Enter my version of Paleo spaghetti and meatballs, obviously sans pasta, flour or breadcrumbs. I tried these meatballs a few different ways, and this version is my favorite. I generally like the taste and consistency that almond flour offers over coconut flour, so that’s my recommendation here, but you could easily sub one out for the other based on your preference. Additionally, these meatballs do have a slight kick to them, so nix the cayenne and red pepper if that’s not your thing. Lastly, I would either use half lean ground beef with half lean ground turkey, or all lean ground beef for these, because, well, they just taste better that way. I made them previously with all turkey, and they just didn’t have the same goodness; a little red meat in moderation won’t kill you. Enjoy!
This one one of the first recipes I made when I began “cooking” on my own after I left the nest. I was eating a lot of cheap Mexican in my college days, so that is probably where I got my inspiration.
It’s super basic, healthy and extremely delicious, which is an incredible combination; no wonder it’s the only recipe from my early 20s that remained in the rotation — pretzel keg and Ramen noodles no more (thank goodness).
I have made it many times, in many different ways. It simply requires looking in your fridge, realizing you have nothing to make for dinner, and throwing a bunch of things into a pot. I’m grateful that this form of cooking always seems to work out for me. In fact, this may be my favorite type of dinner to make, as it requires very little prep, virtually no planning, and it has this “Top Chef quick fire challenge” feeling to it. I always feel very proud of myself for making it work. Go me.
I usually have some frozen ground turkey meat in the freezer — and my fresh herb garden always helps — but this would work with any ground protein or dry herbs. Depending on my mood, I will sometimes switch out the sriracha for some coconut aminos if I’m wanting something less spicy. You can mix up the veggies based on what you have available, as well. Enjoy!
Outdoor grilling is the best and I love me some summer burgers on the grill. This spice rub is my usual for a burger. Its flavorful and has a little heat, but not too much to turn those off with a tamer taste for spiciness, and it goes great on a turkey, beef or chicken burger.
I usually enjoy these burgers on a lettuce bun with a pickle and some avocado or over a bed a greens. The recipe usually makes enough to season about 4 burgers.
Unfortunately, preparing turkey as the pilgrims intended — although delicious — can be a major pain, but if you lose the majority of the bird and keep the breasts, you get all the goodness without all the work.
This marinade is one of my favorites — its quick, it has great flavor and pleases most people — and you can do it with chicken or pork, as well. Enjoy!