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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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Turmeric Ginger Ground Turkey Bowls

Turmeric Ginger Ground Turkey Bowls are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. This well-balanced bowl is packed with lean protein and fiber and you can adjust your carbohydrate intake through adding rice according to your needs. Paleo, Whole30, keto, AIP, low-carb with a Low-FODMAP option…this bowl is great for eaters of many types. Change up the …

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Instant Pot Turmeric Rotisserie Chicken

Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken is a perfectly moist and tender whole body chicken recipe that comes out just like rotisserie chicken, but is prepared in your pressure cooker! You’ll put this easy, mouth-watering chicken recipe on repeat!

Rotisserie chicken is arguably my favorite form of chicken in existence. Moist, tender, fall-off-the-bone meat brings me unparalleled satisfaction. Because I don’t have a rotisserie setup, I rely on grocery store rotisserie chicken…always a great option, but I do enjoy keeping food homemade whenever possible (shocking, I know). 

WELL, I discovered it is possible to make rotisserie-style chicken in your Instant Pot (or pressure cooker), which has flipped my world upside down. From start-to-finish, Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken takes about an hour on the dot. 

For you meal preppers, making Instant Pot chicken recipes for lunch or dinner throughout the week is a brilliant idea. Or, if you have a large family, everyone is sure to love this mouth-watering chicken!

All we do to prepare the recipe is make a slurry (oil + salt + seasoning for flavor) and rub it all over a whole body chicken prior to pressure cooking it. Minimal prep…minimal ingredients…hardly any effort…EPIC WIN!

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Indian Shrimp Biryani

Easy Indian Shrimp Biryani made in just one pot or skillet. This goof-proof recipe is an amazing make-ahead meal and requires very little time or effort to prepare. Make it ahead of time for some meal prep action!

If you remember my One-Pot Indian Chicken Biryani from last month, this Indian Shrimp Biryani is the same concept:

Aromatic rice studded with golden raisins and pine nuts with warm herbs and spices like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin, with shrimp. This easy one-pot meal is so flavorful and so, so easy to make. 

And you guys, it is so, so delicious to boot!

You’d think given how vibrant and jam packed with goodness it is that this shrimp biryani would take a long time to prepare, but alas: you can easily fit this meal in less than one hour. In fact, from start-to-finish, the whole thing takes me about 45 minutes to prepare.

This was one of my recent meal prep gems, which I have so lovingly added to my weekly repertoire. If you’re looking for meal planning inspiration, this one is marvelous as it is AWESOME from a macro stand point for us active individuals, and is completely cozy and satisfying.

Let’s make it!

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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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Citrus Ginger Turmeric Parchment Paper Salmon

Vibrant, flavorful nutrient-dense Citrus Ginger Turmeric Parchment Paper Salmon. Cooking salmon in parchment paper is quick, easy, and results in beautifully tender fish.

Citrus Ginger Turmeric Parchment Paper Salmon - an easy method for cooking salmon that results in a nutrient-dense entree

Lately, I have been more cognizant about the way I cook my fish and meat. While I absolutely LOVE broiling salmon or cooking it in a cast iron skillet to get that epic crisp, I’ve been trying to cook it at a lower temperature to preserve the integrity of the omega-3 fats.

Similarly, when I cook chicken, beef, or pork, I use my slow cooker or pressure cooker more often than not.

This to say, when I’m not in a rush to get dinner in my belly, I cook my fish and seafood in parchment paper. This isn’t our first foray into parchment paper salmon here. In fact, the Mediterranean Salmon in Parchment Paper recipe I posted several months ago has been a big hit on the blog!

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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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