Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A classic duo that won't disappoint you.

Ingredients

  • 1lb chicken (breast or thigh)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • ½ bunch cilantro (chopped)

Directions

  1. Place the chicken into a bowl. Season with cumin and salt.
  2. Add in lime zest and the remaining ingredients (only half the cilantro).
  3. Toss the chicken to coat and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. When ready to cook, heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Cook the chicken fully through on both sides.
  6. Once ready, plate and add the rest of the cilantro on top. Garnish with lime wedges.
  7. Enjoy!

Tropical Steak Bowl

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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A sweet and savory dish.

Ingredients

Steak

  • 1 lb steak (flank or strip)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil

Rice

  • 1½ cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon coconut amino sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic clove (minced)
  • ½ lime (juiced)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Mango Salsa

Directions

  1. Season the steak with salt, pepper, and garlic powder; put into a bowl.
  2. Add in the lime juice; turn to coat. Set aside to marinade for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the ghee and cauliflower rice in a saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add in the coconut amino, garlic, salt, and lime juice.
  5. Cook until nearly done. Set aside when fully cooked.
  6. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the steak.
  7. Sear without moving. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  8. Transfer to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes. Slice the steak against the grain.
  9. Spoon the cauliflower rice into serving bowls and top with steak. Add in the mango salsa.
  10. Enjoy!

Tuscan Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A taste of Italy in your own kitchen.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken (breast or thigh)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Topping

  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons onion (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ lime (juiced)

Directions

  1. Season chicken with the dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add in the chicken and cook fully through on all sides.
  4. Meanwhile combine all the ingredients for the topping.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Add the topping.
  6. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar on top.
  7. Enjoy!

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!

Chicken Meatballs

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A classic Italian favorite.

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb minced chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons organic napolitana sauce (Kirkland)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 lemon (juiced)

Directions

  1. Heat ghee in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl combine the chicken with the onions, garlic, egg, herbs, and lemon juice.
  3. Once it is mixed well, shape into round balls.
  4. Add the meatballs to the skillet. After a few minutes add the napolitana sauce.
  5. Continue cooking until the meatballs are fully prepared.
  6. Place the meatballs onto a plate, pour the sauce on top.
  7. 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!

Teriyaki Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy alternative to a restaurant favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts 
  • 2⁄3 cup coconut aminos teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon arrowroot or tapioca powder
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Whisk the arrowroot powder, coconut aminos, and sesame oil in a small bowl.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Season with the salt.
  3. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chicken pieces and cook until it looks nearly ready, then add in the garlic.
  5. Cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove the chicken and garlic from the pan and set aside.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and add the sauce to the pan. Cook until thickened.
  7. Return the chicken to the pan and toss to coat, not more than about 30-60 seconds.
  8. Season with sesame seeds and any other garnish, according to preference.
  9. Enjoy!

Creamy Popcorn Shrimp

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Crunchy shrimp full of flavor.

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 large egg
  • 2⁄3 cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Sauce

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk the egg.
  3. In a separate bowl add the coconut flour, arrowroot, and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Peel and rinse the shrimp. Dip each shrimp into the egg  followed by the flour. Repeat with all shrimp.
  5. Heat a thin layer of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Make sure there is enough oil as you need it for the frying.
  6. Shake off the excess flour and place each shrimp one by one onto the skillet. Do not crowd!
  7. Fry the shrimp in batches. Flip once the bottom is nicely browned and cook on the other side.
  8. Both sides should be nicely browned and crisp before you remove from the skillet.
  9. Place paper towels in your serving bowl to pat dry the excess oil.
  10. Toss the shrimp with half of the sauce. Add more sauce as desired.
  11. Top with chives and sesame seeds.
  12. Enjoy!

Chicken Lettuce Cups

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A popular dish you can easily make at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 cup mushrooms (finely minced)
  • 1 can water chestnuts (drained and minced)
  • ½ onion (diced)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • ¼ cup coconut amino sauce (niulife)
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce (primal kitchen)

Directions

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Sauté the mushrooms, water chestnuts, and onions until they are fragrant and softened.
  3. Add in the chicken and cook fully through.
  4. Add the garlic, coconut amino sauce, and teriyaki sauce. Cook for 1 additional minute.
  5. Meanwhile place the lettuce leaves onto a plate.
  6. Scoop mixture onto the lettuce. Top with cilantro and your favorite dipping sauce if desired.
  7. Enjoy!