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Hearty Vegetable Red Sauce

Red Sauce

(This recipe serves 6-8 people)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers (diced)
  • 2 onions (diced)
  • 2 packs sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups carrots (diced)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 29oz. cans tomato puree

 

Directions:

  • In a large stock pot, sauté the diced onions, diced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, diced carrots on medium-high heat with 2 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tsp salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, and chopped garlic.  Once the vegetables have cooked down, add the cans of diced tomatoes, tomato puree, and chopped parsley.
  • Let the flavors cook together on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes so they can incorporate.
  • Salt & pepper to taste.
  • Serve on top of you favorite meal to spice up the flavor!

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Hearty Vegetable Red Sauce

 

Try this recipe on top of our homemade Meat-A-Balls! Find the recipe here:

Meat-A-Balls!

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Meat-A-Balls!

Meatballs

(This recipe serves 6-8 people)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack ground hot Italian sausage (use sweet Italian sausage if you don’t like spicy!)
  • 1 pack ground pork
  • 1 pack ground beef

(You can use any type of ground meat you prefer.  I find that mixing the different meats gives the meatballs great flavor!)

  • 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp Chopped parsley
  • 1 cup ground flax meal
  • 1 egg

 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the above ingredients and mix well with your hands.  Form the meat mixture into 1 ½ inch balls.  Place about an inch apart on a baking sheet.  I prefer to use an elevated baking rack (pictured above) to ensure that the meatballs cook evenly and have a nice golden crust.
  • Bake meatballs in the oven for about 40-45 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy!

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Meat-A-Balls!

 

Add our Hearty Vegetable Red Sauce to this recipe for a delicious meal! Find the recipe here:

Hearty Vegetable Red Sauce


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Sweet Potato Home Fries

Sweet Potato Home Fries

(This recipe serves 4-6 people)

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Parsley flakes
  • Garlic powder

Directions:

  • Peel the sweet potatoes and then cut into 1 inch chunks
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the sweet potato chunks with the olive oil and spices.  Stir so that all the potato pieces are coated with the spices and olive oil.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Place the sweet potatoes on an elevated baking rack. (If you don’t have this, you can use a cookie sheet and toss the potatoes with a spatula half way through the cooking process)
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour or until the potatoes are cooked. (Poke a large one with a fork to see if it is tender)
  • Once the potatoes are tender they are ready to eat!  Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

Download a PDF of this recipe here!

Sweet Potato Home Fries


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Fish Tacos!

Fish Tacos     Fish Tacos Lettuce

(This recipe serves about 4-5 people)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of white fish (preferably cod or tilapia, haddock tends to be too flaky but it will work)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • Egg wash (about 2-3 eggs)
  • Coconut oil (about a tablespoon or enough to coat the frying pan)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Others spices for flavor depending on the flare you want (cayenne, herbs, garlic, etc.)
  • Lettuce OR gluten free tortillas

 

Directions:

  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk together.  In another shallow bowl, combine the shredded coconut, almond meal, and spices.
  • Slice the raw fish into taco sized portions (about 1” x 3” to 4”)
  • Dip the fish in the egg wash and then roll in the coconut, almond meal, and spice mixture.
  • In a frying pan, heat the coconut oil on medium-high heat.
  • Place the coated fish into the frying pan and cook on each side for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • The fish is ready to serve with your tacos!!!

 

Top your tacos with our Mexican Cabbage and Avocado Slaw and our Paleo Spicy Mayo!

Build your taco!

  • Take the lettuce or gluten free tortilla and put the fish in the center.
  • Add some of the slaw on top and then a dollop of spicy mayo.
  • Add shredded cheddar cheese for a primal dish!
  • Enjoy!

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Fish Tacos


 

Mexican Cabbage and Avocado Slaw

Mexican Slaw

Put this on top of fish tacos or any Mexican style dish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of the broccoli slaw (you can buy this in the produce section of the grocery store already prepped)
  • ½ jar of jalapeños (diced up)
  • 1 tbsp of the juice from the jalapeño jar
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1-2 avocados (diced into ½” cubes)
  • 1 large tomato (diced into ½” cubes)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients and stir thoroughly.
  • If you want a spicier slaw, you can add more jalapeños.
  • If you want a milder slaw, you can use banana peppers instead, or omit the hot peppers all together.

Download a PDF of this recipe here!

Mexican Cabbage and Avocado Slaw


 

Spicy Mayo

(This is great to go on top of fish tacos!)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Chipotle powder and salt to taste

 

Directions:

  • Using a blender, food processor, or hand blender, place in all of your ingredients EXCEPT the Chipotle Powder and blend for about 30-45 seconds. The ingredients should tighten and turn into mayonnaise.
  • Add ½ tsp or more of the Chipotle Powder (the more you add, the spicier it will be) and stir it up.
  • Place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
  • It’s ready to serve!

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Spicy Mayo

 


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Juicy Tilapia Fillets!

Tilapia Fillets

(This recipe works great for fish tacos!)

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Tilapia fillets
  • Fresh garlic (finely chopped)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

 

Directions:

  • In a large cast iron skillet, heat up 2 tsp olive oil with the finely chopped garlic on medium heat.  You can use a garlic press to ensure your garlic isn’t too big.  If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can use a large sauté pan.  I find that the cast iron skillet works better on creating a nice crust on the fish.
  • Coat the Tilapia fillets with salt & pepper.  If you are making fish tacos, add some cayenne or crushed red pepper to add some extra spice to the fish.
  • Once the skillet is hot, add the fish.  Let the fish cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side.  A thin metal spatula works best for flipping the fish to ensure it doesn’t break apart.  You may need to cook them longer depending on how thick the fish is.  You want the fish to have a nice crust on each side.  When the fish turns white in color, it is done cooking.
  • This fish can be served as is with a veggie on the side or it can be sliced into smaller portions and used in fish tacos!

 

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Juicy Tilapia Fillets