Mongolian Beef

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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A healthier version of a popular takeout dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb steak (skirt or flank)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot or tapioca powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoons fish sauce
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil

Directions

  1. Slice the steak into small pieces. Add to a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and arrowroot. Toss to coat.
  3. Heat the avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the steak in a single layer to the pan, you may need to work in batches.
  5. Sear the steak a few minutes on each side until it forms a deep brown crust.
  6. Transfer the cooked steak to a plate and set aside. Repeat with the rest of the steak.
  7. Add the garlic and sesame oil to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute while stirring.
  8. Pour in the beef broth and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes.
  9. Return the steak to the skillet. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  10. Bring the sauce to a simmer again. Cook until the sauce has thickened, stirring often.
  11. Accompany with cauliflower fried rice.
  12. 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!

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!

Mango Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A tropical sweet chicken dish.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup avocado oil

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (minced)
  • 1½ cups mango juice (100% pure juice)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot or tapioca flour

Garnish

  • 1 large mango (cubed)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon green onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Melt half of the coconut oil In a pot over medium heat. Add in the garlic, cook until fragrant.
  2. Add in the remaining coconut oil, juice and coconut aminos. Bring the pot to a boil.
  3. Place two teaspoons of tapioca flour into a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Once the liquid comes to a boil, add 1 tablespoon to the bowl with the tapioca flour.
  5. Mix until smooth. Pour the tapioca mixture into the pot and boil for an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer while stirring frequently.
  7. After the sauce has slightly reduced, transfer to a bowl and let it cool.
  8. Wash and pat dry the chicken breasts. Cut into small cubes and season with salt.
  9. Place the remaining tapioca flour into a new bowl and add the chicken. Mix until it is all evenly coated.
  10. Heat the avocado oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Place some of the chicken into the pan.
  11. Avoid crowding and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  12. Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined bowl to soak up the excess oil. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  13. Add in the mango. Pour the sauce over the mango chicken and toss until evenly coated.
  14. Garnish with  your preference of cilantro, green onion and/or sesame seeds.
  15. Can accompany with cauliflower fried rice.
  16. 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!

Potato Latkes

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A simple starter dish that goes great with a Passover meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs potatoes (peeled)
  • 1 onion (peeled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup avocado oil

Directions

  1. Shred the potatoes and thinly slice the onion.
  2. Transfer the shredded mixture to a large bowl lined with a few layers of paper towels.
  3. Squeeze as much water out as possible over the sink. Remove the paper towels and place the mixture directly into the bowl.
  4. Add in the eggs, arrowroot, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  5. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Line a large plate with paper towels to drain each batch.
  7. Scoop up 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the skillet, press down gently to flatten.
  8. Make sure they are spread apart, you will need to cook in batches.
  9. Fry until golden brown on one side then carefully flip to the other side.
  10. Transfer to the plate with paper towels and drain briefly.
  11. Repeat until all the latkes are cooked.
  12. Serve warm and top with Cinnamon Apple Bites.
  13. Enjoy!