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!

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!

Steak with Béarnaise Sauce

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A delicious dish perfect for special occassions.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz steak (sirloin or flank)
  • 4 tablespoons béarnaise sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons garlic sauce (coconut secret)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut amino teriyaki sauce (primal kitchen)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee

Directions

  1. Season the steak with all the dry ingredients. Make sure it is evenly seasoned.
  2. Place steak into a bowl. Add the minced garlic and both sauces.
  3. Fully coat the steaks and set aside to marinate for about 15-30 minutes prior to cooking.
  4. Once ready, melt the ghee in a large pan on medium-high heat.
  5. Add the steak and cook to your preference.
  6. Set aside on a cutting board and cut into smaller pieces.
  7. Once plated add béarnaise sauce on top.
  8. Accompany with sautéed vegetables or rosemary potatoes.
  9. Enjoy!

Shrimp Stir Fry

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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An instant favorite everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 cup asparagus (sliced)
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 1 cup mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 cup purple cabbage
  • 3 tablespoons spring onion (sliced)
  • ¼ cup white onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Heat the ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the shrimp and season with the salt. Cook until light pink color, then set aside.
  3. Pour in the sesame oil and all the vegetables (except garlic). Cook until mostly tender.
  4. Toss in the garlic, apple cider vinegar and coconut aminos.
  5. Cook another 2-3 minutes, stir in the shrimp and continue cooking fully through.
  6. Top with sesame seeds and spring onion.
  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!

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!

Garlic Bread

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A simple homemade side.

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of bread (gluten-free, keto, or paleo depending on dietary restriction)
  • 1-2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F (200C).
  2. Divide the ghee and spread evenly over the 4 slices of bread.
  3. Place the minced garlic on top of each piece.
  4. Toast the bread according to your preference.
  5. Garnish with parsley if desired.
  6. Enjoy!

Shrimp Scampi

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A perfect combination for Surf n Turf.

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 garlic clove (minced)

Shrimp

  • 1 lb shrimp (peeled)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup chicken broth

Garnish

  • 3 tablespoons parsley or cilantro (chopped)

Directions

  1. Place shrimp into a bowl. Pour in the marinade and coat fully. Set aside for 25 minutes.
  2. Afterwords, heat the avocado oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Place aside.
  4. Keep the oil in the pan and add in the garlic. Cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  5. Add in the chicken broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  6. Cook until the sauce has reduced, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add in the ghee, continue cooking until the sauce begins to thicken, about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Place the shrimp back in the pan and coat with the sauce.
  9. Continue for another 1-2 minutes until shrimp are fully cooked.
  10. Once plated add parsley or cilantro on top.
  11. Accompanies well with garlic steak.
  12. Enjoy!

Shrimp and Grits

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy alternative to a southern classic.

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 1 lb shrimp (peeled)
  • 3 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ghee

Grits

  • 12 oz frozen cauliflower
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Garnish

  • 2 tablespoons parsley (chopped)

Directions

  1. Fill a pot with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Place the cauliflower and minced garlic into the pot. Cover and steam until tender.
  3. When tender, place the steamed cauliflower and garlic into a food processor. Add ghee.
  4. Mix until the desired texture. Add salt and some of the water, depending on preference.
  5. Place the shrimp in a wide bowl. Pour in the cajun seasoning.
  6. Mix until shrimp are entirely coated. Add salt according to preference.
  7. Heat the ghee in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  8. Add the shrimp and cook fully through on both sides.
  9. Meanwhile, divide the cauliflower “grits” into two even bowls.
  10. Once shrimp are cooked, place half on top of each serving of grits.
  11. Add some ghee to the pan and mix with the leftover seasoning to create a sauce.
  12. Pour the sauce over the dish. Garnish with parsley.
  13. Enjoy!