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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

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Creamy Cauliflower Casserole (Keto)

Creamy Cauliflower Casserole made with just a handful of basic ingredients is a delicious low-carb side dish for all your feasts and gatherings! This keto-friendly recipe is quite the crowd-pleaser!

When it comes to all things creamy and cheesy, I’m the easiest person on the planet to impress. Douse it in sauce and/or cheese, and I’m sure to be ecstatic! 

This Creamy Cauliflower Casserole is no exception. It’s devilishly creamy (yet cream-free…we’ll get to that in a second), cheesy, and tickles your taste buds for a healthier, low-carb side dish.

Keto Cauliflower Casserole - easy creamy low-carb cauliflower casserole is a perfect side dish for any gathering

Cauliflower is roasted, then swaddled in that cream-less creamy sauce, then sprinkled with cheese and baked together into gooey deliciousness. If you need more convincing, just add bacon…in fact, bacon is highly encouraged!

For those of you entertaining guests during the holidays, I find this to be a marvelous addition to any feast. It is compliant with many types of lifestyles (or diets), and is just all around great.

Let’s discuss the details so you know what you’re getting into!

Cheesy Keto Cauliflower Casserole - healthy low-carb casserole recipe - delicious side dish for any occasion

A Note About Dairy:

I’ve found many folks who are sensitive to dairy like me can tolerate certain types of cheeses (or all cheese) while staying away from fresh dairy, like milk, cream, butter, etc. For this reason, I use full-fat canned coconut milk for the sauce in this creamy casserole. 

If you tolerate dairy well, you can easily replace the coconut milk with half & half or heavy cream! If, on the flipside, you are entirely dairy-free, you can replace the grated cheese with your favorite vegan grated cheese.

The ingredients for this casserole are simple and straightforward. Let’s chat!

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Meal Prep Chicken and Vegetables (Paleo, Whole30)

Paleo, Whole30 Meal Prep Chicken and Vegetables is great for work lunches or dinners throughout the week! This recipe makes 5 to 7 generous-sized meals for the hungry health-conscious individual! Meal prepping is a great way to de-load your stress before the week even begins! …Because food needn’t cause stress!   Welcome to the only …

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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!

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