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Quick Quinoa Fried Rice

Quick Quinoa Fried Rice: A quick, nutritious weeknight meal. Easy | Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Vegetarian

Quinoa Fried Rice – A Quick, Nutritious, Meal

I’m a firm believer that everyone needs a collection of easy meals for busy nights. Sure, you can turn to take-out on hectic nights, but it’s cheaper and often healthier to make your own meal. This Quick Quinoa Fried Rice is healthy, inexpensive, and perfect for a quick weeknight meal. It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian!

Quick Quinoa Fried Rice: A quick, nutritious weeknight meal. Easy | Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Vegetarian

Why Quinoa Instead of Rice?

Believe me, I love fried rice as much as the next person. And, yes, you can follow this recipe, subbing rice for the quinoa, and still end up with a delicious meal. However, when I have a choice between quinoa and brown rice, quinoa wins out. You can see a comparison of brown rice and quinoa here.

There’s also a fool-proof method of cooking perfect quinoa each and every time using an Instant Pot. Simply add 1 part quinoa, 1.5 parts water (or stock), and cook on high pressure for 1 minute. Then let pressure naturally release for at least 10 minutes. Perfect, fluffy quinoa has never been so easy.

A Note on Onions

Due to my wife’s food intolerances (onions, gluten and dairy – it keeps me on my toes), we often remove onions and use garlic instead – when it works. Below, I’m sharing our family recipe for Quinoa Fried “Rice”, onion-free. Though this dish is delicious without onion,  you can easily scale back on the garlic and add some minced onion (or green onions) instead.
Quick Quinoa Fried Rice: A quick, nutritious weeknight meal. Easy | Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Vegetarian

Quick Quinoa Fried Rice
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Ingredients
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • ½ cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 TBS garlic
  • 1 TBS grape seed oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 TBS sesame oil
  • 2 to 4 TBS gluten-free soy sauce
  • 3 eggs, beaten
Instructions
  1. Heat wok or large nonstick pan over high heat. Once pan is hot, add grape seed oil and swirl to coat.
  2. Add carrots and cook two minutes, stirring frequently. Then add peas and continue cooking one minute.
  3. Add garlic, stir to incorporate, then immediately add rice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Make a well in the center of the wok and add the eggs. Gently scramble until slightly runny, then mix into the quinoa.
  5. Adjust soy sauce to taste and enjoy!

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Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken – 3 Ingredients, 3 Steps

Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken: 3 Ingredients, 3 Easy Steps! Indoor BBQ | Instant Pot | Pressure Cooker | Easy Summer Recipe

Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken

3 Ingredients, 3 Steps

Perfect, fall-off-the-bone barbecue chicken with just 3 ingredients in 3 easy steps – Need I say more? This tender pressure cooker BBQ chicken has layers of flavor and is incredibly simple to make.


Just marinate your chicken, throw it in your pressure cooker, then remove and toss with BBQ sauce before finishing in the oven. Use a foil lined baking sheet for easy clean up, and all you have left to clean at the end is your Instant Pot.

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The Best Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Sure, you can use a bottle of store bought sauce if pressed for time. But trust me, once you try this homemade sauce, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought again.

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How to Cook the Chicken

Ingredients:

3-4 lbs. chicken pieces
16 oz. zesty Italian dressing
2 cups BBQ sauce

Method:

  1. Marinate. Add chicken and dressing to a gallon-sized Ziplock bag and marinate for at least one hour (preferably overnight).
  2. Cook. Pour all contents of bag into Instant Pot, lock lid, and use poultry setting (20 minutes, high pressure). Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to naturally release (about 30 minutes). Meanwhile – pour BBQ sauce into a medium-sized bowl. Preheat oven broiler on high.
  3. Char. Carefully individually remove each piece of chicken from Instant Pot with tongs. As you remove them, dip in the BBQ sauce and place on a lined baking sheet. Then place baking sheet under a high broiler for at least 5 minutes, but basically until you have the desired char and caramelization.


The Sauce

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves
  • 3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat – combine all of the ingredients, except the salt, and bring to a boil, stirring well. Let cool, then season with salt.

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

It seems like every time my wife has a baby, she has to cut something else out of her diet. For one reason or another. After our first daughter was born, bye-bye gluten. And after our second, bye-bye dairy. Well, how in the heck am I ever supposed to eat fried chicken for dinner at home ever again? So, it has become one of the callings of my life to create delicious gluten- and dairy-free food. And in this case specifically… dairy- and gluten-free fried chicken. But still using the buttermilk I so desperately love!

Dairy-Free Buttermilk. Possible? Yes.

It’s super simple to make. The ratio is 1 part lemon juice, 15 parts soy milk. So for this particular recipe, what I do is this: Add 2 oz / 4 Tablespoons / 1/4 cup (it’s all the same) of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Then fill to the 4 cup mark with soy milk. Let sit for 10 minutes. And that’s it – dairy-free buttermilk. Then soak chicken for at least 2 hours. It’s a buttermilk brine. Not absolutely necessary, but totally worth the wait.

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Yes, Most Gluten-Free Flour is Ew.

But Not This One!

I know the packaging says baking, but I’ve yet to find a recipe that I can’t literally swap out this flour. Of course, some work better than others, but I’ve found it is BY FAR the most versatile gluten-free flour. And I’m not quite sure why it’s not labeled as an all-purpose flour, because that’s how I use it. It makes some seriously good gluten-free fried chicken!

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I Can’t Believe I’m About to Say This, But…

Use This

Not This

And Here’s Why!

I think the biggest mistake people make when cooking friend chicken is to have the oil at too high of a temperature. It’s a tricky thing. And while I’m always looking for any excuse to use my Cast Iron Skillet, which is actually perfect for fried chicken, I also like to take out the guess work in cooking as much as possible. So I opt for an Electric Skillet when it comes to frying chicken. And here’s why…


The only way to fully cook fried chicken on the stovetop without having to transfer it to the oven is to keep the temperature low. In my opinion, the ideal temp is 350F. This will allow the internal temperature of the chicken to come up before the flour begins to brown. Or worse, burn. But if your flour browns too quickly, you will definitely need to transfer it to the oven to complete the cooking process. Otherwise, it will be burned for sure.

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This is why I’m a big proponent of an electric skillet for this gluten-free fried chicken. It will regulate the temperature for you, leaving you time to focus on another element of you meal. Or even better, the sauce for your chicken! But if you just want to buy your sauce, I highly recommend checking out “That Sweet Hottness” from Masterchef Season 8 Top 20 Contestant Yachecia. AKA SheikCooks!

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The Method

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Buttermilk Fried Chicken
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Ingredients
  • 4 lbs. chicken pieces
  • 4 cups soy milk
  • 2 oz. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. sea salt - divided
  • 1 tsp. black pepper - divided
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 quarts canola oil
Instructions
  1. Make dairy-free buttermilk - Mix together lemon juice, soy milk, 2 Tbsp. salt, ½ tsp. pepper; let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes - in a large bowl, add buttermilk and all chicken pieces and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator, mixing a few times.
  3. Take a brown paper bag (or double bag plastic bags) - add flour, 1 Tbsp. salt, ½ tsp. pepper, and paprika. Mix well!
  4. Add chicken to bag (in 3 or 4 piece batches) and toss well until fully coated. Place chicken on a sheet of parchment paper and allow to sit until coating has a paste-like consistency.
  5. Heat oil to 400F in electric skillet until hot. Add as many pieces as skillet can hold. Then once back up to temp, reduce heat to 350F and cook (turning occasionally) until crispy and golden brown on all sides. About 30 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken onto paper towels and allow to drain and cool for about 10 minutes. Then, if needed, transfer to a warm oven.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


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Easy Peasy Lemon-Thyme Bundt Pan Chicken

Lemon-Thyme Bundt Pan Chicken: With roasted vegetables, this easy, one pan meal is the perfect weeknight dinner.

Lemon-Thyme Bundt Pan Chicken

Why a Bundt Pan?

We’ve all heard of one-pan meals, but a bundt pan – for chicken? Trust me, though a bundt pan may not be your go-to pan for cooking dinner, once you try this Lemon-Thyme Bundt Pan Chicken, you’ll never look at bundt pans the same way!


Unlike casserole dishes, where the edges of the pan cook faster than the center, a bundt pan allows the chicken and vegetables to cook evenly. The result is perfectly baked chicken with crispy skin, and flavorful, tender vegetables.

And, when dinner’s done, there’s only one pan to clean. You can’t beat that!

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Flavorful Veggies, Endless Options

Nestled under slices of lemon, sprigs of fresh thyme and chicken, the vegetables are roasted with tons of flavor. We use potatoes, fennel, carrots and mushrooms, but there are endless options for veggies. Switch the fennel for celery in a pinch, throw in some parsnips or turnips, leave out mushrooms if you’re not a fan, and enjoy your own personal favorites.

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The Method

Lemon-Thyme Bundt Pan Chicken
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Ingredients
  • 5 chicken thighs
  • 3 medium carrots - peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 russet potatoes - skin-on, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms - sliced
  • 1 medium onion - cut however you like
  • 3 gloves garlic - minced
  • 1 lemon - sliced into rounds
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil - separated
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and 2 Tbsp. oil to bundt pan. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Top veggies with a layer of thyme sprigs, then a layer of lemon slices. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then add (skin side up) to pan. Spray chicken with a little olive oil.
  4. Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes.
  5. Remove, serve, and enjoy!

 

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Easy and Amazing Pressure Cooker Ribs

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Easy and Amazing Pressure Cooker Ribs

Memorial Day is here. Which means summer is here. And you know what that means… RIBS! I feel like I probably started eating ribs before I could walk. And as a ribs connoisseur, this pressure cooker ribs recipe definitely does not disappoint. I hope everyone learns to cook ribs this way so I don’t have to eat chewy, dry ribs ever again!

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The Method

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Pressure Cooker Ribs
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Ingredients
  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • brown sugar
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • allspice
  • chili powder
  • cinnamon
  • BBQ sauce
Instructions
  1. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
  2. Season ribs liberally on both sides with spice mix.
  3. Add 1 cup of water and a trivet into the pressure cooker. Place the ribs on top of the trivet. Lock lid, close vent, and set manual timer for 20 minutes. Then allow pressure to naturally release.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  5. Transfer ribs to a baking tray and brush sauce all over the ribs on both sides. Switch the oven to low broil. Place ribs in the oven on bottom rack for 7 minutes each side.
  6. Remove, serve, and enjoy!


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Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Paella with Shrimp and Chicken Sausage

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Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Paella

With Shrimp and Chicken Sausage

I can hear the skeptics already. But trust me when I tell you… This pressure cooker cauliflower paella is amazing. The flavors, the textures, the colors – it all works! The cauliflower is NOT mushy (which happens so often with cauliflower “rice”).

The best part about this recipe (in my opinion) is it’s versatility with different dietary needs. Whether you’re doing Paleo, Whole 30, gluten-free, or dairy-free – this recipe is good to go!

Suggestions for Ingredients

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The Method

Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Paella with Shrimp and Chicken Sausage
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Ingredients
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs - cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil - divided
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 small or 1 large head cauliflower - grated
  • 1 Tbsp. turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp. sea salt
  • 4 sausage links - Aidells Chicken & Apple, ½-inch slices
  • 1 lb. colossal shrimp - 13-15 per pound
  • ½ cup yellow onion - diced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic - minced
  • 1 cup chicken bone broth - organic, free-range
  • 10 sprigs thyme
  • 1 cup frozen peas - thawed (optional)
  • ¼ cup parsley - fresh, chopped
Instructions
  1. Combine the chicken, 1 Tbsp. oil, paprika, and oregano in a small bowl. Marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Using a food processor grater attachment, grate the cauliflower until it is in small, rice-size pieces. Set aside.
  3. Turn on sauté setting on Instant Pot. Once hot, add oil, then brown sausage on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add chicken and marinade to Instant Pot and cook thoroughly (about 7-8 minutes). Remove and set aside.
  5. Add onions to IP and sauté until translucent (about 3 minutes). Then add garlic and continue cooking for another 30 seconds.
  6. Add cauliflower, turmeric, and salt to IP. Mix well to combine. Then add stock, chicken, and sausage and mix again.
  7. Top with a layer of thyme sprigs. Then nestle the shrimp on top in an even layer.
  8. Close lid and vent. Set manual time for 1 minute. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid. Turn of IP to avoid overcooking.
  9. Remove shrimp and set aside. Remove thyme sprigs and discard.
  10. Add peas and parsley to IP and mix well.
  11. Pour all contents of pot into a fine mesh strainer to remove liquid, then return to pot.
  12. Serve in a bowl and top with shrimp. Enjoy!


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How to Make a Happy Wife: Perfect Filet Mignon

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How to Make a Happy Wife:

Perfect Filet Mignon

It’s true what they say: happy wife, happy life. I am so blessed with both! And one thing that keeps my wife smiling is an occasional filet mignon for dinner. When we first got married, almost four years ago, she was a well-done kinda girl. But I’m happy to report that she has seen the light! She now knows the beauty and perfection of medium rare. I feel so accomplished.

A Cheaper Way to Date Night

Man, I really love going out to eat. But since we started having kids, our date nights look a lot different. By the time we pay for a babysitter, order two meals and a couple drinks, we’re looking at $200 easily. Well, it’s a good thing I like to cook! And that I’m pretty decent at it. It also helps that our kids are usually in bed by 7pm every night. That’s plenty of time to enjoy a great filet, mushroom risotto, and a bottle of Pinot Noir.

The Tools

I only use two tools to cook filet mignon: a Cast Iron Skillet and a pair of tongs. I mean, you will need to baste the steak as it cooks. So you could use a spoon to do that, but I just use the rosemary and thyme like a basting brush. And technically you don’t need to use a cast iron skillet, but no other pan on Earth will give you a sear as great. So just go ahead and get one already!
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The Method

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Perfect Filet Mignon
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Ingredients
  • 2 - 8 oz. center cut filet mignons
  • 2 Tbsp. grape seed oil
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 3 springs thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic - smashed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • course kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Remove filets from refrigerator at least 20 minutes before cooking. Once near room temperature, season well on all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Heat skillet over high heat. Once it begins to smoke a little, add oil. Then swirl around pan for about 15 seconds.
  4. Add filets to screaming hot pan and sear on all sides (top, bottom, and all around sides), 2-3 minutes each side. After the first turn, add butter, thyme, rosemary, and garlic to pan. Baste steaks constantly during the searing process.
  5. Transfer skillet to oven. Cook times - rare: 5 minutes; medium rare: 6 minutes; medium: 7 minutes; anything else: just don't. Halfway through cook time, turn steak for even cooking.
  6. Remove skillet from oven and transfer filet to plate to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.


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The Reward!

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Whole30 Lasagna with Eggplant Noodles and Cashew Cream

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Whole30 Lasagna

With Eggplant Noodles and Cashew Cream

I know, I know. How in the world can lasagna taste amazing when you take away the noodles and the cheese? But, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how delicious this Whole30 lasagna tastes. This from the guy who last week said he didn’t like eggplant. But… I also said “unless it’s covered it in sauce” – which, by the way, is the real reason why this recipe works so well!

This is the perfect kind of dish when serving a crowd. Not only is it Whole30 compliant, but it’s also gluten-free and dairy-free. And trust me, no one will care!

What the Heck is Cashew Cream?

It sounds weird. And I was a skeptic. But this stuff really worked! I had heard of cashew cream in the past, but really had no desire to try it. The only reason I chose to this time is because of my desire to come as close to traditional lasagna as possible. And it totally looks, and tastes, like a cheese layer! Just make sure you soak your raw cashews the night before. Super simple to make.

The Tools

I love cooking my sauce in a Dutch oven. It’s basically a large cast iron pot with a ceramic lining. It’s perfect for anything you want to cook for a long time – like pot roast or stew. I also highly recommend using a v-blade mandoline slicer for the eggplant “noodles.” It’s both easier and more consistent than using a knife.

Be Patient. Let it rest.

Now to everybody’s least favorite part of the process. Once your lasagna is all done cooking, take it out of the oven, and walk away! The longer you let it rest, the more likely it will hold together when slicing. I would say a minimum of 30 minutes, but a solid hour of rest time is best. Please don’t throw tomatoes.

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The Method

Whole30 Lasagna with Eggplant Noodles and Cashew Cream
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Cuisine: Italian
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • ½ tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 large globe eggplants - cut lengthwise into 20-1/4-inch slices
  • 2 boxes frozen spinach
  • fresh nutmeg
  • 2 cups raw cashews - soaked overnight in 4 cups water
Instructions
  1. In a Dutch oven, cook ground beef and onions over medium heat until beef is browned. Then add mushrooms, garlic, and balsamic vinegar and cook until juices from mushrooms have evaporated. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile - Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray two baking sheets with nonstick spray and place eggplant pieces in single layer. Season both sides of eggplant slices with sea salt. Bake for 10 minutes (until tender and beginning to brown) turning halfway through. Remove from oven and allow eggplant to cool. Can be roasted 1 day ahead and refrigerated.
  3. Make cashew cream - Soak 2 cups of cashews in 4 cups of water overnight. Drain the water in the morning. Transfer soft cashews into a blender with 2 cups of new, warm water and puree in a blender until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Defrost frozen spinach. Drain and squeeze out all liquid (don't be fooled, there's a lot). Place in large bowl and break apart thoroughly. Season with a bit of nutmeg and mix well.
  5. Assemble in a 9 x 13 glass dish. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees. Add a layer of meat sauce (about 2 cups). Then a layer of 9-10 eggplant noodles. Then gently and evenly spread a layer of cashew cream. Take half of the spinach and break up into an even layer atop the cashew cream. Repeat all steps. Then finish the top with a layer of sauce, and then a layer of cashew cream. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Then switch oven to low broil setting and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let rest for at least 30 minutes. Cut with a sharp knife and scoop out with a spatula.


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Vegetable Hash with Sunny Eggs – Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free

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Vegetable Hash with Sunny Eggs

My wife and I recently started a round of Whole30. One reason we decided to do Whole30 was to get more veggies back into our diet. This powerhouse 5-vegetable hash with sunny eggs certainly accomplishes that! With sweet and bold vegetable flavors, along with creamy sunny side up eggs, this is a dish you don’t want to miss.

A Note on Individual Roasting

You’ll notice each vegetable is roasted separately, then combined. You may be wondering, can’t I just throw it all together in one skillet to save time? You could, but trust me, you don’t want to do that. Take the time to roast them individually.

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Why? Roasting helps preserve the nutrients, flavor and texture of each ingredient. Cooking them together results in ingredients that lose their individual flavor and become one thing. Sometimes, that’s great, but not in this dish. And, because of the distinct vegetables in this dish, some cook faster than others. Cooking them together would result in a mixture of overcooked mush, and undercooked crunch. No one wants that.

Bold Flavors, Incredible Taste

While each ingredient maintains it’s own unique taste, they work incredibly well together. Combining them in a hash means you get the incredible flavor of each ingredient without any one ingredient overpowering the dish. If you’re not a Brussels fan because you associate them with an overpowering flavor, trust me, you want to try them in this dish!

The Tools

There are two tools I used for this dish. The first is our EVO Sprayer. If you’ve never heard of this, you want one in your life. We previously owned a Misto sprayer, but it constantly became clogged, even with cleaning. The EVO sprayer allows you to evenly coat a dish or pan with your favorite oil. We keep ours filled with olive oil.

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Ratatouille Frittata

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Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

The second tool is purely for presentation purposes: A cast iron skillet. While every chef should have a cast iron skillet to create incredible recipes like my Savory, Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks or my Whole30 Approved Ratatouille Frittata, you don’t have to own one to make this dish. Simply fill your favorite casserole dish instead.

The Method

Vegetable Hash with Sunny Eggs
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Recipe type: Brunch
 
Ingredients
  • 3lb spaghetti squash
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts - thinly sliced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes - cut into small cubes
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms - sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper - julienned
  • 4 large eggs
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • black pepper - fresh cracked
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Spray with olive oil, season with sea salt, place rosemary in each half, and place flesh side down on a roasting tray. Bake for 40 minutes, then remove and allow to cool flesh side up. Using a fork, scoop out squash. Place in a fine mesh strainer and squeeze out excess water. Transfer to large mixing bowl.
  3. While squash is cooking, prep your other veggies. Then, do this step separately for each - Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and pepper. Add veggie to a bowl, spray with olive oil, season (to taste) with sea salt, then spread evenly on roasting tray. Add Brussels and sweet potatoes to same tray with mushrooms and pepper on another. Bake each tray for 30 minutes, stirring the Brussels after 20 minutes. Then transfer all veggies to the same large mixing bowl with squash.
  4. Gently mix all veggies and season with black pepper (to taste). Transfer to cast iron skillet (or other casserole dish) and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a nonstick pan - cook 4 sunny-side up eggs.
  6. Remove skillet from oven and top with eggs.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!


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Ratatouille Frittata – Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

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Ratatouille Frittata

Our family has decided to do the Whole30 diet. So you know what that means… Time to get creative with the food! Over the years I’ve found that the only times I’m successful with dieting is when I make a concerted effort to make delicious food. So here’s the first of my creations – a delicious ratatouille frittata!

I Cannot Lie to You…

This recipe requires a good amount of work. Not difficult work. But it just takes some time to make this dish look stunning. But, sometimes it’s worth it for that “Wow!” factor – which this delivers, both with appearance and flavor!
I highly recommend getting a high-quality v-blade mandoline slicer. We’ve owned several over the years, but the one pictured above has proven to be worth the investment.

You’ll Notice a Difference

Traditional ratatouille contains eggplant. I don’t like eggplant. Well, unless it’s breaded, fried, and covered with cheese and sauce. So, for this dish, I decided to switch it out for potatoes. It worked. I mean, it really worked!

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Ratatouille Frittata
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: Whole30
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Ingredients
  • 2 zucchini - thinly sliced rounds
  • 2 squash - thinly sliced rounds
  • 2 russet potatoes - thinly sliced rounds
  • 5 tomatoes - thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 large eggs
  • 4 tsp. sea salt - divided
  • fresh cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In large cast iron skillet - arrange zucchini, squash, potatoes, and tomatoes in an alternating circular pattern around outside of pan. Then make an inner circle going the opposite direction. Finally, fill in center to make a "flower-like" shape.
  3. Drizzle olive oil around the outside of pan and in the cracks of veggies. Then sprinkle with 2 tsp. of salt.
  4. Place skillet uncovered in oven for 40 minutes.
  5. Move skillet to stovetop and cook over medium-high heat until juices are evaporated (about 15 minutes).
  6. Meanwhile, in a large bowl - combine eggs and 2 tsp. of salt. Whisk well.
  7. Once juices are evaporated - gently add eggs to skillet and allow to settle for about 30 seconds.
  8. Move skillet back to oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, slice like a pie, and enjoy!