Warm Spiced Apple Slices

The fall is just beginning and I’m already into pumpkin spice everything, but since apple picking season comes and goes so quick, I figured I’d do a super, super easy apple recipe! This would be perfect to make after you get home from a day of apple picking and you’re tired but excited to make something with your freshly picked apples. It’s just 3 simple ingredients and 2 simple steps! 

On an exciting side note, look what I found at the Supermarket yesterday:

Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk Creamer

 

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See Also:

Paleo Pumpkin Pie (nut free)
Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Spice CoffeeCopyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Buffalo Wings

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I’m a huge fan of buffalo wings- buffalo chicken has always been one of my favorite foods. I honestly don’t know what took me so long to make my own. Since going paleo, buffalo wings became a rare treat- but I will be making these a lot more often now! This recipe is SO easy- and for those of you who know me, you know I loveeee easy recipes! Easy + Delicious = you can’t go wrong! This would be perfect to serve to guests and doesn’t take much effort on your part.

The dairy-free ranch dipping sauce recipe I used came from the Fat Burning Chef Cookbook by Abel James. It’s hands-down the best dairy-free ranch I’ve ever tasted!

On a totally unrelated note- I’ve been painting my own nails for about a month (maybe a month and a half?) now to save money, and I must say I am getting pretty good at it. I really don’t think anyone can tell that I do them myself (unless you look close). I’m a huge fan of gel manicures- I was spending $28 plus tip biweekly to get them done, which I really couldn’t justify any longer. My ex was constantly telling me to stop wasting money on my nails and do them myself- I think he’d fall over and die of shock if he knew I’m actually doing that now LOL. But in all honesty, it was really Diane Sanfilippo (author of Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox) who made me realize it was time to start painting my own nails. I was listening to her Build a Badass Business podcast, and she talked about when she was building her business, she had to make sacrifices in order to get to the level of success she has now. She is a lover of gel manicures, like myself, and said that one of her sacrifices was her gel manicures- she would instead do her own nails. Isn’t it strange how we don’t listen to the people close to us, but will easily take the advice of strangers? I get annoyed when my friends and family don’t listen to me, and then come back and tell me they heard what I told them from someone else and now they believe it- but I am guilty of it too! Why do we do that?!

 

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Broiled Red Snapper

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Simple dinners are the best! I love making fish since it’s so quick & super healthy. Red snapper is one of my favorite types of fish – I think it was actually the first fish I tried that I liked (before I started eating a paleo diet, I was petrified of fish and refused to try most types). This recipe is SO easy, you may cry from excitement (at least if you’re hardly ever in the mood to cook – like me). Sometimes I do like to make fancy, delicious meals, but I do need to mentally prepare beforehand. When I graduated from Adelphi in 2013, I had a backyard BBQ at my house and I cooked everything for the party. I made bacon meatballs (2-3 trays – I think it was 3), honey mustard dip, paleo almond crackers – from scratch, dairy-free bacon & chive cashew cheese, truffle asparagus, paleo chocolate cupcakes & paleo chocolate truffles, which took me about 9 hours to do. I was completely wiped out at the end, but I was excited to serve all home-cooked healthy food at my party. But on a regular busy day I’d rather make something effortless like this Broiled Red Snapper…

This is the brown butter that I use:

This fish would go great with shaved brussels sprouts and roasted duck fat potatoes!Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Truffle Mashed Cauliflower

truffle mashed cauliflower

Truffles make everything better. Do yourself a favor, if you’re ever eating at Seasons 52, order the arugula truffle salad. You can thank me later. Truffle potatoes are another one of my favorites. While I do still eat potatoes, I love to make mashed cauliflower. It’s so delicious and lower in carbs. I make different variations of mashed cauliflower and usually just eyeball it and taste-test while I’m making it. I was asked about how I make my mashed cauliflower, so I measured it out to share with you all. I chose to share my truffle mashed cauliflower because I think it is the best, but sometimes I swap out the truffle salt and oil for Flavorgod Garlic Lover’s seasoning. You can add in whatever seasonings you like to change it up. This recipe is so easy, perfect for weeknight dinners. It pairs very well with grass-fed steak and veggies.

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Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Gravy

 

chicken thighs with mushroom gravy newI’ve been more busy than usual since I started the Nutritional Therapy Consultant program through NTA, so the crockpot is a lifesaver! It’s only been a week since the program started, but I am loving it so much already! A lot of the introductory material was information that I already knew from my own research, but I learned even more and I’m so excited to share that information with all of you. I’m really excited to see how I can help people heal themselves using proper nutrition and a whole food based diet. I’ve always been interested in biology and history, so nutrition and diet is really fascinating to me. It’s interesting to learn how we got to where we are today, in terms of our modern “Western” diet, although sad at the same time. In recent years we have been making great progress in returning to the traditional foods of our ancestors, and I know we will be able to beat the “Food Giants” by spreading the message of how important food quality is, starting from the soil and all the way up the food chain.

Anyway, this recipe is so easy and it’s slow cooked, preserving the nutritional content. Chicken cooks relatively quick, so cooking on low for 6 hours is plenty. Don’t worry if it sits in the crockpot for longer than that, the gravy will keep it from drying out. This recipe features Flavorgod Garlic Lover’s seasoning (click the link to order online). I served mine with mashed cauliflower and asparagus and it was great.

 

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Baked Salmon

Baked Salmon (serves 6)

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This is very, very easy to make. Fish cooks very fast, and especially if you like yours more on the rare side (which I personally don’t). With this recipe, it doesn’t taste very fishy and is really quite delicious. Simple and delicious, my favorite kind of meal. It is strict paleo, guilt-free, and great for digestion. I made this for non-paleo guests, and they all loved it. Salmon is an expensive fish, but for six people this is for sure cheaper than going out to eat. I served this with potatoes roasted in duck fat and salad. It is a great, easy, healthy meal.

 

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Ingredients:

3 lb wild caught salmon
1 tbsp Kasandrinos extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 tbsp dried dill
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste

Procedure:

Pre-heat oven to 425.
Place salmon on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Pour olive oil over salmon and rub with your hands all over salmon.
Spread out dill on top of the oil, and then sprinkle the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Pour lemon juice over the salmon.
Bake for 25 minutes, or to your preferred degree of doneness.
Squeeze more lemon on top when it is done baking.Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com