Garlic Bread

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A simple homemade side.

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of bread (gluten-free, keto, or paleo depending on dietary restriction)
  • 1-2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F (200C).
  2. Divide the ghee and spread evenly over the 4 slices of bread.
  3. Place the minced garlic on top of each piece.
  4. Toast the bread according to your preference.
  5. Garnish with parsley if desired.
  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 (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 on top.
  11. Accompanies well with garlic steak.
  12. Enjoy!

Shrimp and Grits

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy alternative to a southern classic.

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 1 lb shrimp (peeled)
  • 3 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ghee

Grits

  • 12 oz frozen cauliflower
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Garnish

  • 2 tablespoons parsley (chopped)

Directions

  1. Fill a pot with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Place the cauliflower and minced garlic into the pot. Cover and steam until tender.
  3. When tender, place the steamed cauliflower and garlic into a food processor. Add ghee.
  4. Mix until the desired texture. Add salt and some of the water, depending on preference.
  5. Place the shrimp in a wide bowl. Pour in the cajun seasoning.
  6. Mix until shrimp are entirely coated. Add salt according to preference.
  7. Heat the ghee in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  8. Add the shrimp and cook fully through on both sides.
  9. Meanwhile, divide the cauliflower “grits” into two even bowls.
  10. Once shrimp are cooked, place half on top of each serving of grits.
  11. Add some ghee to the pan and mix with the leftover seasoning to create a sauce.
  12. Pour the sauce over the dish. Garnish with parsley.
  13. Enjoy!

Cajun Seasoning

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A homemade seasoning with a kick.

Ingredients

  • 1½ tablespoons paprika

  • 1½ tablespoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dry mixed herbs (basil, thyme, oregano, marjoram)
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Mix all the spices and herbs in a bowl.
  2. Store in a sealed jar.
  3. Enjoy!

Garlic Steak

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

Ingredients

  • 12 oz sirloin steak
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic sauce (coconut secret)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut amino teriyaki sauce (primal kitchen)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee

Directions

  1. Cut the large steak into smaller pieces.
  2. Season with all the dry ingredients. Make sure each steak is evenly seasoned.
  3. Place steaks into a bowl. Add the minced garlic 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 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!

Cheesecake

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A flavorful dessert that your family will love.

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces softened cream cheese (if paleo use dairy-free)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (if paleo use alcohol-free or avoid)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup coconut sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Place the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon into a mixer, mix until well blended.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed. Continue adding eggs until creamy consistency.
  4. Pour the cheesecake batter into a baking pan.
  5. Place into the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the center is almost set.
  6. Run a knife around the rim of the pan to loosen cheesecake. Let it cool before refrigerating.
  7. Refrigerate cheesecake for about 4 hours.
  8. Enjoy!

Prosciutto Deviled Eggs

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A simple twist to a classic breakfast dish.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 4 strips prosciutto
  • 3 tablespoons homemade mayo
  • 1 pickle (diced)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F (200C).
  2. Turn your stove on high heat and submerge your eggs in a pot with enough water.
  3. Place the prosciutto into the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Cook the eggs until the water boils. Leave the stove on for an additional few minutes.
  5. Drain the water and place the eggs into a bowl with ice immediately to chill.
  6. Once the eggs have cooled off, begin to peel.
  7. Cut the eggs in half and scoop out the yolks. Place into a small bowl.
  8. Mash the yolks with a fork. Add the mayo, pickles, salt, and pepper. Stir together until creamy.
  9. Fill the eggs with the mixture.
  10. Remove the prosciutto from the oven and crumble on top.
  11. Enjoy!

BBQ Pork Loins

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A flavorful and filly dinner entree.

Ingredients

  • 2 pork loins
  • ½ cup coconut aminos bbq sauce
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dry mixed herbs (rosemary, thyme, oregano)

Directions

  1. Rinse and pat dry the pork loins. Set aside.
  2. Combine the bbq sauce, garlic powder and mixed herbs in a bowl.
  3. Add in the pork loins and coat fully. Let it marinade for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Once it has marinated, heat avocado oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the pork loins to the pan and cook fully through.
  6. Accompany with rosemary potatoes.
  7. 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!