Man

Regardless of age or gender, getting and staying healthy is for cool people like you. We asked other men what some of their favorite products for "manly" uses and put it together in a class so you can see how YL can enhance your masculinity, health, energy, and mood.

The information here will appeal to EVERY MAN: the athlete, corporate 9-5'er, outdoorsman, academic, philosopher, musician, life of the party, or any and every other guy. Don't forget to click "GOING." Once you click "going," click on the three dots near the "share" button. Then select "Notification settings," then "All notifications." This will ensure you don't miss any information during the class.

Don't forget to share this link with your friends. The more, the merrier.

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Welcome to YL for Men.

Regardless of age or gender, getting and staying healthy is for cool people like you. Enjoy this men’s class to learn about the most popular products from Young Living and how you can use them every day to live a healthy lifestyle to enhance your masculinity, health, energy, and mood.

Take a moment to hear from some guys who are already using and loving Young Living.

*I am not a doctor. I am not here to diagnose, treat, or cure any of your illnesses. The content I cover is for informational purposes only.


Let's start off by looking at the three ways you can use your oils.

AROMATICALLY: Put 6-8 drops of an oil or a combo of oils in your diffuser. The diffuser will send the oil into the air and fill the room with your essential oils.

TOPICALLY: Apply essential oils to your skin.
I recommend that you one drop of essential oil with 10-15 drops of coconut, olive, or almond oil and then apply it to your skin.

Citrus oils like Lemon are photosensitive. Please avoid sun exposure for 12 hours after application to areas where you have applied citrus oils topically.

INTERNALLY: Young Living oils are pure and are labeled as Generally Regarded as Safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Because of their purity, some men like to ingest their oils to avoid "smelling" like an oil, or to support their body from the inside out.

There is no right or wrong way. Chose one and try it out! Try out each option to see which ones you prefer.

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Purity is EXTREMELY important when it comes to health products. When you use products that are pure, you will have longer lasting results.

Products that are formulated with synthetic ingredients may only provide a short-term result and can cause damage to your body.

When you use natural and PURE ingredients or products, they are effective and you don't need to worry about harmful side effects.

Young Living goes above and beyond organic standards to provide natural products that work. YL farms on land without the use of pesticides, hand weeds fields, and tests its essential oils multiple times in its million-dollar labs to produce products with the purest and highest quality chemical constituents. If a batch doesn't meet these HIGH standards, YL will not bottle it up and send it to you.

Check out more about their seed to seal process at www.seedtoseal.com.

Now that you know more about the TLC that goes into these precious oils, let's dive into some popular favorites that you can use regularly to live a vibrant, healthy life.

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This blend is perfect to use to soothe muscles and joints. Think of all the things you do that require fortitude, energy, and commitment--- lifting weights, playing football, yard work, or house repairs on your Honey-Do-List.


- Take one to three drops of PanAway, mix it with a carrier oil and apply to the area you want to bring soothing relief.

Is today "leg day" at the gym? Apply to your legs before and after your workout.

Get it?


How else could this oil be used to help guys?

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Lavender - every man’s swiss-army-knife oil. I know you have one of those, so I know you know what it means to be a Swiss-Army-Knife oil.


Basically, if you have NO idea what to use, your phone is dead so you can't access your reference materials, and your YL friend isn’t around to ask, just use Lavender aromatically or topically, or Lavender Vitality internally.


- Diffuse 4-6 drops before bed to calm you for a restful night's sleep.

*Parenting tip - Don't forget to use it with your kids, too!

- Apply one drop to any skin that needs some extra TLC. Dilute when starting out. #OuchHotGrill


Who here could use a little more sleep?

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Raven, a happy breathing oil.


- Mix one to two drops in your hand with a carrier oil and then apply to neck and chest.

Times to apply topically or to diffuse:

  • Pre/post workout, during practices, or on game day
  • At night before bed
  • In the winter time, regularly

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A blend that smells nice and gets the job done. It can combat funky odors or calm you down.

Make a little spray with a 2 oz bottle of water, 20 drops Citrus Fresh, and add a pinch of salt to help mix the oils.


- Spray on stinky surfaces: shoes, a gym bag, a dog bed, couches, car seats, trash.

- Put 4-6 drops in your diffuser and use in your office, in the car, or at home.

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A very grounding oil. You may or may not be into meditation. If you are, this is your go-to oil to use while you meditate. It allows you to free yourself from that brain chatter so you can feel a little more grounded.

If you don't meditate, consider looking into it. It actually can increase your performance at work and in relationships.


- Diffuse or apply a drop to your wrists and inhale.

- Add a drop to your aftershave cream for youthful skin.

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Same oil, different label: Young Living has two product lines for its essential oils. The colored bottles indicate topical and aromatic uses on the label. The white-labeled bottles are the Vitality line. The Vitality line labels offer internal dietary recommendations.


- Add one drop daily of each of the following Vitality oils to your NingXia Red to support your body systems.

*I'll talk about NingXia Red in a minute!

You can also put one drop of each in an empty gel capsule if you prefer that method.

Look at all the body systems you can support with these five oils!


DIGIZE Vitality

Supports your digestive system.



Supports your digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems, muscles and bones, and skin.


COPAIBA Vitality

Supports your cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems, muscles and bones, emotional balance, and skin.


LEMON Vitality

Supports your digestive, immune, and respiratory systems.


THIEVES Vitality

Supports your immune and nervous system.

Essential Oils For Men Young Living Individual slides are available in "webinar slides" lesson, where the text added to the graphic highlights one oil at a time. I recommend only considering using the individual photos as an option for a live webinar and not the facebook class. One graphic/post feels less overwhelming than five individual posts in a FB class.

NingXia Red is made up of 25% pure NingXia Wolfberry, a powerful antioxidant supplement in the form of a juice that you should take every day to support your body, energize you, maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and support eye health. The other 75% is filled with beneficial fruit juices and a few essential oils, making this a supplement drink like nothing else on the market.


- Take 1-2 ounces 1-2 times a day.

*Young Living offers a NingXia Red Premium Start Kit.

It includes

2 bottles of NingXia Red

1 box with 30 2 oz packets for on-the-go

1 box of NingXia Nitro (14 - 20 ml tubes)

NingXia Nitro: a quick pick-me-up without sugar or caffeine overload. It is infused with essential oils, botanical extracts, D-ribose, Korean ginseng, and green tea extract. NingXia Nitro supports alertness, as well as cognitive and physical fitness.

*Don't forget to add some Zyng to your order.

NingXia Zyng is a carbonated energy drink. It's tasty and effective without giving you the jitters and then the crash that comes after you drink the other energy drinks you are used to drinking. NingXia Zyng delivers added vitamins, 35 mg of naturally occurring caffeine, and only 35 calories per can. It's a sweet, guilt-free boost for your early morning, long afternoon, or anytime you need a little Zyng!

*The Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit comes with two 2 oz packets of NingXia Red.

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Every single day, our lives are filled with all kinds of occasional stressors.

Work #DeadLines

Driving #RoadRage

Finances #SoManyBills

Relationships #WhatDidIDoNow?

What if you could take in a sniff of something and it could calm you down instantly? Stress Away is like a little magic potion that can calm your nerves in minutes. When you feel like life is pulling you in all different directions and you aren’t sure how you are going to calm back down, use this oil.


- Take the lid off the bottle and take a few sniffs.

- If you know you get worked up in the car on your commute home, get the Orb diffuser with the USB plug and diffuse in your car.

- If you need the kids to chill out before bed so you can get alone time with your significant other, diffuse away with Stress Away & Lavender. =)

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Ok, so here is the deal with ER. It is a program that allows you to order a monthly wellness box with products of your choice. Order the same thing every month, or change it up.

So why would you want to order products every month?

You can't just take a supplement one time or use one drop of oil and think you're good to go.

Health is a lifestyle, which means you need to consistently take supplements or these other tools to live high above the wellness line.

Young Living wants to spoil you with goodies, so it offers some great perks when you join the Essential Rewards program.

When you order on ER, you get points back (to order other products using the reward points you've earned through ER), free loyalty gifts, free promotional items, and the ability to order ER kits at an even bigger discount!

Essential Rewards is an optional program, but I strongly encourage you to join right away. You won't regret it, I promise. If you do need to cancel, there's no hassle: you just call Young Living and they can cancel your monthly order.

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Our members join ER right away for all of the reasons and for the perks I just mentioned. Here is a suggestion for ordering some popular products you will want to try:


MONTH 1 - NingXia Red.

I talked about this earlier in class! NingXia Red is an antioxidant supplement that creates an unfriendly environment for free radicals. Save $30.75 when you order the NingXia Red ER kit.


MONTH 2 - Shutran Line.

This is a men's line with body care products.

Shutran™ 3-in-1 Men's Wash 3oz or 8 oz

Shutran™ Bar Soap

Shutran™ Shave Cream

Shutran™ Aftershave Lotion

Shutran™ Beard Oil

Shutran™ Essential Oil 15 ml - Use as cologne, literally a babe magnet.


MONTH 3 - Supplements

Life 9 - a probiotic to support gut health.

Alkalime - a supplement to balance your pH levels.

PowerGize - specially formulated to help individuals of all ages boost stamina and performance. PowerGize helps sustain energy levels, strength, mental and physical vibrancy, and vitality when used in addition to physical activity.

AgilEase™ is perfect for individuals who are looking to gain greater mobility and flexibility by reducing inflammation. It supports your muscles and bones.


Here is an article with even more must-haves for every man.



What products do you want to try first?

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Take a minute to hear from a few men about how they use their Young Living account.

Supporting your health on a regular basis is not only sexy, but it will save you so much money in the long run.

Here's the reality: You are either going to spend money now to stay healthy, or you will spend even more money later when your health starts to decline.

The PSK offers a cost-effective way to get all of these effective products in your hands to start incorporating them into your daily health routine.

Starting with the PSK will allow you to order all future products at a 24% discount.

You also get discounts on Essential Rewards bundles. I mentioned this before.

You will have access to a private FB community where we offer support and encouragement and a place for you to ask questions.

Most importantly, you are supported by me. I am dedicated to helping you with your health goals. I offer a three-month wellness plan to help you get started and to help you and your family use your starter kit to its fullest.

When you order in the next 24 hours, I will send you a welcome pack with reference materials to help you get started and a few things to make oiling easy.

Click on this link to order your own PSK and get started on the Rewards program


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Now I know you may be thinking, "Is this one of those pyramid schemes?" No, it's not.

Pyramid schemes are not legal. Young Living's business model is called Network Marketing or MultiLevel Marketing and is 100% legal and people are successful at building a lucrative business using this business model.

While you don't need to start a YL business to order and enjoy Young Living products, I wouldn't be a good friend if I didn't tell you about the business opportunity YL offers.

Stick with me through the end of this post and I promise you won't hate me. You might actually give me a high five.

_______ Time to get the wheels turning! _______

If you are a living, breathing human being, you know that networking is so important in everyday life and in business. For people's entire lives, they are building relationships, connect with others, and offer help, suggestions, or recommendations to those in need.

If you lost your job, you'd better believe your buddies would reach out to anyone they have networked with over the years to help you find a new job! When you try a new restaurant and love it, you tell your friends about it.

Young Living encourages its members to use the same principle to share its products around the world.

When members like you tell friends about products they love, the referring member makes a $50 bonus for each friend who orders a PSK. When your friend joins the Essential Rewards program and continues to order every month to support health and well-being, you make a commission off of every single order placed. This is called residual income. You share once and you get paid on that effort for anything and everything the new member orders. New member after member, month after month.

It's like telling your buddy, Joe, about the new grill set you got off Amazon and getting a $50 bonus when Joe goes and buys the same grill set from Amazon. Then, you get a commission every time Joe orders ANYTHING from Amazon in the future, all because he used your member number the first time he ordered.

Then a few weeks later, Joe has a BBQ and his buddy Mike sees him using his fancy new grill set to flip burgers. The grill set conversation leads to spices and ends with Mike ordering his own grill set off Amazon and spices like Joe's. When Mike orders using Joe's member number, Joe gets a bonus, just like you did when Joe ordered.

Here is the twist that literally makes this a genius business model.

When Mike gets the grill set and spices, Joe gets the bonus but the best part is, YOU ALSO GET A BONUS! You make a commission off of everything that your friend Joe orders from the company AND you get a commission off everything Joe's friend Mike orders from the company, until the end of time.

It gets better...

This business is will-able. That means, when you pass away, you can leave your business to your family. Your family will continue to receive those residual income paychecks every month until they pass it down to their loved ones. It's the work that keeps on providing.

Imagine working hard now to be able to provide for your family and future generations, forever. Now, this is a career worth the work.

If something happens to you and you can't work in your current job, will the paychecks keep coming to provide for you and your loved ones? If you die, can you leave your job to your family so they can live financially stress-free?

Take a minute to think about the advantages of recurring income and a business that will pass down to your heirs.  You can read our full Income Disclosure statement at youngliving.com/ids

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Take a minute to see how this opportunity is affecting and blessing people all over the world.

"It's never too late to start working towards your dreams."

If you want more, check out this great video that gives a CPA's perspective on building a Young Living business. It's funny and will get your wheels turning.

Thank you so much for checking out this information and for investing the time to learn more about how to find wellness. You DESERVE health and wellness and I want to see you achieve it.

Before you leave, let’s make sure you get connected with the oils you want.  There are two ways to do that!

Go right now and contact the person who shared this link with you.  They'll forward you a link to sign up directly on their team.  

If you found my post another way, simple click her and create your account with me as your Enroller and I'll help you out with all the goodies, education and support you're gonna want! Thanks, again, for the opportunity to share these amazing oils and opportunity with you!

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All About Essential Rewards

Want to connect with me right now and get a special DIY Spring Spray recipe collection?  Text HELLOSPRING to 918-486-9022 and I'll send it right over! 

Not a member yet?  Let's get that fixed right away!  You need these oils!!

First, if an OilWell Team member shared this link with you, contact them for their sign-up link.  If you found us another way, use this link to join our team and get your kit shipped right away!  When you do, you'll have access to our entire suite of training videos, tutorials, and oil education groups absolutely FREE! And, even better, you'll be joining a fun community of holistic DIYers, life-long learners, and a happy, caring community that will support you as you learn more about how to use these amazing products, and get the most value out of them as well!  That's what Oil WELL is all about!  Let's do this

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It's National Lipstick Day!!

Let's look at a few ways you can choose the best for yourself and your family!  Of course, we believe Young Living is the best!! 

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