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!

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A sweet and healthy dessert to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup pumpkin (canned)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (dairy-free, paleo friendly)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups almond flour (blanched)
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Lightly coat with ghee and set aside.
  3. Stir the almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  4.  In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  5. Slowly pour in the wet ingredients into the center of the dry ingredients.
  6. Gently stir until the flour disappears and everything is well combined. Add in chocolate.
  7. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and smooth the top.
  8. Bake for about 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and let it cool before slicing.
  10. 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!

Jerk Chicken Bowl

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A tropical, sweet and tangy dish.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Jerk Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon thyme (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper or cayenne (optional)

Rice

Mango Salsa

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the jerk seasoning in a bowl.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken heavily with the jerk seasoning.
  3. Heat the avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chicken and cook 3-5 minutes on one side without moving.
  5. Flip the chicken over and repeat until fully cooked on both sides.
  6. Transfer to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Spoon the cauliflower rice into serving bowls. Add in the mango salsa.
  8. Cut the chicken into slices. Add it into the bowl.
  9. Accompany with lime wedges.
  10. Enjoy!

Egg Wraps

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A fun and healthy breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup pesto sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 8 slices prosciutto 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
  2. Whisk the eggs and pesto sauce in a large bowl until well combined.
  3. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture.
  4. Stirring regularly, cook fully through. Take off heat and set aside.
  5. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper.
  6. Lay 2 pieces of prosciutto together, slightly overlapping to form a base.
  7. Divide egg mixture evenly between all the prosciutto wraps.
  8. Fold the meat around the eggs and lay seam side down.
  9. Bake for 16-18 minutes, flip over and bake 5 more minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

Pomegranate Salsa

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A fresh and tasty dish full of citrus and crunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 lime (juiced)

Directions

  1. Dice the tomato, onion, and cilantro.
  2. Place into a bowl, mix thoroughly until everything is blended well.
  3. Add in pomegranate seeds and lime juice.
  4. Continue mixing and serve onto a plate.
  5. Enjoy!

Tuscan Shrimp

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A perfect addition to your dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 tablespoon ghee (melted)

Directions

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add shrimp to a bowl and toss with minced garlic, ghee, and parsley.
  3. Once fully coated, add shrimp to the pan and begin cooking.
  4. Flip the shrimp once one side is done and add in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Toss to coat and finish cooking the shrimp fully.
  6. Accompany with cauliflower fried rice.
  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!

Roasted Cashews

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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You will never want to buy them from the store again.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cashews (raw)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  3. Place cashews onto baking tray,  add in the spices.
  4. Mix around the cashews until fully coated.
  5. Spread out evenly without overlapping.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Take out tray and mix the cashews with the seasoning again.
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  9. Enjoy!

Carnitas Bowl

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A homemade Chipotle favorite.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place a handful or two of lettuce in a serving bowl.
  2. Top with carnitas followed by homemade guacamole.
  3. Garnish with cilantro or parsley if desired. Salsa can also be added if desired.
  4. Enjoy!