Mongolian Beef

A little sticky.  A little sweet and salty.  Lots of crispy beefiness.  When served over your favorite type of riced vegetable, this Mongolian Beef makes a taste bud wanna sing. Traditionally this dish is served as a sticky, spicy and mildly sweet main course with beef and lots of bulb onion.  I’ve made this easier…

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 Smoky Mocha Chili

Smoked tea leaves.  Coffee.  Chocolate.  Roast beef.   Those ingredients inspired my brain for this Paleo Smoky Mocha Chili when Hunni mentioned there was gonna be a chili cook off at the club house of our new apartments.  Then I thought, “What a great way to meet our new neighbors!” (And a great way to show…

Cajun Red “Beans & Rice”

Hoo eeee!  This Paleo Cajun Red Beans and Rice dish is a spicy one.  Of course, you could tone down the heat if you need to.  For AIP, be sure to follow the instructions in red. To make this Creole favorite grain-free, I’ve replaced the white rice usually called for with the good ol’ Paleo…

Italian Meatballs Buddha Bowl – Whole 30, AIP

Please see red notes in the recipe to make this meal AIP compliant. Being a huge fan of NOT washing up a zillion dirtied dishes after preparing a meal, this clean eating Italian Meatballs Buddha Bowl is right up my alley.  It’s a zesty one-pan-wonder, and a quick one at that.  This meal is ready…

Crispy Fried Fish – AIP, Paleo, Whole 30, Keto

In my 20’s I sure loved a trip to the local pub, where I would enjoy a Guinness or Murphy stout paired with a hot crispy plate of freshly fried fish and chips. Beer battered food with beer. That’s how I rolled. Nowadays, there’s not so much rolling around in beer-slathered-nibbles happening anymore…but rather in…

Perfectly Seared Scallops – AIP, Paleo, Low-FODMAP

I’d be willing bet that (if you’re anything like me) at some point in time you’ve cooked up some soggy, rubbery scallops.  Don’t feel badly!  The opaque, fat gems of the sea are temperamental culinary creatures to tackle …notorious for being as easy to cook AND mess up as are scrambled eggs.  With quality scallops…