Category Archives: Nut Free

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are so deliciously tart and they are a great on-the-go breakfast on busy mornings! Perfect with a cup of coffee.

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

My mood has been on an all time high recently now that the weather is finally warming up, the days are crazy long,  and it really feels like Spring. And along with that, I’m looking forward to all the lighter and more colorful dishes, along with some grill recipes and tart baked goods to celebrate this new season.

And when I say tart baked goods, I mean all things lemon and citrus based. I just love the sour and sweet combo and I find it so refreshing and delicious, which is why I was so excited to make these Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. These are grain free and nut free, made with cassava flour, and they are so lemony and Spring-y. I’ve been enjoying one in the morning with a hot mug of coffee to wash it all down and it’s been just the thing I need to brighten up my breakfast dish.

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

While the muffins themselves are fluffy and delicious on their own, I highly recommend you make the coconut lemon glaze to drizzle on top of them. It adds an extra lemony flavor to make this recipe shine even more, and adds a bit more moisture which is always good news when it comes to muffins.

Also, don’t forget the poppy seeds. They add a nutty and slightly fruity flavor, which complements so well with the lemons and makes the muffins extra tasty and special!

I guest posted these Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love them as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jones Dairy Farm. I was compensated and received a product to try. I fully stand behind this product, and the opinions are 100% my own.

These Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats are a comforting meal filled with all your favorite breakfast items, while being healthy and delicious!

Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

I usually like my breakfast to be quick and easy because I like to get a lot done in the morning, but on weekends, I like to take some time and effort into making a brunch item that’s extra special for me and my husband. These Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats came together on one such occasion on a lazy Saturday and it was one of the most delicious brunch meals I’ve cooked at home filled with all the yummy ingredients.

If you’ve never heard of spaghetti squash boats, they are cooked halved spaghetti squash filled with whatever your heart desires, and you eat it straight out of the hardy squash skin. It’s so fun to eat and while being decadent and light at the same time. In this recipe, I loaded my spaghetti squash boats with a mixture of spinach, onion, Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Turkey Sausage, and a runny egg, and the combination of flavors and textures is pretty dang amazing.

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If you’ve never heard of Jones Dairy Farm, they are a company that makes yummy and healthy breakfast sausage and smoked meats that are antibiotic free and certified gluten free. I was immediately attracted to their clean list of ingredients that are easily recognizable. And the taste of the various breakfast sausage I’ve tasted are all so delicious and flavorful, and really great in recipes like this Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats.

I was easily able to find the turkey sausage used in this recipe at a Sprouts near my house, but they are available at various stores nationwide so you can check out their website to find out if they are near you as well. And while you are there, browse through their other products as well and see what they are up to on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube! They are often sharing drool worthy recipes that include their sausage and meats, which always inspire my next breakfast.

Hope you enjoy these  Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats as much as we did! They were so good that I was scraping the bottom of the squash skin to get every last strand, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself doing the same. Hey, it’s no judgement zone when it comes to eating on this blog!

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Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 397 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats are a comforting meal filled with all your favorite breakfast items, while being healthy and delicious!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the squash is cooked through and the skin is soft when you press on it.

  2. OR, use the Instant Pot method to cook the spaghetti squash: Place the steamer rack that came with the Instant Pot in the pot, and pour in 1 cup of water. Place the whole spaghetti squash, uncut, on the rack. Screw on the lid, make sure the pressure valve is closed, then cook for 20 minutes on manual. Release the pressure immediately and open the lid. Cut the squash in half.

  3. Remove the seeds, then use a fork to loosen up the flesh of the spaghetti squash, but leave them inside the skin. Set aside.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  5. Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium high heat.

  6. Add onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes until translucent. 

  7. Add garlic and stir together for 1 minute until fragrant. 

  8. Add Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Turkey Sausage, spinach, coconut milk, salt, and pepper, and cook stirring until the sausage is cooked through and the spinach has wilted down, about 5 minutes

  9. Stir in tapioca starch until the mixture is slightly thickened, then remove from heat. 

  10. Top the spaghetti squash halves with the sausage and spinach mixture, dividing them evenly. 

  11. Make an indent in the middle of the squash halves and crack an egg into each indent.

  12. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until the egg whites are cooked through and the yolks are still runny. 

  13. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if using, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats
Amount Per Serving (1 spaghetti squash boat)
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 802mg 33%
Potassium 1046mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 11g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 172.9%
Vitamin C 42.4%
Calcium 21.2%
Iron 28.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cauliflower Mexican Rice (Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Whole30)

Get a taste of Mexican restaurant at home with this yummy paleo and vegan Cauliflower Mexican Rice. It tastes like the real deal but it’s Whole30 and keto-friendly!

Cauliflower Mexican Rice Paleo Vegan Whole30 Keto

One of the things I judge a Mexican restaurant by is the rice that they serve on the side. When it’s done well, it’s perfectly cooked, fluffy, and flavored so deliciously with yummy spices. It goes so well with the main dish and my husband actually loves it even more than I do, and will often eat my share after he finishes his.

Because we are both such fans, I decided to recreate the dish at home with this Cauliflower Mexican Rice and I love the way it turned out. It has all the flavors of a restaurant style rice but it’s packed with veggies from the cauliflower and super low in carbs for those of you on the ketogenic diet.

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This Cauliflower Mexican Rice recipe is actually much easier and simpler to make than real rice because cauliflower cooks so much faster. I got this on the table in less than 20 minutes and you really can’t beat that when you are looking for a quick and simple side dish on a busy weekday.

I think it goes well with any main dish, but I especially love it alongside some Salsa Verde Chicken, Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs, and Instant Pot Barbacoa as the flavors complement with each other so perfectly. The cilantro and lime are totally optional and I actually don’t think they are added into Mexican rice at restaurants usually, but I think they brighten up the rice both visually and taste-wise so I always like to finish off with them for this recipe.

Hope you enjoy this delicious Cauliflower Mexican Rice as much as we did, and let me know what you served it with in the comments below if you end up making it!

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Cauliflower Mexican Rice (Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Whole30)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 53 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Get a taste of Mexican restaurant at home with this yummy paleo and vegan Cauliflower Mexican Rice. It tastes like the real deal but it's Whole30 and keto-friendly!

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Optional: Cilantro and 1 tbsp lime juice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Remove the leaves off the cauliflower and cut off the florets from the roots. 

  2. Use a cheese grater or a food processor with a grater attachment, and grate the cauliflower into the size of rice. Set aside. 

  3. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. 

  4. Add diced onion and cook stirring for 4-5 minutes until translucent. 

  5. Add garlic and cook stirring for 1 minute. 

  6. Add the cauliflower rice, chili powder, sea salt, and black pepper, and stir together.

  7. Add tomato sauce and sauté for about 5 minutes, while stirring frequently. 

  8. If using, add in cilantro and lime juice. 

  9. Serve warm. 

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Mexican Rice (Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 471mg 20%
Potassium 214mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 6.7%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.