Fajita Hasselback Chicken
for 4 servings
4 chicken breasts
½ onion, diced
½ yellow bell pepper, diced
½ red bell pepper, diced
½ green pepper, diced
2 tablespoons fajita spice mix
3 tablespoons salsa
50 g (½ cup) grated cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Slice into the chicken several times, about ½ cm (¼ inch) apart, but only cut about 85% of the way through, leaving the bottom intact.
- Cook the onions and peppers over a medium heat until softened, then stir in the fajita mix.
- Stir in the salsa and sprinkle the cheese over.
- Mix together until the cheese has melted.
- Allow to cool to the touch, and then fill each segment of the chicken breast with about 1 teaspoon of the mixture.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 18-22 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.
for 12 servings
6 egg yolks
6 egg whites
2 cups almond flour
⅓ cup oil
1 tablespoon baking powder
salt, to taste
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Carefully separate 6 eggs, placing the yolks in a large bowl and the the whites in a medium size bowl.
- Place the 2 whole eggs in the large bowl with the yolks and add the oil. 4. Beat together with a fork or whisk until smooth.
- Add the almond flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt to the egg yolk mixture. Stir the mixture with a spatula until well incorporated and set aside.
- Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites and beat with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Use a rubber spatula to transfer ⅓ of the whipped egg whites to the almond mixture and gently fold the batter together.
- Add the next ⅓ of the whites to the batter and fold in until smooth.
- Gently fold in the remaining egg whites just until the batter is smooth and no white streaks remain.
- Line the bottom of an ungreased loaf pan with parchment paper and pour in the batter.
- Bake for 40 minutes, until the top has set and formed a golden crust.
- Let the loaf cool for 10 minutes before running a thin knife along the inside of the pan to release the sides of the loaf. Gently unmold the loaf from the pan and remove the parchment paper on the bottom.
- Let the cake cool at room temperature for 1 hour before slicing.
for 1 serving
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg yolk
- Add the mozzarella to a bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes, until melted.
- Allow the mozzarella to cool for 30 seconds.
- With a spatula, gently fold the egg yolk into the cheese.
- Turn the mixture out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough and press down with your hand until thin.
- Remove the top piece of parchment and cut the dough into thin strips.
- Place the “pasta” on a rack and refrigerate for four hours or overnight.
- Place the “pasta” in boiling water for one minute.
- Drain into a colander and run cool water over the pasta to prevent sticking.
- Serve with your favorite sauce and toppings.
Steak and Avocado Salad
for 2 servings
1 lb sirloin steak, about ½ inch (1cm) thick
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons oil
2 hearts romaine lettuce, chopped
3 hard-boiled eggs, diced
2 avocados, diced
2 cups cherry tomato, halved
3 tablespoons caesar dressing
- Salt and pepper the steak on both sides, being sure to rub in the seasoning.
- Heat the oil in a pan over high heat until slightly smoking.
- Sear the steak for about 2 minutes per side.
- Rest the steak on a cutting board for 10 minutes.
- Slice the steak.
- In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, eggs, avocados, cherry tomatoes, steak, and dressing.
- Toss the salad until evenly coated and serve.
Baked Avocado Eggs
for 4 servings
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
bacon bit, as desired
cherry tomatoes, quartered, as desired
basil, chopped, as desired
cheddar cheese, shredded, as desired
chives, chopped, as desired
- Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
- Slice the avocados in half and remove the pits.
- Place the avocado halves on a baking sheet and scoop out some of the flesh to make a bigger hole.
- Crack one egg into each hole and season with salt and pepper.
- Top with toppings of choice and bake for 15 minutes or until yolk reaches desired consistency.
- Sprinkle with fresh herbs, as desired.
Paleo Beef and Veggie Stir-fry
for 6 servings
1 lb flank steak, trimmed and sliced thin against grain into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons coconut amino
2 tablespoons avocado oil, or other oil, divided
3 carrots, peeled and sliced ¼ -inch (6 mm) thick on the bias
1 head small napa cabbage, thinly sliced, plus more for serving
3 fresh scallions, minced, plus more for thinly sliced for garnish
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
4 cloves garlic, minced
6 tablespoons coconut amino
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 ½ teaspoons tapioca flour
- Add the flank steak, coconut aminos, and lime juice to a bowl, and toss to combine. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Place half the meat in the skillet and sear for 1 minute on each side.
- Place the seared steak in a clean bowl and repeat with the second batch, draining excess liquid from the skillet as needed.
- Once all of the meat has been seared and removed from the pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan. Add in the carrots and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the Napa cabbage to the pan and quickly toss with the carrots.
- Move the cabbage and carrots away from the center of the pan and sprinkle in the scallions, ginger, and garlic. Stir the mixture in the center of the pan until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Mix all contents of the pan together and toss in the meat.
- Pour in the coconut aminos, lime juice, and tapioca flour. Stir the contents of the pan until well combined and the sauce has thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Divided the mixture between bowls filled with Napa cabbage and garnish with scallions.