Achiote Paste

You can buy this in stores or on Amazon, but handmade is SO much better!

Wikipedia says that achiote paste is strongly associated with Mexican and Belizean cuisines, especially of Yucatán and Oaxaca. The paste is dissolved in either lemon juice, water, oil, or vinegar, used as a marinade or rub for meat, then grilled, baked, barbecued, or … Read more

Green Chili Enchilada Chicken Breasts

Savory, lightly spicy, and very easy to assemble, this is definitely a recipe for busy people.

Green Chili Enchilada Chicken Breasts
Serves 6 // 442 calories, 8 net carbs

6 pasture-raised chicken breasts, boneless/skinless (approximately 2 ¼ pounds)
1 15-ounce container green enchilada sauce
Sea salt, freshly-ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 4-ounce can diced Read more

Instant Pot Recipe Roundup

My sweetie and I like to make low-carb stews, pot roasts, braises, chili, curries, soups—and desserts—especially since cool weather in the Pacific Northwest favors those kinds of foods for most of the year.

So to simplify our lives, we just bought a six-quart Instant Pot. After breakfast, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty, set the pressure, and

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Braised Lamb Shanks (Instant Pot version)

Just the thing to have of a cold winter night, this recipe would pair well with my Cauliflower-Cheese Mash.

Braised Lamb Shanks (Instant Pot version)
Serves 4 // 563 calories, 8 net carbs

3 pounds lamb shanks
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 small turnips, roughly chopped
2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
1 … Read more

Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)

This soup is based on a recipe from Wholesomelicious that I reconfigured into a low-carb version.

Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)
Yield, six servings // 279 calories, 7 net carbs

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound Aidell’s chicken Italian sausage (5 links)
18 ounces turnips, cut into 1 inch chunks… Read more

Chicken Shawarma Sauté

This isn’t a traditional Middle Eastern Chicken Shawarma, but the flavor profiles are very similar, so that’s what I decided to go with, title-wise. This dish features the rich, dark, strong flavors of cooked spices, which a cooling yoghurt sauce helps balance.

Chicken Shawarma Sauté
Serves 4 // 249 calories, 1 net carb

4 chicken breasts
2 tablespoons extra virgin … Read more