Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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A wonderfully rich and flavorful dish that will melt in your mouth.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb beef cheeks (can have multiple smaller pieces)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 8 stems fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups red wine (cabernet sauvignon or merlot)
  • 1 cup beef stock

Directions

  1. In a small bowl combine the dry spices. Set aside.
  2. Cut off any large fatty sections of the meat (they will not be used).
  3. Sprinkle the spices all over the meat.
  4. Place the beef cheeks in the slow cooker.
  5. Add in the thyme, garlic, onion and beef stock.
  6. Pour the wine into a pot on high heat. Bring to a simmer for 1 minute.
  7. Once the wine has cooked out a bit, add it into the slow cooker.
  8. You can also add any additional vegetables you may want to cook. *optional*
  9. Cover and cook on low high for 6-8 hours.
  10. When done, the beef cheeks will smell amazing and the meat will be super tender.
  11. Enjoy!

Pomegranate Salsa

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A fresh and tasty dish full of citrus and crunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 lime (juiced)

Directions

  1. Dice the tomato, onion, and cilantro.
  2. Place into a bowl, mix thoroughly until everything is blended well.
  3. Add in pomegranate seeds and lime juice.
  4. Continue mixing and serve onto a plate.
  5. Enjoy!

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!

Smoky Shrimp Cucumber Bites

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A delicious healthy and simple snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup onion (diced)
  • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Directions

  1. Place the shrimp into a bowl. Season with the dry ingredients and toss gently to coat.
  2. Place the avocado oil in a pan over medium-high heat, once it is hot, add the shrimp.
  3. Cook fully through on both sides, about 8 minutes.
  4. While shrimp are cooking, mash the avocados and slice the cucumber.
  5. Place the cucumber slices onto a plate and create space between each one.
  6. Scoop some mashed avocado and place onto each individual cucumber slice.
  7. Once shrimp are cooked, add them one by one, on top of the avocado.
  8. Sprinkle the onion and cilantro on top.
  9. Enjoy!

Breakfast Potatoes

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A heart breakfast side that helps you start the day.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 medium potatoes (diced)
  • ½ medium onion (diced)

Directions

  1. Heat avocado oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add diced potatoes and onions, evenly distributed in a single layer.
  3. Stir occasionally for about 5-10 minutes until the sides of potatoes have browned.
  4. If potatoes have browned but are still hard, cover the pan with a lid and reduce heat to medium for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Plate the potatoes and garnish with fresh herbs.
  6. 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!