You are here
almond butter cauliflower chicken feature gluten free healthy fats keto low carb paleo sugar free whole30 

Roasted Strawberry-Rhubarb Salsa Chicken (Whole30, Keto, Paleo)

Rhubarb Season  Every year when rhubarb season rolls around my Instagram feed fills will all sorts of red confections. I must admit, I don’t get why it’s so popular to bake with. I mean, most recipes contain a few buckets of sugar to compensate for the naturally tart flavor of the rhubarb. Granted I also lack the cultural connection to baking with rhubarb, growing up first generation american in a city submerged in Latin culture… I never even heard of rhubarb until I moved to the west coast. I recall…

Read More
AIP cauliflower chicken cuban food feature gluten free healthy fats keto low carb paleo whole30 

Arroz Con Pollo (AIP, Whole30, Paleo, Keto)

Fiesta! Growing up our house was always the family hub. Maybe because my mom of her other sister’s was the only one who had more than one kid, and therefore an already bustling household… or because of her love of hosting, cooking and entertaining. Whatever the reason, our house was the spot. All holiday and major events like baptism’s, graduations and birthdays were celebrated in our home. While all my aunts are talented cooks, each with their own signature dishes and areas of expertise, my mom always had her own…

Read More
AIP chicken dressing feature gluten free low carb paleo whole30 

Grilled Thai Turkey Thighs (paleo, Whole30, low carb)

Grill The Unexpected! Move aside burgers. There’s a new grill staple in town! Living in Hawai’i it’s pretty much grilling season year round, so we like to keep things interesting. Turkey! So many different cuts; tenderloin, wings, breasts, ground, drumsticks! So. Many. Options. I actually had hard time to choosing which cut to highlight for this post for the National Turkey Federation. Turkey tenderloin medallions marinated in coconut aminos, ghee and rosemary, but then my grocer had these sexy looking thighs! If you haven’t checked out the National Turkey Federation’s…

Read More
chicken feature gluten free healthy fats keto low carb whole30 

Naked Crispy Chicken Taco (Whole30, Low Carb/Keto, Paleo)

Cinco De Mayo I used to be huge on 5 de Mayo…maybe because it involved a lot of tequila and dancing. What can I say? There was a Senor Frogs in the neighborhood. But really, I spent a lot of time in Mexico as a kid, my grandmother’s best friends from Cuba married a Mexican man and they lived in Guadalajara. We spend several summers visiting them. So I’m quire aware of the fact that 5 de Mayo is  bigger deal in the US. Which is cool. I mean, we…

Read More
chicken feature gluten free healthy fats holidays keto low carb paleo whole30 

Lemon Dill Spatchcock Chicken Roast (Whole30, Paleo)

I love a good simple roast. Whole chickens are among my favorite things to roast too. Mostly because I love the crispy skin, but also because I use the bones to make broth. When you buy the whole bird you get more bang for your buck too! A 5lb chicken can feed a family of 3 or 5 with some leftovers too… and then you can use the bones… I mean, I just love the lack of food waste that goes on with using the whole animal. I even feed…

Read More
chicken dressing feature gluten free greens healthy fats low carb paleo SALADS 

Turmeric Parm Chicken, Kale & Zoodle Salad with Greek Vinaigrette

Inspiration SpoonForkBacon blog shared a roasted chickpea and kale salad with tahini dressing the other day, and piles of Parmesan on top… not going to lie… it got me jonesing for some cheese. I steer clear of lactose, but most aged or hard cheeses are lactose free… so technically I could eat cheese all the time. I don’t though, I don’t want to open the flood gates, lol… you know what I’m talking about it! So… I indulge every now and then. Lactose? I looked this up, lactose is the…

Read More
cauliflower chicken feature gelatin gluten free low carb paleo rice sauces whole30 

Indian Butter Chicken (Pressure Cooker, Whole30, Nightshade Free)

Do Comfort Food Renditions Have a Place on Whole30? This is a question I wrestle with every round. If the purpose of Whole30 is to separate food from emotion, then are these kind of meals now considered SWYPO (sex with your pants on, the Whole30 term for paleo-fied treats)? My logic tells me No. It’s in our nature to gravitate to what we know, so many of the most popular paleo and Whole30 recipes are healthy, compliant renditions of dishes from your pre-paleo or Standard American Diet days. Yet, I…

Read More
chicken dressing eggs feature gluten free greens mayo paleo whole30 

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner: Leftover Salad

I love being able to re-invent food, to take left overs and make it something completely different. For one thing it keeps thing interesting, and secondly it eliminates the gross factor. Anyone else get kinds grossed out by leftovers? Mostly fish and chicken give me the heeby geebies…. don’t know why. They just do. Chicken salad however… or anything coated in mayo is good to go. I love mayonnaise. True story. Back in my restaurant days I was the sauce queen, I would make aioli (fancy for mayo) of all…

Read More
AIP bacon chicken healthy fats paleo whole30 

Fresh Fennel Shredded Chicken

I’m a Thigh Girl If you haven’t noticed yet, I lurv cooking chicken thighs in the pressure cooker. I think of all the things I can make in there, chicken thighs turn out best. I don’t like all meats shredded or soft. I’m a fan of crust, crisp and crunch. Things you can’t really achieve with the oh-so-useful electric pressure cooker. Pressure Cooker Easy Boneless, skinless chicken thighs however pull apart perfectly and then with a little reduction action, the liquid vanishes to a thick sauce and a little caramelizing…

Read More
AIP bacon chicken greens healthy fats paleo whole30 

Plum & Prosciutto Chicken

Today I needed to loose myself in work. I missed the days where hours would blur and disappear in the rush of a busy kitchen. There is a point of madness in all restaurant kitchens when you are moving so fast, multitasking so efficiently, that most of it is just muscle memory. Your body goes in to over drive, your mind somewhere between razor sharp focus and standby as your hands move at lightning speed. With everything going on in the world, I yearned for the madness of a hot…

Read More