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Green Curry with Fish

Fish green curry with zucchini, green beans, and broccoli is a super quick and delicious curry in a hurry recipe! This easy recipe can be made nightshade-free and keto.

I spent the first three weeks of September in Whitefish, Montana, which is what inspired this recipe. I was perusing one of the local grocery stores and noticed a sizeable whitefish fillet in the seafood section, which had been freshly caught the day before in Whitefish Lake. 

Being the fish obsessed human I am, I immediately knew I wanted to make curry with it. So curry it up, I did!

Here’s what you need to know about this recipe:

Recipe Highlights:

  • This fish green curry requires right around 30 minutes to make, including chopping the vegetables and fish!
  • Grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free, DELICIOUS
  • Can easily be turned into yellow or red curry (see Recipe Adaptations below)
  • Packed with all your essential nutrients – healthy fat from the coconut milk, lean protein from the white fish, vitamins and minerals from the veggies, and easily digestible carbs from the white rice (or make it low-carb by using cauliflower rice).
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Basil Marinade for Chicken, Beef, Seafood, and Pork

Basil marinade recipe for chicken, seafood, pork, and beef. Use it on any cut of animal protein for any cooking method! Made with only a few simple pantry essentials, this amazing marinade takes seconds to prepare and is magically versatile!

Are you rich in basil and/or in search of a unique and flavorful marinade to incorporate into your daily grilling, roasting, or Instant Pot-ing routine?

This basil marinade is EVERYTHING you need and more!

I love it so much, I could drink it.

This versatile basil marinade recipe is AMAZING on chicken and salmon (tried and true in my household multiple times and tasted by many), and I imagine it will also be great on pork and beef.

What does it taste like, you wonder?

Great question.

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Basil Fried Rice

Fresh and flavorful basil fried rice with coconut milk, carrot, broccoli, peas, and more! This easy fried rice recipe is healthful with a twist!

 

Whenever I find myself disgruntled and ask myself what I can do to make myself feel less cremudginy, the answer is often (always) the same: carbs.

Specifically of the fried rice varietal.

Don’t fret…you can still enjoy a pile of fried rice on the days you don’t feel like throwing yourself on the ground like a rag doll and tantruming it out. The true fact is, fried rice simply makes everything better.

And that is a fact of life upon which you can quote me 😉

Oh hey, how do you feel about basil in your fried rice?

Quite frankly, I feel grrrrrrrrrrreat about it!

This fried rice recipe comes together quickly and is ultra unique if I do say so myself. First, it includes a plethora of fresh vegetables, like carrots, broccoli, onion, and peas in addition to fresh basil. 

Not to mention, everything is cooked in coconut milk instead of oil. CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE?!

How do you feel about coconut milk in your fried rice? 

Stay with me! 

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30-Minute Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Thai Basil Chicken is an easy, flavorful meal! This is a refined sugar-free take on classic Pad Krapow Gai takes less than 30 minutes to make.

A combination of chicken, Thai basil, onion, garlic, Thai chilis and a sweet and savory sauce, this Thai Basil Chicken recipe comes together LIGHTNING quick and is a simple way of bringing home the takeout.

Typically, Pad Krapow Gai is made using granulated sugar, brown sugar, oyster sauce and chicken thighs or ground chicken. While this is not a traditional recipe for Pad Krapow Gai, it is a unique spin off the classic, is super flavorful, and easy to prepare.

Rather than using cane sugar, I use a small amount of coconut sugar, just enough to give it a subtle sweetness, but keeping it low in sugar. I also use liquid aminos rather than soy sauce, avocado oil instead of canola oil, and omit the oyster sauce to stick with fish sauce.

If you’re into Thai food, chicken, basil, and/or spicy food, you’re going to go wild over this dish!

Let’s get after it!

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Chicken Sausage Pesto Pasta

Chicken sausage pesto pasta makes for a filling, delightfully flavorful and fresh meal. Make it ahead of time for meal prep, or whip it up for the whole family!

What’s your pasta theory?

Are you into red sauce? Creamy sauce? Pesto? A drizzle of olive oil or melted butter? Something I’ve never even heard of?

Perhaps you have a noodle preference, meat (or lack thereof) specifications, and/or vegetable requirements (or lack thereof)?

While I’ve been eating gluten-free for a decade, I still occasionally find myself craving a big bowl of pasta. Truth be told, I can get down for just about any iteration of pasta, regardless of the sauce, and/or meat and vegetable inclusions.

I do find I absolutely ADORE pasta with sausage and pesto sauce. Which is exactly what we’re doing for today’s carb fest! I use a store-bought chicken sausage and homemade pesto sauce, but you can go about this however you’d like.

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One-Skillet Chicken Green Curry with Rice

One-Skillet Chicken Green Curry with Rice is a quick and easy meal that incorporates chicken curry with vegetables and rice all in one pot! This easy meal is comfort food at its finest.

 

Lover of curry and looking for the easiest approach of all time to make it yourself at home? I’ve gotchu.

If you made my One-Skillet Ground Turkey Thai Curry with Rice a few months ago, you’re already familiar with the concept behind this recipe.

It’s simple, really. You use one skillet to make the curry and cook the rice into the curry so that it soaks up the coconut milk sauce and becomes ultra delicious. In this sense, you aren’t steaming rice separately from the curry, which makes the meal prep just a little bit quicker and easier. Style points!

This Thai green curry includes vegetables such as carrots, bell pepper, zucchini and broccoli, along with chicken thighs, all stewed in a deliciously creamy green curry coconut milk sauce. There’s plenty of room for adaptation here.

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Indian Shrimp Biryani

Easy Indian Shrimp Biryani made in just one pot or skillet. This goof-proof recipe is an amazing make-ahead meal and requires very little time or effort to prepare. Make it ahead of time for some meal prep action!

If you remember my One-Pot Indian Chicken Biryani from last month, this Indian Shrimp Biryani is the same concept:

Aromatic rice studded with golden raisins and pine nuts with warm herbs and spices like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin, with shrimp. This easy one-pot meal is so flavorful and so, so easy to make. 

And you guys, it is so, so delicious to boot!

You’d think given how vibrant and jam packed with goodness it is that this shrimp biryani would take a long time to prepare, but alas: you can easily fit this meal in less than one hour. In fact, from start-to-finish, the whole thing takes me about 45 minutes to prepare.

This was one of my recent meal prep gems, which I have so lovingly added to my weekly repertoire. If you’re looking for meal planning inspiration, this one is marvelous as it is AWESOME from a macro stand point for us active individuals, and is completely cozy and satisfying.

Let’s make it!

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Pressure Cooker Green Curry

Pressure cooker green curry with chicken and vegetables is quick and easy to make! This flavor-packed dinner recipe is easy to adapt and requires no more than 30 minutes to prepare.

Thai food is arguably my favorite comfort food, and I thoroughly enjoy making it at home! If you have followed some of my other curry recipes, you know that while I do adore creating my own spice blends for Thai curry, I am also partial to keeping it simply by using curry paste. 

I find a simple combination of coconut milk, ginger, curry paste, any animal protein I’m craving and seasonal vegetables make for a belly-warming, ultra satisfying curry that is both made on-the-cheap and also very healthful! 

When I get a wild hair, I also enjoy throwing in fresh basil and some fish sauce for added flavor.

In addition to the fact that this green curry turns out tasting remarkable, it is so quick to prepare in the pressure cooker!

Indeed, this recipe requires less than 30 minutes to prepare from start-to-finish! You can whip it up any evening after work or use it as meal prep for the week.

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