Cashew Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A delicious alternative to take-out.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken (breasts or thighs)
  • 1 zucchini (sliced)
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ½ onion (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Sauce

  • ½ cup coconut aminos

  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot or tapioca powder

Directions

  1. Heat half the avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and season with the salt and pepper. Cook fully through, set aside.
  3. Heat the rest of the avocado oil in the skillet. Add in the onions and zucchini.
  4. Stir occasionally while continuing to cook the onions.
  5. Meanwhile, add all the sauce ingredients to a bowl. Mix together and set aside.
  6. Add chicken back to the skillet when the onions and zucchini are almost ready.
  7. Pour in the sauce. Mix to evenly coat.
  8. Stir in the cashews and water chestnuts.
  9. Enjoy!

Shrimp Scampi

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A perfect combination for Surf n Turf.

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 garlic clove (minced)

Shrimp

  • 1 lb shrimp (peeled)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup chicken broth

Garnish

  • 3 tablespoons parsley or cilantro (chopped)

Directions

  1. Place shrimp into a bowl. Pour in the marinade and coat fully. Set aside for 25 minutes.
  2. Afterwords, heat the avocado oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Place aside.
  4. Keep the oil in the pan and add in the garlic. Cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  5. Add in the chicken broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  6. Cook until the sauce has reduced, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add in the ghee, continue cooking until the sauce begins to thicken, about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Place the shrimp back in the pan and coat with the sauce.
  9. Continue for another 1-2 minutes until shrimp are fully cooked.
  10. Once plated add parsley or cilantro on top.
  11. Accompanies well with garlic steak.
  12. Enjoy!

Chicken Casserole

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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An easy dish full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded chicken (cooked)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • heads broccoli (florets removed)
  • 1 cup mushrooms (sliced)
  • ½ small onion (diced)
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 cup vegan Alfredo sauce (primal kitchen)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
  2. Heat the avocado oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and onion.
  3. Stir for 3 minutes. Add the broccoli florets and stir for another 3 minutes.
  4. Place the shredded chicken into a casserole dish, covering the bottom.
  5. Add the sautéed mushrooms, onions and broccoli in a flat layer on top.
  6. Stir the chicken broth into the Alfredo sauce, then pour on top.
  7. Use a spatula if needed to make sure everything is well coated.
  8. Cook the casserole for 20-25 minutes. The sauce should be bubbling and slightly reduced and thickened.
  9. Enjoy!

Spiced Pork Chops

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A flavorful dish full of protein.

Ingredients

  • 6 pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dry mixed herbs (rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano)
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 large apples (sliced)
  • 1 small onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary (minced)

Directions

  1. Combine half the salt, onion powder, cinnamon, and mixed herbs in a bowl.
  2. Rinse pork chops and pat dry. Season on both sides with the rubbing spices.
  3. Heat half the ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add pork chops to hot skillet and brown on each side. After a few minutes set them aside.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add the remaining ghee. Add the apples and onions.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally until they just begin to soften.
  7. Add in the remaining salt, chicken broth and rosemary. Stir to combine.
  8. Return pork chops to skillet, continue to simmer until pork chops are cooked fully through.
  9. Enjoy!

Veal Scallopini

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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A quick and flavorful dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb veal cutlets
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 4 cups mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • 2⁄3 cup chicken broth
  • 4 teaspoons fresh parsley (minced)

Directions

  1. Combine coconut flour and salt in a small bowl. Fully coat the veal cutlets in the mixture.
  2. Heat 4 tablespoons ghee and the avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the veal.
  3. Cook until almost fully ready. Remove and keep warm.
  4. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Place the veal back into the skillet. Stir in the broth.
  6. Add the parsley and remaining ghee. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes longer.
  7. Enjoy!

Egg Drop Soup

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A restaurant classic that makes a great starter.

Ingredients

Soup

  • 8 large eggs
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 drop fish sauce (very small)

Garnish

  • 2 tablespoons chives

Directions

  1. Add the sesame oil to a pot over medium heat. Once very warm, add in the onions.
  2. Sauté the onions until they are soft. Add in the remaining soup ingredients.
  3. Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  4. Whisk the eggs in bowl. While stirring the soup in a circular motion, pour the eggs slowly into the pot.
  5. Taste and add additional salt or seasoning if needed.
  6. Garnish with chives before serving if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

Coconut Lime Chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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A light and creamy sauce with a burst of lime flavor makes this a perfect meal.

Ingredients

  • 1lb chicken breasts
  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ cup cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 shallot (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1½ cups coconut milk

Directions

  1. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. Season with salt.
  2. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Once hot, add in the chicken. Cook until a nice brown crust is formed.
  4. When chicken is mostly cooked through, remove from the skillet and set aside.
  5. Add in the garlic and shallot to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes while stirring constantly.
  6. Add in the chicken broth, coconut milk, lime juice, and cilantro. Stir to mix.
  7. Add the chicken breasts back to the skillet and coat with the sauce.
  8. Cover and lower the heat. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  9. Enjoy!

Creamy Mushroom Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Rating: ★★★★
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Succulent chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce - a simple yet elegant dish.

Ingredients

  • 1lb chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)
  • ½ cup arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • 1 shallot (diced)
  • ½ cup mushrooms (sliced)
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons mixed herbs (parsley, thyme, oregano)

Directions

  1. Place arrowroot and salt into a bowl. Mix with a whisk.
  2. Dip the chicken thighs into the mixture until they are lightly coated on all sides.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with avocado oil. Once hot, add the thighs.
  4. Cook the chicken until golden brown. Remove and place on a plate.
  5. Add shallot, garlic, and mushrooms to the skillet. Sauté until mushrooms start to soften.
  6. Pour in the chicken broth, coconut milk, vinegar, and lemon juice.
  7. Stir and reduce to low heat to simmer.
  8. Place the chicken back into the sauce and continue simmering until fully cooked.
  9. If the sauce is too thick, add more chicken stock (little at a time) to reach desired consistency.
  10. Enjoy!

Creamy Mushroom Soup

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A hearty soup full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 4 cups mushrooms
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Heat a large pot with ghee over medium heat. Add in the mushrooms, onions, and garlic.
  2. Sauté the vegetables for about 3-5 minutes, until they are translucent and fragrant.
  3. Remove the pot from the hot stove and mix in the arrowroot or tapioca flour.
  4. Add in the remaining ingredients and place back onto the hot stove.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium-low.
  6. Simmer for another 10 minutes, until thickened. Remove the pot from the hot stove.
  7. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup in the pot.
  8. Once the soup is creamy, place back onto medium heat and continue to simmer another 5 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!