Roasted Pork Shoulder

1 (2-3 lb) pork shoulder
1 whole onion, sliced
6 garlic cloves, whole
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 water
1 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons granulated onion
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
4 tablespoons ghee

– Melt the ghee in cast iron pot or oven safe pot with lid.

– Brown the roast on all sides.

– Season all sides evenly with the above mentioned seasonings.

– Add the onions, garlic, vinegar and water.

– Cover and bake in 400 degree oven for 45 minutes … Take out of oven and turn roast … Cover and bake another 45 minutes.

– Take out of oven and DO NOT UNCOVER !!! Leave covered for at least 15-20 minutes.



Homemade Antibacterial Cream

A fellow Instagrammer posted a picture of her carrying a small bottle of Dr. Bronner Castile Soap to use in public restrooms, etc … Brilliant !!! I have never seen anyone else do this and was excited she posted!!! I in turn wanted to share something else I have been doing for a year now… My son started chemotherapy to treat his Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis November of 2013 … Keeping him healthy was of upmost importance … The chemicals in antibacterial gel I cannot even pronounce and the natural ones are expensive … I read up on essential oils with antibacterial properties and came up with this list of 15

Lemon balm

I didn’t have them all but I had more than half. I used the ones that smelled super yummy to me and came up with the perfect combination. Not to mention that coconut by itself is also antibacterial and antiviral.

3 tablespoons coconut oil
10 drops of at least 7 of the above essential oils

– Use a clean, BPA free plastic container or a small glass jar.

– Place 3 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil in container of choice and gently melt in a cup of hot water.

– Add the 10 drops of at least 7 of the essential oils mentioned above.
(I used lemon, peppermint, citronella, lemongrass, melaleuca, geranium, basil and eucalyptus)

– Place in fridge to solidify and toss in purse!




Surf & Turf Skillet

Nothing makes my son happier than steak and shrimp… My kitchen was already clean when he decided to inform me that he was “starving” ! I didn’t want to dirty the whole kitchen so one skillet meal was exactly what I needed!

1 pound steak, cut into thin strips
1/2 pound prawns, deveined and cleaned
1/2 onion, sliced thinly
1 tablespoon flavorgod lemon pepper
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
2 tablespoons oil, olive or avocado
1/2 lemon

– Heat oil and throw in the steak, shrimp, onions, Flavorgod, and paprika… Cook on high until steak is cooked to your liking.

– Sprinkle the juice of lemon and serve.








Simple Skillet

Talk about throwing something together!!!! I love tasty simple skillet meals! Hands down my favorite !!!!

1 pound Grassfed ground beef
4-5 slices of Nitraitefree bacon, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
1 large sweet potato, cubed small
1/2 cabbage, diced small
1 tablespoon of your favorite Flavor God
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

– Throw the ground beef, bacon, onions, and sweet potatoes in a large skillet and cook until ground beef is fully cooked and sweet potatoes are nice and brown!

– Add the Flavorgod, cumin, chile flake and cabbage.

– Cook until cabbage is wilted and serve !








Nut & Seed Clusters

I bought my kids chocolate covered almonds the other day … At $4.99 a bag x 3, when I saw their bags disappear within 3 minutes I thought spending $15 for a few ounces of nuts and chocolate (oh btw they also had many other ingredients that were basically unnecessary chemicals) was ridiculous! This is how this recipe came to be … I always have nuts and seeds of many kinds… I buy in bulk when they are on sale. Get creative, add dry fruit, a dollop of almond butter …

1 cup nuts and seeds
1 1/2 cups Enjoy Life Chips
2 tablespoons coconut oil

– Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in double broiler.

– On a piece of parchment paper arrange the nut clusters… 1 cup should divide nicely into 8-9 mounds. I seriously almost counted the nuts to make sure they were even to avoid a fight! Brats!

– I simply poured even amounts of chocolate over the nuts and seeds and gently tapped the tops with spoon so that the chocolate covered every nut and seed.

– Leave on counter for 30 minutes (if it’s nice and cool) or place in refrigerator to harden.







Chicken Chorizo

My family loves a big plate of fried sweet potatoes with chorizo topped with a fried egg for breakfast! Nothing gets them out of bed in the morning faster than the smell of chorizo cooking ! This recipe is easy to make I am positive will not disappoint!

1 pound chicken, boneless and skinless, any cut will work, I prefer thighs, cubed
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chile powder
1/2 teaspoon of the following :
Whole Peppercorns
Crushed red pepper
Fennel seeds
Cumin seeds
Coriander seeds
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

– Use a Mortar or a Spice Grinder and combine all the spices.
– Add the garlic, spice mixture and chicken into food processor and begin pulsing… Add apple cider until well mixed.
– Refrigerate overnight for Flavors to marry!
– Freeze what you won’t use right away.







Quick Pan Gravy

I usually make a delicious pan gravy when I bake chickens but I needed something quick and fast! So here YA go!

1 whole onion, sliced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos
3 tablespoons ghee
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon dry sage
1/8 teaspoon oregano
Salt to Taste
1-2 cups stock

– Caramelize the onions, garlic and carrots in ghee. This should take at least 30 minutes.

– Add the spices, salt and pepper and cook another 2-3 minutes.

– Blend with 1-2 cups stock depending on how thick you want your gravy.

– Simmer for at least 5 minutes

I like to make meatloaf mixture and shape into burger patties… I add them to the gravy and simmer for 15-30 minutes and serve over mash!






Apple Blueberry Crisp

This recipe is not Paleo but I just had to share!!!! Super simple, one bowl deliciousness !!!!

3 cups apples, peeled and cubed
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 1/2 cups organic raw oats
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
3/4 cup ghee or grassfed butter, melted
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla

– Mix everything in large bowl.
– Pour mixture into greased baking pan .
– I like to pour a little extra ghee on top before baking.
– Bake in 375 degree oven for 40 minutes or until golden and bubbly!

P.S. Add 2 eggs and a teaspoon of baking soda to make cookies!!!!






Spicy Creamy Cauliflower

I don’t know about you but who doesn’t like spicy and creamy all mixed together in a delicious yummy versatile dish? This makes an amazing side dish and blended with a little extra coconut milk will make an amazing hot dip!

1 cauliflower, diced
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 Anaheim chiles, diced
1 jalapeño, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Coconut milk
Salt and pepper to taste

– Slowly Caramelize the onions, Anaheim pepper and jalapeño.

– Add the garlic and cauliflower… Slowly cook until soft and caramelized ( take your time! Do not try to speed up this process!!! )

– Add the cilantro, turmeric, salt and pepper.

– If making the side dish add about 1/4 cup of coconut milk, stir and serve.

– If making the hot dip… Add a whole can of coconut milk and blend until smooth (may have to adjust the salt and pepper after blending)

– Serve with your favorite chips and enjoy!