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Pork Ribs with Pumpkin BBQ Sauce {AIP/Paleo}

I don’t know about you but I love myself a slab of ribs, there is something really primal about pulling meat off of a bone, not to mention when you use the slow cooker setting on the instant pot to cook your Ribs, the gelatinous bone broth that is made – makes this a sure winner!

Are you like me?  Do you see an ingredient recommended as a replacement for xyz and immediately purchase it, but then said items sits on your shelf or in the fridge because you take a taste and you just don’t like it??  Well that was the problem with Pumpkin Butter for me… I just couldn’t get on with the taste… until now.  It’s rich fruity texture is the perfect base for my BBQ Sauce!

I used Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter, which does not have citric acid (which is a good thing as commercially citric acid is either grown on mold or grain!!) but it does have nutmeg.

I also list below an alternative which is Totally AIP

Pork Ribs with Pumpkin BBQ Sauce {AIP/Paleo}
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These sticky tangy Pork Ribs prepared in the Instant Pot are going to become a family favorite.
Servings Prep Time
3 People 20 Minutes
Passive Time
4 Hours
Servings Prep Time
3 People 20 Minutes
Passive Time
4 Hours
Pork Ribs with Pumpkin BBQ Sauce {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
These sticky tangy Pork Ribs prepared in the Instant Pot are going to become a family favorite.
Servings Prep Time
3 People 20 Minutes
Passive Time
4 Hours
Servings Prep Time
3 People 20 Minutes
Passive Time
4 Hours
Ingredients
Ribs & Seasoning
Pumpkin BBQ Sauce (AIP)
Pumpkin Butter - Quick BBQ Sauce (Stage 1 Reintro)
Servings: People
Instructions
Pumpkin BBQ Sauce (AIP)
  1. Place All ingredients into a food processor or blender & blitz
  2. Place into a small saucepan and heat gently until sauce coats the back of a metal spoon and is sticky ;)
Pumpkin Butter - Quick BBQ Sauce (Stage 1 Reintro)
  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together with a metal spoon
Ribs
  1. Cut Rack into 3 Portions of Ribs approximately 4 Ribs per person Mix Garlic Powder, Ground Ginger & Ground Mace together then rub over ribs
  2. Take 1/2 of either Pumpkin Butter - Quick BBQ Sauce (Stage 1 Reintro) or Pumpkin BBQ Sauce (AIP) and pour over ribs
  3. Choose Slow Cooker Setting on Instant Pot - 4 hours, wait for 30 seconds and Instant Pot will start cooking those ribs!
  4. Once done, remove ribs from Instant Pot, and brush remaining sauce onto ribs. Place on Grill, or Under Broiler or in Toaster Oven for approximately 10 minutes until sauce is bubbling
  5. Serve!
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Honey Garlic Crispy Baked Chicken Wings {AIP/Paleo}

Nothing speaks finger food to me more than Chicken Wings, so when I think about a dish to take to a Pot Luck then its always top of my agenda.  In years gone by give me Buffalo Wings and a beer and I was a happy camper, but the Cayenne and the hot sauce which are nightshades aren’t AIP compliant so I went for my next favorite flavors ASIAN.

 

Honey Garlic Crispy Baked Chicken Wings {AIP/Paleo}
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Succulent Crispy Chicken Wings with a Honey Garlic Glaze that are finger lickin' good!
Servings Prep Time
60 Wings 20 Min
Cook Time
1hr 10 Min
Servings Prep Time
60 Wings 20 Min
Cook Time
1hr 10 Min
Honey Garlic Crispy Baked Chicken Wings {AIP/Paleo}
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Succulent Crispy Chicken Wings with a Honey Garlic Glaze that are finger lickin' good!
Servings Prep Time
60 Wings 20 Min
Cook Time
1hr 10 Min
Servings Prep Time
60 Wings 20 Min
Cook Time
1hr 10 Min
Ingredients
Wings
Honey Garlic Glaze
Servings: Wings
Instructions
Wings
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C / Gas Mark 6
  2. Set a wire rack insider each of 2 large rimmed baking sheets
  3. Place all ingredients in a large bowl, toss to coat.
  4. Divide Wings between prepared racked and spread out in a single layer
  5. Bake Wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, 45-50 minutes
  6. Using a brush - brush on the Honey Garlic Glaze, ensuring that both sides of the wing gets an even but plentiful coating
  7. Place Trays back into the oven for a further 8-10 minutes until glaze is glossy and slightly caramelized.
Honey Garlic Glaze
  1. Bring all ingredients to a slow boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve the honey. Reduce heat to low, simmer stirring occasionally until reduced to 1/4 cup which will take approx 7-8 Minutes.
  2. Strain into a bowl
  3. Let sit for 10 minutes to thicken slightly
  4. You can make this upto 5 days ahead cover and chill. Rewarm before reusing.
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Sneaky Sliders {AIP/Paleo}

As a parents, we know our kids need to eat veggies, but our kids often have other ideas!  I’ve found that by finely grating veggies and disguising them inside of burgers and meatloaves has been really successful, and these sneaky sliders, combine two ingredients that my daughter would NEVER eat if I put them on her plate in their true form.

As you will know I’m a HUGE advocate of having your children help you make dinner in the kitchen however if this is the first time you are making these for your kids, I would recommend NOT involving the first time you make them.  You want them to enjoy the recipe, without knowing the ingredients for the first couple of times you serve them (hence the sneaky lol)

Beets are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C.  They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron.  Its iron content, though not high, is of the highest and finest quality that makes excellent food that is blood building. This renders it highly effective in treating many ailments caused by our toxic environment and surrounding.

Kale is one of the very few vegetables that contain a decent amount of Omega 3, they are rich in calcium, copper, iron, potassium, and also high in Vitamin B1, B2, C, E and K.  Similar to broccoli, it is also found to have anti-cancer properties that help fight cancer by boosting the repair of healthy cells and blocking the growth of cancer cells.  Apart from this, kale is also rich in flavonoids that control indigestion, inflammation and stress. It is also known to help lower the bad cholesterol levels.

Kale is really important food for my family to eat, so I have to find ways to sneak it in there!

Sneaky Sliders {AIP/Paleo}
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Beets & Kale are important in a healing diet but are often rejected by kids for their strong flavors. These Sneaky Sliders hide these flavors and deliver such a delicious burger bite, you can often hearing my daughter asking for another!
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Sneaky Sliders {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
Beets & Kale are important in a healing diet but are often rejected by kids for their strong flavors. These Sneaky Sliders hide these flavors and deliver such a delicious burger bite, you can often hearing my daughter asking for another!
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Burgers
Instructions
  1. Its really important to grate the beets so that the flavors can be evenly distributed throughout the burger.
  2. Using a sharp knife, chiffonade (thinly slice/shred) the Kale (watch this video to learn how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XBOxxitEFA)
  3. Place Beets, Kale, and all other ingredients except the oil used for frying into the bowl and mix thoroughly together using a large wooden spoon, or your hands.
  4. Heat a Non Stick Frying Pan or Skillet for approx 2-3 minutes with fat of choice then place the burgers into the skillet
  5. Divide Mixture into 6 equal parts, or if you know the kids will eat smaller portions, you may stretch to 8 portions
  6. Cook on each side for 4 minutes then reduce heat to low for a further 4 minutes, to ensure burger is cooked through
  7. Serve with some with some Lettuce Wraps - and be smug with satisfaction as they gobble these up!
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Coconut & Cilantro Turkey Burgers {AIP/Paleo}

These AIP Compliant Cilantro & Coconut Turkey Burgers – really hit those tastebugs, and are a family favorite!

As Grass Fed Meats and Pasture Raised Joints of Meat are expensive, we use a lot of ground meats, as we can get a delicious meal on the table, at an affordable cost.

Ground Turkey Burgers are fast, simple and tasty.  I have a love of coconut but it isn’t a flavor that my daughter has taken to without disguise… so how better to introduce that flavor than in a burger!  (You will see that I can be quite sneaky!)

Coconut & Cilantro Turkey Burgers {AIP/Paleo}
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The combination of Coconut & Cilantro paired with Turkey, delivers a deliciously smooth and texture free tasty bite.
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Coconut & Cilantro Turkey Burgers {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
The combination of Coconut & Cilantro paired with Turkey, delivers a deliciously smooth and texture free tasty bite.
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Burgers
Instructions
  1. Let's Go Organic Creamed Coconut comes in a solid block, similar to butter, but slightly harder, so in order to distribute it in the burgers, I recommend that you Slice approximately 1" from the pack, then warm it slightly (typically I will use my toaster over for about 1 minute or use the microwave for 30 seconds just until its starting to melt, this will make it easier to combine with the other ingredients. Do this in a large bowl so that you can then add all the other ingredients!
  2. Add all other ingredients into the bowl and mix thoroughly together using a large wooden spoon, or if you are making these with the kids, my daughter loves to get her hands into the bowl to mix it all up we find it really helps with the distribution of ingredients
  3. Divide Mixture into 6 equal parts, or if you know the kids will eat smaller portions, you may stretch to 8 portions
  4. Heat a Non Stick Frying Pan or Skillet for approx 2-3 minutes with fat of choice then place the burgers into the skillet
  5. Cook on each side for 3 minutes then reduce heat to low for a further 4 minutes, to ensure burger is cooked through
  6. Serve with some lemon juice on Lettuce Wraps
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BBQ Apple CrockPot Ribs {AIP/Paleo}

We love ribs in this family –  and not being able to eat tomatoes, we struggled at first to find a sauce that we loved, and so I’ve been experimenting and these are my favorite yet!

Ribs are a great food to have in the crockpot, and I created this recipe for Halloween night, as we’d be out Trick or Treating and I wouldn’t have time to cook.  These ribs invited us back into the house, and were a great additional to our Halloween Spooky Meal – we called them Skeleton Ribs.

I particularly liked this recipe as I was able to hide Beets in the sauce, which typically my daughter won’t touch.  Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium – essential for healthy nerve and muscle function and manganese – good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Beets also can be used for detoxification and anti-inflammatory purposes, so a great food to have on Halloween to detox any candy that’s consumed!

BBQ Apple CrockPot Ribs {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious nightshade free Slow Cooker Pork Ribs with a delicious Apple & Beet BBQ Sauce
Servings Prep Time
2 Racks 30
Cook Time
4-6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
2 Racks 30
Cook Time
4-6 Hours
BBQ Apple CrockPot Ribs {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
Delicious nightshade free Slow Cooker Pork Ribs with a delicious Apple & Beet BBQ Sauce
Servings Prep Time
2 Racks 30
Cook Time
4-6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
2 Racks 30
Cook Time
4-6 Hours
Ingredients
  • 2 Rack Pork Ribs each rack should be approx 2lb in weight
Rub (Mix them all into a dish)
Rib Sauce
Servings: Racks
Instructions
  1. Mix up all the seasonings and rub into the Pork Rack and cut into portions to fit in Crock Pot
  2. Blitz all Ingredients for Rib Sauce in Blender/Food Processor
  3. Pour 1/3 of Rib Sauce over the Ribs
  4. Cook for 6 hours if you want meat falling off the bone. Cook for 4 hours if you want to pick up those ribs and gnaw away at the bones
  5. The remaining sauce should be warmed and then served with the ribs upon serving
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Apple Spiced Turkey Burgers {AIP/Paleo}

The mild spice in this Turkey Burger Recipe comes from Turmeric.  Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes.  Growing up in England, in a culture that loves Indian Curry, I got used to the spices of Turmeric at a relatively early age, and it is a spice that I have slowly introduced into my family meals, as it has a mild taste and some wonderful properties for healing.

In India, turmeric has been used traditionally for thousands of years as a remedy for stomach and liver ailments, as well as a medicine for a range of diseases and conditions, including those of the skin, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal systems, aches, pains, wounds, sprains, and liver disorders.

The active compound curcumin is believed to have a wide range of biological effects including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antibacterial, and antiviral activities.

Turmeric is a wonderful spice which is allowed on the Auto Immune Protocol though should be used with some caution if you suffer from any thyroid condition as it stimulates Th2.

Apple Spiced Turkey Burgers {AIP/Paleo}
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The combination of Turmeric & Apple paired with Turkey, delivers a deliciously smooth and texture free tasty bite. I love to served these in a lettuce wrap, and with a squirt of lemon!
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Apple Spiced Turkey Burgers {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
The combination of Turmeric & Apple paired with Turkey, delivers a deliciously smooth and texture free tasty bite. I love to served these in a lettuce wrap, and with a squirt of lemon!
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Burgers 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Burgers
Instructions
  1. Peel & Grate 1 Medium Apple and place in a large mixing bowl
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly together using a large wooden spoon, or if you are ok with using your hands, kneading this mixture together really helps with the distribution of ingredients
  3. Divide Mixture into 6 equal parts, or if you know the kids will eat smaller portions, you may stretch to 8 portions
  4. Heat a Non Stick Frying Pan or Skillet for approx 2-3 minutes with no fat, then place the burgers into the skillet
  5. Cook on each side for 3 minutes then reduce heat to low for a further 4 minutes, to ensure burger is cooked through
  6. Serve with some lemon juice on Lettuce Wraps
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Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork Ribs {AIP/Paleo}

Can you smell those ribs cooking???

I received plenty of Peaches in my CSA Box in recent weeks, and if you are following the AIP Protocol there is no better way to enjoy ribs if you can’t have nightshades (Tomatoes, Peppers etc) than this recipe!

I’ve actually made this ribs with Apples using the exact same ingredients, so feel free to switch out

Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork Ribs {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious nightshade free Slow Cooker Pork Ribs with a delicious Peach based Rib Sauce
Servings Prep Time
1 Rack 30
Cook Time
4 Hours
Servings Prep Time
1 Rack 30
Cook Time
4 Hours
Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork Ribs {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious nightshade free Slow Cooker Pork Ribs with a delicious Peach based Rib Sauce
Servings Prep Time
1 Rack 30
Cook Time
4 Hours
Servings Prep Time
1 Rack 30
Cook Time
4 Hours
Ingredients
Rub (Mix them all into a dish)
Rib Sauce
Servings: Rack
Instructions
  1. Mix up all the seasonings and rub into the Pork Rack and cut into portions to fit in Crock Pot
  2. Blitz all Ingredients for Rib Sauce in Blender/Food Processor
  3. Pour 1/3 of Rib Sauce over the Ribs
  4. Cook for 4 hours
  5. Warm Rib Sauce then Pour another 1/4 over cooked ribs and place under grill or outside on the grill to crisp up those ribs
Recipe Notes

Is your mouth watering?  Mine is!

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Mint Lamb Burgers {AIP/Paleo}

These Mint Lamb Burgers with a only a hint of Mint simply melt in your mouth and are simply delicious.  Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Auto Immune Diet (AIP) Compliant they are perfect for lettuce wraps and lunch boxes

Mint Lamb Burgers {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious Mint Lamb Burgers - an inexpensive way to bring new flavors to the family
Servings Prep Time
6 Patties 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 3 hour
Servings Prep Time
6 Patties 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 3 hour
Mint Lamb Burgers {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
Delicious Mint Lamb Burgers - an inexpensive way to bring new flavors to the family
Servings Prep Time
6 Patties 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 3 hour
Servings Prep Time
6 Patties 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 3 hour
Ingredients
Mint Sauce
Servings: Patties
Instructions
Mint Sauce
  1. Throw all ingredients into your blender / food processor. Blitz until smooth. Rest for 1hr before use. Put remained in a sealed jar and store in fridge
Burgers
  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and kneed together ensuring mint sauce is fully distributed throughout ground lamb
  2. Form into patties. Typically I can make 8 patties
  3. In shallow non stick plan - cook 3-4 minutes per side for Medium Burgers - do not add additional fat, as ground lamb has its own, which render really nicely
  4. Serve in a Lettuce Wrap
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