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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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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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Rotisserie Chicken Soup

In the event you have a massive craving for soup, need the guarantee that it will turn out spectacular, AND are all about making cooking the easiest thing you’ve done all day, then this Rotisserie Chicken Soup is for you!

Rotisserie Chicken Soup - the easiest, quickest chicken soup recipe in all the land

This is truly how lazy I am. 

Step 1: buy a fully-cooked chicken. Step 2: toss it in a pot with broth and veggies, and WHAMO! Dinner for days!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been making chicken soup using store-bought chicken a lot recently.

I’m all about making food from scratch, but here’s the thing: store-bought rotisserie chicken is just SO GOOD!

Plus, it makes the soup making process so quick and easy, and you’re guaranteed to end up with an amazing result.

Rotisserie Chicken Soup with Vegetables - only a handful of ingredients are needed for this quick, easy, healthy dinner recipe

I love that rotisserie chicken is super moist and flavorful, resulting in amazingly comforting soup with the most tender, delicious meat.

My trick to preparing soup relatively quickly is sautéing the veggies first. I simply cook the vegetables until they have softened but are still al dente before adding the broth, seasoning, and/or animal protein. 

In this case, since the chicken is already cooked and has tons of flavor, the soup is done once it has reached a full boil and the vegetables have reached your desired done-ness! 

For me, the whole process takes roughly 30 minutes.

Rotisserie Chicken Soup Recipe - use store-bought rotisserie chicken in this quick and simple healthy soup recipe

I often eat my chicken soup with rice. If you’d like to cook rice into your soup, add 1/3 cup of brown or white rice and allow the soup to cook long enough to cook the rice – about 30 minutes.

Rotisserie Chicken Soup with Rice - easy, paleo, whole30, keto, low-carb dinner recipe

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Caramelized Cabbage with Bacon (Keto, Paleo, Whole30)

Caramelized Cabbage with bacon is a flavorful, addicting healthy side dish perfect for serving with just about anything. Caramelizing Cabbage will turn even the biggest Cabbage naysayer into a believer!

This easy cabbage recipe is paleo, keto, whole30, easy to prepare, and a crowd pleaser!

We’ve all had caramelized onions, but have you ever tried caramelized cabbage?

Truth be told, I couldn’t tell you whether or not caramelized cabbage is a thing. I dreamt it up one day while I was thinking about making a cabbage stir fry and caramelized onions were simultaneously on my mind.

I thought it brilliant to slowly cook sliced cabbage until it was softened yet slightly crispy and deeply golden-brown for a crazy flavorful approach to the otherwise bland vegetable.

And it’s so easy to prepare! If you can caramelize an onion (which we will be doing in this recipe, too), then you can caramelize a cabbage!

The way I see it, caramelized cabbage can be used in all sorts of ways – as a straight up vegetable side dish, a condiment, topping for sandwiches, burgers, steak, or chicken. I would even use it in burritos, grilled cheese sandwiches of breakfast sandwiches. Go wild!

Cabbage is neutral in flavor, making it ideal for dishes using big bold flavors like onion, garlic, and bacon. It doesn’t take much to spruce it up and make it extra palatable.

Caramelized Cabbage Recipe with Bacon, onions, and garlic - a healthy, easy side dish

Let’s dig deeper!

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Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

A recipe roundup of the internet’s Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes. From varying cooking methods to types of ingredients, this post has it all! Let’s dive into the world’s finest turkey this holiday season! Looking for the ultimate BEST Thanksgiving Turkey recipe? You’re in the right spot!  Turkey can be oddly stressful for so many of …

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Instant Pot Pulled Pork and Apples (With a Crock Pot Option)

Instant Pot Pulled Pork and Apples is easy to prepare and results in the most mouth-watering shredded pork. This simple recipe is versatile and amazing for sharing with friends and family. Recipe includes instructions for pressure cooker and Crock Pot.

Did I ever tell you the story about my obsession with shredded meat? It’s a short one. I’m obsessed. 

Chicken, beef, pork…if it’s tender, saucy and pulled, I am in.

I’ve posted many recipes for pulled pork in the past…some with BBQ sauce, some in the crock pot, some in the Instant Pot, a couple carnitas-style recipes…no matter how you shred it, pulled pork is always an epic crowd-pleaser.

For this rendition, we’re making pulled pork in the Instant Pot with apples and apple cider. If you’ve never tried the combination of pork and apples, I assure it, it is magnificent…there’s a reason why it’s a thing. 

Instant Pot Pulled Pork and Apples - the quickest, easiest recipe for pulled pork

This recipe couldn’t be any easier to make. The end result is a perfectly tender, sweet and savory dish that has FALL written all over it. 

Use it for sandwiches, tacos, bowls, or serve it straight-up with roasted or sauteed vegetables for a low-carb dinner.

Let’s get to it!

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Healthy Green Bean Casserole (Dairy-Free, Keto, Gluten-Free)

Healthy Green Bean Casserole made dairy-free and gluten-free is a marvelously flavorful side dish perfect for any gathering! This healthier green bean casserole recipe is fun to assemble and is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Keto, low-carb, creamy and delicious!

Welcome to my newest obsession.

Truthfully, I was never a huge fan of green bean casserole… That is…until I made this recipe.

No lie. As it turns out, a good, fresh, health-conscious green bean casserole is actually ultra palate-pleasing! Now I feel as though I need to make up for lost time and put this beauty on repeat!

While this healthy green bean casserole is more involved than most of the recipes I post, the way I see it is we typically make a dish like this for a special occasion and special occasions call for special food.

Let me tell you, this casserole is AMAZING! It is well-worth the time and effort, is much healthier than classic green bean casserole, and will most definitely wow your guests!

Keto Green Bean Casserole made dairy-free and wheat-free for a healthier version. Amazing holiday side dish that is low-carb and delicious!

There are four main parts to preparing this recipe: caramelizing the onions for the topping, cooking the green beans, preparing the sauce, and finally, making the casserole itself.

Each step is super easy! If you look at the recipe as a series of steps, it won’t seem as daunting. Pro Tip: Read the whole recipe before you begin it so that you can figure out the best way of fitting it into your day.

Great news!: This casserole saves very well, so you can prepare it up to 4 days before the holiday feast or your big event.

Low-Carb Green Bean Casserole - keto-friendly made dairy-free and gluten-free

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4-Ingredient Banana Waffles

4-Ingredient Banana Waffles that are nut-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and Paleo! These healthy banana waffles are nutritious, full of fiber, dense yet fluffy and crispy, and are easy to make! Welcome to the most interesting waffle recipe I, for one, have ever made.  Interesting because it only requires 4 ingredients, results in crispy-dense waffles LOADED with …

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Paleo Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Paleo sweet and sour shrimp made soy-free, refined sugar-free, healthy and delicious! This easy shrimp recipe comes together quickly in a skillet and can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes!

Chinese takeout fanatics, get a load of this!

Sultry sticky paleo sweet and sour shrimp comes together lightning quickly (<- unintentional rhymage), can be made as a small batch or huge batch, and provides a mega punch to your tongue buds. Maybe not as much of a punch per se, as a loving stroke. 

You’re still stuck on “sticky,” aren’t you?

Or “loving stroke.”

Bygones.

Healthy Sweet and Sour Shrimp - soy-free, refined sugar-free and paleo

All joking aside, this easy shrimp recipe aims to please. It covers all those flavors your palate is capable of experiencing, and presents itself in such a fresh and refreshing way. If you’re into shrimp, you’ll be into this sweet and sour shrimp x 1,000!

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Dairy-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup with Ground Turkey

Dairy-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup with Ground Turkey and herbs is an easy, comforting healthy soup recipe is clean and absolutely delicious! Plus, it is easy to adapt to make whole30, paleo, or keto. Recipe includes preparation instructions for stove top, Instant Pot and Crock Pot! Silky, smooth, creamy, rich, flavorful cream of mushroom soup …

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