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Strawberry Oregano Turkey Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Nut Free)

Summer time and the livin’s easy… These burgers are BURSTING with flavor! Perfect for cooking stove top or take it outside with your cast iron skillet and cook them up on the patio. Made with FRESH, simple ingredients like summer strawberries and fresh oregano these burgers are perfect any time of day. In a bun, over salad, crumbled into soup (in a box, with a fox, on a train, in the rain). Like Whoa These came about when I got a few stalks of oregano from my pals CSA. I…

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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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Cucumber Moscow Mule Mocktail (non-gmo sugar free soda + fresh vegetables )

  Lifestyle Changes and Social Graces When I first began my health journey I always imagined I would one day be “cured” and then I could go back to my old life. I imaged late nights, pizza, wine (too much wine). I day dreamed of bar hopping New York speakeasies and enjoying all the craft cocktails. I bidded my time until the day I could have my favorite ice cream and sugary treats again. I never, ever thought that I would be okay, neigh, FABULOUS without any of it. I…

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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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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…

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Paleo Perfect Burger

‘Tis the season, burger season. Summer if officially here. Summer solstice was June 20th, my birthday, along with a full moon (aaauuuuu!!). I’m pumped for a great one! She has arrived. The hot, sweaty, sunny, fun season. Summer, when very weekend we fire up those grills, give that hot kitchens a break and take to our patios, decks and lawns, cold beverage in hand. I’m all for cooking outside, less dishes, better view and if we’re lucky a nice breeze. A juicy, flavorful burger is one of life’s simple pleasures, and one…

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Dry Rub Paleo Pork

I love me some slow roasted pork! I bought a 10 lb prime cut pork shoulder butt, no bone. So big! But I figured I would portion it out and freeze what we didn’t eat that day- but obviously it’s best served fresh out of the oven…. did someone say potluck? So good. Definitely a crowd pleaser, easy to make & paleo/whole 30 compliant- but you don’t have to tell that to your guests 😉 Serves 15- 20 servings Dry Rub Paleo Pork1 hrPrep Time 6 hrCook Time 7 hrTotal…

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Green Gazpacho

My mother’s restaurant, Green Gables Cafe, occasionally serves this raw vegan gazpacho. Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish soup made of raw tomato & served cold. This tomato-less rendition with cashews is a perfect paleo, summer soup! When I worked in the kitchen there I would make it all the time. It’s a fantastic & fresh recipe- these sweltering summer days have me craving some! When I made it at the cafe, worked with large measurements because I was making a commercial amount, granted I still made it all in a…

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Coffee & Peach Rubbed Spare Ribs

I wanted to make something special for my husband’s birthday. Being on Whole30 at the moment, I needed a delicious, meat n’ potatoes man meal, that I could eat. These ribs were spectacular. I was worried the lack of honey or brown sugar would leave them lacking that bbq-ish flavor. Nope, the super ripe peach was sweet enough. Complex, deep flavors, crispy skin, tender meat. Now, go make them! Serves 3-4 Coffee & Peach Rubbed Spare Ribs5 minPrep Time 3 hr, 30 Cook Time 3 hr, 35 Total Time Save…

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