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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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Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal is an easy and delicious dinner that’s 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.

Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini-Peppers Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

A few years ago I got infatuated with a pre-cooked turkey Italian Sausage that I found at Costco and made a few recipes with it. Then Costco stopped carrying it (don’t you HATE IT when that happens) and I never found it again at another store. I am purposely not naming it, because you probably can’t find it either!

So recently I decided to re-do the recipe that used to be in this post and use the Jenni-O Turkey Italian Sausage I’m so fond of, and make it into a sheet pan meal. And since I was switching it up anyway, I got adventurous and switched the red and yellow bell pepper from the original recipe for Sweet Mini Peppers, another one of my Costco faves. (And the original recipe had red onion roasted with the sausage and peppers, which I skipped this time, but you can add that if you’d like.)

So here’s the new and improved version of the recipe which I’m now calling Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal. I am happy to no longer have a recipe here that no one can find the main ingredient for, and this updated version was a total yum! I especially loved the roasted sweet mini-peppers, which was something I hadn’t tried before.

Trust me when I say you will never miss the old recipe one bit! And if you like Italian sausage and peppers, this is about as easy as it gets for a quick low-carb and low-glycemic dinner. I think this would also be delicious with pork Italian sausage too, if you prefer that. 

I’ve been pretty enamored with Sheet Pan Meals this winter, but sheet pan meal weather is slowly changing into throw-something-on-the-grill weather, so don’t wait too long to make this or it might be too hot to use the oven!

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Instant Pot (or Stovetop) Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash

Instant Pot (or Stovetop) Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash

Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash is a quick and delicious low-carb side dish that everyone will love. And this tasty recipe is also Keto, low-glycemic, and gluten-free. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Instant Pot (or Stovetop) Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash found on KalynsKitchen.com

My recipe for Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup has been such a hit on the blog and with people in my huge extended family that I found myself wondering why those same flavors wouldn’t also be a winner in a mashed cauliflower dish. And although it took me two tries to perfect the technique of making a cauliflower mash in the Instant Pot, the end result was as delicious as I had imagined!

However, just in case you have not yet joined The Church of Instant Pot, I want to make it perfectly clear that you can also make this delicious loaded cauliflower mash in a pan on the stove using the instructions from Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese, and the results will be just as good! So take your choice on the method, but if you like the idea of mashed cauliflower with butter, sharp cheddar, cream cheese, bacon, and green onion, I hope you’ll give this a try!

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Low-Carb Recipe Love: The BEST Low-Carb Recipes Using Leftover Ham

Low-Carb Recipe Love: The BEST Low-Carb Recipes Using Leftover Ham

Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try over the weekend, and this Friday I’m sharing The BEST Low-Carb Recipes Using Leftover Ham! If you’re not having ham for Easter, you might even want to buy some to try these recipes! Check the Low-Carb Recipe Love Round-Ups Index to find more weekly round-ups.

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It’s Easter weekend, and even for those who don’t celebrate it as a religious holiday, Easter is definitely a sign of spring. Everyone loves that, don’t they? And many people love the traditional foods of spring as well.

When I think about Easter food, I think of all my favorite ways to cook asparagus, leg of lamb, boiled eggs (and later deviled eggs), and of course Easter ham

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And if you make ham for Easter, you almost always end up with leftover ham, so for this week’s Low-Carb Recipe Love I decided I’d share The BEST Low-Carb Recipes Using Leftover Ham. I hope you’ll find something that inspires you to cook over the weekend! And Happy Easter and Welcome Spring everyone!

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Chicken and Roasted Asparagus with Tahini Sauce

Chicken and Roasted Asparagus with Tahini Sauce

Chicken and Roasted Asparagus with Tahini Sauce is an easy and amazing dinner idea that’s low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free (with gluten-free soy sauce), and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Chicken and Roasted Asparagus with Tahini Sauce found on KalynsKitchen.com.

I know there have been quite a few Asparagus Recipes in the last few weeks, even Chicken and Asparagus, but this Chicken and Roasted Asparagus with Tahini Sauce was so amazing that I just couldn’t imagine waiting any longer to share the updated photos with you. And since I first made this in 2007, I think there’s a very good possibility that most of my current readers have never even noticed this back in the archives with a photo that was a bit ho-hum. Am I right?

You might not be familiar with Tahini, which is a paste made from crushed sesame seeds. It’s a common ingredient in hummus, baba ghanoush, and many sauces, and is used as a condiment on meat and vegetables in all parts of the middle east. The tahini adds amazing flavor to this sauce, especially if you use the Soom Tahini that I’m so fond of, but if you don’t want to buy Tahini for one recipe you can use creamy natural peanut butter instead for a slightly difference sauce that will still be delicious.

The original version of this coated the chicken in flour before browning it, and I couldn’t imagine why it wouldn’t work without that flour, and it did! And this recipe is as quick and easy as it is delicious. Start roasting the asparagus while you brown the large chicken breasts. Put the chicken on the sheet pan with the sheet pan to finish cooking in the oven while you whisk together the sauce. Slice chicken and arrange on a plate with the roasted asparagus, drizzle some sauce over, and dinner is on the table. If you like asparagus and Middle Eastern flavors this might become one of your new favorites!

Watch the slide show video to see the steps for this recipe. You can see more slide show videos on My You Tube Channel.

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Sauteed Asparagus with Melted Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts

Sauteed Asparagus with Melted Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts

This Sauteed Asparagus with Melted Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts was completely amazing; if you like asparagus and Gorgonzola you will love this combination! And this side dish treat is 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.

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When I first made Sauteed Asparagus with Melted Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts way back in 2006, I said it was one of the best tasting things I had ever eaten in my life.  Now years and years later this is still one of my favorite ways to cook asparagus, even though I’ve tried a lot more asparagus recipes since I first made this one.

Actually if the original photo had been better I’m sure I would have included this recipe with my 20 Favorite Low-Carb Asparagus Recipes, and when I realized that I made it again last week and took better photos! I’m still on a bit of an asparagus binge, and it’s still going on sale here, so there may be a couple more asparagus recipes coming up this spring.

My apologies to the asparagus haters; if you’re one of those people who just can’t get much asparagus love going, I think this recipe would be divine with those thin green beans that you get at Costco. Beans might take slightly longer to cook, but probably not much for the thin ones.

Watch the slide show video to see the steps for this recipe. You can see more slide show videos on My You Tube Channel.

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One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken is a delicious and easy main dish that’s 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.

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com.

People often ask me where I get the ideas for the recipes that end up on Kalyn’s Kitchen, and they do come from a variety of sources. But for this One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken I just woke up one day with the recipe idea in my head, and the next time I cooked with Jake we tried it out and loved the result. 

It did take two tries to perfect the recipe so it was good enough to share with you. The second time we used my trick that creates Perfect Grilled Chicken Breasts to cut little crosswise slits in the chicken for more even cooking, and we also mixed spices into the petite diced tomatoes for a bit more Greek flavor.

But seriously, this recipe is so easy and quick you could definitely make it on a work night if you have some chicken thawed out in the fridge. Jake and I are both huge green olive fans, as you can tell, but if you’re not fond of that bitter taste, you could skip them or use regular black olives or sliced peperoncini instead. But whether you use the olives or not, this is just so good; hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken is a delicious and easy main dish that’s 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.

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com.

People often ask me where I get the ideas for the recipes that end up on Kalyn’s Kitchen, and they do come from a variety of sources. But for this One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken I just woke up one day with the recipe idea in my head, and the next time I cooked with Jake we tried it out and loved the result. 

It did take two tries to perfect the recipe so it was good enough to share with you. The second time we used my trick that creates Perfect Grilled Chicken Breasts to cut little crosswise slits in the chicken for more even cooking, and we also mixed spices into the petite diced tomatoes for a bit more Greek flavor.

But seriously, this recipe is so easy and quick you could definitely make it on a work night if you have some chicken thawed out in the fridge. Jake and I are both huge green olive fans, as you can tell, but if you’re not fond of that bitter taste, you could skip them or use regular black olives or sliced peperoncini instead. But whether you use the olives or not, this is just so good; hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Low-Carb Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Low-Carb Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce

A craving for peanut butter led to this recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Sirloin Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce, and with approved ingredients this tasty recipe can be low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce found on KalynsKitchen.com

It’s true that I never liked peanut butter sandwiches when I was a kid (and still don’t) but I love recipes using peanut butter, especially if the recipe has a spicy Asian twist to it. This Low-Carb Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce is a recipe I came up with about five years ago when I had a pork sirloin roast I wanted to cook, I had a lot of work to do, and I was craving peanut butter. I enjoyed a couple of slices of the roast pork for dinner, and the next day I diced up some of the leftover meat and ate it inside lettuce leaves, and I thought it was great both ways.

Now flash forward a few years, and I still love the recipe and thought I could improve on the photos. And I know that in 2017 someone is going to ask about making this in the Instant Pot, so I’m going to add some pressure cooker directions for this favorite way to cook pork roast just for those of you who’d like to make this recipe in the pressure cooker instead.

This time I cut the pork roast into some pieces to brown it, and also cooked it in my Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Mini, a flatter, oval shaped slow cooker that gives a you more surface area so more of the meat is covered with sauce when it cooks. But you can make this in any smallish slow cooker you have and it will work beautifully.

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Low-Carb Baked Eggs with Avocado and Feta

Low-Carb Baked Eggs with Avocado and Feta

Low-Carb Baked Eggs with Avocado and Feta are a delicious quick breakfast option that’s also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Baked Eggs with Avocado and Feta found on KalynsKitchen.com

A few years ago I became infatuated with the idea of baking eggs in individual serving dishes, and I really enjoyed Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Parmesan and Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Parmesan, so if the idea of avocado baked with eggs and Feta doesn’t appeal to you, you might like one of those earlier ones. But we absolutely loved this combination when we tested the recipe!

We just ate the eggs and avocado like you see it, which would be perfect if you’re wanting this for a low-carb meal. This is a quick breakfast that can be on the table in about 30 minutes, but you do need to take time to heat the dishes while the eggs and avocado come to room temperature if you want those perfectly cooked but still soft eggs like you see in these photos. And if you don’t have little gratin dishes like this that can go in the oven, just use a casserole dish and cook it all together, which might need one or two minutes longer to cook.

I’m going to add this to my earlier round-up of The BEST Low-Carb Breakfasts with Avocado, so if you’re an avocado fan you might like some of those ideas as well! And if you don’t care if this breakfast is low in carbs, some whole wheat toast dipped into the eggs would definitely be good.

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