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Crispy Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Lemon Herb Tahini Dressing

Crispy Mediterranean Chicken Salad with a fresh, zesty lemon herb tahini dressing, cherry tomatoes, avocado, arugula, and cucumber. This nutritious dinner recipe is packed with flavor and is perfect for anyone who loves a big vibrant meal as well as those on a carb-conscious, paleo, or keto diet.

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Easy Chicken Shawarma

A straight-forward yet mouth-watering recipe for easy Chicken Shawarma. This perfectly-spiced chicken is quick to prepare and perfect to make up any night of the week and is great for those who follow the paleo, keto, or Mediterranean diet.!

Easy Chicken Shawarma - Deliciously flavored Mediterranean-style chicken that is quick and easy to make! | TheRoastedRoot.net #lowcarb #keto #paleo #mediterraneandiet #glutenfree

Do you follow a Paleo diet? A Mediterranean diet? Something whole food-esque that you don’t really put a name to?

I recently listened to this podcast by Dr. Ruscio  where he sites a study showing both the Paleo and the Mediterranean diets have been linked to lower instances of cancer and disease, and lengthen lifespan.

The study showed no preference over Mediterranean versus Paleo – both were equivalent in their efficacy to enhance overall health.

This to say, I find any diet that incorporates fresh, whole foods with an emphasis on adequate quality protein and unsaturated fats to be healing and ideal over a heavily processed diet.

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Vegan “Cheese” Sauce

Creamy dairy-free vegan cheese sauce made with only 4 basic ingredients. This nutritious mock cheese sauce is perfect for using on pasta, vegetables, risotto, baked potatoes, and more!

Vegan "Cheese" Sauce made with 4 basic whole food ingredients. This easy recipe makes creamy, delicious vegan-friendly sauce that tastes cheesy! | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #dairyfree

I did a thing.

I made us dairy-free cheese sauce. What in the world are we going to do with a dairy-free vegan cheese sauce, you ask?

What aren’t we going to do with dairy-free cheese sauce is my response.

My vision for making this recipe was to provide an asset for those times you’re craving macaroni and cheese, but want to keep it reasonably healthful, and/or a delicious sauce for pairing with steamed or roasted vegetables. Ever get a hankering for a broccoli-cheddar situation? This is the sauce to make that happen.

In essence, this sauce is perfect for those who love rich and creamy flavors but follow either a dairy-free, vegan, or paleo diet (or simply those who like to limit their dairy intake and prefer sticking with plant-based whole foods).

Features:

  • Dairy-Free, vegan, paleo, plant-based, whole food
  • Quick, easy, and straight-forward to prepare
  • Small boost of plant-based protein
  • Rich and creamy while being healthful
  • Mouth-wateringly delicious and versatile
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Orange-Turmeric Tahini Sauce

Tangy, creamy sweet orange-turmeric tahini sauce perfect for drizzling on all your meals (particularly your bowl food!). This easy 5-ingredient recipe is paleo and vegan.

Orange-Turmeric Tahini Sauce - paleo, vegan, perfect for drizzling on just about anything to spruce it up! | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #healthyrecipe

You’re looking at my newest favorite sauce for all the bowl recipes I consume. As we all know, a well-engineered sauce is what brings all the scrumtrulescence to a big bowl o’ food. It ties the ingredients together into a cohesive unit so you feel as though the meal is a marriage of ingredients rather than random ingredients thrown helter-skelter in a bowl.

One of my priorities when writing my upcoming cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, was ensuring all my sauces were dialed in. Not only does each bowl recipe come with its own sauce or dressing of some sort, but I added bonus sauces at the end of the book to help change things up and keep things interesting.

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Roasted Winter Vegetable Bowls with Nutmeg Tahini

Vibrant roasted winter vegetable bowls with black rice, roasted yams, turnips, carrots, beets, and warmly-spiced nutmeg tahini dressing. – A clean, nutrient-rich, filling meal perfect for weeknight meals and holiday entertaining. This post is sponsored by Love Beets. Hey-o! It’s the last big push before Christmas, how are we spending our weekend? Last-minute Christmas shopping …

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Roasted Vegetable Forbidden Rice Bowls with Maple Tahini Sauce

Roasted butternut squash, sweet potato, and beets over forbidden rice with maple-cinnamon tahini sauce is a carb-loaded meal of dreams. Helloooooooo carbs! ^Animaniacs reference, anyone? Circa 1995? Said like, “hellooooo nurse?” By those furry little critters? They’re zaney to the max? Warner Brothers? On the WB? Anyone? Cartoon trivia? Too much on a Monday? Carbs. …

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