Easy Asian Broccolini

If you love broccolini but have never tried making it before or never had it before but are curious, here’s an Easy Asian Broccolini recipe to try!   As you probably already know, Broccolini is a green vegetable similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thinner stalks. However, here’s an interesting fact you might not know –  Broccolini is actually a natural hybrid of Broccoli and Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli)!

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Spicy Pepper Steak 青椒牛肉

Yes, I’ve had Pepper Steak out in American-Chinese restaurants before.  They’re not bad… but they’re not DELICIOUS like my mom’s homemade ones.  I always wondered if there was a reason to it other than my mom just being an awesome cook.  Well, I finally learned it from her and realized I love it so much because she doesn’t make it with regular Green Peppers!  She makes it with Hot Green Peppers … giving your average Pepper Steak a delicious kick!

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Paleo Spicy Thai Noodle Salad

So, zucchini noodles are zoodles.  Does that mean sweet potato noodles are spoodles? Whatever they are called, sweet potatoes have the perfect texture for a Paleo Spicy Thai Noodle Salad. Tahini and coconut aminos pair together perfectly to give this salad the creamy umami that makes a good thai noodle salad.  The sweet heartiness of the sweet potato, crunch of the carrot and creamy dressing is the perfect salad for a spring party or picnic!

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Sprouts Farmers Market, Gut Health… and a Paleo Chinese Spicy Pickled Cucumbers Recipe!

A while back, Sprouts Farmers Market hosted a blogger tour at the Morningside location in Atlanta, with the theme “Eat Your Way to a Healthier Gut”, led by Atlanta-based registered dietitian nutritionist, Marisa Moore.  I had the pleasure of being one of the bloggers invited to join and learn all about probiotic rich foods that promote a healthy tummy!  This inspired me to post a family recipe – Paleo Chinese Spicy Pickled Cucumbers!

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Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Pepper Salsa

Whenever the weather starts to get nice here in Ohio, my entire mindset changes — including my pallet. I start craving fresh produce and fun flavor combinations that my hibernating body just didn’t want in the winter. I love to make anything with the cilantro-lime flavor profile, and this chicken and “salsa” dish is one of my favorites.

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Eggplants in Garlic Sauce

Stir Fry Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce (Paleo Option)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I know what I am thankful for… food!  But as much as I love Thanksgiving food, I’ve had enough turkey and Thanksgiving left overs.  So today, something completely different… here’s how to make authentic Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce (aka 魚香茄子) at home!  It makes a great side dish and also an entree if you’re a vegetarian.

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Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili (Chili Powder Free Option)

Chili is perfect for a lazy, chilly, rainy day, especially if you can make it in the slow cooker.  It was exactly chili weather the other day so I was definitely craving it… the only issue was I didn’t have any chili powder laying around!  Doesn’t matter to me, because I can make paleo slow cooker chili without any chili powder!  Be warned though, this crock pot recipe’s very spicy if you add the cayenne pepper and jalapeno! So, skip those if you don’t want it like that.

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