Autumn Pumpkin Bake

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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A reminder of fall at any time of the year.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2⁄3 cups coconut milk
  • 1 banana (ripe)
  • 1 apple (pealed and diced)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup cashews (chopped)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven. to 350 F (175 C). Add coconut oil to a baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine pumpkin, banana, eggs, coconut milk, pumpkin pie spice, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Using an immersion blender mix the ingredients together.
  4. In a separate bowl sprinkle the remaining cinnamon on the diced apples. Coat fully and add to wet ingredients.
  5. Pour mixture into your baking pan.
  6. Sprinkle the cashews along the top of the dish.
  7. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden and mostly firm.
  8. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes before serving. It can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature.
  9. 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!

Steak Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy salad full of protein.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • 4 limes (juiced)
  • 2 garlic clove (minced)
  • ½ onion (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 15 ounces beef (flank, skirt, or sirloin steak)
  • 4 ounces salad leaves
  • 1 tomato (diced)

Directions

  1. Combine the avocado oil, lime juice, onion, garlic, and cilantro in a food processor and blend on low speed.
  2. Place the beef in a sealable plastic bag and add the marinate.
  3. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 1-8 hours before cooking.
  4. When ready to cook, place the beef in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Cook until desired texture. Meanwhile toss the salad with the tomatoes.
  6. When beef is ready, thinly slice and place on top of salad.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of water (or more if needed) to the Cilantro Lime Dressing until it has the consistency of salad dressing.
  8. Drizzle sauce over the steak and salad.
  9. Enjoy!

Cilantro-Lime Dressing

  • Servings: 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A creamy dressing that also serves as an excellent dipping sauce for many dishes.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups homemade mayo (replace the lemon juice with lime juice)
  • ½ cup cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic clove (minced)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Enjoy!

Sesame Beef

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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An easy dish to make that is bound to become a family favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over high heat.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook with the garlic.
  3. Meanwhile combine the coconut aminos with sesame oil in a small bowl.
  4. Add the mixture to the beef and the reduce heat to medium-low to simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Top with sesame seeds and/or chives.
  6. Serve with lettuce wraps or on its own.
  7. Enjoy!

Shrimp Ceviche

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

Ingredients

  • 1lb peeled shrimp
  • 2 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro
  • 2 lime (juiced)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Directions

  1. Heat ghee in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add in shrimp and season with garlic and onion powder.
  3. Continue cooking until ready. Place on a dish and let shrimp cool off.
  4. Meanwhile dice the tomato, onion, and cilantro and place into a mixing bowl.
  5. Cut shrimp into thirds and add into the mixing bowl. Add in salt and lime juice.
  6. Mix thoroughly until everything is blended well. Add extra seasoning according to preference.
  7. Accompany with Salmon Sashimi.
  8. 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!