Tandoori Masala Roasted Chicken

This chicken was oozing with flavor, crispiness skin, and juicy meat.  It smelled delicious, It was beautiful to look at and even more enjoyable to share with my sister!  I urge all of you to make this dish and share it with your loved ones!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole organic chicken
  • olive oil for the bottom of the baking dish
  • 2-3 tablespoons of green curry paste
  • 1 Meyer lemon
  • 4 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut aminos
  • enough Tandoori Masala spice to cover the chicken
  • 2 tsp of curry powder
  • coconut oil or butter or ghee (aprox. 2 tablespoons cut up small enough to to place on top of the chicken evenly)
  • 1 cup of chicken bone broth

 

Directions:

  • Rinse your chicken.
  • Place olive oil in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Squeeze lemon over the chicken.
  • Place the chopped cloves of garlic under the skin of the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the coconut aminos over the chicken.
  • Spread the green curry paste evenly all over the chicken.
  • Put the Tandoori Masala spice evenly over the chicken so that it is covered .
  • Sprinkle the curry powder on the chicken as well.
  • Cut up the coconut oil or butter or ghee in small pieces and place it evenly over the chicken.
  • Pour one cup of chicken bone broth in the baking dish.
  • Bake on the CONVECTION setting on your oven at 325 for 2 hours.  Baste half way through and then one more time 30 minutes before it is done.

 

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Crispy Chicken

I think I have been living under a rock!  I was just introduced to the wonderful world of the convection setting on my oven.  I have been avoiding it like the plague, because for some unknown reason I was just scared of it.  A friend of mine assured me that it was nothing to fear.  I decided to get out of my own way and try this thing once and for all.  HOLY MOLY !!!!  I don’t think I could ever make a chicken using any other setting.

Happy Eating!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole organic chicken
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic cut in big chunks
  • 2 meyer lemons
  • 2-3 tbsp of balsamic vinegar or pomegranate vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp of coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup of organic chicken bone broth
  • 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • tandoori masala spice to taste
  • 3 tbsp of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Trader Joe’s chicken Grilling seasoning to taste (I was a little heavy handed with this)
  • olive oil

 

Directions:

  • Put some olive oil on the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Cut up one meyer lemon and put it up the tushy of the chicken.
  • In a small bowl, squeeze the other lemon and add the vinegar and the coconut aminos and the bone broth.
  • Pour this over the chicken.
  • Cut up the garlic and put it under the skin of the chicken.
  • Put the tandoori seasoning and chicken grilling seasoning over the chicken.
  • Pat the shredded coconut over the chicken.
  • Add some coconut oil on top of the chicken.
  • Bake on the convection setting for 2 hours at 325.
  • About halfway through spoon some of the drippings over the chicken.

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Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Don’t you love when the food you eat is not only delicious, but also so beautiful to look at?  I absolutely love the color purple and these purple sweet potatoes are the perfect shade!  They are a great carbohydrate that are filled with vitamins and antioxidants.  They are also sweet, but not overly sweet.  Just right!

Ingredients:

  • 6-7 Organic purple sweet potatoes from Trader Joe’s
  • 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of water or coconut milk or other non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder or cinnamon (depending on your palette)

Directions:

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Peel and cut your potatoes.  Boil them until soft.

 

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Add all of your ingredients into a bowl.  With an immersion blender, blend until all the ingredients are smooth.

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Enjoy…and yes that color is for real!

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Baked Chicken with Olives

I love a really good chicken dish that is simple and has really healthy and beautiful ingredients.  This dish incorporates some lovely, heart healthy ingredients that get my taste buds buzzing!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs of organic boneless skinless chicken breast (if you want the skin and bone you can)
  • 1 tbsp of coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped organic black kalamata olives
  • 1 chopped steamed red beet (I use the precooked package of red beets)
  • 2  chopped cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 squeezed lime
  • Sprinkle of Spice Cave Sea seasoning (I know it says Sea, but it tastes good on everything)
  • A bit of avocado oil for the baking dish

Directions:

  • Put a bit of avocado oil in the baking dish.
  • Lay the chicken down and squeeze the lime over the chicken.
  • Put the balsamic and the coconut aminos on the chicken as well.
  • Layer the chicken with the olives, beets, garlic and seasoning.
  • cover with plastic wrap and let it soak up all the flavors for a few hours or overnight.

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  • When ready to bake, cover with aluminum foil and make a few dashes with a knife in the foil.  Bake on 350 for about 30 mins.
  • If you have skin on your chicken, or you want to just brown a little on the top and make a little extra juicy, then the last minute or two, broil your chicken uncovered.
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Ready to serve!

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Quick when Sick

The last week and some change have been filled with some sinus infection nastiness, endless cups of tea and not much of an appetite.  I haven’t been feeling up to cooking much of anything and anything that I do make has to be fast so I could get my tush back into bed.

If you are anything like me and needed a quick fix to fight off being sick, but really have no interest in cooking, this has been my go to:

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Heat it up together in the microwave or on the stove.

Sometimes I add some cauliflower rice for a little more substance.

 

I have also been totally into these lately:

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Quick and easy protein.  Great omega 3’s.  Makes me feel a little lighter than poultry and meat sometimes.  The smaller the fish, the less toxins.  Get in on the goodness!

Stay warm and healthy!

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Coconut Cod

HAPPY 2018!!

 

Sometimes I just feel a little lighter when I eat fish as opposed to poultry or meat.  I have been eating way more wild caught fish in the past few months for my protein source than anything else and I can definitely feel a difference.

This recipe is stupid easy and it tastes delicious!

Ingredients:

  • Avocado or olive oil for the pan and a drizzle for the fish.
  • one lime to squeeze.
  • Spice Cave Sea seasoning
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

  • In a baking dish, drizzle some olive or avocado oil.  place your wild caught cod in the baking dish.
  • Squeeze some fresh lime over each piece of fish.  You will only need one lime for 3 or 4 pieces of fish.  I used 3 pieces.
  • Sprinkle some Spice Cave Sea seasoning on the fish (to taste).
  • Drizzle a little avocado or olive oil on each piece of fish…just a drizzle.
  • Sprinkle some shredded coconut on each piece of fish.
  • Bake uncovered on 400 for about 15-17 minutes.
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Fresh from the oven.

 

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Served over sauteed greens.

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Sweet Potato Roasted Chestnut Hash

Holiday weekends and snow days two perfect excuses… I mean reasons to make a sweet and savory hash to accompany anything from omelettes, pancakes and EVERYTHING in between.  The best part is it is stupid easy to make.  It is even easier to eat!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Sweet potatoes peeled and sliced with a mandolin then cut into small pieces.
  • 1 package of roasted chestnuts
  • 2 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • Trader Joe’s South African Smoke Seasoning (or seasoning of choice) to taste
  • Dash of Spice Cave seasoning (literally a sprinkle)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • avocado oil for cooking in the pan

 

Directions:

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    Once your sweet potatoes have been sliced with the mandolin, chop them up into pieces.  Cut up your roasted chestnuts into small pieces.  Put everything into a bowl with the chopped cloves of garlic.

    Heat up some avocado oil in a fry pan and toss the bowl of goodies into the pan and let everything get soft and slightly browned.  Add in the coconut aminos, shredded coconut, and seasonings.  Continue to mix until everything has cooked down.

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On the way to greatness!   You may have to add some more avocado oil to keep from sticking to the pan or burning.

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This is a pan of pure joy!!

 

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