Mushroom Bacon Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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The perfect dish when you are in the mood for a comfort meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken (breast or thigh)
  • 5 slices bacon (diced)
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 cups mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Warm up a pan on medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp.
  2. Transfer bacon to a plate and keep the bacon grease in the pan for flavoring.
  3. Season the chicken with the dry ingredients. Place into the pan and spread out.
  4. Cook the chicken nearly fully through, take off 1-2 minutes before done. Set aside.
  5. Add mushrooms to the pan and cook until a bit softened. Add garlic and sauté.
  6. Stir constantly and remove after about a minute.
  7. Add in the coconut milk and bring the pan to a boil.
  8. Once boiling, decrease to low heat. Simmer for about 3 minutes, sauce will reduce.
  9. Add the bacon and chicken to the pan. Coat with sauce.
  10. 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!

Pumpkin Pie

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthier alternative to a popular seasonal dessert.

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 15 ounce pumpkin puree (can)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (if paleo use alcohol-free or avoid)
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F (220C).
  2. Place the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk.
  3. Add in the pumpkin puree, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Continue mixing until completely combined.
  5. Place the mixture into a pie pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce the temperature to 350F (175C) and continue to bake for another 45 minutes.
  7. Remove the pie when you are able to insert a knife and have it come out clean.
  8. Allow the pie to cool down for two hours before serving.
  9. Enjoy!

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!

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!

Creamy Mushroom Soup

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A hearty soup full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 4 cups mushrooms
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Heat a large pot with ghee over medium heat. Add in the mushrooms, onions, and garlic.
  2. Sauté the vegetables for about 3-5 minutes, until they are translucent and fragrant.
  3. Remove the pot from the hot stove and mix in the arrowroot or tapioca flour.
  4. Add in the remaining ingredients and place back onto the hot stove.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium-low.
  6. Simmer for another 10 minutes, until thickened. Remove the pot from the hot stove.
  7. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup in the pot.
  8. Once the soup is creamy, place back onto medium heat and continue to simmer another 5 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!