Faux Pesto Pasta

Broccoli slaw-so versatile! It stays firm like an al dente pasta if not overcooked. Last week I made what not only looked like, but tasted like, pasta!

Faux Pesto Pasta

  • 1 bag of broccoli slaw
  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Sliced white mushrooms
  • Coconut Oil
  • Salt/pepper/garlic powder
  • Pesto

I sautéed the onion in about a TBSP of coconut oil. Once the onion started to soften, I added the bag of broccoli slaw, and seasoned with a little salt/pepper/garlic powder. I continued sautéing until everything was hot, and at the last-minute added the mushrooms and tomatoes (since they’re soft and I didn’t want them mushy). Last, I topped with a garlic vegan pesto I found at the Hillcrest Farmers Market a week ago. If your eyes were closed, you’d think you’d have a giant bowl of pasta with sauce in front of you. Will definitely make again, and again.photo 1 (9)photo 2 (8)photo 3 (3)photo 4 (1)

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

Stir-fry, Asian Style!

I love stir-fried veggies, all different kinds. Throw them in a pan, let them cook and eat. So easy. I have been craving an Asian style flavored stir-fry, without the soy/sodium, so I threw one together last night (also inspired by the veggies that needed to be used).

Asian Stir-Fry

  • Veggies of your choosing
  • Chopped garlic cloves
  • Dried ginger
  • Kosher salt/pepp
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut aminos

I started by melting a little coconut oil in the pan, and adding the more firm veggies-chopped garlic and onion. I sauteed until half-way cooked, then added the two kinds of zucchini and mushrooms. I seasoned with kosher salt/pepp/dried ginger, and let cook:DSC_0113It didn’t take long until they were done, so I threw them in a bowl and tossed them in coconut aminos, a substitute for soy sauce. Lower in sodium, organic, gluten free, non-gmo, dairy free, soy free, etc. It satisfied the craving without being over-powering.DSC_0115


Baked Lemon Rosemary Cod

The commissary had some good looking wild caught (never frozen) seafood, so I bought some cod the other day. Not a fish we usually eat, so I thought it’d be fun to give it a try. We’re trying to incorporate more seafood into our diet, plus it’s so versatile!

Baked Lemon Rosemary Cod

  • Fresh, wild-caught cod
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary
  • White wine
  • Kosher salt/pepp
  • Coconut oil

Seth marinated the cod in a little white wine, loosely chopped garlic cloves, fresh lemon slices, rosemary (from the garden, in January!), and seasoned lightly with kosher salt/pepp. It marinated in the fridge for a couple of days, every once in a while, I’d take it out and swish it around to mix up the juices.DSC_0052

I put a TBSP or so of coconut oil in a glass baking dish, popped that in the oven to melt the oil, then took it out and placed the fish in the dish. I baked at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. The flavors of the marinade, combined with the richness of the coconut oil, were perfect.DSC_0057

I paired it with a green salad, and a couple clementines. Mmmmm!DSC_0062