Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas with Pepper and Lime Sauce

When I was traveling in Central America, a Mayan women taught me to marinate meat for days in a basic pepper and lime sauce. The spicy marinade gives the pork a nice peppery flavor.  Slow cooking the pork in another pepper sauce gives it the perfect shreddable juicy texture.  Just add a slice of radish and a few cilantro sprigs and you have yourself the perfect taco.

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Pan Roasted Rosemary Chicken and Mushrooms

We just got our very first cast iron pan (a cast iron grill pan, no less!) so I decided to try it out with a pan roasting recipe. If you don’t have cast iron, any heavy pan will do — just make sure that it’s safe to go into your oven. This recipe is another potential one-pan recipe that utilizes your oven, so it’s great for the colder months when you’re feeling a little lazy and cold, but want some great food.

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Soba Noodles with Glazed Tofu and Stir Fried Veggies (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

I got my inspiration for this recipe from a few different places. First and foremost, DreamyLeaf’s Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks recipe — she posted a picture on Instagram and though I’ve never been a big tofu person, I almost started drooling just looking at it. I also had some inspiration from a meal I had at Canteen in Toronto, where I had my first taste of soba noodles. And, as usual, I just kind of threw my own random tastes and ideas in there, as well.

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Easy Salmon with Lemon and Basil

You’ve probably always heard of how great salmon is for you.  It’s true!  Salmon is a great source of the “good” cholesterol, omega-3 fatty acids.  It’s good for metabolism, cardiovascular health, and brain functions!  But my favorite thing about salmon is that it is also delicious – and really easy to make!  Here’s an easy recipe – Salmon with Lemon and Basil!

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Paleo Happy Meal

French fries are one of my all-time favorite foods. However, when they’re made traditionally, they’re terribly unhealthy and decidedly not paleo. The good news is the paleo world is a big fan of the sweet potato, and when turned into “fries” — especially when you kick it up a notch with some spice — they can be turned into a healthy, flavor-packed treat. I paired these with my favorite paleo chicken nuggets to create my very own little paleo happy meal.

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