Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders

Found the recipe here: Paleo Coconut Crusted Chicken. Next time I’ll try making the avocado sauce. This time, stuck with fresh avocados, basil and lime. Good enough for a week night! I didn’t change the recipe at all otherwise. Using coconut flour and dried coconut bits as breading, browned in coconut oil, was a new […]

Cheesy Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” with Pesto

Easiest low-carb side or main ever. I really liked the flavor combination in this Cauliflower Crust White Pizza with Pesto but wanted a faster, easier dish with some of the same qualities. Lo and behold, I had: 10 oz. frozen cauliflower 2 tbsp. prepared pesto (dairy-free/gluten free) 1/2 cup freshly grated Manchego cheese, some reserved for […]

Taco Sloppy Joes

Made these at the request of our 4-year-old. One of his current favorite foods is “spicy meat” — ground beef sautéed with onions and salsa. I find the “spicy meat” to be a very versatile thing to have around. I like it as a main/protein in lower carb meals with some vegetable sides… see below […]

Mustard and Herb Salmon

Used this Giada De Laurentiis recipe, Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze, reduced from 6 servings to 2. Good recipe, fast and easy. Liked the sauce — I’m a huge fan of anything crusted in mustard, especially whole-grain for the crunch it provides. I didn’t make any major changes to this one except to reduce the […]

Bacon, Kale, Goat Cheese Frittaffles

My first attempt at Frittaffles left me frustrated with a crumbling pile of half scorched frittata littering the waffle iron. You can see what went wrong here: Bacon Spinach Goat Cheese Frittaffles. There is no way I was going to let the frittaffles win. So I’m back with a successful second attempt. Using an oven-safe non-stick pan […]

Gluten Free Individual Meatloaves

 This meal is a gluten-free adaptation of this Cooking Light recipe: Mini Meat Loaves. All it takes is substituting gluten-free bread crumbs for the regular ones. The recipe is already dairy-free. I like using 85/15 ground beef for this recipe and serving with roasted root vegetables and salad as seen here. We enjoyed this in front […]