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!

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!

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A simple, yet flavorful dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mixed herbs (Italian blend)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F (205C).
  2. Add the shrimp to a large bowl and combine with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Coat fully and set aside to marinade for a few minutes.
  4. Place shrimp on a sheet pan in a single layer.
  5. Place in oven for 10 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through but still tender.
  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!

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!

Onion Dip

  • Servings: 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A flavorful dip perfect as a side.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon (juiced)
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup homemade mayo
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chives (chopped)

Directions

  1. Combine  the cashews, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and cup coconut cream in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until very smooth.
  3. Add more lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, as desired, to mimic the taste of sour cream.
  4. Add the mayonnaise, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Blend until fully combined.
  5. Place into refrigerator for at least one hour to chill.
  6. Top with chives and serve with oven-baked fries.
  7. 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!

Shirazi Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A popular Persian colorful and refreshing salad.

Ingredients

  • 3 tomatoes (diced)
  • ½ large onion (diced)
  • 1 cucumber (diced)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons mint (dried)

Directions

  1. Place the tomatoes, onion, and cucumber in a bowl. Add in the olive oil, and lemon juice.
  2. Top with the dried mint.
  3. Mix well so entire salad is seasoned evenly.
  4. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes prior to serving.
  5. Can be eaten on its own or as a side to accompany your favorite entree.
  6. Enjoy!