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!

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!

Smoky Shrimp Cucumber Bites

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A delicious healthy and simple snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup onion (diced)
  • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Directions

  1. Place the shrimp into a bowl. Season with the dry ingredients and toss gently to coat.
  2. Place the avocado oil in a pan over medium-high heat, once it is hot, add the shrimp.
  3. Cook fully through on both sides, about 8 minutes.
  4. While shrimp are cooking, mash the avocados and slice the cucumber.
  5. Place the cucumber slices onto a plate and create space between each one.
  6. Scoop some mashed avocado and place onto each individual cucumber slice.
  7. Once shrimp are cooked, add them one by one, on top of the avocado.
  8. Sprinkle the onion and cilantro on top.
  9. Enjoy!

Marinated Chicken Wings

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy and flavorful way to enjoy your wings.

Ingredients

1 lb chicken wings
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
¼ cup coconut amino original seasoning sauce and marinade (big tree farms)

Directions

  1. Preheat your air fryer.
  2. Season the wings with the dry rub.
  3. Place into the air fryer for 20 minutes on 350F (180 C).
  4. Place cooked wings into a bowl and toss with the sauce.
  5. 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!

Crispy Chicken Wings

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy and flavorful way to enjoy your wings.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken wings 
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat your air fryer.
  2. Wash and pat dry the wings.
  3. Season with all of the ingredients.
  4. Place into the air fryer for 20 minutes on 350F (180 C).
  5. Eat on its own or accompany with your favorite sauce.
  6. Enjoy!