Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Teriyaki Chicken Bowl


I tried this on a whim unsure of what it might turn out to be and behold: it was super tasty!!

It came from Together as a Family under 30 minute meals and she calls it a Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl. MMMmmmm GOOD! She uses broccoli in her recipe, but I used green beans this this time.

1 lb ground chicken
1 t onion powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 C chopped small fresh broccoli, or fresh green beans
3/4 C shredded or thinly sliced carrots
Teriyaki sauce (homemade or I used PF Changs)
cooked white or brown rice
chopped green onions, for garnish

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add ground chicken, onion powder and garlic. Cook until browned.
2. Add carrots and broccoli/green beans and stir well. Pour teriyaki sauce in and stir. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
3. Serve over hot rice and garnish with green onions.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

1 t olive or avocado oil
1 T italian herb blend
1-2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
salt and pepper, to taste
1 5-pound pork tenderloin

1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. In a bowl. combine Italian seasonings, garlic and salt and pepper.
3. Rub oil onto the tenderloin followed by rubbing on the herb mix.
4. Bake in oven for about 3 hours, or less if pork is less than 5 lbs. You want the temperature to reach at least 145 degrees.
5. Slice thin, and serve immediately.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These are absolutely thick and luscious potatoes made instantly!!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes - delicious, creamy, and so fast and simple made in the Instant Pot!  Whole30/Paleo compliant. | tastythin.com
Picture used from Tasty Thin, where the recipe comes from
3 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
4 T butter or ghee 
1 1/2 C chicken broth
1 t kosher salt
optional 1 tsp all purpose seasoning (2 T garlic powder, 2 T onion powder, 1 T chili powder, 1 T paprika, 1 T parsley, 1 1/2 t black pepper)


1. Combine all ingredients in the instant pot. Seal lid and cook for 5 minutes on high pressure. When time is up, quick release pressure.
2. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to whip potatoes.
3. For extra richness, add milk or coconut milk! (1/2 C)

Shepherd's Pie

This is a whole 30 Shepherd's Pie recipe that I found on a blog called Tasty Thin. We love it a lot!!

1 T ghee
1 C diced carrots
1 C diced onion
1/2 C diced celery
1 1/2 t minced garlic
1 lb ground beef
1/2 T all purpose salt free seasoning (2 T garlic powder, 2 T onion powder, 1 T chili powder, 1 T paprika, 1 T parsley, 1 1/2 t black pepper)
2 T tomato paste
1 T coconut aminos
1 C chicken broth
1 C spinach leaves, chopped
2 C mashed potatoes made in instant pot


1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Melt the ghee in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the carrots, onion and celery. Cook and stir for 5 minutes, or until veggies soften.
3. Add garlic, beef, and seasoning. Break up beef until browned.
4. Stir in tomato paste, coconut aminos, broth and spinach. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes, until most of the liquid is gone.
5.  Place meat mixture in a large baking dish and spread mashed potatoes on top. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes. Broil for the last few minutes for a golden crust.