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Herb-Roasted Chicken

Herb Roasted ChickenI just love this recipe!  It’s amazingly simple and tastes spectacular!  You can even prepare the chicken ahead of time and then toss it in the oven when you get home from work or practice.  Although I have to admit I haven’t tried doing it that way.  Be sure and let it rest at least ten minutes so that the juices will soak into everything.  I typically toss in vegetables to roast while it is resting to complete the meal.  We’ve had no complaints from children or adults and that in itself is a small miracle.  The kids didn’t even demand ketchup!  Also, it’s healthy so it’s a total win in my book!  After a few people said that they are totally difficult I really had to try it and attempt to prove them wrong, I think I did a decent job.

  • 1 3-31/2 pound whole broiler-fryer chicken
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed


  1. rinse inside of chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Skewer neck skin of chicken to back; tie legs to tail. Twist wing tips under back. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with melted butter; rub garlic over chicken.
  2. In a small bowl stir togerher basil, salt, sage, thyme, and lemon-pepper seasoning; rub onto chicken. If desired insert a meat thermometer into center of inside thigh muscle, not touching bone.
  3. Roast, uncovered, in a 375 degree oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until drumsticks move easily in their sockets and chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from oven. Cover; let stand for 10 minutes before carving.

I would love to hear your thoughts, additions and changes!  I know that we are all always seeking improvement in our cooking and to make dinner even better!  I have a slightly different Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe that’s also amazing, I’m not sure which one I love more.

Dutch Oven Herb Pork Loin

Dutch Oven Herb Pork Loin: Healthy, Paleo, Auto-Immune, All-around Yummy!I love cooking things that are delicious and simple.  The Dutch Oven Herb Pork Loin was quick and easy which certainly fits the bill of both!!!  It wasn’t much work to get it together and we all enjoyed it so much there were no leftovers!  The best part is that it was so great no one added ketchup or anything else!  LOL.  Chief ZooKeeper always insists on modifying things, this one he complimented repeatedly!  It would be incredibly easy to prepare the ingredients, brown, and then start after work or school.  A one pot meal with little clean up so you can get to what’s important: your life!

For our health, we chose to go to a very paleo like diet.  That’s when I realized just how much junk was truly in my ‘healthy’ diet.  I only call it junk because since I’ve switched, I’ve learned that my body was not happy with many of my food choices.  I  feel better and am healthier, that’s totally worth the sacrifice.

Dutch Oven Herb Pork Loin


  • 4 pound boneless top loin roast
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Horseradish Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced (leave out for auto immune and paleo diet!)
  • carrots, bell peppers, etc as desired. sliced small


  1. Rub pork with thyme.
  2. Heat the dutch oven on high then brown loin on all sides.
  3. When pork has been browned, brush all sides with horse radish sauce.
  4. Add the water to the pot.  Place the lid on and turn heat to low.
  5. Cook until meat reaches 140 degrees.  
  6. At 140 degrees, remove pork and place in a warming area (I use the oven typically and keep it covered, you don’t want the oven on or it will cook the meat too much)
  7. Add vegetables to oven and saute.  Cook until done. 

Need some fabulous desserts?  We have lots, check out this yummy Raspberry Almond Delight!


Not Your Momma’s Tuna

Power Tuna.  Paleo Auto-Immune Tuna. Low fat. Super Healthy.

This is not your Momma’s tuna but it is absolutely delicious.Fabulous Tuna! No fat! Just goodness!  Auto Immune Diet and Paleo friendly! With amazing flavor!


I recently had a doctor decide that he hates me and wanted me to start the auto-immune diet.  If you haven’t heard of it, it’s like Paleo on life hates you mode.  And I’m not at all dramatic, so there!  The auto-immune diet is designed to do a lot for ones body, helps with swelling issues and tons more.  He seems to think it will help with my cataplexy.  Medications don’t do it, so here we go with this.

Honestly, at this point I have not been loyal to it.  I’ll be honest.  I’m not giving up coffee and flavored creamer.  Just not gonna do it.  Have been doing better though.  For the last two weeks I’ve stuck very well to the paleo, with the above being my exception.  Well, almost the only exception.  LOL.

Regardless, here is this amazing recipe.  It’s not your Momma’s tuna, but it is fabulously yummy!  I was dying for tuna and the mayo being outlawed from paleo I started trying some of the recipes from Pinterest but was not digging the flavor.  It was missing something.  So I played and modified.  Here goes!

Not Your Momma’s Tuna Recipe

  • 1 can Tuna
  • ½ avocado
  • 3 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp fajita seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 TBSP Diced celery
  • 1 TBSP diced green onion (red would be great too)
  • 1 TBSP diced sweet pepper
  1. Drain tuna.  Add avocado and mix.
  2. Add seasoning and vinegar, stir.  Whip together, don’t smash at this point!
  3. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
  4. You can serve or eat it however you’d like it, but I really enjoyed it on celery!

If you are looking for some other recipes that are amazingly healthy and yummy, check out my recipe for pitas!  They aren’t paleo, they are super delicious!  You could eat them without the pitas and they’d totally be paleo, or at least I think chick peas are paleo. lol.