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No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza

No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PB2 Foods. All opinions are entirely my own.  No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza recipes are slices of heaven. I say recipes because there are many options to create an incredible sweet pizza. They are…

Air-Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

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Air-Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs are finger-licking delicious. In addition super easy recipe. Well, to be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of chicken thighs. Some people are white meat lovers and some dark, I am definitely a white meat lover. Yes, sometimes I like…

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken is so easy, and everyone in my house loves it. My favorite kitchen toy is an air fryer by far. As soon as we got it I was in love with it.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

A year later we got another one. It is bigger with more settings such as baking, toasting and broiling together along with the initial air fryer function.

Now, this is not an air fryer review of any kind, but I really like this one in regards to how many functions it has.

However, I wouldn’t get this one again just because it is a bit too loud compared to my old one.

I’ve been wanting to make a whole chicken for a while now and since this air fryer is big enough, the chicken, that is around 4 pounds, fits easily.

So after marinating the chicken overnight in the fridge I finally had a chance to make it.

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Air Fryer Whole Chicken

It took me around an hour and a half, turning two times around to get that crispy skin. It was worth it.

To be honest, I thought that it will be done much faster but at the same time, I didn’t want to risk cooking it at high temperatures.

It was low and slow, in a way, although for the first 30 minutes I air-fried it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then a for an hour it was cooked at 375 degrees.

This all depends on how big your chicken is. Make sure that the internal temperature is at least 165 degrees.

You must poke your meat thermometer at the thickest part of the chicken so it can read the most accurate temperature.

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Recipe
Yield: Makes 1 Chicken, Serves 4 to 6

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Additional Time to Marinade: 12 hours
Total Time: 13 hours 35 minutes

Air Fryer Whole Chicken is so easy, and everyone loves it. My favorite kitchen toy is an air fryer by far. As soon as we got it I was in love with it.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken, 3 lb to 5 lb (1.3kg to 2.2kg)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Place the whole chicken in the large pot or a bowl (You can also use an extra-large ziplock bag to marinate). Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pin feathers and pat the outside dry.
  2. On the side mix olive oil, lemon juice, herbs, salt, and pepper then rub all over the chicken. under the skin, inside and all around. Close it or cover it and place it in the fridge for 10 to 12 hours, or overnight.
  3. You can roast this in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes at 375°F, but today we gonna use air-fryer.
  4. Take the chicken out of the marinade and add butter under the skin and rub if possible all around the chicken.
  5. Air fry for 30 minutes at 350°F with back down and breast up, then turn it around and cook for 30 minutes with the breast down so the back could get a nice golden color as well at 375°F.
  6. After that turn, it again allows it to air-fry for an additional 30 minutes also at 375°F. If your chicken is bigger like 5 pounds it might take up to 40 additional minutes.

The cooking time depends a) on your air fryer and b) on the size of the chicken. Always use a meat thermometer to detriment if the chicken is cooked through. The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165° Fahrenheit (75° Celsius). When you're cooking a whole bird, it should be inserted into the thickest part of the thigh but not touching bone.

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Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese

I could eat this delicious Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese probably every other day. Well, I like calling this Mac-flower and Cheese ’cause I used Cauliflower instead of macaroni.

This recipe blew my Instagram account after food52 reshared my picture of Mac-flower and Cheese. Since I did not have a recipe on my blog, I received well over 300 messages, all asking for this recipe. It was a madhouse for a good week.

So I re-tested a recipe twice again to make sure. I am not a huge fan of cream cheese addition, but my family really likes it so I will give you an option. You can use it or omit.

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Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese

You can use this cheese sauce over roasted potatoes, peppers or broccoli. It is so good!

Don’t get me wrong, cream cheese does not make this sauce bad, just I like it better without it.

What makes this meal unique? It’s cauliflower and we all know the hype over this brain food. Also, it is lower in carb and really delicious. Even my kids eat this one and my boys are not fans of cauliflower but they are eating this way.

I feel like even if you eat carbs roasted cauliflower could be mixed with macaroni and cheese. That way you eat a slightly “healthier” pasta.

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I always loved cauliflower so I could eat it literally any possible way. Give the cauliflower a chance as well as this yummy recipe. I know it is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is really not bad at all.

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese

Also, you have two option on how to prepare cauliflower; roasted on the oven or use your air fryer. It is so easy when you pop cauliflower florets in the air fryer. No mess!

I love my air fryer for real, but you can totally use sheet pan and just roast in the oven. The conventional oven is alright as well, as long as you cook cauliflower.

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Roasted Cauliflower And Cheese
Yield: 4

Roasted Cauliflower And Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy and delicious side dish. It is perfect with any protein or on its own.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds cauliflower
  • Salt, ground black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil
  • Pinch or two of herbs such as dried parsley

CHEESE SAUCE

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk (or half and half, whipped cream)
  • 6 ounces mild cheddar, shredded
  • 3 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
  • Salt to taste

ASSEMBLY

  • 1-ounce mild cheddar, shredded
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried or fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Wash and separate cauliflower into bite-size pieces.
  2. Season with salt and pepper then drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Toss it to coat then cook in the air fryer at 375 Fahrenheit for 16-17 minutes or roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 400F. Make sure that the cauliflower is in one layer on the baking sheet. Also, you may use your convection oven. Air Fryer is basically a convenient "countertop" convection oven.


SAUCE

  1. While cauliflower is cooking prep for the cheese sauce. You can use pre-shredded cheese but it is so much better if you shred it yourself.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; remove from heat. Stir in flour, salt, turmeric powder, and pepper.
  3. Put the saucepan back on the heat and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually add warm milk or light cream, stirring until well-mixed.
  4. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  5. Add both types of cheese and cook on a lower temperature, stirring, until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth and well blended.
  6. The sauce will start to get thicker. Now, taste it and add salt according to your taste.

Assembly

  1. Place cauliflower into the skillet, pour cheese over it, slightly stir to coat then add a drizzle of olive oil and a bit of shredded cheese. Add a good sprinkle of dried parsley.
  2. Turn the stove off and serve immediately.

Notes

I never tried placing it overnight in the fridge.

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Broiled Flank Steak

Broiled Flank Steak

Broiled Flank Steak

Delicious Broiled Flank Steak! How do you like it, rare, medium-rare or well done?

I am medium rare to a well-done type of person… or at least somewhere in between.

I desperately wanted to grill this one the other day or at least smoke it.

Well, the continuous rain kept me from doing it, so the next best thing was grilling it under the broiler.

Broiled Flank Steak

The fragrant spices were perfect, and it tasted really tasty.

You know Flank Steak could be a bit chewy or tough, but I think it depends on where you buy your meat, as well as how old it was.

The flank makes a mean fajita, and it’s also an excellent choice for bibimbap, stir-fries, or even Philly cheesesteak.

It is just so delicious that I could eat it every other day.

Broiled Flank Steak

I got to say that this method of cooking a steak is popularly called London Broil.

Tougher pieces of meat, commonly, flank or top round steak, are left to marinate overnight.

Then you should be broiled under high heat and served by thinly slicing the meat across the grain.

Broiled Flank Steak

I typically served it low carb for my family. Well, my kids had bread, of course. We are carb lovers after all.

However, my lovely husband and I enjoyed it with some oven-roasted ranch cauliflower cooked in steak dripping.

The other dish was sauteed cabbage in garlic Alfredo sauce, which was perfect. Needless to say, we inhaled this delicious meal.

If you follow Low-Carb Diet this meat is perfect. You can combine it with cabbage like I served my air-fryer ribs or cauliflower, maybe a bowl of greens.

Recipe

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Broiled Flank Steak
Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Broiled Flank Steak

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Beef: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Tasty and easy recipe for Broiled Flank Steak

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds Flank Steak

For the marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice Lime juice, Vinegar, or similar acid for tenderizing the meat
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic grated or pressed in a garlic press
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon per side Grill/Barbecue Spices

Instructions

  1. Coat the flank steak with marinade: Place the steak in a shallow dish, like a 9×13-inch baking dish. Whisk together all the marinade ingredients and pour over the steak. Rub the marinade into the steak and flip the steak once or twice in the dish to coat.
  2. Marinate for about 3 hours (it can marinate overnight in the fridge, covered). Cover the dish and place the steak in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Turn the steak occasionally maybe after minutes. If you leave it overnight try to flip after a couple of hours. 
  3. Heat the broiler and prepare the pan: Set your broiler to its highest setting. Place an oven rack a few inches below the broiler element.
  4. Drizzle the pan with oil and place the steak on.
  5. Remove the steak from the marinade, shake off the excess, and place it in the middle of the broiler pan. Place the pan it under the broiler. Cook for 7-10 minutes per side. This all depends on your taste; rare, medium rare or well done.
  6. The steak is done when the edges are a bit charred and crispy, and you see some dark searing on the top. Using your meat thermometer, check the temperature in the thickest part with an instant-read thermometer: 115F to 120F for a rare steak, 120F to 125F for a medium-rare steak, and 140F to 145F for medium-well steak.
  7. Note that If additional cooking is needed, cook for another minute or two for every 10 degrees needed; transfer the steak to the oven if it’s becoming too crisp on the edges.
  8. This is a very important part Transfer the steak to a cutting board and allow it to rest for at least 5 minutes.
  9. Slice the steak into very thin slices using a sharp knife, cutting against the grain. Transfer the slices to a serving platter, then pour the juices from the pan and cutting board over the meat and toss to coat.

Notes

Grilled Flank Steak: Instead of broiling, you can also grill flank steak over very high heat on a gas or charcoal grill. The cooking times are the same.

You may marinate this from 3 hours to overnight. The Flank steak takes marinates very well so it will tenderize.

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Ground Beef Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Ground Beef Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Simple, delicious and low-carb meal. It is Keto Friendly and very delicious.

When it comes to easy meals this one could not be easier. It does take a bit more time to complete it, but nothing hard at all.