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Showing posts with label Lunch. Show all posts


This Keema Curry is a recipe I’ve made dozens of instances for absolutely everyone i really like – and most of the people i really like. This enormously flavorful ground beef curry with peas and potatoes is the definition of comfort meals, and so easy to make. i'm hoping you’ll fall in love with it as tough as we've got – even the kids agree, it’s the very best Indian consolation food! 

Keema is an Indian floor beef or lamb curry recipe simmered with peas, potatoes, tomatoes, coconut milk, and spices. “Keema” interprets to minced meat (aka floor meat) and the traditional versions are organized with either peas (keema matar) or potatoes (keema aloo) or in the case of this precise recipe, each. 


My tackle Keema Curry is an model of this recipe by means of Grace Parisi thru meals and Wine. I first determined this recipe 5 or six years in the past. Our oldest became a infant, and a horrible restaurant companion. Cameron and i missed our favorite Indian eating place like whoah, so I went on a assignment to make and ideal as many eating place-pleasant Indian recipes as possible – and this one has been on rotation ever due to the fact.

This keema curry starts with a base of floor red meat seasoned with garlic, sparkling ginger, curry, garam masala, and turmeric. It’s then simmered with tomato paste, fire roasted tomatoes and coconut milk until rich in each hue and flavor. Creamy roasted yukon gold potatoes, peas, and chopped cilantro are stirred in on the give up. The end result is a hearty beef curry dish this is the pinnacle of smooth comfort food!



  • 1 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 large yukon gold potatoes (about 1 lb) diced into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion diced to 1/2"
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 14-oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 14-oz can full-fat unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 c frozen baby peas
  • 2 tbsp cilantro plus additional for serving
  • lime juice to taste, for serving
  • rice or naan for serving


  1. Heat the oven to 425°F. Toss the potatoes with olive oil and spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and roast until tender and golden browned, stirring once halfway through, 25-30 minutes.
  2. Heat a dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring frequently to break up the pieces, until no longer pink, 6-7 minutes.
  3. Add the onion, ginger, and garlic. Sautee, stirring frequently, until the onion softens and turns translucent, 5 minutes.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, and tomato paste. Stir until the spices are fragrant and the tomato paste is worked into the beef, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes and coconut milk and give everything a good stir. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce to medium low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the curry thickens and the color turns a deep golden orange, 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in the frozen baby peas and roasted potatoes. Simmer until the peas are warmed through, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro.
  7. Ladle into serving bowls over your base of choice (rice, naan or other, see post notes), sprinkle with lime juice and cilantro, and serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months. See posts notes regarding best practices for freezing. 


Drunken hen Zoodle Casserole takes a spin on the authentic Pad kee mao Asian stir fry and puts it in casserole form. A paleo pleasant zucchini noodle casserole with tons of taste, Thai spices, and simple healthful components! A delicious, mild, high protein, low carb recipe.

My latest obsession, among many, is making the maximum out zoodles in the form of spiralized comfort meals. I don’t recognize about you, but now and again simple zucchini noodles get boring. Heck, until your insects bunny, all of us want to eat vegetables which have a few “Ooompf !” Don’t me incorrect, i really like the more veggie intake spiralized greens add to dishes, however with that still desires to return greater substance and/or taste, ya recognise?  I recognize which you recognize.


Besides, comfort food within the shape of casseroles and Asian meals are my JAM… err Jelly? yes, noodle bowls, spicy Thai, creamy chook curry, homestyle tuna (zoodle) and fowl casserole favorites. superb I inform you!

So simply upload this paleo drunken chook zoodle casserole to the list. Gosh I’ve been looking to try this for see you later. Drunken noodles are first-rate, but whilst you lead them to into bird zoodle casserole form, they are even more outstanding. Why? because you may delivery them as a stir fry noodle potluck dish, make for meal prep, or feed the complete family around the desk.



  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs or breast (the darker meat works best)

Ingredients for Stir Fry Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce/paste (available in most asian sections at store. Or use Sriracha)
  • 2–3 tbsp gluten free Tamari soy sauce mixed with 1 tbsp dark sugar (coconut palm sugar, dark brown sugar, or molasses). This creates a dark soy sauce. *For Paleo use Coconut Aminos*
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • kefir lime or 1/4 tsp lime zest (a splash of juice works too)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional finely diced Thai bird’s eye red pepper for extra spicy

Other Ingredients for the casserole:

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 cup stir fry veggies (i.e. broccoli, snap peas, etc.)
  • 2–3 tbsp tapioca starch or potato starch/flour
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 16 oz (or about 3–4 c Zucchini noodles- zoodles) This equals about 1–2 large zucchini
  • 3 eggs
  • 2–3 tbsp coconut milk


  • Thai basil
  • 1 Thai red pepper (see notes for other pepper)
  • optional sesame seeds to garnish


  1. easy your chook then cube your fowl meat into small slices/cubes. Set apart.
  2. Slice greens and spiralize your zucchini. in case you don’t have a spiralizer, simply reduce julienne fashion. i take advantage of this spiralizer . make sure to pat your zucchini noodles extra dry with a towel. To eliminate extra water.
  3. next blend your stir fry sauce. Whisk together the fish sauce, chili sauce, ginger, tamari + sugar (to identical the dark soy sauce), lime, pinch of pepper. taste and adjust with extra tamari/sugar if wanted. For Paleo alternative, use palm sugar or molasses.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F and greased casserole dish. Set aside.
  5. location meat, garlic, onion, oil in skillet or massive pan. Sauté five mins.
  6. add your stir fry veggies, sliced purple pepper, sauce, and 2-three tbsp tapioca starch. Stir fry 10-15 mins until hen no long purple (however now not overcooked) and starch is blended nicely with the beef/veggies.
  7. region (Zucchini noodles) zoodles at the bottom of your casserole dish
  8. upload the chicken stir fry with sauce on pinnacle of zoodles; calmly.
  9. next whisk your eggs and coconut milk. Pour over casserole dish.
  10. Bake 25-30 minutes or till the rims are golden brown and the egg blend is cooked thru.
  11. put off from oven and garnish with Thai basil and non-obligatory sliced Thai peppers.
  12. Salt/pepper to taste. Sesame seeds to sprinkle over pinnacle, if favored.


Kimchi salad with sesame pork and spiralized apples and cucumber! This Asian stimulated apple salad recipe makes a short and wholesome kimchi substitute. Cucumber and Apple noodles tossed in a highly spiced kimchi fashion salad dressing are served with sesame beef. A mild nourishing meal that’s prepared in 30 minutes. Paleo with complete 30 option.

Just letting  this spiralized apple kimchi salad recipe changed into in the beginning posted in Early 2016. I retested, rephotographed, updated content and URL. Now i'm republishing it for you nowadays! i am hoping you experience. thank you for following Cotter Crunch Y’all!.


If zucchini noodles are referred to as zoodles, does that imply spiralized apple noodles are known as apoodles? And there’s my corny cotter intro.

However in all seriousness friends, I come to you today with a bowl of spiralized apple kimchi salad goodness. Kimchi as in “kimchi” style. As in you don’t virtually ought to make actual kimchi, it’s my short version. but it definitely has that kimchi fashion tang and spicy goodness, ya feel me?

In reality, this kimchi salad is protein packed and suitable for the intestine.  due to the fact, let’s face it, i might have stressed way to a lot remaining week and needing a reboot. I blame era and properly.. .life. Oye!  as a result why these days I need a bit TLC recipe to nurture the body . Cool?


For the Spiralized Apple Kimchi Salad:

  • 2 apples (green and/or red). One of each is best combo!
  • 1 small seedless cucumber
  • 1  green onion diced.
  • 1 tbsp hot mustard (asian) or a Dijion mustard
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce (ex chili paste or Sriracha). For Whole 30 option use
  • 1/4 tsp pinch of paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar (rice wine vinegar)
  • 1–2 tsp fresh grated fresh ginger or 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Crushed black pepper to taste

For the Garlic Sesame Beef:

  • 2 tsp oil (avocado or sesame oil for frying)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (2–3 cloves minced)
  • 1 tsp tamari sauce (Gluten Free soy sauce. Whole 30 option see notes)
  • 6 – 8 oz organic lean beef ( top round, steak, separable lean only, 95 % lean ground)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp sesame seeds for topping (extra for garnishing and plating)
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Garnishes for the Salad:

  • leafy greens
  • sliced radish (1/2 cup)
  • optional; crushed red pepper flakes
  • optional; fresh cilantro


  1. First put together your short Apple kimchi Salad. Spiralize (or julienne slice) your apples. It’s exceptional to apply a green and purple to even out tartness with taste. but any apple will do if you don’t have one of each.
  2. Spiralize or julienne slice your cucumber. region in a big bowl and press out any extra water with a paper towel. Set aside.
  3. Chop your onion and garlic (if using cloves) and place in a small blending bowl
  4. Then upload to your mustard, spices, chili sauce, vinegar, and lastly the ginger. sparkling always flavor better but floor works satisfactory too.
  5. Toss kimchi flavored apple cucumber salad all collectively.
  6. vicinity in fridge to marinate while you prepare dinner pork.

FOR THE red meat

  1. mix 2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp sesame seed, and dash of tamari in a small bowl. Whisk collectively and pour over your meat. Marinate for 10-20 minutes. Or skip if in a rush.
  2. warmness skillet to medium high.
  3. location your marinated steak (with oil) in the pan and sear for substances in a medium excessive for 7-10 minutes, turning.  Or till pork is cooked to 140F and browned.
  4. put off from warmness, pressure extra fats/grease if desired.
  5. Sprinkle with more sesame see


  1. Divide the apple kimchi salad into two bowls.
  2. vicinity a radish, sprouts, or green leaf on one side of the bowl.
  3. Divide the red meat strips (or floor) into the two bowls or plates.
  4. top pork with greater crimson pepper flakes and sesame seed if favored.
  5. Drizzle any greater sauce on pinnacle of salad.
  6. Garnish with cilantro.


Lazy Crock Pot Lasagna is a family favorite and so brief and easy to make! A scrumptious meat sauce layered with cheese and spinach filled ravioli and masses of gooey cheese and chefs up flawlessly in the sluggish cooker. A meal that everyone will agree on. Did I mention how easy this lasagna is to make?

This Lazy Crock Pot Lasagna is a own family favorite!  It seems we’re continually off at some hobby or occasion and a few nights it looks as if everyone goes through a revolving door.  that is ideal because it’s brief to make and we can have it prepared for when we get home from soccer exercise.


we like lasagna and although there are a number of steps involved in creating a lasagna from scratch, the effects are usually really worth it!  This Lazy Crock Pot Lasagna uses a few shortcuts to make a lasagna dish that takes pretty much 15 mins of prep and then cooks in the sluggish cooker but has the identical superb taste.

the key to making this flavor top notch is to apply a excessive best pasta sauce, the higher the sauce, the better the dish!

Cheese and spinach filled ravioli (or you may use just cheese ravioli) update the conventional layers of pasta and ricotta cheese making it high-quality simple to put together and no boiling required. including the cheese on pinnacle right at the start of the the cooking permits it to get that yummy crusty facet that i like!


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 large jar (45 oz) high quality pasta sauce
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large package (25-30 oz) cheese & spinach filled ravioli (uncooked)
  1. Brown ground pork, onion and garlic over medium warmness till no crimson stays. Drain any fat.
  2. Stir in Italian seasoning and pasta sauce. cowl and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Spray the inner of a 6-7 qt crock pot with cooking spray. Layer sauce, ravioli and cheese.
  4. Repeat layers finishing with cheese. cover and cook on low 3-4 hours.


Are you seeking out an smooth sluggish cooker pork chop recipe? then you definately should strive these Crock Pot pork Chops with Golden Mushroom Gravy!

we like gravy or graby as my 3 12 months antique calls it! So I knew this recipe from my husbands grandma would be an immediate hit.


I didn’t definitely recognize what Golden Mushroom Soup turned into until I saw this recipe from my buddy, Golden Mushroom bird. when I grabbed some groceries for grandma and noticed it became at the listing I requested what she become going to apply it for and knew I had a brand new recipe to try!

Are you ever harassed while looking at all the options for red meat on the grocery keep? take a look at out this submit for an explanation of all the Cuts of red meat.


  • 5-6 boneless pork chops
  • 2 (10.5 ounce) cans Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 (8 oz) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional)
  • Season salt and pepper to taste
  1. gently spray a casserole crock pot or 6 quart crock pot with cooking spray.
  2. area beef chops within the slow cooker.
  3. top with final components and cook on low for three.five - 4 hours or until internal temperature reaches one hundred forty five degrees.
  4. do away with pork chops or circulate to the facet of the crock pot and add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch into the liquid aggregate and stir until blended.
  5. Serve gravy over beef chops


Fowl drumsticks larghetto burned in a cranberry bbq sauce kind for an soft weeknight party or delivery a meet on courageous day. It's unpolluted get comfort content!

I bed that season is spent and return has upright arrived, but, technically, we're relieve less than team days into the authorised toughen. Sick, opportune? I'm so truly for all things recede, but since I live in Constellation, for me it feels similar I've been trapped in Westeros and we've fair started a five-year summer.


Hump I mentioned that I'm soothe obsessing over the newest period of Strategy of Thrones? And that I lean to mortal the previous seasons on in the punctuate while I use?

Because, nerd. I am and always testament be a nerd.

But, I divagate. I'm making gnomish learn nigh the endure with you because I jazz a idea you're feat to totally link when I say that still tho' it's die, it's ease too hot out to prepare. And what outstrip way to get around cranking up that oven than with a luscious crock pot alimentation?


  • 3 lb chicken drumsticks skin on or off, your choice
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 1 pinch black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 3/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
  1. Tab your oven to create careful there's a wipeout positioned 4-5 inches from the top, then preheat oven to cookery. Product a hot paper with aluminium picture.
  2. Abode drumsticks on embattled baking wrapper and season with flavourer and seasoning, then property baking sheet on top oven rack. Cookery drumsticks for 12 proceedings, motion half way finished. Drumsticks testament be a temperate auspicious quality when intelligent.
  3. Patch drumsticks ready, beat together BBQ sauce, cranberry sauce, citrus marmalade, quick-cooking tapioca, and mustard in a line incurvation.
  4. Add drumsticks to a 6 qt jar pot and swarm cranberry BBQ sauce on top. Gently pitch drumsticks to pelage.
  5. Broach and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  6. Supply instantly with benny seeds as garnish (optional).

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