Paleo Chicken Fried Steak with Cauliflower Mash and Brown Gravy (with Keto & Dairy-free options)

recipe Dec 17, 2019

Once I got more comfortable with using Paleo-approved ingredients, the chicken fried steak testing began. Some turned out good, some not so good, but I got closer every time. My mom shared the pickled jalapeno juice trick with me. This secret ingredient is the bomb and was the game-changer for this recipe. It doesn’t make it spicy at all, it just adds a faint pickle flavor that really amps up the taste. Who knew?

For those of you who don’t know, the Chicken Fried Steak was named for the way the meat is cooked, not from the type of meat that is used. The steak is fried like chicken. It’s usually made with round steak, but I have seen many different cuts used. I ordered one from a restaurant many years ago that used thin cut ribeye....

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Pressure Cooker Chicken with Bacon (Crockpot instructions included)

chicken recipe Dec 10, 2019
Prep Time 5 mins|Cook Time 40 mins|Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 6


  • 5 Each Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, or 10 thighs, or combo
  • 1 Package bacon no added sugar, nitrates or nitrites
  • 3 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1-2 Tsp sea salt


  • Put the chicken in the Pressure Cooker. Lay bacon strips on top. Add seasonings.
  • Cook on chicken/meat setting for 40 minutes. 
  • Release steam.
  • Shred and return to pot. 
  • Roasted vegetables or salads go well with this. Make extra, it's great leftover with guacamole in a lettuce or coconut wrap. It's very versatile.

Note; If you prefer to use a crockpot, cook on low for 8 hours.


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Is Intermittent Fasting for Everyone?

intermittent fasting tips Nov 26, 2019

Fasting can range from hours to days, weeks or even months. Intermittent Fasting typically refers to hours. Humans have been fasting for thousands of years, and most religions have a deep history of fasting.

Intermittent Fasting, simply put, is eating within a ‘limited window’. Eating and fasting are alternated. This cycling between eating and fasting is a natural human state. However, this is contrary to what many of us do today. Most people have food within an arm’s reach at all times, or at least within the next room. Thousands of years ago, food had to be caught, killed, picked or dug up, so we often went many hours or...

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Cars and Planes and Hotels, Oh My!

snacks tips travel vacation Nov 19, 2019
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Make Thanksgiving Delicious AND Nutritious!

holidays thanksgiving tips Nov 14, 2019

Let’s start with the bird. Buy the healthiest turkey you can comfortably afford. With local, pasture-raised being the healthiest and conventional (CAFO) being the least, with many options in between. To limit exposure to toxins if you go with conventional, don’t eat the fat or skin, which is where toxins are more concentrated. We like to roast ours, but there are many, many options; bacon-wrapped, fried, stuffed, braised, rubbed, smoked, just to name a few of the most popular.

Next up, dressing. I simply adapted my family’s recipe that has been around for generations and everyone loves it. I...

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Fermented Cranberry Sauce

holidays recipe Nov 05, 2019

Cranberries are a delicious superfood with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. The fermentation process provides beneficial probiotics with lots of good bacteria. It's good for the digestion and boosts immunity. I love this and always make extra so that I can eat it for months. It's great on yogurt, turkey wraps or just by itself. Kids love it too, so delicious!

For tips on preparing a healthy Thanksgiving feast, click here; this one has recipes;

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Author: Nanette,


  • Food Processor


  • 3 Cups Cranberries (high pesticide risk, buy organic)
  • 1/2 Cup Toasted Pecans or walnuts   
  • 1/2 Cup Whey   (recipe below if needed)
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Apple Cider 
  • 1/2 Cup Honey Local, raw
  • ...
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Minimize Halloween Sugar Meltdowns: 3 Tips

holidays kids sugar tips Oct 31, 2019

Need help managing your kids’ sugar intake and navigating the upcoming Holidays? It’s easy to justify allowing our kids to consume excess sugar, you know,

  • “it’s Halloween” (or any other holiday, birthday…).
  • “it’s a childhood rite of passage”.
  • “they deserve a treat”.
  • “kids’ bodies can handle sugar”.
  • “I ate lots of sugar when I was a kid”.

Does any of this sound familiar? Trust me I’m not judging, those were my words. However, once I understood the real damage my kids’ little bodies were experiencing, I could no longer justify it.

I encourage you to consider the long-term health dangers of sugar and processed food; impaired brain function, sugar addiction, depression, cognitive delay, sleep problems, low energy, mood swings, chronic inflammation, lifelong poor eating habits, and links to obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. These are real...

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Redfish Pontchartrain (gluten free)

recipe seafood Sep 17, 2019

This dish is especially great when we catch the fish ourselves. It’s redfish season in Texas, so it’s time, let’s do it! Of course, you could use other white-fleshed mild fish, but for me, redfish brings something special to this dish. Questions, shares,  and comments are welcomed.

To Your Primal Life!


Redfish Pontchartrain (gluten-free)

Prep Time: 40 mins|Cook Time: 20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 6



  • 4 tbsp Butter 
  • 4...
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I Don’t Know Where to Start?!

tips Sep 10, 2019

My suggestions for getting the ball rolling:

Remove processed foods. Yes, you can do this! The processed food litmus test; Did your great-great-grandmother eat it?
Replace sugars/sweeteners with high-quality fats. Yes, easier said than done, but once you master this you will feel amazing, look better, have more energy, have less stress and sleep better. And then you'll be poised to take the next steps. Sugar is very, very sneaky. You must check everything you eat to find the hidden sugars.                                               ...

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You Can Sleep When You’re Dead

sleep tips Aug 20, 2019

I don’t believe sleeping pills provide much relief, not sustainable anyway. They have way too many risks and side effects. The best course of action is to start with natural strategies, and there are many.

According to the CDC, 35% of adults aren’t getting enough sleep. Everyone has a different requirement, but most adults do best with 7-9 hours per night. Kids definitely need more, with the youngest needing the most. What’s wrong with not getting enough sleep? How about memory loss,...

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