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Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie Uhm, yum! Dessert time!  Here is a recipe that can easily be modified whether you’re keto or paleo.  I hope you, my lovely and amazing readers don’t mind that I list alternatives for the recipes.  The eating styles can […]

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie Shepherd’s pie has got to be one of my most favorite recipes of all time.  It’s such a great comfort food to me.  The soft, delicious potatoes compliment the snap of the green beans mixed with the slightly […]

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork MedallionsIf anyone has gone to a Brazilian steakhouse, they know that they serve a lot more than steak. One of my favorite items that’s often on the

menu is the hunks of pork, covered in garlic and Parmesan.  I’m sure there is an official name for it, but you get the point.  Wanting something like this, we decided to bust out the air fryer and see if we could replicate it.  I think we did a pretty good job, it almost tastes breaded, and it’s low carb, and very easy to make!  Pair it with my Freshly Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad for a delicious combination.

I would love to know what you all think of this recipe.  Do any of you own an airfryer?  It’s so easy to cook with, doesn’t heat up the house unlike my oven, and I’ve been able to cook so much with it!  Stay tuned, air-fryer recipes to come.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lb Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 c parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
    • this is optional

To begin, cut the pork into 1 oz pieces, or chunks.

In a large bowl add coat the tenderloin in garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes and let marinate in the fridge for 30 mins.

 

Once time has elapse, evenly coat with Parmesan cheese.

Set your airfryer 350 for and cook for 15 mins.

 

 

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps

Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps I’ve heard about how amazing those little broccoli crisps at Trader Joe’s, but I refuse to buy something I can easily make…so voila.  Here’s a quick and easy recipe for some Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried […]

Sizzling Goat Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sizzling Goat Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sizzling Goat Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms I have seen a lot of keto stuffed mushroom recipes, but usually they consist of cheddar cheese and ground meat.  So instead of the norm, I wanted to give you these Italian inspired stuffed mushrooms.  The goat cheese […]

Zesty Low Carb Spanish Cauli Rice

Zesty Low Carb Spanish Cauli Rice

Zesty Low Carb Spanish Cauli Rice

Here is the accompanying side dish to my favorite Mexican, keto go-to recipe:  No-Tortilla Chicken Chili Verde Enchilada Bake.  It tastes delicious, it’s very easy to make, and it packed with authentic Mexican flavors.  Even if you aren’t keto, this is such a healthy alternative to traditional Mexican rice. You can’t even tell the difference!  If you haven’t tried cauli rice then be sure to give this recipe a try!

The star of this dish is the Knorr Caldo de Tomate.  It’s basically a powedered tomato stock that really makes this dish stand out.  I believe it also has some chicken flavoring in it which only enhances the flavor.  It should be available at most grocery stores, and isn’t expensive and is just packed with flavor.

Side note:  I am sorry for the image on this post, apparently I didn’t take any photos of just the cauli-rice on it’s own, but you can still get a good idea of how the dish should look.

None the less, enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of Cauliflower shredded or package riced cauliflower
  • 1 cube of Knorr Caldo de Tomate
    • This here is what makes this dish delicious and authentic
    • You could try subbing it for tomato paste, and chicken bullion
  • 1 carrot diced (optional)
  • 1/4 C frozen peas(optional)
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 C water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

To begin, set a large sautee pan to medium heat, and then add the olive oil and carrots.  Saute for a few mins until the carrots are tender.

Add the cauliflower and cook for 5 mins.

Next, add the tomatoes, water, and Caldo de Tomate.  Simmer until reduced.

Once water is evaporated, add the spices and peas and continue to cook, stirring reguarly to avoid burning.

Finally, serve with my favorite keto-approved enchiladas and enjoy!