Garlic Steak

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A simple but filling dinner.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz steak (sirloin or flank)
  • 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 cup spring onion (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee

Directions

  1. Cut the large steak into smaller pieces.
  2. Season with all the dry ingredients. Make sure each steak piece is evenly seasoned.
  3. Place steaks into a bowl. Add the minced garlic, spring onion and both sauces.
  4. Fully coat the steaks and set aside to marinate for about 15-30 minutes prior to cooking.
  5. Once ready, melt the ghee in a large pan on medium-high heat.
  6. Add the steaks and cook to your preference.
  7. Accompany with shrimp scampi or rosemary potatoes.
  8. Enjoy!

Pork Carnitas

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy take on a classic Mexican dish.

Ingredients

  • 5 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 orange (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons bbq coconut amino sauce

Directions

  1. Place the onion, garlic and orange juice into a slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl mix all of the seasoning together. Set aside.
  3. Rinse and pat dry the pork. Trim the excess fat.
  4. Rub the seasoning mixture generously around the entire pork shoulder.
  5. Place into the slow cooker and set the timer for 4-5 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low.
  6. Once cooked, transfer to a cutting board in order to shred the pork.
  7. Transfer to serving platter and mix in the bbq sauce.
  8. 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!

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!

Baked 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 beef
  • 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 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 beef 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.
  10. Plate, top with marinara sauce and meatballs.
  11. Enjoy!

Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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No need for a teppanyaki grill with this great at-home recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cauliflower rice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 lb chicken breast (finely cut)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ cup onion (diced)
  • ¼ cup spring onion (chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce (primal kitchen)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Heat half the avocado oil and sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Whisk the eggs and pour into the pan. Season with salt and cook fully through.
  3. Remove the eggs and set aside on a cutting board until they cool off. Roughly chop into small pieces.
  4. Pour the remaining avocado oil and sesame oil into the pan. Add the onions and cook until they have softened.
  5. Add the garlic and cook for about another 30 seconds, until they become fragrant.
  6. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and add to the skillet.
  7. Cook for about five minutes until the chicken is mostly done.
  8. Add in the cauliflower rice and stir for about 3-5 minutes until the rice begins to soften.
  9. Stir in the cooked egg and teriyaki sauce and keep stirring until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  10. Scoop into serving bowls. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
  11. Enjoy!

Beef Brisket

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A slow cooked meal worth the wait.

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs brisket (fat trimmed)
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2½ tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons bbq coconut amino sauce (niulife)
  • 2 cups onions (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (niulife)

Directions

  1. Rinse the brisket and place into a slow cooker.
  2. Add the beef stock, garlic cloves, avocado oil, onions, salt and fish sauce to the slow cooker.
  3. Cover with lid and program the slower cooker for 4-5 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low.
  4. Keep brisket in juice if not serving right away.
  5. Carve the brisket against the grain.
  6. Transfer to serving platter and mix in the bbq sauce.
  7. Enjoy!

Sesame Chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A simple dish packed with flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1lb chicken thighs
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Directions

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a skillet over high heat.
  2. Rinse the chicken thighs and cut into smaller pieces.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and cook with the garlic.
  4. Meanwhile combine the coconut aminos with sesame oil in a small bowl.
  5. Add the sauce to the chicken and reduce heat to medium-low to simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Remove once chicken is fully cooked.
  7. Enjoy!

Chimichurri Sauce

  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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A flavorful sauce that goes great with meats and vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor.
  2. Pulse for up to a minute until everything is combined.
  3. Refrigerate or serve room temperature.
  4. Enjoy!