Herb Encrusted Pork Loin

  1 pork loin, about 1-2 lbs 1 T. pastured lard or tallow 1 T. sea salt 1 tsp garlic granules 1/2 tsp dried lemon thyme 1/2 tsp dried summer savory 1/2 tsp dried pineapple sage 1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP) Heat an oven safe saute pan over medium-high heat.  Combine sea salt,…

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Basil-Pear Smoothie

1/2 of a pear 2 celery stalks 1/2 of a cucumber, seeded and most of the tough skin removed 1 c. coconut water basil, about 10 leaves 2 T. flax seed (omit for AIP) Cut fruit and vegetables into big chunks so that the blender or Vitamix has an easier time.  Put everything into Vitamix,…

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Cucumber, Watermelon, and Mint Salad

1 mini cucumber, cut into half moons 1/2 c. of watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 spring fresh mint, leaves removed, minced 1/8 tsp. jalapeno, minced (less or more depending on your heat tolerance) 1/2 tsp. sherry or raw apple cider vinegar drizzle of extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste Combine everything…

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Baby Back Baked Ribs

Rib Rub: 1 T. sea salt 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp dried oregano dash clove 1/2 tsp each: black pepper and chili powder (omit for AIP) 1 rack of baby back ribs, preferably pastured and/or humanely raised Rub ribs with the rub at least 1 hour prior to cooking or apply to ribs and…

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Sort of Like, an Antipasto Plate

As an hor d’oeuvre, for lunch or snack, I love to put together a plateful of finger foods.  It is completely satisfying to eat with my fingers; it is primal, instinctual, easy, and I find joy in licking my fingers after an especially delicious bite.  So why not eat this way more often, slow down…

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Roasted Zucchini

1 zucchini cut into 1/2 inch rounds 1 T. coconut oil Sprinkling of Salt, Pepper, Garlic* A few pinches of rosemary *omit pepper for AIP Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place coconut oil on a baking sheet and place pan in oven for a minute to melt the oil.  Once the coconut oil is…

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Fennel, Grapefruit, and Celery Salad

1-2 c.  romaine lettuce, chopped 1 celery stalk, sliced thinly on diagonal 1/2 of a fennel bulb, cored, sliced thinly a few thinly sliced pieces of onion 1/2 of a grapefruit, segmented, juice squeezed over salad Layer ingredients in a bowl.  Then top with Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette or Stacey’s Salad Dressing.  Serves 1.

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Juicy Baked Chicken Breast

It seems so simple, baked chicken breast, but if not careful, chicken can end up dry.  This method will allow the chicken to be juicy.  Please pay attention to the cook time and observe the chicken to determine when it is done.  When the chicken feels firm, yet still has a slight give when pressed…

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Purple Smoothie

1 c. coconut water 1 large slice raw beet 1 c. mixed greens or a handful 1/2 c. frozen blueberries 1 sprig fresh basil 2 T. flax seeds Place ingredients in a Vitamix.  Start whirring on low speed gradually increasing to high, then flip the switch onto max speed.  Let Vitamix run for 30 seconds…

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Guac

1 avocado, cut in half, pit removed 1 clove garlic put through a garlic press or grated 1 thin slice yellow onion, finely chopped (about 2 T) 1 T. chopped cilantro half of a lime, juiced sea salt to taste To get the avocado out of the skin, take the tip of a knife and…

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