Hey everyone! It’s definitely been a while and I apologize about that. Life can get busy (especially with a toddler keeping you on your toes!) but I am here with an awesome new recipe I came up with on the fly last night! I’m excited to share this with you because….well, I really like it! It’s definitely something that I am going to make regularly on weeknights going forward. This is my spin on fried rice but using cauliflower rice. It’s full of flavor and is something the whole family can enjoy. The best part – it can be made Whole30 compliant! Enjoy!
Delicious, thick, homemade mayo! I NEVER buy mayo anymore at the store. This stuff is so much better.
My family loves us some tacos! I am pretty sure that we could eat tacos every day and there would be no complaints.
Being on the Whole30, tortillas and corn shells are a no-no. Avoiding flour and corn isn’t going to stop us from enjoying some delicious tacos!
In this recipe, we make our own taco seasoning for the ground beef (store bought has all sorts of junk in it) and use romaine lettuce as our taco shells. At my last Costco shopping trip, I found Artesian Romaine lettuce heads that are absolutely perfect for the lettuce shells. If you can’t find these, Hearts of Romaine or Boston Lettuce would work just fine.
1 – lb of ground beef (organic, grass-fed if available)
Head of Hearts of Romaine or Boston Lettuce
1 tablespoon of Chili Powder
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1/4 of teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes (or more if you like the heat!)
1 teaspoon of paprika
1/2 tablespoon of ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
3/4 cup of water
Toppings of your choice
- chopped tomatoes
- chopped red onion
- chopped jalapeño
- chopped green onion
- chopped cilantro
- lime slices
- Whole30 compliant hot sauce such as Valentina
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium high heat. Drain fat from pan if using a fattier ratio of ground beef. Stir in chili, garlic, and onion powders, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, ground cumin, and salt to the meat. Add 3/4 cup of water to the pan and continue to cook over medium heat while, stirring occasionally for about 3-5 minutes. Break off lettuce leafs and scoop taco meat into the leafs acting as a boat. You can double up the lettuce leafs if desired. Add your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!
Gingery, sweet, and tangy! If you enjoy these flavours, you are definitely going to enjoy this delicious stir fry. This vegetable dense dish is quick and easy to whip together making it perfect to create on a weeknight. You will spend more time chopping up vegetables than cooking. This dish is Whole30 compliant and will leave your stomach satisfied. My 11 year old son absolutely loved it! I used a vegetable spiralizer to create the zucchini noodles. Below is a link to the one I own. I highly recommend purchasing one if you don’t own one. If you don’t own one, you can still create this dish. Just julienne the zucchini into pasta like strips.
Spiralizer – http://amzn.com/B0007Y9WHQ
If you are looking for a healthier alternative to the mashed potatoes, this is the recipe for you. This dish is just as comforting and rich as the real deal. I made this to pair with our Valentine’s Dinner of Steak, Shrimp, and Asparagus and it was delicious! The garlic and herbs pack a major flavorful punch! My son heard that I was making cauliflower mash instead of regular mashed potatoes and was not excited to say the least. However, when dinner was served he could not get enough. The next day he even had leftovers as an after school snack! This is a recipe that I will be keeping on the menu week after week!
Fall weather has officially arrived and it has sent my comfort food cravings into high gear! There is nothing like warming up on a crisp Fall day with a big bowl or soup or stew. This healthy, gluten-free stew combines all the delicious flavors we love about Stuffed Peppers in one satisfying bowl.
This dish is incredibly easy to make. In fact, I was able to throw everything together into my crock pot over my lunch. This makes dinner time a breeze. It’s so nice to come home and have dinner waiting for you on those extra busy nights. Especially when you are busy busing your kid all over town to basketball practice or have a 2 hour Birth Preparation Class to attend in the evening (that was the case for us).
This recipe will definitely come in hand this winter after baby arrives. A goal of mine is to prepare a bunch of freezer meals before the baby comes so that we have healthy, easy meals to throw in the crock pot. This one definitely makes the list of those I plan on preparing!
If you have a garden filled with red-ripe tomatoes, here is a recipe that will help put them to good use! In this salsa, we roast tomatoes, tomatillos (they look like green tomatoes), jalepenos, and garlic to really amp up their natural flavors. This salsa is incredibly easy to create. Be an awesome guest and bring a jar to the next barbecue or party you are invited to as a hostess gift! Continue Reading