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Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze

Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze

I love this Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze, and this amazing asparagus is low-carb, Keto, gluten-free (with gluten-free soy sauce), vegan, South Beach Diet friendly, and if you sub coconut aminos for the soy sauce it can even be Paleo or Whole 30 approved! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze found on KalynsKitchen.com.

First, a huge thank you to everyone for the kind comments some of you have left on my post about Kalyn’s Kitchen turning 12 years old! The positive feedback from readers really is one of the things that makes blogging so rewarding.

Now, can we have one more idea for cooking asparagus, since I seem to be unable to pass it up when I see it in the market these days! Waaaaay back in 2007 I made Roasted Radishes with Soy Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seed, which ended up inspiring this Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze. And then for 10 years the recipe hung around in the archives with a photo that was so gruesome I actually deleted it when I took these new ones. 

For the updated version I kept the asparagus spears whole and just used a pastry brush to glaze them with the soy-sesame mixture for the last bit of the cooking time. Then just sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on and you have the most amazing roasted asparagus dish you could ever want! 

And this recipe is pretty much perfect for any type of diet, even Paleo or Whole 30 if you use Coconut Aminos instead of the soy sauce. And asparagus is low in calories too! I’m adding this to my collection of favorite Asparagus Recipes, and I do hope you will try it! And for those people who just can’t get excited about asparagus, you might like Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds which has similar flavors!

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Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal

Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal

I love everything about this ultra-simple sheet pan meal with Roasted Salmon and Asparagus, and this easy dinner idea is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, Whole 30, and South Beach Diet friendly! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

If there’s one thing I know about the internet, it’s that things are always changing. For example, I first made this super-easy, cooks-in-one-pan, tastes-amazing recipe back in 2011, long before anyone had even heard of Sheet Pan Meals. In the original version I mentioned it had three of my favorite ingredients (salmon, asparagus, and lemon) and said it was the type of recipe that always appeals to me. And sure enough, I’ve been making it pretty much every spring when fresh asparagus starts going on sale.

And when I made this again recently I decided to take photos to get better pictures for this favorite dinner. And I also decided to rename it Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal, since that’s what people would be calling it these days, and I also changed the recipe to serve four, since that’s what most of my dinners are on the blog.

I’ll leave the original printer friendly recipe link in place, in case anyone has it bookmarked. (The new recipe is just doubled, and I did things in a slightly different order which seemed to flow better this time, but if you only want two servings use the original link.) It’s asparagus season for a few months now, so grab some salmon, some asparagus, and a lemon and give this easy recipe a whirl!

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Low-Carb Slow Cooker Mushroom Lover’s Pot Roast

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Mushroom Lover’s Pot Roast

People who like mushrooms will love this Low-Carb Slow Cooker Mushroom Lover’s Pot Roast; this tasty main dish is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly, and could easily be Paleo or Whole 30. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Mushroom Lover's Pot Roast found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Way back in the archives on the blog there’s a recipe called Stove Top Pot Roast with Mushrooms and Sage, and when I stumbled across it recently, it inspired me to create a slow cooker version of pot roast smothered with mushrooms. The other inspiration for this Low-Carb Slow Cooker Mushroom Lover’s Pot Roast was a new brand of mushroom bouillon cubes that I just had to try in a recipe!

If you don’t have mushroom bouillon cubes or concentrate, I hope you’ll get some before you make this, because that’s what makes the pot roast so flavorful! There are lots of good brands, and if your store doesn’t carry them you can follow the link above and see a variety of options on Amazon.com. The one I used had only 2 carbs in a cube, but check the ingredients if you’re looking for one that’s gluten-free or Paleo. (There are some more photos of mushroom bouillon cubes in the stove top post roast recipe linked above.)

I served this to my niece Kara‘s family, which has mostly mushroom haters, but everyone liked the pot roast and Kara and I enjoyed the mushrooms. Even the seven year old who isn’t a big meat eater ate some of this.

I already shared some Low-Carb Menus for Valentine’s Day, but if you didn’t pick one yet I think this pot roast would be a hit with Valentines who love mushrooms.

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Paleo Italian Beef Stew with Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Basil

Paleo Italian Beef Stew with Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Basil

This easy Paleo Italian Beef Stew with Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Basil will be a hit with beef stew fans, and the recipe is also Whole 30, low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Paleo Italian Beef Stew with Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Basil found on KalynsKitchen.com

Back in 2005 I posted Leftover Roast Beef Italian Stew, and that recipe was definitely the inspiration for this Paleo Italian Beef Stew with Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Basil. But let’s face it, now that beef is a lot more expensive most people don’t have leftover roast beef all that often, am I right?

So this updated Italian beef stew starts with chuck roast that’s simmered with tomatoes, herbs, and beef stock to tenderize the meat. Then onions, peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms are each briefly sauteed and added to the stew. It’s finished with chopped fresh basil, chopped basil in a tube, or you can use my beloved frozen basil if you’re lucky enough to have some.

Cooking the vegetables separately and adding them at the end keeps them firmer and more flavorful in the finished stew, and the touch of basil flavor is wonderful. This stew has all the Italian flavors I love, hope you’ll give it a try! And this reheats very well, so don’t be afraid to make the full recipe even if you’re not cooking for that many people.

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Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowl

Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowl

Jake and I loved everything about these Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowls and this recipe is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, South Beach Diet friendly, and it can even be Paleo or Whole 30 with the right ingredient choices! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowl found on KalynsKitchen.com
(During January I’m spotlighting a few of my favorite low-carb recipes along with the new ones, and trust me when I say that these Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowls are really a WOW. My sister Sandee loves this recipe and makes it over and over.)

I have high standards about what recipes actually end up making an appearance on Kalyn’s Kitchen, so if you see a recipe here you know I really enjoyed the dish. And then in that growing collection of recipes I enjoyed, occasionally something pops up that’s a complete wow! These Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowls were so delicious that when my nephew Jake and I tested the recipe, we both kept saying over and over how good they were.

The Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowls are definitely an offspring of the Sriracha Beef Cabbage Bowls I made last year, also a wow for me. Obviously I love cabbage, so if you’re not a cabbage fan this may not be for you. However, if you like fish tacos with slaw and spicy mayo dressing give this a try and I bet you’ll love it just like I did for a quick and healthy dinner!

Watch the steps for this recipe. See more slide show videos on My You Tube Channel.

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Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps

Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps

Leftovers tend to pile up at my house, but these Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps were gone the next day! These delicious lettuce wraps with ground turkey, bell pepper, tomato sauce, and green olives are also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, South Beach Diet friendly, and can easily be Paleo or Whole 30 with the right ingredient choices. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps found on KalynsKitchen.com
(I’m spotlighting some of my favorite low-carb recipes along with the new ones for the first few weeks of January, and these Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps are easy and delicious!)

I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many recipes for lettuce wraps, and they’re something I always enjoy when I’m focused on really low-carb eating.  Through the years I’ve made so many lettuce wrap variations that I’d have a hard time choosing a favorite, but these Low-Carb Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps were definitely amazing.

Ground turkey is simmered with onion, green pepper, tomatoes, chicken stock, and spices, with some chopped green olives and a generous amount of Green Tabasco Sauce giving it just enough zip to make it interesting.  The word Picadillo comes from a Spanish word that means “to mince” and many countries have their own version of this ground meat dish, but the use of olives makes this recipe lean towards Cuban Picadillo.

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