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!

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!

Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A salad full of protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken (breasts or thighs)
  • 1 large avocado (diced)
  • 2 tomatoes (cut up)
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon dry mixed herbs (rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2½ tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette (primal kitchen)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

Directions

  1. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Place the chicken into pan and season with mixed herbs, salt, and garlic powder.
  3. Sear until both sides are fully cooked.
  4. Take the chicken off the stove and cut into pieces. Place into a mixing bowl.
  5. Add in the lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado. Toss the salad with the balsamic vinaigrette.
  6. 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!

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!

Spiced Pork Chops

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A flavorful dish full of protein.

Ingredients

  • 6 pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dry mixed herbs (rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano)
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 large apples (sliced)
  • 1 small onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary (minced)

Directions

  1. Combine half the salt, onion powder, cinnamon, and mixed herbs in a bowl.
  2. Rinse pork chops and pat dry. Season on both sides with the rubbing spices.
  3. Heat half the ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add pork chops to hot skillet and brown on each side. After a few minutes set them aside.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add the remaining ghee. Add the apples and onions.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally until they just begin to soften.
  7. Add in the remaining salt, chicken broth and rosemary. Stir to combine.
  8. Return pork chops to skillet, continue to simmer until pork chops are cooked fully through.
  9. 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!

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!

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!