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Category Archives: Paleo Friendly

A shepherds pie recipe you’re going to love! All “healthified” and dressed up for fall with seasonal ingredients!

Shepherds pie was one of the first recipes I started “healthifying” when I set out on my journey to live for a healthier future and give up processed foods and dieting. I instead started focusing on taking care of my body and nourishing my family, not worrying about what size pants I wore or the […]

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Unprocessed Mexican Inspired Spice Blend – Alternative To The Mexican Foil Packet Spices

Many of us may have these in our cupboards. Look at the ingredient list. Now throw them away. Instead, keep these ingredients on hand to add even more delicious flavor to all of your favorite Mexican dishes! For every packet use this instead: 2 tsp chili powder (whole ground chili powder, look at the ingredients. […]

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How To Cook Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

  You may already have a fool-proof technique, or maybe you don’t. If not, I’m happy to help!   I get asked a lot how to get hard boiled eggs that have a moist, fully cooked yolk, no green ring and for deviled eggs, perfectly centered yolks.   This is how I do it:   […]

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Gluten Free, Grain Free (Paleo Friendly) Crepes/Wraps And Paleo Enchiladas

As a personal chef I have clients that are on all sorts of eating plans – HCG, paleo, allergy restricted, etc. I have quite a few clients that follow the Paleo eating plan and I have a lot of fun with the challenge of creating inspired recipes to keep them excited for their meals. These […]

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5 Tips For Creating Exciting Meals With Food Allergies/Sensitivities/Restrictive Diets

As a personal chef I cook for all kinds of clients on all kinds of diets. Balanced and healthy, allergy restrictive, diet specific (Weight Watchers, HCG, etc.) orders from a doctor or naturopath or trainer, etc. I even have clients that want yummy comfort food, no holds barred on the fat, sugar, etc. I chef […]

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Fermented Foods – Why you should eat more

Kimchi, saurkraut, other fermented vegetables, wine and beer: all of these are fermented foods. Fermenting is the process of changing the carbohydrates (natural sugars in the vegetables) into alcohol (ethanol), naturally. The process creates natural, healthy microorganisms that are SO good for your body. According to a blog post I found at Firefly Kitchens fermented foods […]

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Pan Seared Cod with Roasted Vegetables

This is a SIMPLE, healthy recipe that I really think you should try! Most of us are trying to eat more fish (personally I would eat it almost 100% as my animal source of protein if I could) and this is an easy, impressive way to enjoy it. You can substitute your favorite fish of […]

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The joy of a simple dinner. My tips for perfectly cooked, simply prepared but amazingly delicious simple meals.

Sometimes the simplest meals are the best – but they have to be done right. One way to make a simple meal company worthy is to serve PERFECTLY cooked meat. Especially chicken or pork. Most often something that could be really delicious is ruined because the meat is over cooked. Dinner planning can get crazy […]

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Klean Your Plate with Kirsten! Cleaned up chicken broth

I recommend homemade or good organic quality chicken broth in a lot of my recipes. I wanted to show you how easy it is to make your own! You also get at least a couple of meals out of the process, for about a $10 investment and about 1/2 hour total of your time once […]

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Greek Chicken Recipe – Quick & Easy, Healthy Recipe To Take Your Ordinary Chicken Dinner Up A Notch!

This is one of my favorite dinners, then the next day, favorite lunch! It is quick and easy, tastes amazing and makes a regular appearance on my family dinner table. My favorite flavors are those that are Greek/Mediterranean. Olives, oregano, sun dried tomatoes, lemon, basil, parsley, garlic, feta…these ingredients in combination make pretty much everything […]

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