appetizer

Balsamic Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 lb. mushrooms 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder) ½ teaspoon dried parsley ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper   Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 400° F. 2. To prepare the marinade, whisk together all ingredients except mushrooms. 3.…
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Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Ingredients for the Chicken Wings 1 lb. chicken wings 1 Tbsp avocado oil ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper   Ingredients for the Glaze 3 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp avocado oil 2 cloves garlic, minced   Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 400° F. 2. Dry…
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Paleo 7-Layer Dip

Ingredients 2 cups guacamole 1 ½ cups salsa 1 lb. grilled chicken, diced 2 cups lettuce, shredded 1 4-ounce can black olives, sliced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced ¼ small white onion, minced Handful fresh cilantro, minced Plantain chips (see below)   Instructions 1. In an 8×8 glass dish, layer the ingredients in the order…
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Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Ingredients 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard ¼  cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 ½  teaspoons kosher salt ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½  cup olive oil 4 ripe Hass avocados 2 large red grapefruits Fresh herbs, optional   Instructions 1. Place the mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in…
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Crispy, Sweet Plantains

Ingredients 1-2 Ripe Plantains (darker in color, means they’re ripe!) 2 Tbsp coconut oil or Ghee Pinch of sea salt   Instructions Heat coconut oil in a large skillet such as a cast-iron skillet, over medium heat. Peel your plantain by cutting off the ends and scoring the peel twice to make it easier to…
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Creamy Crab Dip

Ingredients 2 cups of crab meat 1 teaspoon mustard 2 Tbsp grated red onion ¼ cup nutritional yeast 1 cup mayonnaise 1 ½ Tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ teaspoon smoked paprika 2 Tbsp green onions, chopped 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional) Grain-free crackers or vegetables for dipping (optional)   Topping 2 Tbsp…
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Spicy Buffalo Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Ingredients 5 sweet potatoes, scrubbed Coconut oil and sea salt, for baking potatoes 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 ½ Tbsp. ghee, melted 3 Tbsp. dairy free milk 1 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard 2-3 Tbsp. hot sauce, to taste 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, optional ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon…
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Roasted Eggplant Spread

Ingredients 2 medium eggplants, peeled 1 red bell pepper, seeded 1 red onion, peeled 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 Tbsp. olive oil ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. tahini 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley, plus extra for garnish   Instructions Preheat…
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Zucchini Gratin Casserole

Ingredients 2 pounds zucchini 2 Tbsp. butter or ghee ½ cup mayonnaise, store-bought or homemade ¼ cup nutritional yeast 1 egg 2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon parsley (dried) ¼ teaspoon celery seed ¼ teaspoon pepper Paleo-friendly crackers i.e., Simple Mills Rosemary &…
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Garlic Lime Shrimp

Ingredients 1 pound (shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail on or off) 1 Tbsp. olive oil + 1 Tbsp. melted butter 5 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbsp. honey  1 ½  Tbsp. lime juice ¼  teaspoon salt 3 pinches cayenne pepper or crushed chili pepper flakes Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish Sliced lime wedges, for garnish     Instructions 1. To make the garlic-lime shrimp, combine garlic, honey,…
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