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Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs

These paleo ranch pork ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious and so ridiculously easy to make!

Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs

Holy moly. Anyone else obsessed with ribs? Because if you are, you are in for a real treat. We love ribs in this house and I already have several recipes on the blog that you can check out. But these ranch pork ribs… I think they might be my favorite recipe yet.

But first, I just want to give a short life update. Some of you have noticed on Snapchat that I haven’t been active as much, and the same goes for Instagram stories. Well, that’s because we’ve so crazy busy around here getting ready to get married!

We are actually about a week and half away from our wedding day in Mexico, so my life has been taken over by a combination of planning for that and settling into our new house. I have ZERO clue how people plan out weddings themselves without a wedding planner. We have one and we’ve still been so crazy busy preparing for it.

However, it’s been the good kind of busy and I’m so happy and thankful that we can have our closest loved ones gather for our special day. A reader asked me if I would do a wedding recap post on the blog, so I just might do that if all goes well. So stay tuned!

Paleo Ranch Pork RibsPaleo Ranch Pork Ribs

Okay, back to these ribs. C absolutely loves ranch, which is why I chose to create this recipe. And with no surprise. he couldn’t get enough of these pork ribs. I am not a huge fan of ranch, but these, I could keep eating and eating! The richness of the ribs goes so incredibly well with the tartness of the ranch spices that we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal (and leftovers!).

Yes, it does take a few hours in the oven, but there’s minimum prep involved and the end result is so awesome. I usually start it in the afternoon, and then by dinnertime, we have a delicious dinner ready for us. Set it and forget it: oven edition. And you I can really use those kind of recipes these days with how busy we’ve been.

Hope you enjoy these paleo ranch pork ribs as much as we did!

Paleo Ranch Pork RibsPaleo Ranch Pork Ribs

Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 lb pork spare ribs
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Zest of 2 large or 3 small lemons
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • Juice from ¼ lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle the ribs with salt on both sides and lay them flat on the baking sheet so they curve down.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients, except lemon juice, until they form a thick paste.
  5. Rub the spice paste on top of the ribs until they are evenly coated.
  6. Bake the ribs for 2.5-3 hours until they are juicy in the inside, and crispy on the outside.
  7. Cut spare ribs into sections.
  8. If you want crispier ribs, broil them for 4-5 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with lemon juice before serving.

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Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Well, the struggle is real. C and I (and the dogs, of course) are still in the middle of a move and we’ve basically been Airbnb hopping for what it feels like is forever. In reality, it’s been a month and half, but it’s been quite stressful. At least, we finally know what city we’ll be moving to so I’m quite happy about that. I will reveal very soon where that is, so if you want to find out, the best thing to do is sign up for my newsletter because that’s where I’ll announce it first.

On top of that, I had to do my taxes this past week and what no one told me was that I shouldn’t have ever started my own business if I hate doing taxes. Womp womp. It took 5 hours but it’s done and I owe the IRS a crap ton of money, but I’m just glad that it’s over with and I can move on with my life… until next year.

Can you tell it’s been a rough week? After some of the longest days I’ve had, the last thing I wanted to do was spend an hour in the kitchen to make dinner. So my easy peasy solution? These delicious paleo taquitos!

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

I think making things from scratch is wonderful, but sometimes, life takes over and you ain’t got the time nor the energy for that. And thankfully, amazing companies like Siete Foods have made it so much easier to eat healthily with their high quality products with clean ingredients!

I’ve been obsessed with Siete Foods‘ grain free and paleo tortillas and tortilla chips, and not only are the tortillas pliable without falling apart, they are so delicious! I’ve been making tacos with their Cassava & Coconut Tortillas and even C says that he loves them. And he’s very picky about his tortillas.

I was a bit nervous about making taquitos with them because I wasn’t sure if they would crisp up nicely, but thankfully, these paleo taquitos turned out perfectly crunchy, and they made an easy re-heatable meal for a quick weeknight meal.

The only taquitos I remember eating in my life are the ones that you could buy at the freezer section. Do you remember them? My mom used to get us those all the time, and I loved them. Well, this grain free and paleo version taste so much better, if I do say so myself.

These paleo taquitos keep well in the refrigerator so I’ve been making a big batch, then reheating them in the oven for 10-15 minutes until they crisp up again for a quick, easy meal on a busy day. They’ve been a lifesaver for me this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, or cooking fat of your choice
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 8 Siete Cassava & Coconut Tortillas
  • Optional: Garnish with cilantro, mashed avocados, salsa, and/or slice black olives.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil t in a skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add chopped onion and garlic into the to pan and cook until the onion is soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add ground beef, cumin, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, oregano, and onion powder to the pan and cook while stirring and breaking up the meat until the beef is browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. Microwave the tortillas for 30 seconds until they are warm and soft.
  6. Add 3-4 tablespoons of the meat mixture into each tortilla and roll them up tightly into taquitos.
  7. Place the taquitos on the baking sheet seem side down.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tortillas are golden and crispy.
  9. Serve topped with your favorite sauce and toppings. I used my creamy lemon basil sauce from this recipe, and replaced basil with cilantro.

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Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Guys… Mondays are SO much better when you get a good rest over the weekend (dur). If you are one my newsletter subscribers, you probably received my email last Friday about how I’m going to make an extra effort to practice true self care over the weekend, because that’s something I struggle with a lot. Having your own business and making your own hours, it can be difficult to actually have a weekend, but I took all day yesterday to sleep, watch Netflix, not be near my computer, and go on a nice long walk with my dogs. It was amazing.

So today, I’m all energized and refreshed to share a brand new recipe with you guys. And I promise, you are going to want to make these Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks!

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

My family has been using sriracha sauce since I was young, so I’ve always been a fan. The combination of the spicy and sweet is so perfect, and my mom whipped up Asian meals often so it pretty much went well with all her cooking. These days, I don’t eat sriracha sauce often because the ingredients usually contain sugar and xanthan gum, but I do enjoy it on occasion because it’s so darn deliciously addicting. I especially love it with chicken or pork!

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

These Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks came out even better than I expected. The chicken is so juicy, and the sauce is so flavorful and sticky that I regretted not making more. If you don’t think 2 tablespoons of sriracha sauce is spicy enough, you can add more but I think it’ll be fine as written because you’ll end up cooking down the sauce. I can handle spicy really well, and the sauce turned out perfect for my taste.

Are you a fan of spicy food? Then I really hope you make this because I think you’ll love it!

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks
 
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  • 5-6 chicken drumsticks
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp gluten free tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • Optional: Chopped green onions and sesame seeds, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place the drumsticks in a large bowl in a single layer
  2. Whisk together pineapple juice, sriracha, tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and ginger.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and make sure the chicken is well coated.
  4. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 1-4 hours, flipping the chicken half way through.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the drumsticks on the baking sheet, making sure they aren't touching.
  7. Bake the chicken for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  8. While the chicken is cooking, pour the marinade in a small saucepan and heat on the stovetop over high heat. Once the sauce starts boiling, reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce is reduced and thickened, about 7-10 minutes
  9. When the chicken is finished cooking, brush with the reduced sauce.
  10. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and sesame seeds, if using, and serve.

Paleo, Gluten Free Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks - so deliciously spicy!