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Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Vegan, Paleo, Keto)

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is a colorful side dish with anti-inflammatory health benefits to give your immune system a little boost! Roasted cauliflower is one of those dishes I find to be a crowd-pleaser each and every time I make it.  In fact, I often double what I anticipate I’ll need, because people often end up …

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Creamy Turmeric Ginger Baked Sockeye Salmon

Creamy Turmeric Ginger Baked Sockeye Salmon made with only a few basic ingredients in 30 minutes or less! This easy healthy dinner recipe will please even those who don’t love fish. Back in September, I took a 3-week trip to Whitefish, MT and on the drive north from Reno, I dropped in on my friend, …

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Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Soup with Vegetables

Immunity-boosting turmeric vegetable soup with broccoli, zucchini, carrots, rice, coconut milk, and more! A nourishing, light yet satisfying healthy soup recipe worthy of putting on repeat. If you’re looking to give your immune system a boost during cold and flu season, I have JUST the nourishing immunity-boosting soup for you! It’s packed with vegetables, and …

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One Pot Indian Chicken Biryani

Easy Indian Chicken Biryani made in just one skillet. This delicious flavorful meal is perfect for a lovely evening in and is awesome as a meal prep recipe.

Easy One-Skillet Indian Chicken Biryani made with bone-in chicken pieces and basmati rice | TheRoastedRoot.net

Have you ever tried Biryani?

Biryani is a classic Indian dish, which includes aromatic basmati rice studded with raisins, pine nuts, and/or almonds. It typically includes some form of animal protein, such as lamb, chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.

When I go out for Indian food, I always order a biryani dish – it’s always so difficult to decide between the lamb, chicken or shrimp for me! 

While it may seem like a complex dish, making chicken biryani at home is a cinch! It requires a long list of ingredients, most of which are spices, but don’t let that fool you. There is nothing complicated about preparing the meal, and all you need is one large skillet.

In fact, I posted a One-Pot Chicken Biryani  recipe years ago, but have since modified it to be even easier wth fewer ingredients.

One-Skillet Indian Chicken Biryani - an easy recipe that is healthy and delicious | theRoastedRoot.net

The dish is often served with a yogurt raita sauce, which I absolutely adore! I don’t often make raita myself, because it contains dairy and I typically limit my intake to certain types of dairy. BUT just know you can absolutely whip some up for your own adventure.

The end result is a flavorful rice dish with a nice protein infusion, which you can either treat as a main dish or a side dish. It makes for a lovely evening in for those times you’re craving takeout. 

Let’s make Chicken Biryani!

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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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Instant Pot Paleo Chicken Tikka Masala

A deliciously authentic tasting paleo chicken tikka masala recipe made easily in your pressure cooker! This amazing tender chicken stewed in aromatic sauce tastes just like restaurant-style chicken tikka masala.

This post is sponsored by iHerb.

Instant Pot Paleo Chicken Tikka Masala - an easy approach to the Indian classic that tastes just like restaurant tikka masala! | TheRoastedRoot.com

Preparing Indian food at home has been a hobby of mine for years. The aromatic flavors, the scent of cooking with an array of spices, the process of getting a dish to taste just like the authentic version is a beautiful sensory experience – and a very welcome challenge!

If you’ve been following The Roasted Root for many moons, you may even remember my Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala, which broke the internet back in its hay day.

Because it’s been a long time since we have Tikka Masala-ed together, I thought I would re-visit the subject paleo-style in the Instant Pot.

Paleo Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala - a goof-proof super easy recipe that tastes just like authentic Indian tikka masala | TheRoastedRoot.com #dairyfree #glutenfree #healthy

The traditional version of Chicken Tikka Masala uses yogurt for marinating the chicken and sometimes calls for heavy cream in the sauce. I replace the dairy using full-fat canned coconut milk and the result is sinfully delicious.

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Turmeric Kiwi Protein Smoothie

Sweet and refreshing protein smoothie with turmeric, kiwi, banana, and yogurt. This delicious shake is a marvelous meal-on-the-go.

This post is sponsored by Svelte.

Turmeric Kiwi Protein Smoothie | TheRoastedRoot.net

My mealtimes all revolve around protein. If you follow me on Instagram, I probably sound like a broken record, as I have mentioned many times in the past, I take a but first, protein approach to food. I make sure I get at least 20 grams of protein at every meal, and in the event that I snack between meals, I make sure my snacks are protein-centric as well.

In addition to making sure I get adequate protein throughout the day, I also tend to drink a smoothie for either breakfast or lunch. That may seem like a pretty light meal, but my smoothies are typically on the higher calorie end in the way of smoothies, and have a pretty decent macro profile.

I’ve found that having one liquid meal per day also helps with digestion – simply put, liquid is far easier for your body to process than solid food. In this sense, protein smoothies are currently a big deal in my life, as I usually drink them after I workout to replenish muscle glycogen and feed my broken down muscle fibers with protein.

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