Sugar Snap Peas with Bacon and Mint

Ingredients 4 strips bacon, chopped 1 lb sugar snap peas or snow peas ½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper ¼ cup chopped fresh mint 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. lemon zest   Instructions Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crisp, about 6-7 minutes. Pour out all but one tablespoon of bacon…
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Paleo Peach Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients  1 cup coconut milk, chilled 1 cup ice 2 fresh peaches peeled and cut into chunks Lemon zest to taste   Instructions Add coconut milk, ice, and peaches to Vitamix or high-speed blender. Using a microplane, add a few gratings of fresh lemon zest to taste. Blend on high speed until smooth. Enjoy   Serves 3 Inspired by: https://cookeatpaleo.com/paleo-peach-coconut-smoothie/
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Eggs In Sweet Potato Nests

Ingredients 4 sweet potatoes 12 eggs 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 tbsp. fresh chives, minced Cooking fat of choice, melted Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Muffin tin   Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake the sweet potatoes until almost tender (35 to 40 minutes) and allow to cool. Once…
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Tuna Burgers

Ingredients 1 lb. fresh tuna, diced 2 scallions, thinly sliced 12 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped ¼ cup homemade or organic mayonnaise 1 teaspoon anchovy paste Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing Sliced tomatoes and arugula, to serve Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste   Instructions In a bowl, combine the tuna, the kalamata…
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Skillet Cherry Crisp

Ingredients For the cherry filling:  2 lbs. pitted and halved cherries (about 5-6 cups)  3 Tbsp. grass-fed butter, ghee, or coconut oil  1 Tbsp. vanilla extract  1/3 cup coconut sugar  1 Tbsp. arrowroot starch   For the crisp topping:  ¾ cup blanched almond flour  1 cup raw almonds*  ½  cup unsweetened shredded coconut  ¼  cup…
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Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Ingredients For the Salad:  1 head of cauliflower  3 Tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil  2 Tbsp. lemon juice  6 cups finely chopped kale  ½  medium red onion  ½  cup toasted pine nuts  ½  cup raisins  Salt and pepper For the Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette:  ¼  cup avocado oil or olive oil  ¼  cup lemon juice  2 Tbsp. tahini  1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar  1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard  Pinch of sea salt   Instructions…
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Chicken, Cheese and Arugula Salad

Ingredients 4 cups arugula 2 celery stalks, trimmed and sliced ½ cucumber, sliced 2 scallions, trimmed and sliced 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 oz. walnut pieces 12 oz. cooked chicken, sliced 4 ½ oz bleu cheese or goat cheese, cubed or crumbled Handful of seedless red grapes, cut in half (optional) Salt and pepper…
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Basic Guacamole

Ingredients 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and coarsely mashed 1 large ripe tomato, diced ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 large lime, juiced ½ teaspoon ground cumin Sea salt and pepper to taste    Instructions 1. Coarsely mash avocados, leaving some chunks. 2. Add…
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Waldorf Summer Chicken Salad

Ingredients 1 pound red apples, diced 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 2/3 cup avocado mayonnaise 1 stalk celery 4 shallots, sliced 1 garlic clove, finely chopped ¾ cup walnuts, chopped 1 pound cooked chicken, cubed Butter lettuce leaves Pepper Chopped walnuts as a garnish   Instructions 1.    Place apples in a bowl with the lemon juice…
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Tomato, Mozzarella & Avocado Salad

Ingredients 2 ripe tomatoes 3 ½ ounces mozzarella cheese 2 avocados Fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces 20 black olives   For the dressing: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 ½ Tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon coarse grain mustard Sea salt and pepper   Instructions Using a sharp knife, cut the tomatoes into thick wedges…
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