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Red Curry Fried Rice

Red curry fried rice with vegetables is a healthier take on takeout! This easy recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes and makes for an amazing side dish to any style of meal! Change up the vegetables and/or animal protein to your heart’s delight.

Hello, fried rice, my old friend.

Fried rice is so entrenched in my household, it is practically a state of being.

If you’re anything like me and you love fried rice, Thai food, are NOT above eating fried rice as a meal, and…carbs…then this is the recipe has your first, middle, and last name written all over it.

This new rendition involves red curry paste, a variety of vegetables, a splash of fish sauce (just trust me), and a touch of pure maple syrup to offset the salty, umami, spicy flavors.

It is no more difficult to prepare than the last fried rice you made.

…And if you’ve never made fried rice, it’s easy mmmmkay!

Let’s do this.

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Paleo Asian Baked Salmon and Asparagus

Paleo Asian Baked Salmon made soy-free and refined sugar-free. This amazingly flavorful baked salmon recipe is easy to prepare and is seeping in delicious flavor! Serve it up with roasted asparagus and your choice of side dishes for a nutritious well-balanced meal.

Ever love something so much, it makes you a little…well…dumb?

Like when you’re falling in love with a human and catch yourself making the most random mindless mistakes, like putting your car keys in the refrigerator, cat food in your cereal and cell phone in the washing machine?

…Or spell machine, “mashing,” which is something I didn’t just do. Totally did. Guilty as charged.

That’s how I feel about this Asian Baked Salmon.


Paleo Asian Baked Salmon - soy-free, refined sugar-free, super flavorful and healthy dinner recipe

Words cannot express my complete whole-hearted adoration for this flavorful baked salmon recipe. All the soul strings: committed.  

What makes this salmon such a show-stopping life-changing incredible display of magic?


It’s seeping with every flavor for the most palate-pleasing main entree! Salty, sweet, sour, umami, and even a little kick from the ginger (don’t worry, it isn’t spicy unless you want it to be). It is perfectly cooked with a crispy top layer yet perfectly moist interior for mind-blowing texture. 

Recipe Highlights:

  • Soy-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Sweet, salty, tangy, glaze-y, amazing!
  • Perfectly tender and crispy
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Turmeric Chicken Fried Rice

Turmeric chicken fried rice with veggies makes for a flavorful, colorful side dish (or main entree!). Make it in bulk to meal prep for the week or to serve alongside your favorite entree.

If you ask me, protein with your carb and carb with your protein is life! For this reason, protein-infused fried rice is EVERYTHING!

Rice is my favorite source of resistant starch and carbohydrate. Having dealt with chronic gut issues, I find rice to be incredibly easy and soothing on my digestive system, aid with regular digestion and is an easy-to-digest carb for refueling exercise.

I don’t claim to eat a paleo diet (or any diet for that matter), but because many of the recipes I post are paleo, at one point I felt the need to provide explanation as to whether or not rice was considered okay to eat on the paleo diet. For that reason, I wrote a whole post titled Is Rice Paleo, where I discuss the ins and outs of rice as it pertains to blood sugar, gut health, nutrient absorption, and more. 

Following up that post, I wrote How to Cook Rice and Potatoes for Optimal Digestion to ensure you get the most out of your resistant starch intake.

Fried rice is a major staple in my life. I love to make it every which way! Lately, I’ve been changing up the add-ins and flavors to keep it vibrant and interesting. 

For this edition of turmeric chicken fried rice, we have all the usual fried rice suspects (carrot, peas, bell pepper, green onion and scrambled egg), but with ground turmeric and chicken thighs all nestled in for a nutrient infusion. 

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Ground Turkey Egg Roll Bowls

Egg Roll Bowls with ground turkey, cabbage, and carrot are just like a deconstructed egg roll – in a bowl! This quick, easy, and healthy meal is low-carb, paleo, and keto.

Ground Turkey Egg Roll Bowls - paleo, keto, low-carb, whole30 healthy dinner recipe that is quick and easy to make! | #glutenfree #healthy #recipe

For those of us who are egg roll obsessed but try to avoid fried food, these Turkey Egg Roll Bowls are a complete dream!

Made with ground turkey, onion, garlic, cabbage, carrots, ginger, and coconut aminos, this recipe is clean as a whistle and is so quick and easy to prepare. It’s all the trappings of an insanely delicious egg roll!

I’ve been making this recipe as a meal prep situation so that I can eat on it during the week. I often enjoy it on top of steamed rice and sometimes add some chunks of avocado.

So let’s make it!

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Turnip Fried Rice (Paleo, Keto)

Turnip fried rice made paleo-style with ginger, coconut aminos, broccoli, carrots, and egg. This delicious side dish is a low-carb, paleo, and keto alternative to traditional fried rice. Have you ever made turnip rice? Or any other riced root vegetables? I’m a pretty big fan of carrot, beet, kohlrabi, and turnip rice in addition to …

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Mayo-Free Mango Avocado Chicken Salad

Creamy mayo-free avocado chicken salad with mango, carrots, cucumber, pecans, raisins, and bell pepper. This fresh new take is healthier than classic chicken salad, yet big on flavor! This post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission. How do you feel about chicken salad? Has it always been a thing in your life? Are you …

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Caramelized Onion and Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Cream cheese stuffed peppers with caramelized onions and herbs. This crazy tasty appetizer recipe requires only a few ingredients and only about 16 minutes of bake time! Whip these beauties up for your Super Bowl party this weekend.   Those of you who are looking for a speedy quick, easy, tempting, gooey, sultry Super Bowl …

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Summer Buddha Bowls with Green Goddess Tahini Dressing

Fresh and healthy Buddha bowls with brown rice, mixed greens, cherries, blackberries, peaches, black beans, pistachios, red onion, avocado, queso fresco, and green goddess tahini dressing – an easy well-rounded meal that can be made any night of the week. These bowls…. How do I put this? They’re the cat’s meow.   So good, you’ll need a …

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Crunchy Mandarin Detox Kale Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Crunchy detox kale salad with mandarins, avocado, mango, and lemon poppy seed dressing makes for a vibrant superfood meal. I have such a crush on this salad. Admittedly, I’d take a bowl of vegetation over a bowl of mac n cheese any day, so stranger confessions have been made on The Roasted Root, but this …

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German-Style Sweet Potato Salad

German-style sweet potato salad is made with bacon and a vinegar based dressing instead of mayonnaise. Super flavorful and delicious, this is an amazing side dish! As it turns out, we’ve been doing this potato salad thing all wrong. Have you had the scrumtrulescence that is German sweet potato salad? I hadn’t until last week. …

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