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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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Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Garlic Roasted Potatoes are an easy, crowd-pleasing side dish. This simple recipe requires minimal ingredients and is a marvelous way of adding starch to a meal.

A few months ago, I whipped up these garlic roasted potatoes for a family dinner, and of course they were well received. Carbs + butter + garlic is the ultimate trifecta for pleasing friends and family.

This easy roasted potatoes recipe results in perfectly tender yet crispy potatoes with that buttery garlic-herb carb bliss.

Have you roasted fingerling potatoes? I kind of love how easy they are to prepare because you don’t need to chop them first. These days, I go the path of least resistance, so if I can skip a step, I AM IN!

I’ve found roasted potatoes turn out best when twice cooked – first boiled to soften them up quickly, and next roasted to crisp them up and finish cooking them through.

You get that golden-brown feature from roasting them in the oven, but that delightful soft texture on the inside from the boiling.

Easy Garlic Roasted Potatoes with fresh herbs

Let’s discuss the ingredients we need for these roasted fingerling potatoes.

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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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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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How to Bake Salmon in Foil

How to Bake Salmon in Foil! – a photo tutorial for an easy foil salmon recipe requiring only a few basic ingredients and hardly any prep. 

Are you new to baking salmon and/or are looking for a quick and easy method to get dinner on the table pronto? 

Well, you have come to the right spot, because this little tutorial on how to bake salmon in foil couldn’t be any simpler!

One of the easiest ways to cook salmon is to bake it in foil. This process is low-fuss, generates minimal cleanup, and results in goof-proof tasty salmon each and every time.

Let’s get after it!

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Creamy Cauliflower Sauce (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)

The Best Creamy Cauliflower Sauce (to use for everything!)! This simple recipe is paleo, keto, whole30 and designed to be a cream-free substitute for any dish calling for cream sauce. Use it on your pasta, lasagna, meats, and more!

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce is the ultimate healthier replacement for cream-based sauces like alfredo or bechamel. All you need is a few basic whole food ingredients to make this creamy, comforting sauce that can be used in so many applications!

You know how cauliflower exploded into the limelight a few years ago, stole the stage, and made all the other vegetables jealous?

We’re making the sultriest, dreamiest cream-free cream sauce using that marvelous floret. Cauliflower sauce can be used in about 17 trillion ways, from pasta and lasagna to serving with any type of grilled or roasted animal protein, and/or incorporating into your big bowls of food. 

This isn’t the first time we’ve discussed the deliciousness of the cauliflower sauce on this blog, but I felt the need to re-visit the subject and allow it to have its own bright and shiny moment so that we can swaddle our lives in it.

Let’s make it!

How to make dairy-free cream sauce using cauliflower

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Keto Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Easy 20-Minute Keto Shrimp Scampi recipe with zucchini noodles is a quick and nourishing meal! Whip it up any night of the week for a healthy dinner that is deceptively fancy yet low-fuss. This low-carb dinner is so fresh and simple! Just when you thought life couldn’t get any better… Enter: shrimp scampi. Also known …

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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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Asian Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Noodles

Asian Turkey Burgers with zucchini noodles is a mega palate-pleasing clean and healthy dinner recipe. Paleo, Whole30, Low-Carb, Keto? Gotcha covered!

This is the story all about how I tried making Asian Meatballs and they just wanted to be burgers. And the rest is history.

These burgers are infused with ginger, green onion, coconut aminos, garlic and sriracha, making them ULTRA flavorful!

In my humble opinion, a burger isn’t a burger without some funky fresh flavors added in, and these Asian-inspired flavors are KILLA!

I add an egg and some tapioca flour to the burger meat, which makes it extra spongy…kinda like meatloaf. Or meatballs. But in burger-form. If you’re not into it, no worries…simply omit the egg and tapioca flour, no harm, no fowl.

Asian Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Zucchini Noodles - whole30, paleo, keto, flavorful healthy dinner recipe

To go along with these burgers, I whipped up some silly simple zucchini noodles. Are we still zoodling? Honestly, zucchini noodles happen maybe once a year for me, because that’s how lazy I am…I’m too lazy to zoodle.

Anyway, these noodles. They’re sauteed in ghee, coconut oil, garlic, coconut aminos (or liquid aminos), and sriracha.

Garlicky Sesame Zucchini Noodles

E.Z.P.Z. lemon squeezy

Let’s make this dish!

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Chicken Marsala (gluten-free & dairy-free)

Gluten-free and dairy-free chicken marsala is everything you want in a chicken dish! It’s perfectly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, involves a creamy garlicky mushroom sauce and is big and bold on flavor. Make it for a special occasion or any ol’ night of the week!

I’m going to be honest here…I’m not even the hugest fan of chicken in the entire universe, and I’m IN LOVE with this chicken marsala recipe!

It satisfies that craving for crispy, tender chicken doused in a rich, creamy sauce with the delectable touch of onion, garlic, and mushroom flavors.

PLUS, it is gluten-free, dairy-free, and super easy to throw together at a moment’s notice.

All you need is one skillet and eight million point seven ingredients. Just kidding, you need 12. Most of which you already have on hand. 

Chicken Marsala made in one skillet - gluten-free, dairy-free and healthy

Let’s GO!

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