Garlic Lime Chicken

Garlic Lime Chicken

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Garlic Lime Chicken
Baked chicken breast on white plate with broccoli and rice
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo
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Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Baked chicken breast on white plate with broccoli and rice
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients.
  2. Sprinkle mixture on both sides of chicken breast halves.
  3. In a skillet, heat butter and olive oil together over medium-high heat.
  4. Saute chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  6. Add lime juice and chicken broth to the skillet, whisking up all of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  7. Cook until the sauce has reduced slightly.
  8. Return chicken to the skillet to thoroughly coat with the sauce; serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 343 Calories; 11g Fat; 55g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 147mg Cholesterol; 612mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 7 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat. LC

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans and Cauli-rice (process cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” until tender; drain; salt and pepper to taste and fluff with a fork).

SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve brown rice instead of Cauli-rice. KOSHER: Use all oil instead of butter and oil.

Variations of Garlic Lime Chicken:

Tex Mex Top with cilantro, avocado, tomato, and red onion. Serve with black beans, whole wheat tortillas, and a large salad.

Capers Verison Use 4 tablespoons lemon juice instead of lime juice. Top with capers and parsley.

The Perfect Green Bean Casserole

The Perfect Green Bean Casserole

Green beans are a real crowd-pleasing vegetable. With a mild, sweet flavor and a completely portable and edible design, green beans make a great on-the-go snack for kids, and they can also add some real visual interest to a vegetable tray.

But there’s more to this slender green veggie than looks alone!

Green beans are an excellent source of antioxidants, including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein. Green beans are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, potassium, manganese and fiber.

One of the ultimate ways to enjoy green beans for a special occasion like Thanksgiving Dinner, is with your classic green bean casserole. But the problem with most green bean casserole recipes is that they involve canned soup.

I can not stand canned soups in casseroles. I also can’t stand canned green beans. Yuck.

This Thanksgiving, I hope you’ll still enjoy green bean casserole, but in a new way—with a recipe I’ve perfected over the past few years.

Now, be forewarned. This is not an everyday vegetable dish and it is certainly not a 100% Paleo-friendly recipe. But, hey, Thanksgiving comes around once a year, and sometimes we have to bend the rules a bit in the name of tradition.

Yes, this recipe includes those canned fried onion rings because, in my opinion, you can’t have a proper green bean casserole without them!

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The Perfect Green Bean Casserole
Course Side Dishes
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Topping
The Casserole Itself
Course Side Dishes
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Topping
The Casserole Itself
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To make the topping, blend the onions and cheese together in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Place the green beans in a large mixing bowl. If you are using frozen beans, just put them in frozen. If you are using fresh, make sure you have steamed them to a tender crisp doneness and cooled them a bit before putting them in the bowl.
  4. In a large skillet over a medium–high heat, add the butter and touch of oil (the oil keeps the butter from burning). Add the mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper, and cook until mushrooms are done. It’ll take about 5 minutes. Turn down the heat, if necessary, and keep the mushrooms moving periodically. Remove the mushrooms from the heat and set aside.
  5. Now add the remaining butter to the pan and add the broth and wine, bringing it to a simmer. In the meantime, toss the cheese with the flour. Add this cheese mixture to the simmering broth, whisking together until well blended. As the sauce starts to thicken, slowly add the cream, whisking all the while. Allow to simmer about 10 minutes on low. Be careful—too hard a boil and the sauce will separate.
  6. Now throw the sauce over the green beans and mix with mushrooms, and toss together to blend. Place the sauced-up beans in a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with your topping and place in the middle of your preheated oven, cooking for about 15 minutes or until all is nice and hot and beans are thoroughly cooked through.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Red Onion

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Red Onion

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Red Onion
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Turn the heat on under a skillet (use one with a lid) to medium–high heat. Add olive oil and butter to your pan, and let that fat get good and hot.
  2. Chop a red onion and add it to the hot pan, then toss in the Brussels sprouts. Give them a toss, and then turn the heat down to medium-low. Add sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Give the Brussels sprouts and diced onion another toss and then snip in your strips of leftover bacon with your kitchen shears into the pan.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let it steam for about five minutes.
Chicken with Lemon Lychee Glaze

Chicken with Lemon Lychee Glaze

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Chicken with Lemon Lychee Glaze
Course Main Dish
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Glaze
Chicken
Course Main Dish
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Glaze
Chicken
Instructions
Glaze
  1. While chicken is cooking, prepare Glaze.
  2. Combine 1 cup fresh minced lychees, 1/2 cup white port wine and lemon zest from one medium sized lemon in a small saucepan.
  3. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes or until glaze is slightly thick.
Chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Place chicken, skin side up, in a single layer in a shallow baking dish; brush chicken with butter.
  4. Roast, about 45 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  5. Drain off fat.
  6. Add lemon slices to the top of the chicken, spoon glaze over chicken and lemon.
  7. Bake 3 additional minutes.
It’s a crab boil! Dinner has never been easier.

It’s a crab boil! Dinner has never been easier.

It’s soft shell crab season in many parts of the US right now and if you haven’t taken advantage of that yet, I strongly recommend doing so!

Sweet, delicate crab meat is so delicious. It’s also an excellent source of nutrients, protein, and those important Omega 3s. Crab is also a low-risk seafood for mercury — great news!

Now back to the crab boil.

Your family is going to love you for fixing a crab boil for dinner. Involve the children by asking them to lay down a tablecloth of newspapers and to put down a stack of extra napkins.

The kids can also help you with the prep for this meal, no matter what their ages.

Here’s what you need for your basic crab boil: a large pot (maybe two depending on how many people you are feeding), tools for getting the meat out of the crab shells, cold white wine and/or beer.

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It’s a crab boil!
Instructions
  1. Cut your potatoes in slices about a half-inch thick and place them in your pot.
  2. Add water to cover the potatoes by an inch or so.
  3. Add your seasoning and a few good pinches of sea salt.
  4. Here’s where the kids can be helping.
  5. Let them toss in the corn, sausages, and crabs to the pot, cover the pot and bring the whole works to a boil.
  6. When it starts to boil, reduce your heat to medium-high and cook, covered, for about 15 minutes or so, or until the crabs are cooked.
Recipe Notes

When it’s done, use the cover of the pot to help you pour the water out of the pot. Then dump everything else in the center of the table, pour yourself a cold glass of wine, and dig in! Doesn’t that sound like fun?

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