Pesto Baked Chicken

for the pesto: 1 cup raw shelled pecans 3 cups fresh basil leaves 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves 4 cloves garlic 2/3 cup light flavored olive oil 3/4 tsp salt, adjust to your taste 2 tbsp nutritional yeast for the chicken: 1.5 lbs organic boneless skinless chicken breasts sea salt & pepper 4 slices tomato…

Jerk Chicken + Mango Salsa

4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts marinade 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 3 green onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon freshly minced ginger 1 chili pepper 1 sprig of fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 date, pitted juice from 1 lime salt and pepper, to taste…

Chicken Piccata

2 chicken breasts, butterflied, skinless and boneless 1/2 cup almond flour 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, optional 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp oil 3/4 cup gluten free chicken stock 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup capers, rinsed in cold water 1 tbsp arrowroot powder 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped for…

Sloppy Joes

2 tablespoons coconut oil, or oil of choice 1 red bell pepper 1 large onion 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 3/4 cup paleo ketchup 1/4 cup coconut aminos 2 tablespoons tomato paste Place the coconut oil in a large skillet. Dice up the red pepper and onion and sauté in…

Turkey Salad

4 cups cooked turkey chopped 3 green onions with the whites and start of the greens sliced 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 2 sprigs parsley stems removed, diced 1 small apple chopped (skin on, honey crisp recommended) 1 teaspoon thyme 1 cup paleo mayonnaise Combine all ingredients except the mayonnaise in large bowl and stir to…

Potato Avocado “Toast” with Eggs

for potatoes: 5 cups white potato or sweet potato, grated 1 tsp sea salt 1 large egg ¼ cup almond flour 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder ½ tsp freshly ground pepper 3 Tablespoons chives chopped and divided 3 tablespoons clarified butter for topping: 1 ripe large avocado mashed (1 large avocado usually tops 4 patties) 2 eggs per potato…

Turkey Breakfast Sausage

1 lb. ground turkey 2 tbsp pure lard, melted (can use bacon fat or other fat of choice) 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp dried sage 3/4 tsp fine sea salt 1/4 tsp onion powder red pepper flakes, as desired pinch of nutmeg additional lard, for frying Add the ground…

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

1 very large sweet potato, 16+ ounces (or 2 small sweet potatoes 8-10 ounces each) half of a slightly ripe mashed banana, for sweetness cinnamon, to taste 2 tablespoons chopped nuts 2 tablespoons almond butter Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash and lightly dry sweet potato(es). Poke with a fork several times and wrap in…

Loaded Potato Soup

5 medium russet potatoes (peeled & chopped into half-inch cubes) 1/2 cup finely diced celery (about 3 stalks) 1 onion, diced 3 cups vegetable broth 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup salted butter 1 cup milk 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded 3/4 cup sharp cheddar, shredded (plus extra for topping) a few cranks of ground…

Baked Egg in Avocado

2 small eggs 1 avocado, halved and pitted 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives, or to taste 1 pinch dried parsley, or to taste 1 pinch sea salt and ground black pepper to taste Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Crack the eggs into a bowl, being careful…

Cauliflower Fried Rice

1 medium-sized head of cauliflower 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 large carrot, cubed 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup frozen edamame 2 beaten eggs (use scrambled tofu for vegan) 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (use tamari for GF) 6 green onions, minced PREP CAULIFLOWER: Shred cauliflower using the largest side of a grater OR by…

Broccoli Salad

for the salad: 1 pound broccoli florets, thinly sliced and then roughly chopped ½ cup raw sunflower seeds or slivered almonds ½ cup finely chopped red onion ½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (optional) ⅓ cup dried cranberries or dried tart cherries, chopped for the dressing: ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons apple cider…