Cheesy Sausage and Rice Casserole

Cauliflower rice is one of the best low carb substitutes for those starchy foods we have all enjoyed but no longer eat on keto.  Since cauliflower is so mild in flavor, it absorbs the seasonings and sauces you add to it, making it a great base in many dishes.  Roasted, riced, or "mashed" shows the vegetable's true versatility beyond streamed or raw florets.  This casserole will turn even the biggest cauliflower non-believer into a fan, because of the delicious sausage and cheese that accompany it.  Another easy weeknight meal makes this a true winner. I began by pre-heating my oven to 350°F and gathering the above ingredients. While heating olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, I chopped the onion, red pepper, and jalapeños into small pieces.  I used two medium jalapeños but you could use more or less, depending on personal preference. I first cooked the onions in peppers until fragrant and the onions were slightly translucent, then seasoned with salt and pepper.  I [Continue reading...]

Pesto Chicken

Is there anything better than recipes that are 5 ingredients or less?  I love simple foods that don't break the bank or require me to buy every spice, oil, or sauce known to man to make.  Long before making this blog I was interested in cooking and would find recipes that looked delicious, but would immediately become a hard "NO" after scrolling to find an ingredients list as long as 12-15 items.  After busy days at work, energy levels can be pretty low come Wednesday or Thursday night, so having a quick and easy go-to recipe you can throw together is key. I began by pre-heating my oven to 350°F and gathering my ingredients above. On a foil-lined and greased baking sheet, I laid out the chicken breasts, patted them dry, and seasoned both sides with salt and pepper.  I chose thin-sliced chicken breasts for their quicker cooking time. Next I spooned some pesto onto each chicken breast and then topped with cheese.  I put them in the oven for about 30 minutes until the [Continue reading...]