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 tablespoon 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!

Thousand Island Sauce

  • Servings: 2/3 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A replica of the In-N-Out animal style spread.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Stir well until fully mixed.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator.
  4. Enjoy!

Double-Double Protein Style Burger

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthier version of an In-n-Out classic.

Ingredients

Burger

  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 2  medium onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 ripe tomato (sliced)
  • 1 iceberg lettuce head (small)
  • 3 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

Sauce

Directions

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and the salt. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and stir occasionally until the onions are browned.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of water to the skillet and continue cooking until the water evaporates and onions begin sizzling again.
  4. Repeat until the onions are dark brown and extremely caramelized, about 3 times.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and let them cool.
  6. Peel the lettuce to a create your “buns.” Set aside.
  7. Shape the ground beef into four patties. Season with plenty of salt and pepper.
  8. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat;
  9. Swirl the oil to make a thin layer. When the oil is very hot, add the burger patties.
  10. Cook the patties fully through on both sides.
  11. Place one patty into the lettuce wrap. Add 1 tablespoon of sauce, followed by some caramelized onions and 1 tomato slice.
  12. Repeat the step a second time for the full double-double assembly.
  13. Wrap in parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  14. 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!

Homemade Ketchup

  • Servings: 1.5 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A quick and easy condiment.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup napolitana sauce (kirkland)
  • ¾ cup tomato puree
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 

Directions

  1. Heat a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add in all the ingredients and stir well.
  3. Simmer until slightly reduced, about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Take off the stove and let it cool down.
  5. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate.
  6. Enjoy!

Pesto Meatballs with Zoodles

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy alternative to a classic Italian favorite.

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb minced turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)

Zoodles

  • 8 cups zucchini noodles
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  2. In a large bowl combine the turkey with the onions, garlic, egg, herbs, and lemon juice.
  3. Once it is mixed well, shape into round balls.
  4. Place into the oven for 20 minutes and bake until meatballs are fully cooked
  5. When there is about 5 minutes left, start on the zucchini noodles.
  6. Heat avocado oil in a medium pan over high heat.
  7. Use a paper towel to squeeze excess water excess water out of zucchini noodles.
  8. Add zucchini to the pan and toss for 3-5 minutes.
  9. Add the salt and garlic powder while tossing. Add in a 1 tablespoon of pesto sauce.
  10. Place zoodles into a bowl, top with meatballs and the remaining pesto sauce.
  11. Enjoy!

Chicken Stroganoff

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A creamy and filling dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts or thighs
  •  tablespoons  avocado oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • ¼ small onion (diced)
  • garlic cloves (minced)
  •  cup coconut milk
  •  cup  chicken stock
  •  tablespoons chives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Cut into small pieces and lightly season both sides with salt.
  2. Heat avocado oil in a pan over high heat.
  3. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  4. Lower the heat to medium, add the mushrooms and ghee to the pan.
  5. Season with a pinch of salt. Cook the mushrooms stirring frequently until soft.
  6. Once the mushrooms have browned, add the onions and again cook stirring frequently until soft.
  7. Add the garlic while stirring and continue to cook for another minute.
  8. Add the coconut milk and bring the pan to a simmer. Keep stirring and cooking until the liquid has reduced by half.
  9. Add the chicken stock and repeat the same step, until the liquid has reduced by half.
  10. Once the sauce is ready, add the chicken back to the pan. Stir until fully coated.
  11. Remove the pan from the heat, add the chives and lemon juice.
  12. Enjoy!