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Good ole’ southern meal…

But not at all like grandma use to make.

One of my family’s favorite meals is “fried” chicken, cauliflower mash and roasted brussel sprouts. What I love about this dinner is everything is so easy to make. You will see, nothing I cook is ever complicated! Anyway here are the recipes:

“Fried” chicken

  • 1 lb chicken
  • 1 tbls coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (I like Trader Joe’s best with this recipe)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Feel free to double everything for leftovers (I always make enough for good protein snack, lunch, or another dinner ). But this does tend to get a little soggy after it’s been in the fridge. We actually put tomato sauce and shredded parmesan cheese on it today for a great lunch.

Cut chicken into strips and pat dry. In a flat bowl mix together almond meal and spices. Put each stripe in the mix and be sure to cover chicken completely. I really kind of pat or rub it in the chicken.

Turn the heat high and pour in about 1 tbls coconut oil and spread all over large pan. You can use olive oil but coconut oil does better with higher heat, plus it’s better for you. You can’t even really taste the coconut. Cook until brown (about 3-4 minutes), then flip. Once the other side is brown, cook on low heat for another 10 minutes. Set on plate with paper towel so it doesn’t get soggy while cooling. Let cool about 10 minutes.

Brussel sprouts

  • 1 lb fresh brussel sprouts
  • 3 tbls EVOO 
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • garlic (optional)
  • crushed almonds (optional)

Preheat over 450. Wash and cut brussel sprouts in half lengthwise. Mix in large bowl with 3 tablespoons olive oil and salt. Pour single layer of brussel sprouts on cookie sheet. Let cook 20-25 minutes, or until brown. Stir occasionally. If you want them a little extra crispy (my kids love them crispy!) turn over off and let them sit in the over for about 10-15 extra minutes. You may want to only cook them 20 or so minutes just to be sure they dont stay in the over too long and burn (even with the oven off).

Cauliflower mash (This has to be our favorite side and it is awesome with meatloaf or just about anything else.)

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 6oz Fage 2% plain greek yogurt. (You may need more if the cauliflower is really big.)
  • 2 tbsp Kerrygold or any other grass fed butter or Ghee
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (if desired)
  • pepper to liking

Steam cauliflower until soft. I drain it in the colander and then cut it up there so it’s easy to get it all in the blender. Blend everything together until smooth, and that’s it! Easy, right? I hope you enjoy!