appetizer

Paleo 7-Layer Dip

Ingredients 2 cups guacamole 1 ½ cups salsa 1 lb. grilled chicken, diced 2 cups lettuce, shredded 1 4-ounce can black olives, sliced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced ¼ small white onion, minced Handful fresh cilantro, minced Plantain chips (see below)   Instructions 1. In an 8x8 glass dish, layer the ingredients in the order listed. Top with green plantains ...
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Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Ingredients 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard ¼  cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 ½  teaspoons kosher salt ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½  cup olive oil 4 ripe Hass avocados 2 large red grapefruits Fresh herbs, optional   Instructions 1. Place the mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until the ...
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Crispy, Sweet Plantains

Ingredients 1-2 Ripe Plantains (darker in color, means they’re ripe!) 2 Tbsp coconut oil or Ghee Pinch of sea salt   Instructions Heat coconut oil in a large skillet such as a cast-iron skillet, over medium heat. Peel your plantain by cutting off the ends and scoring the peel twice to make it easier to peel. Cut the plantain into ...
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Creamy Crab Dip

Ingredients 2 cups of crab meat 1 teaspoon mustard 2 Tbsp grated red onion ¼ cup nutritional yeast 1 cup mayonnaise 1 ½ Tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ teaspoon smoked paprika 2 Tbsp green onions, chopped 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional) Grain-free crackers or vegetables for dipping (optional)   Topping 2 Tbsp Brazilian nuts 1 teaspoon nutritional ...
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Spicy Buffalo Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Ingredients 5 sweet potatoes, scrubbed Coconut oil and sea salt, for baking potatoes 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 ½ Tbsp. ghee, melted 3 Tbsp. dairy free milk 1 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard 2-3 Tbsp. hot sauce, to taste 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, optional ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon black ...
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Roasted Eggplant Spread

Ingredients 2 medium eggplants, peeled 1 red bell pepper, seeded 1 red onion, peeled 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 Tbsp. olive oil ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. tahini 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley, plus extra for garnish   Instructions Preheat oven to 400˚F. Cut the ...
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Zucchini Gratin Casserole

Ingredients 2 pounds zucchini 2 Tbsp. butter or ghee ½ cup mayonnaise, store-bought or homemade ¼ cup nutritional yeast 1 egg 2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon parsley (dried) ¼ teaspoon celery seed ¼ teaspoon pepper Paleo-friendly crackers i.e., Simple Mills Rosemary & Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers ...
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Garlic Lime Shrimp

Ingredients 1 pound (shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail on or off) 1 Tbsp. olive oil + 1 Tbsp. melted butter 5 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbsp. honey  1 ½  Tbsp. lime juice ¼  teaspoon salt 3 pinches cayenne pepper or crushed chili pepper flakes Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish Sliced lime wedges, for garnish     Instructions 1. To make the garlic-lime shrimp, combine garlic, honey, lime juice, salt, and cayenne ...
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Walnut and Cranberry Stuffed Holiday Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 pound large cremini mushrooms or small portobello mushrooms (stemmed, 16 ounces, about 12 mushrooms with a 2-inch diameter) 1 ¼ cups raw walnut pieces, divided 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup finely diced shallots (about 2 medium shallots) 2 Tbsp. finely chopped sage leaves 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary ¼ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon sea salt, divided, plus more to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste ...
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Holiday Meatball Bites

Ingredients 2 pounds ground beef 1 pound ground pork 1 onion finely diced 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 2 eggs 1/2 cup almond flour 2 cups crushed tomatoes Fresh basil for serving Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine all ingredients except the tomatoes in a large bowl. Mix until just combined. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and form the mixture into ...
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Paleo Fried Pickles

Ingredients 5 ounces dill pickles (sliced) 1-2 Tbsp. coconut oil ¼  cup almond meal ¼  cup tapioca flour ½  teaspoon garlic powder ½  teaspoon onion powder ¼  teaspoon sea salt ¼  teaspoon pepper ¼  teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼  cup water Instructions Mix together all ingredients except for the pickles and coconut oil. If the batter seems too thick add a touch more water. Heat a few tablespoons of coconut oil over ...
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