Spiced Pork Chops

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A flavorful dish full of protein.

Ingredients

  • 6 pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dry mixed herbs (rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano)
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 large apples (sliced)
  • 1 small onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary (minced)

Directions

  1. Combine half the salt, onion powder, cinnamon, and mixed herbs in a bowl.
  2. Rinse pork chops and pat dry. Season on both sides with the rubbing spices.
  3. Heat half the ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add pork chops to hot skillet and brown on each side. After a few minutes set them aside.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add the remaining ghee. Add the apples and onions.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally until they just begin to soften.
  7. Add in the remaining salt, chicken broth and rosemary. Stir to combine.
  8. Return pork chops to skillet, continue to simmer until pork chops are cooked fully through.
  9. 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!

Garlic Shrimp Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy lunch with added protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 large avocado (diced)
  • 2 tomatoes (cut up)
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon mixed dry herbs (rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2½ tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette (primal kitchen)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee

Directions

  1. Rinse shrimp and pat dry.
  2. Heat ghee in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Place shrimp into pan and season with mixed herbs, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and minced garlic.
  4. Sear until both sides are fully cooked.
  5. Take shrimp off the stove place into a mixing bowl.
  6. Add in the lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, and avocado. Toss the salad with the balsamic vinaigrette.
  7. Enjoy!

Grilled Turkey Breast Salad

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

Ingredients

  • 1 lb turkey breasts
  • 1 large avocado (diced)
  • 2 tomatoes (cut up)
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon mixed dry herbs (rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2½ tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette (primal kitchen)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

Directions

  1. Rinse turkey breasts and pat dry.
  2. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Place turkey breasts into pan and season with mixed herbs, salt, and garlic powder.
  4. Sear until both sides are fully cooked.
  5. Take turkey breasts off the stove and cut into pieces. Place into a mixing bowl.
  6. Add in the lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado. Toss the salad with the balsamic vinaigrette.
  7. Enjoy!

Roast Chicken Thighs

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Tender chicken with a hint of citrus.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)
  • 3 tablespoons dry mixed herbs (basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lime (juiced)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C).
  2. In a small bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.
  3. Dip the chicken piece by piece into the mixture then place onto a baking sheet.
  4. Spread the chicken out on the baking sheet and pour lime juice on top.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Accompany with Rosemary Potatoes.
  7. 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!