Carnitas…all week long!

Carnitas happen to be one of my favorite meats, so I bought a giant pork butt over the weekend, and made them in the crockpot yesterday. I put about 1/2 cup coconut aminos, 2 loosely chopped white onions, a bunch of whole garlic cloves, about 6 bay leaves, sea salt, black pepper, juice of 1 lemon, juice and zest of one orange. I brought it to a boil, then turned it down and let it simmer all day for about 8 hours. I flipped 1/2 way through. Then I pulled it out and shredded it, saved the bone to make more bone broth, and bottled the broth to drink (NOM!). Didn’t waste a thing.

I have limes, cilantro, diced white onion and avocados on hand. In addition, I eat carnitas plain, on top of salads, with overeasy eggs, etc.! Now we have meat for the entire week!

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Simple Seafood Salad!

Sunday night dinner!

Simple Seafood Salad

  • Hearts of romaine
  • Wild langostino lobster tails
  • Wild baby shrimp
  • Red onion
  • Black olive
  • Sliced baby crimini mushrooms
  • Diced tomato
  • Salt/pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Coconut aminos

Toss everything in a bowl and enjoy. Side note: coconut aminos is my new favorite thing on a salad, it has a slight sweetness that is awesome with olive oil, salt/pepper! Both seafoods came from Costco.

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5 minute Tuna Salad!

Mayo. One of my all time favorite condiments. I don’t eat condiments anymore. They’re filled, literally filled with soy, corn, canola, refined sugar, etc. One of the things I miss is the creaminess of mayo in things like tuna or egg salad. I’m fine making homemade healthier mayo, however, I can never use it before it goes bad, so I just don’t keep it on hand. I’m also kind of at the point where I can’t stand more than 3 ingredients in something, hahahaha!

The other night I wanted tuna salad – and I happened to have a freakout at Costco a couple weeks ago buying Wild Planet sustainable tuna ($8 for a 6 pack, which means I have 18 cans of tuna in the pantry) SCORE.

I tossed a can of tuna in a bowl, diced an avocado, sprinkled with Himalayan pink sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, and a tiny bit of onion powder. Then, I sprinkled coconut aminos on it. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH. So creamy! The salt and tuna really brought out the subtle sweetness of the coconut aminos. I inhaled it. Highly recommend this quick flavor combo!IMG_3500

Spicy Asian Inspired Stirfry

I was in the mood for spice the other night, with a lot of vegetables in the fridge, so I threw this together and it was fabulous!

Spicy Asian Inspired Stirfry

  • 1 package mushrooms
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 10 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 bag broccoli slaw
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Powdered ginger
  • Black pepper
  • Cashews for topping
  • Coconut aminos

I chopped everything so it was ready to go, then melted about 1 TBSP of coconut oil in a sauté pan. I added the more firm vegetables first, garlic, carrots, onion. Then I added the pepper, and broccoli slaw. I generously sprinkled with crushed red pepper, powdered ginger and black pepper. I continued sautéing until the broccoli slaw started to cook down, about 10 minutes, and then added the mushrooms (and a dollop more of coconut oil), until cooked. All vegetables were crisp, and spicy! Last, I topped with cashews, and tossed until they warmed. Sprinkled with coconut aminos as a soy sauce replacement, and voilà! Spicy Asian Inspired Stirfry 🙂

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Chicken Cumin “No rice, Fried rice”

This is a take on my “no rice fried rice” that happens to be one of the simplest, and most favored dishes based on reader feedback. You can see the original recipe here: Fried Rice…with No Rice.

Chicken Cumin “No rice, Fried rice”

  • 1 bag of broccoli  slaw
  • 6 eggs
  • Coconut oil
  • Kosher salt/pepp
  • Diced plain chicken
  • Ground cumin
  • Coconut Aminos

Start by sautéing a little coconut oil in a pan until melted and add the entire bag of broccoli slaw, sprinkle with a little kosher salt/pepp and a generous portion of cumin. Continue sautéing until the slaw starts to cook down. Then break the eggs into the pan and stir until everything is mixed well. Continue stirring until the eggs are almost cooked. Add another generous portion of ground cumin and incorporate. Last, cut pre-cooked or leftover grilled chicken into the pan (I use my kitchen shears, and cut the chicken into pieces directly into the pan), and stir until everything is well heated. The cumin gave it a wonderful flavor (I used quite a bit). Top with coconut aminos!DSC_0003DSC_0008