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Prime Rib Recipe

A goof-proof Prime Rib Recipe!  This simple method results in incredible, perfectly cooked prime rib each and every time. All you need is two ingredients, a roasting pan and a thermometer!

Everything you need to know about cooking prime rib is right here in this post! From prime rib seasoning to prime rib cooking time, differences between various cuts of roast, and more. This easy recipe made the best prime rib in the world!

Prime rib is generally accepted as the alpha omega of all the beef cuts. And for a great reason! It is tender, loaded with flavor, and has the most delightful drool-worthy crispy fat layering the outside.

Cooking large pieces of meat can be intimidating, but what I’ve learned over the years is the bigger the better. 

I say that somewhat in jest, but also somewhat seriously. 

Large cuts of meat typically include a decent amount of fat content, which helps lubricate the meat throughout the cooking process and results in tender, delicious meat.

In addition, larger cuts are typically cooked for a longer period of time (the longer, the better 😉 ), again resulting in mouth-watering succulent meat.

To summarize: there is no need to be intimidated by the ol’ standing rib roast!

Here is everything you need to know about making an amazing prime rib roast!

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower (Keto)

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is an easy, healthy low-carb side dish. This keto recipe is a lovely alternative to mashed potatoes, and comes together quickly!

If you’re a.) staying mindful of your carb intake, b.) love cauliflower in any form, c.) can’t eat nightshades (potatoes), or d.) just love clean food, this mashed cauliflower recipe is for you!

The only time-consuming part about this recipe is roasting the garlic, which can be done up to 1 week in advance! Because the garlic doesn’t require much oversight, you can multi-task while it is roasting.

Roasted garlic turns otherwise subtle-tasting cauliflower mash into a flavor fest. All we need is a few ingredients for the garlic mashed cauliflower. Check it out!

Keto Mashed Cauliflower with roasted garlic - low-carb, easy to make, flavorful and delicious!

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Low-Carb Gingerbread Loaf (Dairy-Free)

Low-Carb Gingerbread Loaf made sugar-free, grain-free and dairy-free with fresh ginger and cinnamon for a warmly-spiced healthier gingerbread recipe.

 

Moist, dense, loaded with holiday flavor and sugar-free, this gingerbread is amazing for snuggling up fireside in your fuzzy socks and a mug of tea or coffee.

…And I suppose you can share it with friends and family 😉

How do you feel about the gingerbreads?

I’m pretty ambivalent toward gingerbread cookies, but anything else that’s gingerbread related, I am all in!!

Hook line and sinker!

Low-Carb Gingerbread Recipe - keto gingerbread loaf with almond flour and coconut flour. Sugar-free, dairy-free, moist and delicious

For instance, my Paleo Gingerbread Muffins, Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes, Paleo Gingerbread Loaf

Initty in in in! 

For this edition of gingerbread in paradise, we’re going full-tilt low-carb using almond flour and coconut flour. This is an extra interesting approach to gingerbread since it doesn’t include molasses. Check it out.

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Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies

Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies made with almond flour, sugar-free sweetener and butter. This easy sugar-free cookie recipe is a healthier holiday treat!

 

Buttery, flaky shortbread-like cookies studded with little bits of pecans and rolled in powdered sweetener that happen to be sugar-free and grain-free? You’re going to LOVE these Keto Pecan Snowballs!

These keto snowballs are a similar concept to Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Italian Wedding Cookies, etc. They’re buttery lumps of soft yet crispy cookie with chopped nuts (in this case, pecans) mixed in and rolled in a dusting of powdered sugar (in this case, sugar-free).

There are many things I love about this style of cookie. They require very few ingredients, no eggs, and can easily be made in advance and frozen. 

In fact, you will need to freeze the cookie dough prior to baking it anyway, so if you’re looking for a.) make-ahead Christmas cookie recipes, and/or b.) cookie dough that can easily be made in bulk then baked from frozen, these may just be a great fit!

Keto Low-Carb Snowball Cookies made with almond flour and coconut flour - sugar-free healthier Christmas cookie recipe

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Keto Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Keto Peanut Butter Buckeyes are the ultimate homemade sugar-free candy! Peanut butter and chocolate come together in one peanut butter ball of heaven for a rich, fudgy, decadent dessert. These buckeyes are perfect for gift giving or sharing throughout the holiday season (and beyond!)

This easy chocolate-covered peanut butter ball recipe can easily be made vegan (or dairy-free) by replacing the butter with coconut oil.

Peanut butter and chocolate lovers, I see you!

What you have stumbled upon is the easiest peanut butter ball recipe in all the universe. It requires minimal ingredients, hardly any fussing, is a blast to make (especially with friends, family, and children!), and results in the tastiest goof-proof candy you’ll ever make!

The only difficult part about this recipe is you must exercise your patience virtue and wait for the peanut butter balls to chill in the refrigerator.

Aside from the patience, anyone can make these buckeyes! There are no barriers to entry, no prerequisites, no candy experience needed.

Let’s talk.

Easy Low-Carb Peanut Butter Buckeyes (peanut butter balls) - keto, easy, sugar-free, delicious dessert recipe

What Are Buckeyes?:

Buckeyes are a candy made of peanut butter fudge dipped in chocolate. The soft, sensual peanut butter just melts in your mouth and the dark chocolate coating created a rich bittersweet counterbalance as well as some texture for the ultimate drool-worthy experience.

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Keto Eggnog (Dairy-Free)

Keto Eggnog recipe made dairy-free using coconut milk. Rich, creamy, warmly spiced with nutmeg and inviting! This sugar-free eggnog recipe is flavorful, festive and cozy on a chilly evening!

The day I learned eggnog has actual egg yolks in it was the same day I decided it’s okay to ignore certain facts in order to continue loving something.

Having a selective understanding about food can certainly benefit our adventurous side. Alligator tastes like chicken, monkfish liver is an absolute delicacy, SPAM musubi is absolutely worth the gut bomb backlash, durian fruit can go back to the fiery hole from which it crawled, and egg yolks a fabulous eggnog make. 

The facts of life, foodie edition.

Having learned the truth about eggnog at the tender age of four, I was shocked when my uncle, who was visiting for the holidays, added egg yolk after egg yolk to his batch of cheer, but because it was made out of sugar and a bright future, I determined I could hang.

Dairy-Free Keto Eggnog made with coconut milk and sugar-free sweetener for a low-carb eggnog recipe

I did post an absolutely delicious Vegan Eggnog Recipe last year that was eggless and absolutely delicious, so I can’t say I have a strong opinion one way or another as to whether or not yolks should be mandatory.

But I will say, this Keto Eggnog recipe with yolks is pretty yum!

Recipe Highlights:

Because I can’t do fresh dairy like milk or cream, I made this Keto Eggnog recipe dairy-free using canned coconut milk. I also haven’t been consuming much sugar (natural or otherwise), so I opted for a sugar-free eggnog using sugar-free granulated sweetener. 

All things considered, this is a dairy-free low-carb eggnog recipe, marvelous for those who want to get their yolk on without excess sugar.

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Keto Chocolate Pie

This Keto-Friendly Chocolate Pie is grain-free, sugar-free, vegan, dairy-free, and incredibly rich and creamy! This mouth-watering, delicious chocolate pie recipe is a carb-conscious version of classic French Silk Pie and is perfect for sharing during the holidays and beyond!

What desserts are always present at your family’s gatherings?

In my family, there’s always both Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving, and always, always chocolate pie at Christmas…several, actually. One with nuts, two without 😉

…With plenty of whipped cream for engulfing the whole slice.

I’ve mentioned in past recipe posts that I’m all about embracing traditional family dishes, but have slowly over the years made my way through each and every one of them, adapting the recipes to different dietary needs along the way.

There are multiple people in my family who have to watch their sugar, be mindful of their carb intake, etc. so taking a classic family favorite and turning it into a version everyone could eat was a major win.

And you guys…this pie…is an absolute pleasure!

Low-Carb Chocolate Pie - sugar-free, grain-free, dairy-free, healthy French Silk Pie recipe

A creamy, rich, sweet chocolate filling is settled atop a perfectly nutty and crunchy crust (think a grain-free version of graham cracker crust), generating a perfect bite each and every time.

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Keto Shortbread Cookies (Dairy-Free)

Keto Shortbread Cookies made with three basic ingredients! This easy low-carb shortbread recipe is grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan. A healthier cookie recipe to enjoy during the holidays!

Who here is ready to go full send into butter and sugar season??

I can only speak for myself when I say bring it on!

Having grown up with a mother who is a fabulous baker, I always eagerly await the holidays because I absolutely love baking treats to share with others. In fact, I get more joy out of giving away the treats than I do from actually consuming them. 😉

Every holiday season, I share a new shortbread recipe. I just can’t help it…there is just so much you can do with shortbread!

Low-Carb Shortbread Cookies made with almond flour and coconut oil - a healthier keto Christmas cookie recipe

Just take a gander at my Paleo Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, 3-Ingredient Paleo Shortbread, Chocolate-Dipped Cardamom Orange Paleo Shortbread Cookies, and Maple Pecan Gluten-Free Shortbread to whet your whistle.

WELL, this is the first  low-carb keto shortbread cookie recipe I have shared on this site. Boy oh boy, is it tasty!

It reminds me of traditional shortbread, giving you all the festive holiday feels. It tastes nice and buttery in spite of being dairy-free. It has that delectable crisp and a very similar texture to shortbread made with regular all-purpose flour.

If you love classic shortbread, you’ll enjoy these buttery cookies as is! If you’re a chocoholic like me, you can spruce them up even further. Dip the shortbread in melted sugar-free chocolate and sprinkle with chopped nuts for a real wild ride!

Low-Carb Keto Shorbread Dipped in Chocolate - grain-free, dairy-free, vegan shortbread cookie recipe made with almond flour

Let’s bake them up!

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Stuffed Delicata Squash with Ground Beef

Stuffed Delicata Squash with Ground Beef, cranberries, pecans and green onion is a healthy, filling clean dinner recipe perfect for those looking for a nutritious meal! This easy recipe comes together quickly and is a great option for those following a paleo or whole30 diet.

Stuffed vegetables. Forever the rage!

I recently had a revelation that I could likely eat stuffed squash for dinner every single night during the fall and winter months and never get tired of it.

Just think of all the combinations and permutations one can come up with to create so many different meals out of stuffed squash! 

For starters, there are many varieties of winter squash, in addition to all sorts of proteins, grains, legumes, fruit, vegetables, herbs, leafy greens, cheese, nuts, seeds and more! 

Ground Beef Stuffed Delicata Squash with cranberries and pecans - paleo, whole30, healthy clean dinner recipe

Take, for instance, my Stuffed Acorn Squash with Ground Beef, Brussel Sprouts, and Kale, Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls, Turkey Stuffed Butternut Squash, Ground Turkey Stuffed Delicata Squash and my Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa, Pears, and Pecans

So many possibilities!

There’s just so much pleasure to be had with stuffing winter squash with a variety of goofies if you ask me!

The Inspiration For This Recipe:

I’ve had delicata squash recipes on the brain since I posted my Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash a few weeks ago. To me, it tastes like pure sugar mixed with adrenaline. 

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Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Muffins (No Added Sweetener!)

Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Muffins made grain-free, oil-free, dairy-free with no added sugar! These healthy carrot banana muffins are studded with raisins and pecans for a perfectly sweet, texturally pleasing nutritious snack.

Carrot cake, meet banana muffins…banana muffins, meet carrot cake!

What a lovely combination we’ve stumbled upon here!

I mentioned a few months ago I’ve been sweetening some of my treats using solely bananas, which is what is going on here. Look at these like healthy carrot cake cupcakes…or banana cupcakes…or healthy banana carrot muffins. 

Whatever you want to call them, they’re here for your snacking, breakfasting, desserting pleasure. 

All things considered, these muffins are grain-free, dairy-free, oil-free, contain zero added sweetener, are paleo-friendly and are absolutely delicious!

Paleo Carrot Cake Cupcakes sweetened with banana - grain-free, sugar-free, oil-free, dairy-free, and healthy

If you’d like, you can do as I did and frost the muffins using my Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. This gives the muffins a cupcake feel for a more decadent approach!

Do note, that the cream cheese frosting is sweetened with pure maple syrup, so you would need to skip the frosting to keep these sugar-free, or use sugar-free sweetener in the frosting.

Let’s get down to business!

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