Mushrooms with Rapini and Chicken Sausage

Before switching to paleo, one of my favourite dishes was Orechiette (pasta that looks like little ears) with Rapini and Chicken Sausage. Also loved it on pizza! Here is a quick recipe share. Enjoy!

Mushrooms with Rapini and Chicken Sausage

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or oil of choice), separated
  • 1 lb cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb chicken sausage
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1  bunch of rapini, stems removed and cut into thirds
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-3 tsp fresh or dried parsley
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (or more, if you like the heat)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions:
  1. Bring a medium sized pot of water to a boil and steam rapini for approx. 4 minutes, then place in colander to drank. (Alternatively, you could blanch and drain)
  2. In a shallow pan, heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil and cook mushrooms for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In the same shallow pan, place chicken sausage, parsley, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and cook well – break apart sausage while cooking. Once cooked, set aside.
  4. Again, in the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tbsp of avocado oil and sauté chopped garlic until fragrant.
  5. Place rapini back in the pan and mix with garlic and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Return chicken sausage and mushrooms to the pan and mix well.
  7. Enjoy 🙂
Advertisements

Lemon Cilantro Chicken Wings

Oh, hi! Remember me?

My apologies for the lack of posts. Life happened, things got super busy, I was cracking down on finishing school and I am now happy to announce that I am officially a Nutritional Therapy Consultant! 🙂 

Lots of new content coming your way, but alas, a recipe to share.

For those who have been following me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), you may be aware that I am currently following an Autoimmune Paleo Protocol or AIP for short.

What is Autoimmune Paleo Protocol?

Basically… following ancestral ways of eating/paleo principles (no dairy, grains, legumes, refined sugar, or anything processed) and further eliminating foods that promote intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” which can further assault the immune system. In addition to following paleo, I am eliminating natural sweeteners, eggs, nuts, seeds, dairy (including grass fed butter and ghee), and nightshades (ie. potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, etc) and spices that come from nightshades (i.e., chili, paprika, black pepper, etc.)

Why am I doing this?

I am curious to know if any of the foods I am eliminating are problematic for me and also to continue my journey to healing my gut.

I am 9 days in. The first 5 days were very tiring. Super fatigued. A lot of bloating has gone down. I know food works for me when my sleep is so deep… and I’m at that point right now! Anyway, I am planning on sticking the course as much as possible and will have an update once I am done! But in the mean time… a recipe for some AIP / WHOLE 30 / 21 day sugar detox friendly Chicken Wings that only has 6 ingredients.


Lemon Cilantro Chicken Wings

11401024_10101096091966431_1000457358472498403_n

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 40ish minutes

Ingredients

– 1 lb of chicken wings

– handful (or more) of cilantro

– zest of one lemon

– juice of 1/2 lemon

– 2 tbsp coconut aminos

– 2 tbsp avocado oil

– garlic salt, to taste

Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with foil. Place a baking rack atop the foil

2. In a bowl, season chicken wings with garlic salt and set aside

3. Place the remaining ingredients in a blender / nutribullet / vitamin and blend it up! Shouldn’t take too long

4. Pour lemon-cilantro marinade in the bowl with chicken wings. Mix to combine and make sure all wings are covered

Optional: You can marinate over night, but if you don’t have the time – that’s okay!

5. Place chicken wings 1 inch apart on wire rack and bake for 40 minutes, turning over once at half time, aka at 20 minutes

6. Enjoy! 🙂

11390337_10101096173418201_7882147567774655827_n