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!

Cashew Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A delicious alternative to take-out.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken (breasts or thighs)
  • 1 zucchini (sliced)
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ½ onion (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Sauce

  • ½ cup coconut aminos

  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot or tapioca powder

Directions

  1. Heat half the avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and season with the salt and pepper. Cook fully through, set aside.
  3. Heat the rest of the avocado oil in the skillet. Add in the onions and zucchini.
  4. Stir occasionally while continuing to cook the onions.
  5. Meanwhile, add all the sauce ingredients to a bowl. Mix together and set aside.
  6. Add chicken back to the skillet when the onions and zucchini are almost ready.
  7. Pour in the sauce. Mix to evenly coat.
  8. Stir in the cashews and water chestnuts.
  9. 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!

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!

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!

Mango Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A tropical sweet chicken dish.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup avocado oil

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (minced)
  • 1½ cups mango juice (100% pure juice)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot or tapioca flour

Garnish

  • 1 large mango (cubed)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon green onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Melt half of the coconut oil In a pot over medium heat. Add in the garlic, cook until fragrant.
  2. Add in the remaining coconut oil, juice and coconut aminos. Bring the pot to a boil.
  3. Place two teaspoons of tapioca flour into a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Once the liquid comes to a boil, add 1 tablespoon to the bowl with the tapioca flour.
  5. Mix until smooth. Pour the tapioca mixture into the pot and boil for an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer while stirring frequently.
  7. After the sauce has slightly reduced, transfer to a bowl and let it cool.
  8. Wash and pat dry the chicken breasts. Cut into small cubes and season with salt.
  9. Place the remaining tapioca flour into a new bowl and add the chicken. Mix until it is all evenly coated.
  10. Heat the avocado oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Place some of the chicken into the pan.
  11. Avoid crowding and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  12. Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined bowl to soak up the excess oil. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  13. Add in the mango. Pour the sauce over the mango chicken and toss until evenly coated.
  14. Garnish with  your preference of cilantro, green onion and/or sesame seeds.
  15. Can accompany with cauliflower fried rice.
  16. Enjoy!

Beef and Broccoli

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A classic Asian-inspired dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb flank steak (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 scallions (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Marinade
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • ½ teaspoon fish sauce

Directions

  1. In a large bowl add all the items for the marinade. Toss in the meat until it is fully coated. Allow to marinate for 10-15 minutes while you prep or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425F (220C).
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the sauce. Add in the broccoli and coat fully with the sauce.
  4. Take out a large sheet pan and add the broccoli in a single layer.
  5. Using tongs, add the marinated beef to pan with broccoli. You may need to use a second pan.
  6. Place on the tray in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the steak is done to your liking and broccoli is just tender.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven. Add the scallions and sesame seeds to garnish.
  8. Accompanies well with the Cauliflower Fried Rice.
  9. 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!