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Easy Green Bean Casserole

This quick and easy green bean casserole is the perfect addition to any holiday dinner. This recipe calls for Primal Kitchen’s Mushroom Gravy to help cut down on the preparation time. In no time you’ll have a warm and comforting dish that will compliment any meal. We keep things simple with onions and mushrooms, but if you’re looking to switch things up this recipe would be great with chopped bacon or bacon grease instead of butter.
How to make green bean casserole
First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then steam your green beans until they are tender. While they are steaming, prepare your crispy onions. Cut the onion in half and slice it into very thin half moons. Toss the onions in a bowl with oil, then add the almond flour, thyme and salt and pepper and gently mix until just combined.

Lay the onions out in a single layer on a sheet pan and roast in the oven for 7-10 minutes. Give the onions a shake or toss and continue roasting until they are golden. I recommend watching them because they can quickly go from browned to burnt. Set aside while you finish the green beans.

Heat the butter in a large oven-safe skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Once melted and bubbling, add the chopped onion and sauté until golden, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and allow them to cook for about 2 minutes, or until they are just tender. Pour in the Mushroom Gravy and coconut milk and bring the mixture to a simmer.

Strain the steamed green beans and add them to the skillet. You can also add some coconut aminos or even a squeeze of lemon if you’d like. Mix in the thyme, pepper and salt and let the sauce start bubbling again. Fold the green beans into the sauce and cook on the stovetop until the green beans are well coated in the sauce and the sauce thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, take the skillet out of the oven and spread the crispy onions on top all over the green beans. Place the skillet back in the oven for about 10 more minutes. The sauce the green beans are in should be fairly thick, and will further thicken as the casserole cools. Allow the casserole to cool slightly, then serve and enjoy!

 

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Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

When people think of comfort food there’s a good chance that mac and cheese comes to mind. This creamy, gooey, and cheesy dinner time meal can easily transport you back to childhood days when you wished every meal could be mac and cheese. While we don’t suggest having mac and cheese every night, this keto cauliflower mac and cheese recipe is a great option for when you’re craving that nostalgic taste.

Made with a helping of cauliflower this recipe leans into a variety of spices, such as paprika and mustard powder while also being topped off with our new No-Dairy Cheez Sauce. If you’re looking to switch it up you can also swap out half of the instructed cauliflower for butternut squash, which is perfect for the fall season.
How to make keto cauliflower mac and cheese
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, in a bowl, combine the avocado oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, thyme, mustard powder and salt. Fold in the cauliflower until the spice mixture coats all of the pieces of the cauliflower. Lay the cauliflower out in a single layer on a baking dish or sheet pan. Roast in the oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and golden. Allow everything to cool slightly.

Place the cauliflower in a bowl and pour the No Dairy Cheez Sauce on top along with the milk. Stir to combine and then stir in the almond flour. Pour the cauliflower mixture into a greased 9×9 baking dish.

Crush up your pork rinds in a bag. Crush them so that about half of the pork rinds form a coarse powder and the rest crushed up a bit less in order to give the mixture texture. Pour the pork rinds into a bowl and combine with the parsley and almond flour. Pour this mixture on top of the cauliflower and spread it all over the top of the cauliflower.

Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the pork rinds are golden. Allow to cool slightly and serve!

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Keto Beef Stew

Looking for a warm and cozy meal? Our beef stew is the perfect meal to cook for a dinner spent inside. Filled with plenty of vegetables, such as radishes and carrots this stew can be cooked on the stovetop or in the oven for ease. Not only is this Keto Beef Stew great on its own, you can easily top it on cauliflower rice or mash.

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Easy Crispy Grilled Eggplant

Eggplant on the grill is such a simple and delicious side dish! In this recipe, we salt the eggplant to help remove some of the water and moisture from the slices so that you get a flavorful bite that’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Enjoy the eggplant as is with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, or drizzle on balsamic vinegar, tahini sauce or Primal Kitchen Italian Dressing or Balsamic Vinaigrette.

We like using Italian, Graffiti, Chinese or Japanese eggplant for this recipe. They are meaty, firm, and hold up to grilling well. Feel free to adjust grill time depending on your grill and any parts of it that are hotter than others. The end result should be crispy on the outside and soft and flavorful on the inside without being chewy. If the flesh of your eggplant ends up chewy but the outside is already too browned, reduce the heat of your grill a little and cook the eggplant for longer – chewy eggplant usually means it’s undercooked.

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Salmon Burgers

Salmon burgers are the perfect dinnertime meal. Not only are they nutritious, but when made on the stovetop are a quick meal to enjoy with the entire family. Plus, salmon includes vitamin D3, B-vitamins, magnesium, iron, and selenium. You can’t beat that. Our recipe also calls for a low-carb bun, but you can always switch it out for lettuce or collard greens. Our patties are so delicious and packed with flavor that we wouldn’t blame you if you even omitted the wrapping all together to eat the burger and and slaw on their own!
How to make salmon burgers
For this recipe we’re using wild-caught salmon filets, which include healthy omega-3 fats and far fewer toxins than farmed salmon. In order to prep the salmon you’ll want to cut the skin of the salmon away from the flesh. Then finely mince the salmon filet with a knife or by pulsing the salmon in a food processor. If you are using the food processor, cut the filet into large chunks, then pulse until a mince forms. Be sure not to over-process! The salmon should look similar to the below photo.

Next, place the salmon in a bowl along with the egg, almond flour, green onion, bell pepper, mayo, coconut aminos, black pepper, coriander, onion powder, paprika, cumin and salt. Mix to combine. Form the salmon mixture into 4 equal sized patties and place on a sheet pan.

 
How to cook salmon burgers
The great part about this recipe for salmon burgers is there are multiple cooking methods! If you’re running short on time and don’t have time for cooking with an oven, throw these patties on the stovetop for an efficient cooking method.

Cook the salmon burgers in the oven: Before you start cooking ensure your oven is preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once your patties are formed bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the patties are firm and the salmon is fully cooked, flipping once during cooking. Set aside to cool.
Cook the salmon burgers on the stovetop: You can also make the burgers in a skillet on the stovetop. Heat a tablespoon or so of avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the burgers. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, or until the burger is cooked through.

Salmon burger toppings
Our salmon burgers also come with a homemade slaw made with broccoli or cabbage slow then tossed with the chipotle lime mayo and squeeze of lemon. You can also add extra minced red bell pepper or green onion to this mixture if you’d like. As for additional toppings, feel free to mix and match based on your liking! We used sliced tomato and red onion this time around.

 

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Easy Smoothie Bowls

Looking to satisfy a sweet craving but don’t want to forfeit nutritious ingredients? Our easy smoothie bowls are the perfect start to the day or even a mid-day, hearty snack. We’ve created two recipes that include a variety of fruits and vegetables such as raspberries, cauliflower, broccoli and more. Plus, both recipes include our Primal Kitchen Vanilla Whey Protein Drink Mix for an added boost of protein.

Since these smoothie bowls also call for frozen fruits and vegetables the prep time is minimal. Using frozen fruits and vegetables will also make the smoothie bowls thick and spoonable. We’ve listed a variety of topping ideas to use as the finish touch but the sky’s the limit with toppings! Use your favorite nuts, seeds, fruit, or anything else you’d like.

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