Slow Roasted Beef and Crispy Greens

Slow Roasted Beef and Crispy Greens

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Slow Roasted Beef and Crispy Greens
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto, Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5-8 hours
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto, Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5-8 hours
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Instructions
  1. Season the beef with salt and pepper, thyme and parsley.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  3. Sear beef for 2 minutes on each side then place in a large crock cooker. In a medium bowl mix the next 4 ingredients (garlic through broth).
  4. Pour sauce over the beef and cover.
  5. Cook on LOW for 5 to 8 hours, until beef is very tender and light pink in the center. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  7. In a large bowl toss the kale, collards and bacon with the remaining coconut oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Pour greens onto a rimmed baking sheet and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until leaves are crispy, stirring occasionally.
  9. Shred beef with two forks and serve with crispy greens.
Chicken Drumsticks with Sticky Lychee Glaze

Chicken Drumsticks with Sticky Lychee Glaze

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Chicken Drumsticks with Sticky Lychee Glaze
Course Main Dish
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Course Main Dish
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Saturate drumsticks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place chicken, on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast, about 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and skin is crispy.
  2. While chicken is cooking, prepare Glaze. Combine remaining ingredients (lychee through ginger) in a food processor, and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Brush glaze over drumsticks during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Then brush some more on when chicken is removed from oven, and serve with cilantro and pepper slices for garnish!
Cinnamon-Spice Chicken

Cinnamon-Spice Chicken

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Cinnamon-Spice Chicken
Course Main Dish
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Course Main Dish
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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; add to the skillet and brown on both sides.
  3. Add wine (or broth) and water to the skillet and sprinkle the chicken with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  4. Reduce skillet heat, cover and simmer 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Serve chicken topped with pan sauce.
Beef & Butternut Squash Stew

Beef & Butternut Squash Stew

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Beef & Butternut Squash Stew
Beef & Butternut Squash Stew in a white bowl with the edge sprinkle with a red spice
Cuisine Paleo
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Cuisine Paleo
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Beef & Butternut Squash Stew in a white bowl with the edge sprinkle with a red spice
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic, rosemary and thyme; sauté until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper.
  4. Raise heat to medium-high and add beef; brown on all sides.
  5. Add beef broth and whisk up all of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add butternut squash and stir to combine well.
  7. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour until beef is cooked and fork-tender.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional: Per Serving: 457 Calories; 22g Fat; 48g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 94mg Cholesterol; 381mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat. Points: 12

Leanne’s Basic Vegetable Soup

Leanne’s Basic Vegetable Soup

Below is a recipe for a major crock cooker full of phytochemically rich veggie soup that you can tweak here and there with the variations I have added to keep you from getting bored. Once the soup has been initially cooked, put it in the fridge and heat up what you need in a small saucepan. The soup is vegetarian and low-carb friendly, too.

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Leanne's Basic Vegetable Soup
Veggie Soup in an earthenware bowl
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Veggie Soup in an earthenware bowl
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, heat the one tablespoon of the olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook till nearly translucent, now add the garlic. Don’t let the garlic brown and saute another couple of minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the chopped veggies, sauteing for just a minute or two; use extra olive oil if you need it for the rest of the veggies. Remember–you’re not cooking them– just sauteing them for the wonderful flavor this quick step will infuse in your soup.
  4. Add the thyme and salt and pepper while sauteing.
  5. Now put the veggies in the crock cooker, add the tomatoes and broth.
  6. Cook on low 7-9 hours (depending on your crock cooker) or high 4-6 hours.
  7. Just before serving, gently mash some of the potato chunks against the side of the crock-pot to thicken the soup, give it a stir and serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Per Serving: 94 Calories; 3g Fat; 7g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 286mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat. Points: 2

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled cheese sandwiches on whole grain bread and a spinach salad.

Quick Fixes for Variations on the Basic Veggie Soup
Now remember, don’t do these to the whole pot of soup! Just the little bit you pull out to fix yourself for lunch, etc. so that you can do all the Quick Fixes.

Quick Fix #1: Tex Mex Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it–how much do you want?) black beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of cumin and chopped cilantro. Top with some tortilla chips and cheese, or serve with a quesadilla.

Quick Fix #2: Tuscan Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it again) cannellini (white kidney beans) or white beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of Italian seasoning and some chopped kale. Cook till heated through and the kale is tender.

Quick Fix #3: Minestrone Veggie Soup. Add some cooked pasta, a little dried basil and top with a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese.

Quick Fix #4: Autumn Veggie Soup. Add some diced acorn squash or butternut squash, a handful of cooked brown rice, a sprinkling of nutmeg and some chopped parsley.

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