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Melt in your mouth Crockpot pork loin

There are only three ingredients required for this simple crock pot pork loin. Prepare it shredded in the slow cooker with BBQ sauce. Low carb and keto friendly!

Crockpot pork loin

Ingredients

3-5 pound Pork loin

BBQ Rub

Stubb’s Barbecue sauce

Directions

Place the meat onto a sheet of parchment paper or a cutting board. Next, cover with BBQ rub and rub into the pork.  Flip to the other side and repeat. Then put the meat into your crockpot. Place the crockpot lid and cook on high for four hours or low for eight hours. When finished cooking, shred the pork directly in the crock pot.  Top with BBQ sauce and serve.

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The Best Baked Chicken to Die For!

This Baked Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is the best and the juiciest chicken ever. It is baked to crisp-tender perfection and ready in less than thirty minutes. This dish is super flavor, and the sweet and savory sauce makes it so much better!

Baked Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

Ingredients:

4 Tbsp. brown sugar

3 tsp. olive oil

1 lb Boneless and skinless chicken breasts

Salt and pepper, optional

4 Garlic cloves, minced

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Put the olive oil in a small pan and saute the garlic until it is tender. Remove the olive oil and garlic from heat. Pour the garlic mixture into a small bowl and add the brown sugar. Stir well.

2. Put the chicken breasts into the baking dish and spread the brown sugar and garlic mixture over top of the chicken.

3. Place in the oven and bake for thirty- forty five minutes or until the chicken is cooked completely through.

Source KetoEat

A newbie’s guide to sautéing asparagus

Pan Sauteed Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Ingredients

1 bunch Asparagus fresh

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper

Lemon Juice optional, to serve

Directions

1. Rinse your asparagus spears to get rid of trapped dirt. Pat them dry or else the water will jump in the pan during the cooking process. Trim off the tough woody and fibrous asparagus ends.

2. Heat up a medium sized skillet and keep on medium heat with the olive oil and place your asparagus into the pan. Next, drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the asparagus spears in the pan and season with black pepper

3. Sautee your asparagus for approximately five minutes or until they are cooked. Shake the pan occasionally. The asparagus should still have some texture and should not be soggy and lifeless. Drizzle Lemon Juice over the asparagus just before serving them still hot.

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Paleo Friendly Sausage and Peppers

A super easy crockpot sausage and peppers recipe! Low carb, paleo, healthy but hearty. These ten-minute prep Crock Pot sausage and peppers make one of the best slow cooker sausage recipes that your family will enjoy!

Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers

Ingredients

1.5 pounds Kielbasa sausages (about 8 sausages)

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

3 medium Bell peppers (sliced – I used one yellow, one red, and one green)

2 medium White onions (sliced)

Marinara sauce

1 Tbsp. Olive oil

1/2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning

8 ounces Crushed tomatoes

1/2 tsp Sea salt

Directions

1. Heat the oil in n a large skillet over high heat. Brown the sausages for one to two minutes per side.

2. Slice the peppers and onions and place in the bottom of the slow cooker. Season lightly with sea salt. Top with browned sausages. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for five to six hours.

3. Make the marinara by heating the olive oil of medium low heat. Stir in the Italian seasoning and toast for just a few seconds. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer until hot. Season with salt to taste.

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Pork Chops with a savory Mustard Basil sauce

A few years ago, I purchased this really neat book titled Essential Spices and Herbs. It consists of a lot of interesting information about the different types of spices and herbs. It also includes ideas on how you can use them for a variety of different things and several recipes. In the book, I spotted this Roasted Pork Chops with Mustard Basil sauce recipe that just looked incredibly quick, easy, delicious and satisfying! This dish certainly didn’t disappoint me one bit. As I helped myself to eating two pork chops.

Roasted Pork Chops with Mustard Basil sauce

Ingredients

4-6 pork chops, (boneless or bone-in)

1 Tbsp. basil

1 Tbsp. Garlic

4 Tbsp. Dijon or regular Mustard

2 Tbsp. Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Cooking Spray

Directions

1. Use a food processor to combine the basil, mustard, garlic and two tablespoons of olive oil until smooth. Place the sauce in the refrigerator.

2. Preheat the oven to 425. Lightly grease a 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Place the chops into the baking dish and cook them in the oven for thirty minutes or until they are no longer pink. Serve with the mustard basil sauce on top.

Source Essential Spices and Herbs

Keto Friendly Fajita Chicken Casserole

This Fajita Chicken Casserole recipe is delicious as it is nutritious. My favorite part about this dish is that it’s incredibly quick and easy to throw together! Also, it is loaded with juicy chicken, peppers and gooey cheese, seasoned with fajita spices and baked to perfection; this quick casserole dinner is equally wholesome and tasty.

Fajita Chicken Casserole

Ingredients

3 or 4 small chicken breasts (1 1/2 lbs – 750g) skinless, boneless – or 2 large chicken breasts, split lengthwise

2 bell peppers

1 medium onion, minced

1 tsp. cumin powder

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. garlic powder, or minced garlic

2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 C. shredded Mozzarella (or your favorite cheese, Pepperjack, Monterrey Jack, Cheddar…)

Fresh chopped cilantro, or parsley, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts onto a shallow plate or a cutting board. Sprinkle cumin, chili powder, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper on both sides. Keep some of the spices for sprinkling over the vegetable.

2. Arrange chicken into the prepared baking dish, and drizzle with oil. Top with the bell peppers and onion, then sprinkle some of the remaining fajita seasonings Finish with shredded cheese on top.

3. Bake for fifteen – twenty minutes (if you split the chicken breasts lengthwise, or depending on the thickness); until chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). You can broil for two minutes at the end to crisp up the top if you like.

Source Eatwell101

Orange Chicken in Copycat Panda Express sauce

This Ground Orange Chicken is made in one pan and just takes twenty minutes using a Panda Express copycat sauce. It tastes so much better and healthier than the original!

GROUND ORANGE CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

1 lb ground chicken

1 Tbsp. ginger root minced

2 tsp. garlic minced

1/4 tsp. hot red chili pepper crushed

1 Tbsp. Rice wine

2 Tbsp. water

1/2 tsp. Sesame oil

4 tsp. Soy sauce

5 Tbsp. sugar

5 Tbsp. white vinegar

zest of 1/2 orange

1 Tbsp. water

1 Tbsp. Cornstarch or flour

Directions

1. To make the sauce, in a medium bowl combine the rice wine, two tablespoons of water, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, white vinegar, and orange zest. Set aside. To make the cornstarch mixture, in a separate bowl, dissolve one tablespoon of cornstarch in the remaining one tablespoon of water and set aside.

2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add one tablespoon of oil and add the ground chicken. Cook until a good crust forms before breaking apart, then finish cooking by breaking it apart with a spatula and cooking for an additional two-three minutes.

3. Once the chicken is cooked add the ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper and cook for approximately ten seconds. Add the orange sauce and bring to boil. Add the cornstarch mixture to the pan and cook for just a few seconds, stirring until it thickens. Serve with cauliflower rice.

Source Dinner then Dessert

Lo-Carb alternative to sub sandwiches

Bell Pepper Meatball Subs

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. ground beef

1/3 C. bread crumbs

1/4 C. chopped parsley

1/4 C. grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish

1 egg

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

1 (15-oz) jar marinara sauce

4 bell peppers, cored and halved

4 slices mozzarella

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan, egg, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix until just combined and form into sixteen balls.

2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until seared on all sides, about ten minutes. Add marinara sauce to skillet and toss to combine. Cover skillet with lid and simmer until meatballs have cooked through completely, about ten minutes more.

3. Place bell peppers cut side up on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Top 4 halves with mozzarella slices. Bake until cheese has melted and bell peppers are just warmed through. Add meatballs on top of the bell pepper halves with cheese and sprinkle with more Parmesan, if using. Place remaining bell pepper halves on top and serve.

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Pork Chops with a savory Mustard Basil sauce

A few years ago, I purchased this really neat book titled Essential Spices and Herbs. It consists of a lot of interesting information about the different types of spices and herbs. It also includes ideas on how you can use them for a variety of different things and several recipes. In the book, I spotted this Roasted Pork Chops with Mustard Basil sauce recipe that just looked incredibly quick, easy, delicious and satisfying! This dish certainly didn’t disappoint me one bit. As I helped myself to eat not just one but two pork chops.

Roasted Pork Chops with Mustard Basil sauce

Ingredients

4-6 pork chops, (boneless or bone-in)

1 Tbsp. basil

1 Tbsp. Garlic

4 Tbsp. Dijon or regular Mustard

2 Tbsp. Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Cooking Spray

Directions

1. Use a food processor to combine the basil, mustard, garlic and two tablespoons of olive oil until smooth. Place the sauce in the refrigerator.

2. Preheat the oven to 425. Lightly grease a 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Place the chops into the baking dish and cook them in the oven for thirty minutes or until they are no longer pink. Serve with the mustard basil sauce on top.

Source Essential Spices and Herbs

Semi-healthy Roasted Red Potatoes

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes

ingredients:

14 small red potatoes

3 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/4 C. grated parmesan

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking pan. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes with olive oil, seasonings and parmesan. Toss until potatoes are evenly coated.

3. Spread potatoes in a single layer onto the previously prepared baking pan. Bake, uncovered, for forty five – fifty minutes or until they are tender.

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