Avo-Mayo, Egg-less/AIP

AIP_Paleo Avo_mayo

This recipe was an amazing find! I have been guiding one of my sisters through the auto-immune protocol (AIP), and she really needed a mayo replacement. I’ve tried a no-egg mayo and succeeded in the past but then failed and wasted so much oil!!!  So when I stumbled upon this recipe here, I was thrilled. Ok, at first I wasn’t when I saw the ingredient list, but then I made it and I was amazed at how much this tasted like mayo…crazy.

So here it goes, I am thankful that this recipe exists!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ¼ C ACV (apple cider vinegar)
  • ¼ C extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. unrefined salt

Instructions:

Place everything in a food processor and blend. (That was simple!)

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Tomato-Less Salsa, AIP

AIP beet_salsa

Although I myself do not have an auto-immune condition, I help many people who do so I am always on the lookout for recipes and experimenting.

This salsa can be fermented, just use raw beets and carrots (don’t steam them), double the salt and leave on the counter with a tight fit lid as you would any other ferment.

This salsa can replace any traditional salsa; great with plantain chips and guacamole!

Ingredients:

  • 5 medium carrots, peeled/cut in chunks
  • 1 small beet, peeled/cut in chunks
  • 1 medium onion
  • 6 cloves
  • ¼ tsp.- ½ tsp. unrefined salt
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • 2-3 Tbs. lemon juice (fresh)
  • 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Steam the carrots and beets in a small amount of water until tender. Drain well and let it cool.
  2. When its cooled to room temperature, place all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until chunky salsa forms to the thickness you like (you may need to do this in batches).
  3. If you like spicy salsa and you tolerate peppers, you can add 1 (or more) jalapeno or Serrano peppers to your batch.

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Digestive-Probiotic Green Smothie

Probiotic Green Smoothie

Hot days are creeping up and I’m in the mood for smoothies!! I try to monitor the amount of fruit I eat, especially when there is an abundance of amazing seasonal fruits available now. Green herbs are also in season and I love a good yogurt drink, especially when it’s homemade from grass-fed raw milk (recipe here).

The homemade yogurt makes this an amazing powerful probiotic (since I leave it 24 hours to ferment). The herbs add the touch of a digestive aid and beautiful flavor!

To make this wonderfully refreshing digestive-probiotic smoothie, you simply assemble:

  • 2-3 Cups of whole yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbs. fresh green herbs such as dill, mint, parsley, etc… (I like to use 1/2 dill and 1/2 mint)

Place it all in a blender for about 20 second and enjoy🙂

 

Stove-top “Grilled” Chicken

Sovetop chicken breast salad

 

 

 

Assemble:

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Stove-Top Grilled Chicken

This chicken is so amazingly tasty and easy. I always use it to top my salad when I make it- a “grilled” chicken salad.

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As you can see in the photo, I also sauté garlic and mushroom along with either avocado slices or use my homemade guacamole.

Homemade garlic mayo or garlic sauce also goes well with it to give it a chicken shawarma feel.

The salad I make is simple, I either just use lettuce or throw in anything green I have available and some sprouts if I have any made up. The dressing is smashed garlic, salt, fresh lemon and olive oil. I usually also add fresh chopped cilantro or parsley and mint, depending on what’s available. Really, you can eat it over any salad or even just grilled veggies.

With the sides I mention; salad or grilled veggies, this makes a great lunch, especially since even cold, the chicken tastes great. This dish is especially if you’re doing an elimination diet, AIP or Paleo. It will leave you satisfied and not feeling full/bloated.

There is no specific amount for the ingredients, it’s basically however many breasts you are doing that will fit in your pan, probably 2 breasts per 10 inch pan.

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breast
  • ¼ tsp. unrefined salt
  • Filtered water (about ½ cup total)

Instructions:

1. Place whole chicken breasts on a pan on medium-low heat that has a lid, not tight so that steam can escape. Sprinkle the salt and about 3 Tbs. of water.

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2. Put the lid on and steam for about 3-5 minutes until the outside of the breast is white and you are able to cut it into slices easily.

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3. Once you have cut the chicken breast into slices, put the lid on again and add a Tablespoon or 2 of water if needed.

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4. Once the slices have turned completely white, don’t add more water yet. Let the side facing down dry out a little and start to brown, but be careful don’t burn. If it starts to burn just add a Tablespoon or 2 of water.

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5. Once it has browned, turn over and do the same thing on the other side. This whole process takes about 20 minutes.

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6. At the end, remove the lid and add a Tablespoon of water to moisten the chicken if needed; it will quickly evaporate from the heat.

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