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Sauteed Green Beans with Garlicky butter

Sauteed Green Beans

Ingredients

1 lb fresh green beans (washed, ends trimmed)

1/4 C. water

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (see *)


4 cloves garlic (minced)

1/2 tsp. flaky sea salt (see **)

Directions

1. Add green beans and water to a 12-inch pan and cover with a lid. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and keep at a simmer for three minutes. Remove the lid. If all water has evaporated, add butter and garlic right away. If there is still liquid in the pan, simmer uncovered for 1 minute to evaporate it off.

2. Make a space in the middle of the green beans. Add the butter and garlic and allow garlic to cook in the butter for at least 1 minute, or until starting to turn golden. Toss beans in garlic and butter. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

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Sweet and savory Brussels sprouts

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

1.5 lbs fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts see note

3 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp honey

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Trim ends from each Brussels sprout. If needed, peel off the wilted outer leaves and discard. Cut each in half.

3. Arrange the Brussels sprouts on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Spread vegetables into a single layer, making sure there is no overlap.

4. Roast Brussels sprouts for eighteen -twenty minutes or until you see browned caramelized edges. Remove from oven.

5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together honey and balsamic vinegar. Pour mixture over roasted veggies. Toss to coat evenly. Serve right away.

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Slowly cooked pork chops in lemon pepper

This Crock Pot Lemon Pepper Pork Chops recipe is quick to make and is so tasty!

CROCK POT LEMON PEPPER PORK CHOPS

Ingredients

Cooking spray

1-2 lbs bone-in pork chops

Lemon pepper seasoning

Salt

Directions

1. Lightly grease your crockpot with cooking spray. Line a sheet of wax paper on your kitchen counter and place your chops onto the paper. Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning and salt.

2. Place the pork chops into the crockpot. Cover and cook on low for seven – eight hours or high for three and half – four hours. Serve with a green vegetable or salad.

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Parmesan

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Parmesan

The most fabulous quick and easy Sauteed Brussels Sprouts recipe with garlic and parmesan. These tender Brussels sprouts are delicious plain, or with a balsamic drizzle.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Garlic and Parmesan

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. Brussels sprouts

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 Tbsp butter

2 tsp. minced garlic

1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss the Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Spice up with salt and pepper. Cook, undisturbed, for approximately six-eight minutes, then stir and cook another six-eight minutes until Brussels sprouts are fork-tender.

2. Add butter and garlic to the pan. Stir until butter is fully melted and garlic is fragrant. Stir in parmesan cheese. Cook one-two minutes longer. Serve immediately.

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

This Creamy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole is cheesy, spicy, and crazy delicious! It’s low in carbs, suitable for those following a keto diet, and gluten free!

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

Ingredients

1.5 lbs cooked chicken *diced or shredded

5 C. riced cauliflower * from one large head

1/2 C. Frank’s Redhot buffalo sauce

8 oz cream cheese *at room temperature

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese *shredded from block

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, riced cauliflower, buffalo sauce, cream cheese, and half of the cheddar cheese. The mixture will be thick. Spread into a medium casserole dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese.

2. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for twenty-five minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Garnish with extra Buffalo sauce and fresh, minced parsley, if desired. Serve hot.

Delicious Little Bites

No oven required Rotisserie Chicken

This Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken recipe is an easy and healthy way to make homemade rotisserie-style chicken! Savory homemade rotisserie chicken can be served as the main course or shredded and used for another recipe.

Ingredients

1 whole chicken (about 4 lbs.)- neck and giblets removed

1 tsp. chili powder

3 tsps. smoked paprika

1 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. dried parsley

1 tsp. dried thyme

½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp. salt (more or less-to taste)

Directions

1. Grease your slow cooker with cooking spray. Roll four balls of aluminum foil and place on the bottom of greased slow cooker (to use as a rack for chicken so the juices will stay in the bottom of slow cooker under the chicken).

2. Remove neck and goblet from the chicken, rinse the chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, whisk together salt pepper and seasonings. Rub seasoning mix all over chicken skin.

3. Place the chicken on top of the aluminum foil. Cover with the lid and cook on low for seven -seven and half hours, or on high for four-four and a half hours or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 F.

4. Carefully remove the chicken from the slow cooker (it’s very tender and it could fall apart).Serve the chicken as desired. If you want crispier skin, place the chicken on a baking sheet and broil for three-five minutes.

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Low-carb Supreme Pizza Chicken bake

All the flavor of the pizza you enjoy, but in a low carb, no added sugar version. Chicken topped with an easy homemade sauce, and stacked high with cheese and vegetables, you will be getting rid of the take out and making this Supreme Pizza Chicken Bake Recipe on a regular basis!

Supreme Pizza Chicken bake

Ingredients

4 chicken breast cutlets*

1 6oz can tomato paste

1 tsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. parsley

1 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 large green bell pepper, sliced

1/4 C. sliced onion

1/4 C. sliced black olives

16 slices pepperoni

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400º F. Grease a 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. To make the sauce, in a small bowl add tomato paste, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and parsley. Stir to combine. Place chicken breasts in a single layer inside a 9×13 cooking dish. Divide the sauce between the four pieces of chicken and spread sauce to cover each chicken breast.

3. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese on top of each chicken breast. Evenly distribute the remaining toppings over the chicken. Bake in the oven for thirty minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Let rest three – five minutes and then serve!

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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.

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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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