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Bunless Burger

Bunless Burger

Bunless Burger
When I eat burgers, I usually just put them on a plate and use a knife and a fork. This bunless burger “sandwich” is another way to enjoy meat, cheese and veggie layers without bread. It’s admittedly more fun than using knife and a fork, and is always a hit with kids, who find the “meat bun” funny – and fun.

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Ice cream.  My absolute favorite guilty pleasure. There’s literally nothing better than creamy delicious ice cream, but when it’s homemade, ohh is it just heavenly!  Ice cream is one of those desserts I try to eat sparingly (keyword here being “try”), but this recipe is one you can actually feel GOOD about eating!  Not only are […]

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The BEST Instant Pot Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Chiles

The BEST Instant Pot Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Chiles

We loved these delicious refried beans, made in the Instant Pot, and I think the special way I season the beans really does make them The BEST Instant Pot refried beans! And these refried beans are low-glycemic, gluten-free, meatless, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

The BEST Instant Pot Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Chiles found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Way back in 2009 I got a stovetop pressure cooker and started trying out Pressure Cooker Recipes for the blog. It was at a time when I was having extensive house renovations on my old house, and there was definitely more comfort food on the menu than usual. It was during that time that I first made refried beans in the pressure cooker, and loved them!

Fast forward quite a few years and a new house later, and of course I would make refried beans in the Instant Pot now. Refried beans are definitely not low in carbs, but they’re low-glycemic and South Beach Diet friendly, and this is something I love for an occasional treat. I made them recently and decided to take some new photos to update this favorite recipe. And they were so good that I’m calling them The BEST Instant Pot Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Chiles!

If you’ve only had refried beans from a can, I can’t emphasize strongly enough how there is something completely special about homemade from-scratch refried beans, especially my recipe where the beans are cooked in the pressure cooker, then pressure-cooked a second time with onion, garlic, and chiles, and then fried. When we took these photos, Kara and I kept commenting about how amazing the refried beans were, and I ate my share of the leftovers in bean burritos with low-carb tortillas and enjoyed every bite.

If the pressure cooker is never going to be your thing, you might like Slow Cooker Refried Beans, which are also really delicious. And if you’ve never made homemade refried beans, I hope this will be the recipe that’s going to get you to try them!

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Vegan 7-Layer Salad

Vegan 7-Layer Salad

Vegan 7-Layer Salad

Raise your hand if you A) are from the Midwest, B) have ever been to a church or community potluck, or C) have eaten at your grandmother’s table.

Hand raised on all three.

If you answered yes on any one of these, you’ve likely experienced a 7-layer salad. Say hello to its vegan cousin.

This recipe was actually a reader request, and seeing as I just mastered Vegan Mayonnaise and Coconut Bacon (and Eggplant Bacon), I figured it was perfect timing.

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Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own. “Are you considering becoming a creative person? Too late, you already are one. If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.” -Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic When I was in kindergarten, I entered a coloring contest. It was about eating healthy foods. Since it was the 1980s, the approach at the time was very food pyramid-centric. I drew a bunch of different “healthy” foods that I knew of in different categories: vegetables, dairy, meats, and so forth. My drawing ended up winning the kindergarten division, and it was displayed for all the school to see. The thing was, I was pretty uninspired with the whole thing. I drew it because it was an assignment. I did not feel creative about it in the least. The food pyramid seemed like a limiting set of rules set forth by the school and government. Cooking and eating healthy foods in my mind was B-O-R-I-N-G. To this day, I have the same feeling about programs that try to tell me how to eat healthy. Lists and check boxes don’t work for me. What does work? Creative freedom. I love eating beautiful, colorful, delicious food. […]

A Couple Cooks – Recipes for Healthy & Whole Living

Mango chickpea curry

Mango chickpea curry

We’ve finally installed our new dishwasher! Hurrah! We’ve only had it for a few days, and it has genuinely changed my life already. Cooking new recipes every day, I create a lot of dirty dishes, and it’s so nice to be able to throw them straight in the dishwasher rather than letting them pile up by […]

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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers

1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers

1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers

This recipe is for the carb and cracker lover who is ready to up their game and make their own at home. (Trust me. It’s not as scary as it sounds.)

Or, if you ever make your own almond milk, you likely have leftover pulp! You can put it to good use in these crackers. (Yet another reason to try this recipe.)

What I’m saying is: These delicious crackers make excellent use of ingredients you likely have in your pantry right now.

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Kalyn’s Top Ten Low-Carb Recipes with Cabbage (and Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!)

Kalyn’s Top Ten Low-Carb Recipes with Cabbage (and Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!)

St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to eat cabbage, so here are my Top Ten Low-Carb Cabbage recipes. Grab some cabbage while it’s on sale and try some of these recipes! Check the Low-Carb Recipe Love Round-Ups Index to find more weekly round-ups like this.

Kalyn's Top Ten Low-Carb Recipes with Cabbage found on KalynsKitchen.com

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, the time when people all over the U. S. will be enjoying Irish-American favorites like Corned Beef and Irish Soda Bread. I love making those dishes every year, even though most of the foods Americans eat for this Irish holiday actually aren’t really that popular in Ireland. It was actually for economic reasons that Irish immigrants started cooking corned beef and cabbage after they arrived in the United States, and now that’s certainly the food that most Americans associate with this holiday.

I’m a little bit Irish myself, and I love all things St. Patrick’s Day! (Well, maybe not green beer, but you know what I mean.) And one thing I really love about this Irish holiday is the way it gets grocery stores to sell cabbage at ridiculously cheap prices. I love, love, love cabbage and it’s on sale again this week at the store where I shop most often!
Many years ago I wrote a post singing the praises of My Five Favorite Salads with Cabbage. But there’ve been a lot more new cabbage recipes since then, so for St. Patrick’s Day this year I decided to spotlight my Top Ten Low-Carb Recipes with Cabbage. 

I limited it to ten recipes so I’d be forced to pick my very favorite things to make with cabbage, and all these are cabbage dishes I’ve made over and over. If you’re a fellow cabbage fan, run to the grocery store this week and get some cheap cabbage and then try one of these delicious low-carb cabbage recipes. I promise, you’ll be glad you did!

(And if you happen to end up with some leftover corned beef after today, I’ve got you covered for that with Low-Carb Corned Beef Recipes; check it out!) 

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Creamy Coconut Curried Green Lentils (& Bowls)

Creamy Coconut Curried Green Lentils (& Bowls)

This is one of those recipes that began as one thing and became another. Prompted by a pound of green lentils that needed using, I started off with the intention of making a big pot of curried green lentil soup. As it was cooking I found myself hesitant to add more liquid; I kept thinking about…

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Lemon Blueberry Blender Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Blender Muffins

Blueberry muffins. There is seriously nothing more comforting than a sweet fluffy blueberry muffin with your morning cup of coffee to start off the day and this recipe is legit a total winner!  These perfectly moist, lightly sweetened lemon blueberry muffins are made with almond flour, Greek yogurt and sweetened with a little honey (zero […]

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