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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…

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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…

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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…

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Egg Roll Up: Bacon, Basil + Greens (Whole30, Paleo, Keto, LCHF)

Not My Genius Idea… But A Genius One None The Less! The first time I saw an egg roll up was from Eat Drink Paleo, and I was in AWE of the simple genius of the idea! The reshaping of whole food ingredients into a hand held, fun, delicious and filling meal… that right there is my jam! Case in point: my paleo sushi rolls. Luckily I always have eggs on hand. Then I just grabbed whatever else was lurking in my fridge. Bacon. Arugula. Oh, Basil! Mayo. A little…

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Flourless Avocado Brownies (paleo, keto, low carb, grain free)

How A  Brownie Is Born This recipe came about one night after dinner. My son really wanted dessert and I wan’t about to give him some sugar laden treat right before bed time. Like a mad scientist I began to throw random things into my blender. Made a batter, poured it into a ramekin and baked it in my little counter top oven (I love that thing). It was pretty good. The consistency was great, but it needed more cocoa. Either way, it satisfied my kids sweet tooth and peaked…

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Chilled Avocado Crema with Bacon & Chives

It all started with some coffee. Really. My local coffee spot, ChadLou’s started carrying these beautiful hand made mugs. I’ve posted a few times on Instagram when I go to there, it’s such a cool little joint and the owner has impeccable taste. Like you could shoot a whole lifestyle thing there. Anyway….so through those posts their potter got wind of TCK. He messaged me and asked to meet for coffee, that he would love to give me some bowls/plates for my pictures. Heck yes! Mark of Kuhn’s Pottery is…

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Pistachio Crusted Burger + Green Salad (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Entree Salads FTW! I love me some entree salads. The perfect vessel for lots of good nutrition, a plethora of textures and flavors, and they’re the perfect meal to go BIG on! These pistachio crusted burgers are actually inspired by a recipe I developed for PRE Brands, African Suya. These awesome peanut crusted sirloin kebabs. Since peanuts aren’t technically paleo I had purchased the bag of shelled pistachio’s to make myself a paleo-fied version of them…. alas… we used up all the sirloin and it didn’t happen. But the idea…

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies: Real Salt & Almond (Keto, Paleo, Sugar-free)

Always Striving For The Perfect Cookie I’m going to confess something to you all, I didn’t always know how to bake. My cooking and restaurant experience always led me to the savory side of the kitchen. I learned… well taught myself to bake when my son was about to turn one. Yup. Smash cakes were my baking in. A lot of Jack’s little friends had food intolerance’s and mostly still nourished off the boob… so store bought, gluten-full, sugary cake was a no go. Anyway long story short, I taught…

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20+ AIP Appetizers & Other Super Bowl Bites!

Just because you’re kicking ass at healing your body, doesn’t mean you can’t host a killer Super Bowl Party! In my opinion, the food is always the best part. Serve up these goodies and your guests won’t even notice they’re chowing down on some healing bites while enjoying the big game. *I’m pretty sure I checked every recipe for compliance or at least a compliant option. If I missed something, it’s ok, I’m human, just use your best judgement. Thanks!    Pan Fried Apricot & Tuna Salad Bites   Mango Glazed…

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Basil Mango Zoodle Turkey Burgers (Whole30, Paleo!)

I MADE IT! Today is the last day of my HOLIDAY WHOLE30! I made it. I still had great time. Christmas was still Christmas without the cookies or wine. We ate well. We felt amazing. I’m bringing in 2017 feeling really fantastic, no crash diets or purging for me (not that I recommend that). Despite being on a Whole30, I will tell you this month has been rough. I  talked about that in my last post. Due to non-food related variables (read: stress) I had my first full blown autoimmune…

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