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Grilled Shrimp + Avocado Appetizer

About two months ago I got an email from the Editor of the Feed Feed. She wanted to know if I wanted to host a recuring cooking show of sorts on their Instagram stories. Their Instagram following exceeds over 1.2 million views. Ummmm heck yes! Not only because it’s a great way to reach a wider audience, but it’s an honor. The FeedFeed is a community of foodies, chefs and bloggers. The various editors who curate feeds on topics like chocolate, Hawaiian food, Whole30 recipes, pizza are more are among…

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Grilled Octopus (Mediterranean Style)

The Inspiration Octopus is one of those sea creatures that just looks other worldly, so mysterious and alien like. It’s also in the “I only eat it when I go out” categories… or rather it was. The thing this octopus is that if not prepared correctly it can be very, VERY CHEWY. Even at many restaurants it is poorly made, after a horrible octopus experience I avoided it for a long time. Until I went to lunch with my father at a really nice Greek restaurant in Miami. These days…

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Tom Yum Kung (Paleo, Whole30, AIP friendly)

Soup Day I set out to re-photograph my AIP Mahi Mahi Chowder … then realized I couldn’t use coconut milk because  the folks I was cooking for have a coconut allergy and then I just made a whole other soup. I think it’s so good though. A great AIP friendly option, which hey, leave out the cashew cream or add coconut milk if you want. It’s a soup kind of day around here. Crazy winds and rain. Crazy politics and I need to stay off of Facebook because I’m learning…

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Cherry & Almond Crusted Salmon

Gather, Then Feast My mother was always hosting parties. After all she was a talented cook, an charming and social person, and she knew everybody! Well, she still does. Those traits eventually evolved into her opening a restaurant… nine years later… it’s like the never ending dinner party at her farm to table cafe! I inherited these traits. Ever since I could reach the stove, I was cooking for my siblings and friends. I love to feed people. For me, nourishing my loved ones is the ultimate sign of love….

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Tuna Zoodle Casserole

My husband loves tuna noodle casserole. I have to admit, I didn’t even know what it was until I met him. It’s just one of those things, like many American comfort food staples, we didn’t have in my house. My parents are Cuban, they immigrated to this country in the eighties. While I don’t think my moms cooking was very representative of Cuban cooking, she had her own style, it definitely didn’t include casseroles. I like to think of my mother as my greatest teacher. I inherited her passion for…

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Thirty Five LOW CARB PALEO Recipes To Help You Thrive

  It’s finally here. After months of recipe development and weeks of editing, I am proud to present my first e-book to you! What’s inside? 35 recipes exclusive to the book, you won’t find these online…. Six breakfast recipes, from sweet to savory, light to hearty, with non-egg options to boot! Seventeen entrees! All of them delicious, nutrient dense and low carb. Lot’s of easy great weeknight meals and some more involved extra creative recipes!  Three pressure cooker recipes to help you get the most out of your appliance! Bonus,…

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Saucy Tamarind Shrimp

There’s this Cuban dish called “camarones enchilados” and it was one of my favorites. A saucy skillet of perfeclty browned onions and garlic swimming in rich tomato sauce with big juicy shrimp. Served over a bowl of white rice. That. Was. My. JAM! Keyword: WAS. Tomatoes are no long a part of my life. They were toxic and detrimental to my well being so I thought it best that we not see each other anymore. Sure it’s been difficult. Sometimes I really miss them, I have so many fond memories…

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Soy Free Ahi Poke

Aloha folks! Ahi Poke, pronounced poh-kay is a Hawaiian staple. While I have had a long standing affair with tuna tartar, there is something irresistible about soft, savory tuna morsels tossed in sesame and scallions with avocado. Too bad I can’t do conventional soy sauce, because of the wheat in it. Yes, spoiler, if you didn’t know, now you know, soy sauce is not gluten free. San-J makes tamari, which is wheat free soy sauce. If that’s an option, like it is at the local Whole Foods, great. There is…

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True Cod Chowder

Despite the impending heat, we’ve had a spell of rather gloomy and rainy days here in O’ahu. Lot’s of clouds, some days I look out my window to see a wall of white and grey. The majestic mountains hidden in a haze. When I bought nearly two pounds of this beautiful, wild caught, true cod at Whole Foods I had plans of grilling it. Maybe even making fish and chips with cassava flour dusted chunks of this white flaky fish. Alas the inspiration came in the form of sea food…

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Ahi Tuna, Mint & Strawberry Salad

I started my third Whole30 yesterday! I truly love Whole30’s. Although most of my meals are whole foods, I do have a weak spot for paleo-fied treats. I know some people can eat them all the time & feel their best. That’s not me. Whole30’s bring me back to being satisfied with simpler, cleaner meals. This Whole30 I’m focusing on nutrient density, I am using cronometer (thanks Eileen!) to track my nutrients, In 2 days, I’ve already noticed  that I’m not eating enough calcium & iron. Also, that I need…

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