The popularity of paleo diets has increased dramatically over the past decade or so. Today, more people than ever are interested in adopting this kind of diet to better their health and to lose weight.
However, embracing a paleo diet comes with its own challenges as well. Paleo recipes require a lot of prep time, and many meals that fit the diet people don’t prefer to eat. If you’re going to commit to this diet and not break, you’ll need to have some strong meals planned out ahead of time.
What are some delicious and easy paleo recipes you can cook up without breaking too much of a sweat? Read on and we’ll walk you through a few favorites that should fit the bill.
1. Roast Chicken
If there’s a classic paleo recipe you’ll want to ensure you fit into your line-up of meals it’s this one. There’s a reason it’s been a staple long before paleo diets were even a trend. It’s easy on your wallet, doesn’t require too much work, and your stomach couldn’t be happier at the end.
Many people get a little freaked out at the idea of cooking a whole bird, but the full involvement of the process is actually what’s easiest about it. It’s actually not complicated at all, as you’ll find when you do it yourself.
The whole process only takes about fifteen minutes to prepare, then you can kick back and relax while the chicken cooks away in the oven.
There are a lot of different ways to prepare a roasted chicken so you’ll need to decide on your own what your preference is. However, some butter, rosemary, and carrots can go a long way in our humble opinion.
This is a great way to get a load of protein and carbs without too much overwhelming effort. Plus, you’ll likely have leftovers to chow down on for tomorrow’s lunch.
Roast Chicken Recipe
Here’s the basic rundown. You’ll need:
1 whole chicken,
2 tbsp. melted cooking fat;
3 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped;
2 onions, peeled and halved;
4 carrots, chopped
You’ll need to preheat your oven to 400. Put the chicken on its back and use kitchen shears to remove the backbone from the bird. Flip it around and use your hand to flatten the bird out.
In a separate bowl, mix the cooking fat and rosemary. Then apply it to the chicken across the body. Use salt and pepper to your personal preference.
Surround the chicken with carrots and onion, as well as any vegetable options you may prefer. Then pop it all into the oven and cook for one hour. If you have an internal temperature thermometer, you should be able to pull the chicken out once it reads at 165 F.
Serve with freshly squeezed lemon and enjoy!
2. Butternut Sausage Bake
If you’re looking to be a little more adventurous in the kitchen, this butternut sausage bake will hit the spot. You won’t even feel like you’re sticking to any sort of diet at all as it will feel like you’re eating like a king.
The best part of this recipe? It’s more or less one pot, which means there will be minimal clean-up when you’re done with the whole process. That’s more time to enjoy and less time to spend scrubbing.
There is a good amount of prep time you’ll need to face (about an hour) but for how savory and delicious the final product is, that shouldn’t be too much trouble.
Butternut Sausage Bake Recipe
What will you need to make it happen?
3 and 1/2 cups butternut squash, cut into cubes
1 tbsp olive oil of your choice
1 lb sausage of your choosing, we recommend pork sausage
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
1/2 onion, quartered
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1/4 cup coconut milk (preferably from a can)
2 1/2 cups kale
To make this paleo diet dream come true, you’ll just need to take a few simple steps. The first is to take the butternut squash and roast it. Go ahead and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the cubed squash with olive oil and salt it to taste.
Lay out the squash cubes on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven for 30 minutes. They should appear brown and toasty once the process is complete.
While the squash is roasting, you can take care of other businesses. Cook up the sausage with red pepper flakes, add in onions, and put the marinara sauce and coconut milk on top.
Once it’s all simmering, add the kale and stir the whole mixture together. Once the squash is ready to go, mix it into the pot and serve hot!
3. Paleo Pancakes
We’ve focused so much on dinner, what about starting the day off right? One of the hardest meals to get right while on a diet is breakfast.
Just because you’re on the paleo diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a lovely pancake breakfast. It’s easy to cook up paleo pancakes using green plantains.
If you’re looking for a shortcut, you can get plantain flour from the store and make this recipe easy to accomplish.
Paleo Pancake Recipe
All you need is:
green plantain flour
almond milk yogurt
oil for cooking
Once again, you’ll only need one bowl and one pan, so you can keep things simple. Make your flax eggs, then mix with the flour, baking soda, and yogurt in a bowl. Once mixed, add vanilla and mix further.
Once you have your batter, simply pour onto a skillet as you would a normal pancake. Add some honey or syrup and enjoy!
Easy and Affordable Paleo Recipes
Sticking to any kind of diet is difficult, but it can be a lot easier to stick to yours if you employ some of the above paleo recipes. You can eat well without having to break the bank or make a mess of your kitchen.
Need more amazing meal ideas? Keep scrolling our blog for more.
If you travel to various countries worldwide, you might want to try different cities’ local street food. Street food is not only finger-licking good, but it also allows us to learn more about a specific country and different peoples’ rich culture.
The good news is, you don’t have to travel far and wide to enjoy the mouth-watering taste of street food. We put together some of the best street food recipes worldwide to prepare at home.
Most of these recipes are quite easy to make, so are the ingredients readily available. Try them out and let your taste-buds do the traveling.
Mexican Street Tacos
Tacos are popular street food in Mexico. Mexican tacos exist in chicken, steak, and vegetarian options. Street tacos can be made using grilled meat such as pork, beef, or chicken with an extra onion or cilantro topping.
Mexican coleslaw or cabbage
Shredded cheddar cheese
Cilantro lime sauce
To make the creamy cilantro sauce, put all the ingredients together in a blender to achieve a smooth and creamy feel. The sauce is stored in the fridge till it’s ready to use.
Grill the meat and sprinkle over spices into the meat. Gently massage over the meat to allow the seasonings to coat the meat easily. Grill the meat for about four to five minutes on each side and let it cool before slicing.
Place the tortillas on a grill
Fill the tortillas with the sliced steaks, chopped onions, shredded cabbages, avocado, and cilantro sauce.
USA: Hot Dogs
Hot dogs are easy to make, and they don’t require unique ingredients and equipment to prepare at home.
2tbspns Vegetable oil
½ tbsp chili powder
¼ tbsp ground cinnamon
½ cup water
POne teaspoon hot sauce
½ teaspoon black pepper
Put the ingredients together
Add oil and onions into a saucepan and fry for five minutes till tender soft.
Add in the honey, chili, and cinnamon. Continue to add hot sauce, ketchup, and pepper and set the sauce aside to cool.
Bring the hotdogs to a boil for three to five minutes.
Slice the bun and place the hotdogs. Add the onion sauce and serve immediately.
Taiwan: Oyster Omelet
This delicious dish is easy to make and serves as a great breakfast option.
1tbspn miso paste
2tbspn vegetable oil
2tbspn vegetable oil
15g rice noodles, rice sticks
Mix the sugar, ketchup and miso paste together for the sauce.
Soak the noodles in boiling water as you shred the greens. Drain the liquid from the oysters and cut them into two or three pieces each.
Add vegetable oil in a skillet, put in your onions, and cook for a minute on medium heat. Drain off the rice sticks and put them in the pan as you pour out the eggs over the rice sticks.
Add the oysters and greens as you press them over the eggs and cook for a couple of minutes.
Flip over the omelet to cook on both sides, and once it has achieved the brown color, serve with some sauce toppings.
Are you eating seared chicken for the 12th time this week? Are you struggling to remember the last time you ate something that truly made your mouth water? If so, it’s time to shake things up and try new things.
Whether you’re a teenager or retired, it’s never too late to start exploring new and exciting recipes and dishes. Besides being delicious, new recipes can also help you learn more about another culture or region.
But what if you don’t have a lot of experience trying different types of food? How can you take the plunge and start driving, mouth first, into the unknown?
Keep reading to learn about how you can start trying new things in the world of food.
Be Open to New Foods
Before you dive into bowls of crickets and scorpions on a stick, you need to have the right mentality. That means being open to new experiences and trying new things.
To help you be adventurous, try to pay attention to taste as opposed to the dish. For example, if you like spicy foods, you could try Chinese hot pot. If you like rich and earthy flavors, you could try this New Orleans gumbo recipe.
Understand That Normal Is Relative
It’s easy to be judgemental when looking at foods that you haven’t tried before. Understand that while something may seem entirely bizarre to you, that doesn’t make it weird.
Every culture throughout human history has eaten what they’ve had available to them. Although globalization allows people to eat a greater variety of foods than ever, many still stick to what they know.
Don’t judge what someone on the other side of the world eats because it’s unfamiliar to you. They might feel the same way about the foods that you eat!
Research Foods That Might Interest You
As mentioned, try to put more emphasis on taste than the dish. An easy way to explore new options is to head to a restaurant that you haven’t been to before.
Ask them what they would recommend for someone who likes spicy foods, or sweet foods, or whatever your favorite tastes are.
You can also do research online to find dishes that might suit you.
Try Out Some New Recipes at Home
Once you have an idea of what you might like to try, the best way to try it is to make it yourself at home. Just make sure that you have all the required ingredients and kitchenware so that the recipe tastes authentic.
If you’re not a five-star chef, don’t worry. Online recipes are easy to follow and help make delicious recipes a breeze to make.
Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Things
The food that you’re familiar with is always there when you need it. However, trying something new is always a good idea as well.
As we slowly come out of the pandemic, now is the perfect time to try new things in the kitchen. Who knows—being adventurous might help you find your new favorite dish!
If you’re ready to change it up, remember to check out the rest of our site for all your culinary needs.
After a winter cooped up in the house with the same-old casseroles and soups, spring is the perfect time to break out of your culinary rut — and make things a little easier on you. Grilling out can be fast, and it is definitely flavorful. But don’t stick to the typical burger and brats. Grilling can be so much more.
This spring, you can create complete, gourmet meals in a cinch on your outdoor — or indoor — grill. We’ve got two complete menus for you, plus a few goodies that will complement any meal we just couldn’t leave out of a best-of list.
A Taste of Spring
Fresh from the farmer’s market to your house, this Taste of Spring Menu will delight even the pickiest eater. With a hint of sweetness from the balsamic and a gooey layer of cheese, the California Grilled Chicken is a restaurant-worthy dish you can grill up in your backyard. 86 the avocado and tomato for non-adventurous tots, or serve it on the side.
Tender spring asparagus is one of the hallmarks of the season. Make yours extra flavorful with good grill marks. It pairs perfectly with the flavors of the chicken. Use leftovers the next day in a salad or on toast.
But what fresh, spring-inspired meal would be complete without dessert? Yes, dessert. On a grill. This quick, simple dessert is best with fresh pineapple, but if you’ve only got rings from a can, we won’t tell. We think everything is better with ice cream, but a scoop of mascarpone or a good Greek yogurt will also delight.
Vegetarians, watch out. The grill is going to be your new BFF. No need to dedicate grill marks to slabs of meat. Tender veggies are also gorgeous on the grill. A meatless menu of Grilled Eggplant Parm paired with an exquisite grilled veggie salad will wow your guests. Who needs a T-bone when there’s a bounty of veggies in the spring?
Using a grill-safe cast iron pan and an excellent jarred tomato sauce will keep your kitchen cool with everything on the grill.
Nothing tops off a night under the stars like a big, gooey slab of brownie. Pop yours on the grill after the mains are finished and by the time you’re ready, dessert will be warm and perfect. And we won’t tell if you skip the plates and spoon it right out of the pan.
Better yet, grab some tiny cast-iron skillets and make individual servings — adjust your grill time accordingly.
Too Good to Miss
Even if you don’t want to make the whole meal on the grill, these recipes are too good to miss.
Pair these Garlic Parmesan Grilled Potato Wedges with anything. And we mean anything. They’re golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside and just incredible enough to make you want to forget the main dish and tuck in to these all by themselves.
Having a few friends over for a glass of wine on the patio? Prep an easy app on the grill and you won’t have to keep going into the kitchen and missing out on the good gossip.
An incredible lunch option if you’re working from home. Get your nachos on the grill and sneak some sun on your lunch break.
Besides being fabulously healthful, tofu is one of those foods that can be transformed into a delicious, flavorful dish with just a handful of ingredients.
Soybean curd is one of the most versatile items that you can find in the refrigerator, taking on the flavors of whatever sauces or marinades you decide to cook it with.
In this article, you’ll find three effortless recipes for whipping up teriyaki tofu in no time at all.
Cooking with Tofu
Did you know that there quite a few different types of tofu out there that you can even find in the grocery store?
Soybean curd is available to purchase in different varieties, ranging from smooth and creamy silken tofu to the more common “meat substitute” extra-firm block types.
The three recipes featured in this article all require extra firm block tofu, which is not to be confused with extra firm silken tofu (yes, that actually exists!). Since you’ll be subjecting the tofu to high temperatures, it needs to be extra firm to withstand the cooking process.
Extra-firm blocks are also the best type to use when you want to achieve a mouth-wateringly delicious dish, since they absorb the most liquid even if you don’t have hours to spend marinading them beforehand.
You’ll also need to press the tofu before you start cooking it to remove any excess moisture. You can use a tofu press, such as this TofuBud one, or go the old-fashioned route and place the tofu between two plates with a weight on top.
3 Teriyaki Tofu Recipes
You can, of course, use tofu in all sorts of recipes, not just Asian-inspired ones. Teriyaki sauce, however, is a bit of a comfort food staple, so if you’re looking for something tasty and easy to whip up after a busy day at work, it’s the perfect choice.
1. Sticky One-Pan Teriyaki Tofu
You will need:
1 x 14 oz block extra-firm tofu, pressed and cubed
1 x tbsp oil
4 x tbsp soy sauce
1 x tbsp white wine vinegar or mirin
3 x tbsp water
1 x garlic clove, minced
½ x tsp ginger, minced
1 x tbsp brown sugar
¼ x tsp Chinese five spice
1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the tofu cubes and cook until golden and crisp all over, turning regularly to ensure even cooking (appx. 10 minutes in total). Don’t worry if your tofu looks dry at this stage; it will re-hydrate when you add the teriyaki.
2. Leaving the tofu in the pan, add the ginger and garlic. Simmer for 1 minute.
3. Add the remaining ingredients, stirring to ensure the sauce mixes well. Continue to simmer for 2-3 more minutes until sauce is thicker and sticky in texture.
1 x 14 oz block extra firm tofu, pressed and cut into 1-inch strips
1 ½ x tbsp cornstarch
½ x tsp garlic (powder or minced)
½ x tsp onion (powder or minced)
½ x tsp salt
¼ x tsp black pepper
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, combine 1 ½ tablespoons of cornstarch, garlic and onion, black pepper, and salt, then stir to create an even mixture. Add the tofu, stirring carefully to coat.
3. Transfer the tofu to the baking tray, spray with cooking spray, and bake for appx. 25-30 minutes, flipping midway.
4. In a saucepan, combine the maple syrup, garlic and ginger, soy sauce, water, and lemon juice. Stir well and bring to a simmer.
5. Mix the remaining cornstarch with water, then add it to the sauce. Continue to simmer the teriyaki mixture until the sauce has thickened well.
6. Remove the cooked tofu from the oven, then add it to the saucepan, stirring well to coat on all sides.
7. Serve with rice, noodles, and steamed veggies.
3. Teriyaki Tofu with Broccoli
For the sauce:
3 x tbsp water
2 x tbsp maple syrup
2 x tbsp rice vinegar
1/3 x cup soy sauce
1 x garlic clove, grated
1 x tsp cornstarch mixed with 1 x tsp water
½ x tsp sriracha
¼ x tsp ginger
For the tofu:
1 x 14 oz block extra-firm tofu, pressed and cubed
2 x tsp soy sauce
2 x tsp cornstarch
1.5 x tsp extra virgin olive oil
For the broccoli:
3 x cups broccoli florets
1.5 x tsp extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and fresh black pepper
1. Preheat your oven up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a baking tray with non-stick cooking oil
2. Add the tofu into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, soy sauce, and add the cornstarch. Mix well to ensure even coating.
3. On one half of the baking tray, arrange the tofu in an even layer.
4. Using the same bowl, add the broccoli, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Mix until broccoli is well coated.
5. Add the broccoli to the empty half of the baking tray, spreading out to an even layer. Transfer the tofu and broccoli to the oven and cook for approximately 25 minutes, until the tofu is golden brown and crisp. Turn the ingredients midway.
6. Place a saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce, except for the cornstarch and water mix. Bring to a boil, then stir in the mixture.
7. Reduce heat and simmer, continuing stirring to ensure the sauce thickens well. Remove once desired consistency is achieved
8. Using the original mixing bowl, pour the sauce over the baked tofu and broccoli. Mix well and serve hot over brown rice.
Notes on the Recipes
In all three of these recipes, you can choose to air fry your tofu and veg instead of baking/frying them; just ensure you adjust the cooking times accordingly. If broccoli isn’t your favorite vegetable, feel free to substitute it with another type that can be easily baked, such as butternut squash.
Honey adds a unique and delicate floral taste to a number of foods. This includes baked goods, appetizers, salad dressings, and sauces. The high levels of sugar in honey makes it an excellent substitute for sugar. In fact, it is just as sweet as sugar. The following are 5 ways to incorporate honey into your recipes.
Honey Salad Dressing
If you like salad dressing, with a twist, consider adding honey. It will provide a savory, sweet taste to your dressing. Just mix honey with vinegar and olive oil. Then, drizzle the salad dressing over your favorite salad. It will give your salad dressing a magnificent taste. Not only that, it will also add a variety of health benefits to your diet. This includes lowering triglyceride levels as well as blood pressure.
Make a Glaze for Your Ham
Glazed meat is a traditional food handed down from generation to generation. It is often eaten during the holidays or on other special occasions. A delicious glaze can be made using honey. Just mix one cup of honey, a half cup of Dijon mustard, two cups of packed light brown sugar, two tablespoons of unsalted butter, and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, in a small mixing bowl. Place the mixture in a medium saucepan and allow it to simmer, for twenty minutes. It should be ready after 20 minutes, then apply it to your cooked ham.
Honey added to bread gives it an amazing taste. It can be served with any meal, or at any time of the day. Not only does honey add a special taste to bread, but it also keeps it moist as well. Just add yeast to warm water, in a mixing bowl. Then, add a half cup melted butter, a half cup of honey, two eggs, one teaspoon of salt, and four cups of flour, to a mixing bowl. Mix it, for at least 30 seconds. Then, add additional flour, to soften the dough. Knead the dough, for about 5 to 7 minutes. Then, bake it, for 25-30 minutes.
Coleslaw is a delicious side food that can be added on a barbeque sandwich. It also goes perfect with fried fish, grilled meats, and even with a variety of sandwiches. When honey is added to coleslaw, it gives it such a unique and wonderful taste. To make a delicious honey coleslaw, only four ingredients are required. To create the coleslaw dressing, just add vinegar, honey, and mayonnaise, to a small mixing bowl and whisk them together. In a large bowl, add shredded coleslaw mix and pour the dressing on top. Toss them together and serve immediately, while the cabbage is still fresh and crisp. If you prefer, add pineapples, apples, poppy seeds, or other nuts and fruits as well.
Honey muffins are delicious, especially, when they are nice and warm. They are great desserts for any occasion. Just add two cups of flour, a half cup of sugar, three teaspoons of baking powder, and a half teaspoon of salt, to a large mixing bowl. Then, in a small mixing bowl, combine one-fourth of honey, one-fourth of melted butter, one cup of two percent milk, and one large egg. Then, place the mixture in the oven, and allow them to bake, for at least 15 to 18 minutes.
Honey recipes are very satisfying, sweet, and savory. They will help improve your mood and brighten up your day. It can be easily added to any delicious cuisine, meal, or recipe. It will not only liven up your meals, but it will also give them a rich and unique taste.
If you’ve got a new grill, then you’re in the position to seriously widen your culinary horizons. Grills are perfect for all sorts of delicious meals, from American classics to more exotic dishes. There’s no sense letting your new grill go to waste, so plan a week of delicious meals that will have your yard smelling better than it ever has before. Here are the seven foods that make for the best grilled delights.
It’s not for nothing that this simple food has always been an American classic. We don’t always know exactly what they’re made of, but we don’t really care. All we’re worried about is the fact that a well-grilled hot dog is absolutely delicious. While your average boiled hot dog has its own charms, there’s something about a grilled dog that makes it extra special. Served on a toasted but with ketchup, relish, and mustard, this simple favorite is among the best a grill can offer.
This is another favorite in the pantheon of classic barbecue dishes. Nothing says “summer” like a hot, juicy burger fresh off the grill. You can stock up on premade patties, or you can buy hamburger meat and pat out the burgers yourself. One major benefit of the “do it yourself” method is that you can incorporate spices within the patty itself. After a little experimentation, you’ll land on your unique burger that has its very own flavor. Everybody has their own preferences when it comes to burgers, but you can’t go wrong with American cheese, a piece of lettuce, a slice of tomato, and a little bit of onion.
Grilled Chicken Breast
There are countless ways to prepare chicken, but grilled chicken breasts have an especially zesty flavor. If the breasts are particularly large, you might consider slicing them into thinner pieces before tossing them on the grill. Not only is grilled chicken delicious in its own right, but it also goes well in salads, quesadillas, and other dishes.
Almost any type of fish will taste delicious if grilled. Salmon, known for its amazing flavor and gorgeous pink color, is a particularly popular choice. Trout tastes similar, and you might even be able to catch it yourself. For a heartier meal, try grilling up some swordfish steaks. Whatever species you try, it will almost certainly taste better for having been prepared on the grill.
This popular style of clam is traditionally used in clam chowder and clams casino, two popular seafood dishes. Quahogs also provide a simple, easy, and delicious meal when prepared on the grill. All you have to do is place the live shellfish on the hot grill and wait for their shells to open up. Once they’ve opened, you know they’re ready to eat. Try dipping them in melted butter to maximize the flavor.
This is a great option for anyone hoping to make an entire meal in a single go. The idea is simple: Put small pieces of various foods on a metal spit, then cook them together on the grill. Steak or chicken can provide the protein, while vegetables like peppers, onions, and carrots will round out the meal.
Grilled Corn On The Cob
While there’s nothing wrong with boiled corn, preparing this summer favorite on the grill will make it taste even better. The smokey, zesty flavor of the kernels is truly special, and the grilled corn often seems to melt in your mouth. While it might not be a full meal in its own right, it would serve as a wonderful compliment to any of the other dishes on this list.
If you have become like many other people and joined the keto diet craze, you are probably always in search of some new and exciting recipes. Considered to be one of the healthiest wellness trends to come along in recent years, keto diets are used by many of the world’s best-known celebrities and star athletes. If you are looking to get into great shape in 2021 and want to do so while still eating plenty of delicious food, try some of these excellent keto recipes as you go through 2021.
Quick Keto Chocolate Mousse
If you want to combine your keto and still have your chocolate too, you won’t be able to resist making a quick keto chocolate mousse. Easy to make since you won’t need to pre-whip any heavy cream, you’ll be able to just toss everything into a bowl and give it a few stirs. Best of all, you won’t need to eat very much to feel satisfied.
Keto Smothered Chicken Thighs
While we may have started you off with dessert, don’t worry. After having some chocolate mousse, you can turn things around and try your hand at making keto smothered chicken thighs. Along with its creamy sauce, you’ll love this dish that is topped with green onions, bacon, and mushrooms.
Keto Berry-Pecan Cheesecake Bars
If you love cheesecake, you will not be able to resist these keto berry-pecan cheesecake bars. Whether you choose to include the berries or just want to savor the combo of cheesecake and pecans, this is one keto dessert option that continues to get rave reviews.
Keto Pepperoni Pizza
Since pizza is one food nobody ever wants to give up, the good news is that you won’t have to once you start your keto diet. Therefore, make plans to fix a keto pepperoni pizza for dinner one night. Low-carb, it also contains a fathead crust for added texture. For best results, use a sugar-free pizza or marinara sauce, and try shredding your own mozzarella cheese.
Keto Cocoa Mug Cake
Yes, you can have your cake in a mug and eat it too. For a different twist on your next cake, put your dessert-making skills to the test and make this easy keto cocoa mug cake. Considered to be one big cup of chocolate just waiting to be consumed, it’s gluten-free as well as dairy-free, making it a true favorite of those who want to follow a strict keto regimen. Once you make this dessert, it’s virtually guaranteed even your kids will get turned on to keto.
Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatballs
Should you have some leftover ham in your fridge that you are trying to figure out how to put to good use, consider using it in these keto chicken cordon bleu meatballs. The chicken meatballs, which are ham-stuffed and topped with a Swiss cheese sauce, are best when served over mashed cauliflower or zucchini noodles.
Keto Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Another recipe where you can use up some leftovers and other stuff you may have had in your pantry for awhile, the keto chicken and broccoli casserole is very popular with many keto devotees. When preparing, you can use any combination of white or dark chicken meat. While most people use chicken thighs in their casserole, you can also use breasts if you prefer.
Now that your mouth is watering for these delicious keto dishes, it’s time to head to the kitchen and start doing some cooking. Whether you make your main dish or dessert first, there’s no doubt that your taste buds will thank you for these great-tasting keto menu items.
The versatility when it comes to finding a table companion is one of the main characteristics of rosé wine. Due to the mildness that usually characterises it (which varies depending on the option chosen), rosé wine usually pairs with a wide menu of dishes, ranging from the lightest, such as salads or grilled fish, to other fattier options, like meats.
Here, the experts from PAFWine.com suggest 5 great dishes with which to pair rosé wine.
Freshness is the main characteristic of the salad. Based on this, you will find the balance when combining it with a dry rosé wine, with greater acidity and less fruit load.
If you go for this option, remember to limit the use of lemon-based dressings or wine vinegar, since they can be bitter. Go for sauces such as cocktail, yoghurt or Caesar, olive oil or balsamic vinegar.
Pasta makes a great dish, and the choice of wine in this case always depends on the sauce, but the truth is that a rosé goes well with any pasta dish. When selecting which rosé, remember that there must be a harmony between the recipe and the drink.
For example, seafood sauces tend to pair better with a drier and lighter option, such as salad, as do spicy preparations. If the sauce has sweeter nuances (because it contains caramelized onion or is made with a sweet tomato base, for example), you can afford a more fruity rosé option.
Fish and shellfish
The young rosé made from tempranillo grapes is a great companion to seafood and white fish such as cod, sea bream, monkfish or turbot. However, the list does not stop there. The blue ones such as tuna, mackerel, mullet, trout or herring are also a good option, and allow pink rosé to be less light, to have more body.
Within this group, sushi is also a successful choice to pair with this type of wine. If it is cold pieces, you will obtain a freshness effect similar to that of salads. With hot pieces, the key is to enjoy the contrast that is generated.
When it’s time for dessert, rosé is always a hit. There are people who prefer more acidic drinks to increase the contrast with the sweetness of the food, and others who seek more harmonious alternatives, with more fruity, denser and more full-bodied rosés, with hints of red fruits and flowers.
Cheeses and meats
If you want to be safe when it comes to accompanying cheeses and meats, choose a full-bodied red wine and you will be alright. However, softer cheeses such as brie or camembert, for example, are great companions to rosé. Pork, chicken, and smoked meats also pair very well with this variety.
For example, try combining some barbecued or roasted ribs with a fruity rosé made with tempranillo grapes. You will be surprised, especially if the recipe incorporates some sweetness, such as a honey-based or barbecue sauce.
Rosé can be a flexible and surprising companion to many delicious dishes – choose well – and enjoy!
Who does not like to eat slow-cooked meat, pork buttery corn combined in BBQ sauces and filled with smoky flavour?
And I am a complete lover of barbecue dishes, but when I started trying my hands on it, I came across so many types of these BBQ saucesand it’s different throughout all countries. However, here is a list of some of its types which are incredibly delicious and different from each other in flavours.
Sauces with Tomato as Base
The tomato gives sauces both sweet and tangy flavour, which provides the BBQ with treats the perfect taste.
These sauces are made using tomato and vinegar in them and are thinner in consistency.
These are generally used as basting liquid for your pork’s an1d meats.
St. Louis BBQ sauce which is made with tomato ketchup, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar is a thin sauce which is tangy in taste and is used for grilling or smoking pork ribs and lamb.
Texas barbecue sauce is the thinner sauce which is slightly sweet to taste and is made with tomato spices, celery and onions.
Few more tomato-based sauces are made by combining sugar with tomatoes. They are thicker and sweeter to taste and because of sugar in it caramelise and burn easily and are best when used within a few minutes of cooking.
Kansas City barbecue sauce consists of tomato ketchup and molasses that gives BBQ sauce candy sweetness and tanginess. It is mixed with chilli powder, cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to give it a spicy kick to BBQ sauce and when combined with pork and chicken make it taste best.
Memphis BBQ sauce is made with molasses and tomato sauce infused gives your meat and pork that sweet and tangy flavour. They also use honey barbecue sauce infused with molasses to give it sweetness.
Sauces with Vinegar as Base
The vinegar is mixed with tomatoes and Mustard to give tangy flavour to your BBQ sauce.
Piedmont BBQ sauce is excellent to be used in smoky pork and meats slaw. It is made using tomato ketchup which gives it a sweet taste and vinegar that makes it vinegary and makes it deep red in colour.
Southern vinegar BBQ sauces are thin in consistency and are made by blending in a mixture of vinegar, lemon, oil, salt and pepper without any tomatoes in it. This gives shine to pork, beef, lamb and chicken.
North Carolina sauce is made by combining a mixture of vinegar, tomato ketchup, worcheshire sauce, butter, brown sugar and chillies. This is greatly used as dips and works best on chicken sandwiches and pulled pork.
Eastern Carolina sauces used as a mopping sauce that is used to baste cooking meat and works as a dipping sauce. This BBQ sauce is made using vinegar, chilli pepper flakes and black pepper; it is a hot spicy BBQ sauce.
Florida BBQ sauce is made using heavy vinegar and spicy and tropical elements of the Caribbean.
The classic creation is made using apple cider vinegar, lemon and lime and Worcestershire sauce. This sauce gives your grilled fish rich taste and smoky touch.
Sauces with Mustard as base
These are made using vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and other seasonings. This is mixed in with yellow Mustard. Don’t cook it for a long time; it just needs to be soaked in vinegar overnight to make its flavours rise.
South Carolina barbecue sauce is made using Mustard soaked in vinegar and then thinned out. The sauce is flavourful and is rich, spicy and tangy without any sweetness in it. It is a classic choice to cook your pork ribs or chicken legs.
Georgia mustard BBQ sauce can be both sweet and spicy. You can make its sweeter version by adding honey barbecue sauce to Mustard and vinegar or add red chilli flakes and pepper for spicy touch in combination with tabasco sauce or brown sugar.
Which BBQ sauce you choose for your party depends mainly on the type of meat you use.
You can buy all these sauces online or prepare on your own. However, don’t worry about trying some new flavours for your barbecue.