Cassava Flour Chicken Nuggets

For little kids, big kids, and cool kids alike, chicken nuggets are one of those meals that will quickly bring about a burst of giddiness.  I mean, who can resist a juicy, meaty bite of crisped and salty awesomeness?  Especially when its dipped in ranch or ketchup…or even just some honey? (My personal fave.) These…

Italian Turkey Eggplant Rolls

Craving Lasagna but don’t want the carbs or dairy? These Italian Eggplant Rolls will totally fix that! Tender eggplant “noodles” layered and wrapped with seasoned ground turkey, then baked with sweet and tangy marinara. Definitely a pleaser for any Mediterranean foodie. Every time I make a client or a friend a dish with eggplant in…

Instant Pot Comfort Chicken Noodles – AIP, Whole 30

I would like to thank Chef Derek Graham for the inspiration for these Comfort Chicken Noodles.  Like, DUDE.  His dish is one of my favorite meals of all time.  The kind where you could just eat bowl after bowl and feel your thighs telling you they don’t care either ’cause its just So. Darn. Good….

Instant Pot Creamy Artichoke Chicken Stew – Whole 30, AIP

During your non-Paleo days, did you ever greedily scarf massive amounts of that creamy spinach-artichoke dip with a huge serving (or four) of tortillas chips? Yeah…me neither…*wink* This Creamy Artichoke Chicken Stew is a much more nutrient dense and digestible version, and can be made almost as quickly as that old favorite appeteaser of ours…

Homemade Uncured Deli Chicken – AIP, Whole 30, Keto

Even at Costco, organic and uncured deli chicken or turkey breast meat with zero refined sugars is going to set you back around $10/lb…or more!  It can be far more frugal to make your own at home, and with such an easy process, you may never go back to store-bought lunch meats again.  (I haven’t…

Chai Glazed Crispy Chicken Wings & Cucumber Ranch – Paleo, AIP

That first crunchy, chewy, tender, juicy, meaty bite of a perfectly-cooked chicken wing sure is the best. Or is it the last bite when your fingers, face, plate, napkin and everything else is coated in a sticky, tangy, sweet, aromatically spiced sauce and you get to lick it all off with a greedy pleasure?

Chicken Biryani – Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, AIP

Biryani (also known as biriyani or biriani) is a traditional Indian dish that consists of curry powder, veggies, meat, egg, yogurt, dried fruits and rice. Its a recipe that is easily customized to a Paleo lifestyle by slightly altering some of the ingredients. *For AIP, Whole 30 and Keto: Follow the specially noted directions in the…

Georgia Peach Skillet Chicken – AIP, Paleo, Whole 30

Well ain’t she a peach? (The chicken, that is.) A good seventeen years ago, a good friend of mine introduced me to a little culinary delight known as “Apricot Chicken.” Basically, you mix a jar of sugary apricot jelly with a bottle of Russian or French dressing, stir in a packet of dehydrated onion soup…

Safflower Petal Chicken – AIP, Paleo, Whole 30

Safflower petals are a delicately floral and mildly earthy tasting gem of a seasoning that I keep around for those days when I need to give my taste buds a little jump start away from the ordinary.  Safflower, aka Azafran and even Poor Man’s Saffron, is a “spice” made up of bajillions of dainty little thistle-like petals. It…

Chicken & Dumpling Bake – AIP, Paleo, Low-FODMAP option

Cozy food.  The kind that makes you want to snuggle with a bowl of it under blankets and enjoy every bite.  The kind that gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling.