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Herb Roasted Turkey

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So I know the Holidays are over, but I've had this 20 lbs turkey sitting in my freezer since last month and I thought it was about time that I cooked it. Plus with all this meal prepping that Jack and I have been doing, what better to meal prep with than a huge turkey.  For those of you wondering how long it takes to thaw a turkey in the refrigerator, 4-5 days in the fridge. 
One thing I want to tell you about removing the meat from the turkey is: 1. Don't be gentle with it, get in there and remove the meat! 2. If you're eating healthy, toss the skin and fat away as your removing the meat. 3. Have fun and be aware you're probably going to get a little dirty during this process.
I am a little detailed when I remove the meat, so I even weighed the white and dark meat to see what we had to work with. Please keep in mind we only had 1 breast eaten prior to weighing the meat and I was still able to get 4.5 lbs of white meat and 2.1lbs of dark meat.
Turkey is super easy to make an…

Pulled Pork

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Wow! I just now realized I haven't blogged in almost two weeks. It seems when life gets busy, I really get busy!!! I still have been cooking, but with. Jack and I eating healthy, I definitely haven't been cooking a lot of new things. I have been putting a twist on a few things though and kind of making up some new things as I go.
This pulled pork was pretty much the easiest dinner I've made. Probably because it's a crockpot meal. I love the way meat just shreds apart after it's been cooking in the crockpot all day. Yummy!
Ingredients: 2 lbs pork roast 1 onion minced 1 12-oz bottle beer 1/4 cup siracha
Directions: In a large skillet over high heat, brown meat on all sides. Place meat and remaining ingredients in crockpot. Cook on high 3-4 hours, low 7-8 hours.
With two forks, shred pork.  Serve over rice, or as a taco.
Jack and I decided to serve this pork with rice and veggies. Jack said it was his favorite of mine.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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I have been wanting to try this recipe for a long time and I finally did it and OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! It was delicious! I cannot believe I haven't tried this sooner. 
You can really put whatever toppings you want to on this pizza. I was going for veggie toppings and it came out great. On top of this recipe being healthier, it's also gluten free!!!!
Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded1 egg1 teaspoon dried oregeno2 garlic cloves, crushedOlive oilPizza sauceAdditional mozzarella, and your choice of toppings Instructions Preheat oven to 450 degrees.Remove leaves and stalks from cauliflower and pulse in a food processor until it looks like grain.Microwave for 8 minutes. (No need to add water!) After cauliflower has cooked, cool slightly, place cauliflower in cheesecloth and squeeze excess liquid out. (This step is very important!)Mix one cup of the cauliflower with the egg, Parmesan, crushed garlic, and oregano.Form the dough into a circle on a non-stick baki…