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Sizzlin Scallops with Citrus Vinaigrette Zoodles {AIP/Paleo}

I was first introduced to this recipe by my personal trainer and over the past couple of months I’ve adapted it slightly to bring that tang of deliciousness that comes to the table with some white balsamic vinegar!

Scallops are one of my favorite shellfish and bring back memories of my days in New Zealand when I would free dive for Scallops and eat them  fresh out of the shell on the beach still in my wet suit…

Shellfish can also be classed as Organ Meats when you eat all that’s in the shell, so while many people balk at Offal, you’ll often find me cooking up some clams, mussels or scallops to get my nutrient density !

Scallops are actually an excellent source of a very important nutrient for cardiovascular health, vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is needed by the body to convert homocysteine, a chemical that can directly damage blood vessel walls, into other benign chemicals. Since high levels of homocysteine are associated with an increased risk for atherosclerosis, diabetic heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, it’s a good idea to be sure that your diet contains plenty of vitamin B12 to help keep homocysteine levels low (homocysteine is also associated with osteoporosis, and a recent study found that osteoporosis occurred more frequently among women whose vitamin B12 status was deficient or marginal compared with those who had normal B12 status.)

In addition to their B12, scallops are a good source of magnesium and potassium, two other nutrients that provide significant benefits for the cardiovascular system. Magnesium helps out by causing blood vessels to relax, thus helping to lower blood pressure while improving blood flow. Potassium helps to maintain normal blood pressure levels.

I source my Balsamic Vinegar from The Olive Tap, in Long Grove, IL and lucky for you they do provide a shipping service!

So let’s tuck in!

Source www.whfoods.org
Sizzlin Scallops with Citrus Vinaigrette Zoodles {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious plump scallops served on a fresh veggie zoodle salad, served with a Citrus Balsamic Dressing
Servings Prep Time
2 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Sizzlin Scallops with Citrus Vinaigrette Zoodles {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious plump scallops served on a fresh veggie zoodle salad, served with a Citrus Balsamic Dressing
Servings Prep Time
2 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
Scallops
Zoodles
Servings: People
Instructions
Preparing the Zoodles
  1. Using a Spiralizer or Julienne Slicer use the Carrots & Zucchini to make vegetable noodles
  2. Mix Rock Salt, Freshly Chopped Cilantro, White Balsamic Vinegar, Lime, Lemon & Finely chopped garlic into a large bowl.
  3. Pour dressing over over spiralized vegetables and coat well. Leave them to rest for 30 minutes, allowing the dressing to soak into the vegetables.
Scallops
  1. Rinse Scallops with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.
  2. Add either the Ghee or the Olive Oil (depending your reintroduction status) to a 12 to 14-inch saute pan on high heat.
  3. Salt the scallops.
  4. Once the fat begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching each other. Sear the scallops for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. The scallops should have a 1/4-inch golden crust on each side while still being translucent in the center.
  5. Place Zoodles on the plate then provide 6 scallops to each person.
  6. Divide the cooking juices between each plate, spooning over the scallops!
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Finger Lickin’ Baked Chicken Wings {AIP/Paleo}

Who says you can’t have deliciously spicy baked chicken wings when you are on AIP?

After my recent trip to England, where spicy food is very prevalent, but no longer accessible to me due to the nightshades and seed based spices that I haven’t yet reintroduced, I had a hankering for some spice, and I had plenty of Chicken Wings in the freezer.  Therefore I decided to try and make a recipe that would match if not surpass KFC… yeah yeah I know I had my work cut out!  However there are many herbs and spices available that are AIP so I took three spices known for their anti inflammatory properties and crafted these delicious wings… I now believe I can fly!

So I have a funny story to tell about my association with Chicken Wings… when I first started started work in the City of London I would go out and socialize with my friends after work and take the train home 10 stops to my destination…. well after a long day at work, no dinner and few drinks I would often fall asleep and miss my stop.  So one day I was at the Kentucky Fried Chicken Fast Food Restaurant close to the station and I saw that they did 10 Hot Wings and I devised a plan that I would eat ONE Wing per station to keep me awake… need I tell you I often woke up with 4 or 5 left in the box, having missed my station but at least I knew where in the journey I had fallen asleep LOL!

Oh reminiscing about Fast Food and Booze one may be tempted to say “Oh those were the days” but I know so much better now and know that the choices in food and beverages now really makes a huge difference in my health… but that doesn’t stop me thinking about those delicious chicken wings!

Read on and make your own!

Finger Lickin' Baked Chicken Wings {AIP}
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These Finger Lickin' Chicken Wings use AIP Approved Spices to bring the taste of KFC to the Autoimmune Diet
Servings Prep Time
4 20 Min
Cook Time
40 Min
Servings Prep Time
4 20 Min
Cook Time
40 Min
Finger Lickin' Baked Chicken Wings {AIP}
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These Finger Lickin' Chicken Wings use AIP Approved Spices to bring the taste of KFC to the Autoimmune Diet
Servings Prep Time
4 20 Min
Cook Time
40 Min
Servings Prep Time
4 20 Min
Cook Time
40 Min
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the Oven to 400°F /200°c / Gas Mark 6
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix until all of the ingredients have blended
  3. In another bowl whisk to combine the Melted Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice
  4. Take a chicken wing and dip it in the Coconut Oil & Lemon Mix, turning if necessary to ensure an even dip. Immediately press the wing into the dry rub mixture. (coconut oil will harden upon contact with cold items to be fast) Let the chicken sit in the dry rub for a few minutes and then remove to a rack. Repeat with each wing.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a non stick baking sheet
  6. Then, spray the chicken generously with the Olive Oil ( use an O. This will help it crisp up in the oven. Go ahead and give it another spray. It's got to have enough when there are no dry-looking patches of breading left.
  7. Bake the chicken for about 40 minutes, or until the breading has reached the desired golden-brown color.
Recipe Notes

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Orange Chicken Tenders {AIP/Paleo}

My daughter LOVES Chicken Tenders, and they are a great food to place in a lunch box.  I buy mine in bulk and batch cook them, freeze them in an airtight and then take them out & place them in her lunch box ok… or mine LOL the night before and they are thawed and ready for consumption by lunch time.  The perfect finger food, and taste delicious cold.

Orange Chicken Tenders {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious Tangy Orange Chicken Tenders - ideal for a quick evening meal or as a lunch box protein item
Servings Prep Time
10 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Orange Chicken Tenders {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious Tangy Orange Chicken Tenders - ideal for a quick evening meal or as a lunch box protein item
Servings Prep Time
10 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Season Chicken Tenders with Salt & Garlic Salt
  2. Heat an Iron Skillet with Coconut Oil for about 1 minute
  3. Add Seasoned Chicken to the pan, turn after 3 minutes each side.
  4. Add Orange Juice & Coconut Animos to the pan, and bring to a slight boil. Reduce heat immediately down to low and continue to turn the Chicken tenders coating them in the sauce as it reduces
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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}
Print Recipe
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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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}
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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
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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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}
Print Recipe
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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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders {AIP/Paleo}

Many people consider bacon to be an unhealthy food, and while I wouldn’t serve it at every meal, its a fan favorite with kids as a finger food and can be used to bring some kid hated foods into their diet.  I do recommend that you carefully read the labels on the bacon that you buy and choose a bacon with only the following ingredients “pork, water, sea salt,  sugar“, also many bacon suppliers now to label their bacon as “Gluten Free”.

I personally purchase my bacon from US Wellness Meats  as they offer a sugar free Whole 30 approved Bacon!

These Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are a favorite in our house

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders {AIP/Paleo}
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Great Recipe for Dinner - or to freeze for School Lunches. Simple Finger Food for a Party
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
Great Recipe for Dinner - or to freeze for School Lunches. Simple Finger Food for a Party
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 12 Rashers Bacon Sugar Free & Nitrate Free is recommended
  • 12 Tenders Chicken
  • 1 Handful Spinach Leaves (Optional but the bacon disguises the Spinach Taste )
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt Make sure it's a gluten free brand
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Rinse and Pat Dry the Chicken Tenders
  2. Stretch out the Bacon using the back of a knife to make it go further :)
  3. Sprinkle lightly the Garlic Salt onto the Chicken Tenders
  4. Wrap a couple of Spinach Leaves around the Chicken
  5. Wrap the bacon carefully around the Chicken Tender and place on a baking sheet
  6. Place in the Oven for 25 Minutes (325F = 160C = Gas Mark 3)
  7. I often place these on a wooden skewer for easier eating but choose not to cook them with skewer, so that they are lunchbox compliant (am I the only one who knows their child would use a skewer as a sword?)
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Hidden Veggie Meatloaf {AIP/Paleo}

I know that I’m not the only one who struggles to get enough veggies into my child’s diet, and I know that many of us are sneaky in how we hide them in certain dishes.  I use this meatloaf recipe to hide Zucchini/Courgettes, but in the past I’ve also hidden carrots, parsnips, and golden beets (and they weren’t discovered) so switch out the veggie of your choice!

Using the veggies actually acts as a binder and brings a lightness to the meatloaf that typically is provided by eggs or breadcrumbs.  This Gluten Free, AIP Compliant Meatloaf has none of that LOL!

Hidden Veggie Meatloaf {AIP/Paleo}
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This Gluten Free, AIP Compliant Meatloaf is another family favorite, especially for me as I feel accomplished if I've managed to get those all important veggies into a meal, without the sound of "Blech"
Servings Prep Time
1 2lb Loaf 20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 2lb Loaf 20 Minutes
Hidden Veggie Meatloaf {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
This Gluten Free, AIP Compliant Meatloaf is another family favorite, especially for me as I feel accomplished if I've managed to get those all important veggies into a meal, without the sound of "Blech"
Servings Prep Time
1 2lb Loaf 20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 2lb Loaf 20 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: 2lb Loaf
Instructions
  1. Place Ground Pork and Ground Turkey into a large Bowl
  2. Add Seasonings (Salt, Garlic Salt, Oregano, Sage, Black Pepper)
  3. Remove Peel from Apple grate into Bowl
  4. If your child has an aversion to green, peel the Zucchini/Courgette and grate into the bowl
  5. Knead Mixture together distributing ingredients throughly
  6. Pour Mixture into a Non Stick 2lb Meatloaf Pan, and top with rashers of bacon!
  7. Bake the meatloaf in a 350°F/ 175°C/ Gas Mark 4 oven for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 155°F. Let rest for 10 minutes. Then gently remove by lifting with a spatula to a serving plate, and slice to serve.
  8. If you want crispy bacon - put under the grill/broiler until Bacon is Crispy!
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