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Cranberry Relish {AIP/Paleo}

This recipe is a family favorite adapted to AIP as a replacement for ketchup for burgers!  I stock up on bags of fresh cranberries when in season so that I can make this recipe year round!  I simply throw the bag of cranberries I purchased in the freezer, no preparation and they turn out just fine :)

While this relish pairs really well with Turkey or Chicken, it also pairs well with Ham, Burgers & is a wonderful addition to carnitas!

Cranberry Relish {AIP/Paleo}
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Wonderful Condiment for Burgers, Cold Meats & of course Turkey!
Servings Prep Time
12 5
Cook Time
10 Min
Servings Prep Time
12 5
Cook Time
10 Min
Cranberry Relish {AIP/Paleo}
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Wonderful Condiment for Burgers, Cold Meats & of course Turkey!
Servings Prep Time
12 5
Cook Time
10 Min
Servings Prep Time
12 5
Cook Time
10 Min
Ingredients
Pork Carnitas
Equipment
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Peel & Slice Apple into 1cm Chunks
  2. Wash the Orange, then scrape the orange along the grater from top to bottom. Maintain enough pressure to remove the top layer of the rind. Take off only the rind of the orange's skin, and not the white pith, which tastes bitter.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a small sauté pan. Heat up slowly to cook on medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries are slightly broken but not mushy.
  4. Serve Chilled
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AIP Pork Carnitas with Cranberry Relish {AIP/Paleo}

Do you remember I mentioned in the Ropa Vieja recipe that I am making alot of  shredded meat dishes that will go with Fork & Bean’s Grain Free Tortilla Recipe  due to my daughter loosing endless baby teeth which makes eating Steak and Pork Chops so very challenging and lets face it none of us want a child who takes 1hr to eat their dinner ;)!

In this AIP Pork Carnitas Recipe paired with a delicious Cranberry Relish (YUMMMM!)  I tend to favor using Pork Butt due to it being one of the cheaper cuts of Pasture Raised meat but if you are wanting to cook this for large numbers then a pork shoulder maybe better!

I often take this dish to Potlucks or Graduation Parties, as its a hit with all generations, and pairs well with Grain Free Tortilla’s, Zoodles (Spiralized Veggies) or Cauliflower Rice

AIP Pork Carnitas with Cranberry Relish {AIP/Paleo}
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This dish made using Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder delivers a AIP Compliant delicious juicy shredded Pork which can be paired with Cauliflower Rice, Zoodles or even Grain Free Tortillas
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
6 Hours
AIP Pork Carnitas with Cranberry Relish {AIP/Paleo}
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This dish made using Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder delivers a AIP Compliant delicious juicy shredded Pork which can be paired with Cauliflower Rice, Zoodles or even Grain Free Tortillas
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
6 Hours
Ingredients
Pork Carnitas
Condiment
Cranberry Relish
Optional - Stage 1 Reintroduction (add to meat)
  • 2 tsp Cumin Stage 1 reintroduction
Servings:
Instructions
Pork Carnitas
  1. Rinse & Pat dry Pork Meat
  2. Mix Rock Salt, Onion Salt, Parsley, Cilantro, Garlic & Coconut Oil together then spread seasoning evenly on both sides of Meat. Add Optional cumin if you have successful reintroduced Cumin Note : If Coconut Oil has melted and is not Solid, do this step in the Crockpot, to avoid loosing any coconut oil goodness
  3. Place Crockpot on Medium Setting for 6hrs
  4. Approximately 30 minutes before serving shred the pork into the juices and leave meat to soak in the juices for 30 minutes
Cranberry Relish
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauté pan. Heat up slowly to cook on medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries are slightly broken but not mushy.
  2. Serve Chilled
How to Serve
  1. This meat is so versatile & pairs so well with so many foods, our favorite as a family (as pictured) is to have it with Grain Free Tortillas from Fork & Beans (see above for recipe link). Although I also have it cold over salad leaves, or with Seasonal Spiralized Root Veggies or Cauliflower Rice. Invite the family to build their own deliciousness!
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Ropa Vieja with Garlic Cilantro Grain Free Tortillas {AIP/Paleo}

Since Otto’s Cassava Flour started delivery in the US, my daughter and I have been cooking up endless shredded meat dishes that will go with Fork & Bean’s Grain Free Tortilla Recipe which I have modified slightly to add Cilantro & Garlic to the dough (1 tsp Dried Cilantro, 2 tsp Minced Garlic)

These Shredded Beef Ropa Vieja with Garlic Cilantro Grain Free Tortillas (AIP) combines delicious meat with the amazing texture of this tortilla! So much so that it is such a hit we may just eat this twice a week right now plus its an awesome dish for a 6yr old who is loosing a lot of teeth !

Ropa Vieja with Garlic Cilantro Grain Free Tortillas {AIP/Paleo}
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This dish made using Flank Steak delivers a AIP Compliant rich silky shredded beef which can be served with Grain Free Tortillas for a wonderful family meal
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
6 Hours
Ropa Vieja with Garlic Cilantro Grain Free Tortillas {AIP/Paleo}
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This dish made using Flank Steak delivers a AIP Compliant rich silky shredded beef which can be served with Grain Free Tortillas for a wonderful family meal
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
8 10
Cook Time
6 Hours
Ingredients
Ropa Vieja
Grain Free Tortillas
Condiment
Equipment
Optional - Stage 1 Reintroduction
  • 2 tsp Cumin Stage 1 reintroduction
Servings:
Instructions
Roja Vieja
  1. Rinse & Pat dry Flank Steak or Brisket
  2. Mix Ginger, Rock Salt, Wasabi, Garlic & Coconut Oil together then spread seasoning evenly on both sides of Meat. Add Optional cumin if you have successful reintroduced Cumin Note : If Coconut Oil has melted and is not Solid, do this step in the Crockpot, to avoid loosing any coconut oil goodness
  3. Cut Meat in 1.5" Strips and place in CrockPot
  4. Place Crockpot on Medium Setting for 6hrs
  5. Approximately 30 minutes before serving shred the beef into the juices and add the Maple Syrup, leave meat to soak in the juices for 30 minutes
Grain Free Tortillas
  1. Follow the instructions in Fork & Beans' Grain Free Tortilla Recipe (See link above) , adding Cilantro & Garlic to the flour & salt in step 1.
  2. My daughter and I like to use a Tortilla Press to make our Tortillas as its a fun way to get my daughter involved! But the first time we made them we did use a rolling pin!
How to serve
  1. Place the Meat, Tortillas, a Bowl of Seasonal Leaves (Arugula and Spinach are our favorites) & the Avocado in separate dishes on the table Invite the family to build their own deliciousness!
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Teriyaki Garlic Beef (Instant Pot) {AIP/Paleo}

Teriyaki Garlic Beef (Instant Pot) {AIP/Paleo}
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This Instant Pot recipe, combines the silky sweet tastes of Teriyaki with a cheaper cut of Beef - that of flank steak! Fixes my Chinese cravings!
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Teriyaki Garlic Beef (Instant Pot) {AIP/Paleo}
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This Instant Pot recipe, combines the silky sweet tastes of Teriyaki with a cheaper cut of Beef - that of flank steak! Fixes my Chinese cravings!
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Ingredients
Teriyaki Sauce
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Cut Flank Steak into 1/2" Strips
  2. Mix up all Teriyaki Sauce ingredients (Coconut Animos, Fish Sauce, Maple Syrup, Ground Ginger, Garlic & Raw Honey)
  3. Place everything in the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker (no need to brown the meat)
  4. Lock lid in place, choose the High Pressure setting and cook for 40 minutes
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Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon {AIP/Paleo}

I’m just starting to venture into using the pressure cooker setting on my Instant Pot, but each and every time I do, I am overwhelmed with the deliciousness that prevails.

This past Friday night while my daughter was on a play date, I really fancied Beef Stew, and I had some Stew Meat in the fridge and some bacon, some veggies and I thought that was the route I would go, until my eye landed on a bottle of Red Wine that a friend had opened while visiting recently and I was reminded of a recipe that my Mum used to make when I was a child that would fill the house with a rich aroma that warmed you just on inhalation!

Alcohol is not AIP Compliant but when it is cooked, the alcohol is burned off, so waste not want not, I decided craft an AIP Compliant Beef Bourguignon Recipe… as my ode to Julia Child!

As the aroma started to fill the house, I actually started salivating, pleased that I only had to wait 30 minutes for dinner to be ready… and boy was I rewarded.

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon {AIP/Paleo}
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Hearty, tender beef in a red wine sauce
Servings Prep Time
4 20 Minutes
Cook Time
50 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 20 Minutes
Cook Time
50 Minutes
Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon {AIP/Paleo}
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Hearty, tender beef in a red wine sauce
Servings Prep Time
4 20 Minutes
Cook Time
50 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 20 Minutes
Cook Time
50 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Switch Instant Pot to Browning Setting. Add one tbsp of Oil and warm
  2. Pat Dry Beef and Season and then saute in batches to give them room in the Instant Pot to brown. Set aside.
  3. Slice Bacon into thin strips and brown with onions
  4. Add Back Beef and then add all remaining ingredients
  5. Switch Instant Pot to High Pressure Setting and Set to 30 Minutes.
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Shortbread Cookies {AIP/Paleo}

I was incredibly fortunate to be sent some sample packets of Otto’s Natural Cassava Flour this past week, a flour that is and my daughter immediately wanted to try and make some cookies…  Also known as yuca, Cassava is a delicious root vegetable that becomes the perfect alternative for wheat when dried and ground and can be substituted 1:1 for Wheat Flours… I didn’t believe until I used it but it really provides a texture that matches Gluten Flours…

Our go to cookie recipe  is Beyond the Bite’s Sugar Cut Out Cookies, and we’ve made many variations including adding Enjoy Life’s Chocolate Chips (not AIP Compliant have been successfully reintroduced for my daughter… but not me … sniff)

So when she asked to make cookies, I knew the recipe I wanted to adapt, and so below I share this egg free, dairy free, grain free, nut free cookie recipe inspired by Gabriella’s original recipe (which you must totally try because they are simply delicious)

Tip… if your family want Chocolate Chip Cookies and there is somebody in the family who can’t eat chocolate, make up the dough, and divide it into separate batches, and just add chocolate to one of the batches 😉

Shortbread Cookies {AIP/Paleo}
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Nut Free, Grain Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free cookies!!! Compliant with AIP and using Otto's Natural Cassava Flour
Servings Prep Time
18 Cookies 20 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 Cookies 20 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Shortbread Cookies {AIP/Paleo}
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Nut Free, Grain Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free cookies!!! Compliant with AIP and using Otto's Natural Cassava Flour
Servings Prep Time
18 Cookies 20 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 Cookies 20 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Ingredients
Optional if you have reintroduced Chocolate!
Servings: Cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a Food Processor pulse together all of the dry ingredients
  3. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, and palm shortening, long enough for a ball of dough to form
  4. Using a cookie scoop, portion out the mixture and place them onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Put the sheet into the oven and allow to bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown on top.
  6. These cookies are very short and remind me of English Short Breads (hence the name ) and will crumble when moved immediately out of the oven. Let cool for 10 minutes on Baking Sheet before transferring to a cooling rack
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Maple Balsamic Beef (Instant Pot) {AIP/Paleo}

When Amazon reduced the price of the Instant Pot for Black Friday, it immediately went on my Amazon Wish List, and as those reward points grew from buying all my gifts for others, I may or may not have bought myself a little gift 😉

I have had one busy day today, and made my first batch of Coconut Milk Yogurt in said Instant Pot and forgot… to plan for dinner – which would not ever happen if my daughter is around, but she is with her Dad today so I lost track of time.

I had been grocery shopping and had a nice Chuck Roast and thought.. Hmmm what can I make here… I’m one of those cooks who will look at a recipe, then TOTALLY deviate from that recipe (and until recently NOT write down what I ended up making!!)

You are lucky because today I did… and this dish was simply delicious so read on!

This Dish could totally be made in a standard pressure cooker too!

Maple Balsamic Beef (Instant Pot) {AIP/Paleo}
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AIP Compliant - Succulent Strips of Beef served with a Maple Balsamic Broth
Servings Prep Time
6 20 Minutes
Cook Time
35 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 20 Minutes
Cook Time
35 Minutes
Maple Balsamic Beef (Instant Pot) {AIP/Paleo}
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AIP Compliant - Succulent Strips of Beef served with a Maple Balsamic Broth
Servings Prep Time
6 20 Minutes
Cook Time
35 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 20 Minutes
Cook Time
35 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Begin by trimming the fat from the joint, and slice the beef into 1/2" thin strips
  2. Mix salt, ground ginger into a bowl, then use to season meat
  3. Switch Pressure Cooker to Browning Mode and add the Oil from the choice of oils above.
  4. Once the oil is heated and shimmery but not smoking, add the beef in batches and brown all sides. Take care not to crowd the beef, so that all sides get browned. When the meat is well browned transfer it to a plate and set aside
  5. Select the Saute Setting and add the finely chopped garlic for approximately 1 minute, then add broth, Balsamic Vinegar, Maple Syrup. Stir until contents are mixed well.
  6. Return the browned beef strips and any plate juices to the Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker. Secure the lid and set to High Pressure Setting. The meat needs approximately 25 minutes but you need to give time for the pressure to rise, so set the timer of the pressure cooker to 35 minutes.
  7. After the pressure cooker has completed 35 minutes, allow the pressure to release by using the quick release method. (I have a set of Kitchen Tongs on hand to do this, to avoid getting burnt)
  8. I did not complete this step but if you would like to thicken the sauce, use 4 tbsp of tapioca starch or arrowroot with 4 tbsp of water, mix until smooth, then add it to the pressure cooker, and stir well. Then continue cooking over medium-high heat, uncovered for about 5 minutes.
  9. Serve :)
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Crock Pot Braised Red Cabbage {AIP/Paleo}

This is one of my favorite winter vegetable, and one that reminds me of Christmas, as it was always a dish my Mum would serve!  I’ve modified her recipe slightly for it to cook in the crock pot, enjoy!

This Braised Red Cabbage is a dish that can be reheated several times over or served cold.  I love this with cold meats!

Crock Pot Braised Red Cabbage {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious Aromatic Red Cabbage Braised with Cranberries & Apple - a wonderfully warming winter dish
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Hours
Crock Pot Braised Red Cabbage {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious Aromatic Red Cabbage Braised with Cranberries & Apple - a wonderfully warming winter dish
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Slice cabbage in half lengthwise. Use a sharp knife to cut a V-shaped notch around the white core and discard it. Slice both pieces in half again so you have 4 quarters, then thinly slice each piece crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick strips. Set aside.
  2. Peel & Slice Apples into Small Chunks
  3. Stir together Maple Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cinnamon, Salt in a jug.
  4. Place all sliced ingredients plus cranberries (if in season) into CrockPot/Slow Cooker
  5. Pour over content of jug
  6. Place Slow Cooker Crockpot on Low for 4-5hrs
  7. Serve hot.
  8. This is a dish that can be reheated several times over or served cold. I love this with cold meats!
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