Pineapple Salsa with Grilled Basa, (which is a white fish with a subtle flavour), and baked sweet potato chips, with a side of coconut aminos ( - which I talk about in the post that has our Whole 30 Results in it). Click here for a similar recipe.
OH MY GOSH!!!! This is the best caesar salad I have ever had! It was hard to wrap my mind around the fact I was losing weight while eating a caesar! I made the dressing from scratch, and added toasted pine nuts, bacon, and grilled chicken to the baby kale and spinach leaves.
The Perfect Burger Recipe is from The Paleo Kitchen Cookbook, and you can find the recipe here. It calls for avocado mousse (which isn't hard to make), and parsnip fries! It blew us away. I can't wait to have this flavour packed burger in my mouth again! I made my own aioli too - welcome garlic!
Coconut prawns and mango salsa, with baked sweet potato chips. Coconut prawns are one of my favourite meals of all time, AND it just got better by using arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch. If I needed to be convinced that my stomach does not react well to corn products this was the best example -
Every time I've ever had these prawns in the past I've only been able to eat a few before I would become extremely full and bloated. I would feel so heavy the rest of the night and sit with regret from eating one too many coconut prawns. Using arrowroot powder made all the difference. My husband noticed he too didn't have that heavy, gross feeling, and was able to pack away way more prawns. Winner, winner, prawn dinner!
This was a very simple lunch. I made my own mayonnaise (which was completely dairy free), and mixed tuna, salt and pepper and celery together to make this Tuna Salad.
I wish I had a better photo of these Chicken Nachos. I substituted corn chips with baked potato chips, put on a layer of homemade guacamole and fresh salsa. I coated the chicken in a spice mix similar to this recipe here, and grilled it. This was packed full of flavour. I can guarantee I didn't feel like I was missing out or even remember I was doing the Whole 30 while eating this! The only thing missing was beer!
Oven roasted pork cutlets on a bed of apples, pears and rosemary
Oven grilled salmon steak, on a cauliflower puree (just like mashed potatoes), served with green beans and toasted almonds that were drizzled in olive oil and lemon juice.
Chicken Schnitzel made with an almond mix instead of bread crumbs with a dipping sauce I made using coconut aminos and dijon mustard; then served with a cabbage and orange salad drizzled with a cumin and fennel vinaigrette.
This is what I shall call my Lady Ga Ga - Meat Dress Frittata. I cooked up a bunch of veggies the night before, like onions, tomatoes, capsicum (peppers) and baby spinach and then in the morning I whipped up some eggs and added all of it to this pie dish with a layer of porchetta on top to crisp up. Bam - breakfast that makes a statement!
Frank's Red Buffalo Hot Wings (recipe here)
with Whole30 Ranch dip (recipe here - scroll down page until you see it).
My friend Prakash gave me his mum's recipe for Butter Chicken. It's the BEST!!!!
I made it Whole30 by substituting a few ingredients. I'll show you below how you can have it either way, just follow the asterisk (*) to know what to change. If you are doing Whole30 then please read the recipe before you start cooking so you make sure you have all of the ingredients.
Prakash's Butter Chicken
- 1/3 cup (80 ml greek *yoghurt
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 500 grams (1lb) of chicken breast, cut into chunks
- 20 whole almonds, toasted
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 Tbsp fresh ginger
- 1Tbsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 2 green cardamon pods (or 1/2 tsp of ground cardamon)
- 1/4 tsp of chili powder
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted *butter
- 5 tablespoons of tomato paste (make sure it has no added sugars)
- 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 tsp *honey
- 1/3 cup *thickened cream
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (corriander) leaves
- Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
In a medium bowl stir together yoghurt and salt then fold in chicken and set aside in the fridge while preparing sauce. * To Make it Whole30 - skip this step all together.
Place the almonds, garlic, ginger, and spices in a food processor or blender until it looks like a paste.
In a large saucepan or pot melt the butter over medium heat *To make it Whole30 use ghee instead of butter. Add the almond spice mix and stir often for 3 minutes.
Sitr in tomato paste, stock and honey and bring to a boil. *To make it Whole 30 leave out the honey; however, honey is a regular paleo food and can be used outside of the Whole30 programme.
Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer the curry for 10 minutes.
Increase the heat to medium and stir in the chicken. Keep on the heat until the chicken is completely cooked. Stir in the thickened cream, then turn off the heat and add the cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste. *To make it Whole30 substitute the thickened cream for 1 cup of coconut cream.
Serve with Basmati Rice. *To make it Whole30 serve with cauliflower rice.
I recommend checking out Nom Nom Paleo blog and cookbook, as well as The Paleo Kitchen cookbook for more recipe ideas. Or there's always my Pinterest.