I am a sucker for a crispy whole roasted chicken, but a whole chicken is way too much for me, so I love to make these half chickens from Apsey Farms (use code HELEN10) which are corn and soy free ! This meat is so flavorful that it needs very little to taste amazing- I honestly just add a high quality sea salt and let the meat and air fryer do its magic ❤️😍
A bone in chicken is great since it’s truly a nose to tail meal that contains essential amino acids, collagen, fats and lots of essential nutrients and vitamins! Be sure to eat the skin and chew off the bone, that’s where the good stuff is!
What’s great about this recipe is that you really only need 2 ingredients and about 30 minutes 🙃
Another classic summer appetizer combo 😊 that brings back tons of memories to my childhood! My grandma Marlies often made this for me as a snack ! I loved the just ripe melon together with the salty prosciutto… a real treat.
I think it’s ancestrally more appropriate to consume sweeter fruits in the summer when they are ripe- this is something we tend to only make in the summer when melon is in season and only on special occasions since it’s still very sugary! However in combination with the protein and fat in the prosciutto, and other more protein and fat rich foods to go along , a big blood sugar spike should be mitigated…
To make you need:
Cantaloupe slices (1 small melon is great for a smaller gathering) 🍈
1 slice of prosciutto for each melon slice 🥓🥩
Lemon and parsley for garnish 🍋
A few minutes prior to serving (fresh is best) slice the melon into wedges and remove the seeds.
Drape a slice of prosciutto over each melon piece. We like to get high quality acorn fed prosciutto since that has the optimal fatty acid Profile!
Today I will be sharing how to make Königsberger Klopse which is a veal or beef meatball boiled in broth! This is a perfect lunch or dinner 🥘
This is another traditional German recipe that is pretty much animal based already- I love that about German cuisine! The main courses are very neat heavy, all you have to do is leave out the sides 🥲
I chose to use veal this time around, but if you’re looking for a higher fat option I would go with beef. My favorite ground beef is from Apsey Farms (use code HELEN10) 🥩
Traditionally, bread crumbs are used to help hold the dough together, but you can either omit that since the eggs hold the meatballs together just fine, or you can use coconut flour if you’re not a strict carnivore!
Heat up butter in a pan and sear the diced onions, and seasonings until browned! Combine the browned mixture with the raw ground meat, and the eggs and optionally coconut flour bread or just coconut flour. Season more.
Preheat the bone broth (add some bay leaf) on the stove and poach the meatballs until they are cooked. It’s important that the broth is not boiling. The time depends on how big they are, we like 2 ounce meatballs! The meatballs will rise when they are ready!
Traditionally, this is served with a gravy and potatoes but we love it with the broth or homemade hollandaise (recipe coming) and shirataki noodles 🍜 😉
We recently made this yummy spread for a little get together we hosted and it was a hit! The combination of various goat cheeses herbs and cream fraiche makes this an acceptable version for those with allergies to cows casein!
To make you need:
Chèvre 🧀 Cream fraiche 🥛 in a 1:1 ratio!
Feta to taste 🧀
Dill, chives and garlic 🧄🌿
Finely chop the herbs, and combine the chèvre and cream fraiche. Mix together and add in crumbled feta to taste! If you want a creamier consistency you can always add more cream fraiche 😍 if you want a smooth dip you can always blend it! It’s really up to you!
You can serve this as part of your charcuterie spread but it’s also delicious when served with grilled fish or meat!
These bacon wrapped shrimp are made in a flash and with very minimal ingredients, they are super crispy and delicious and deliver a good amount of healthy fat and protein!
The amount you make can really be tailored to the amount of people you are serving. I like to get jumbo shrimp since they are easier to wrap. Usually I will get about 10 to 12 ounces of shrimp for one person.
To make you need (1 serving):
12 ounces jumbo shrimp (about 6-8 large shrimp) 🍤
2-3 pieces of bacon 🥓 (cut into pieces to wrap shrimp)
Favorite seasonings: Salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and pepper are always a great combo
Preheat the airfryer to 375°F! Peel and devein your shrimp. Season with your favorite spices!
Cut the bacon strips into thirds and wrap each piece around one shrimp.
Place on the airfryer rack and airfry for 10-12 minutes. You can flip optionally halfway!
These are really yummy dipped into MCT oil Mayo or served with guacamole if you can tolerate it 🥑
Another favorite we like to make when we have guests, this deviled eggs are a real crowd pleaser 😍
They are very simply made and super nutritious!
To make you need:
6 Hard boiled eggs- we do about 8 minutes 🥚
A dollop of mayonnaise- we love Chosen Foods MCT Mayo because it’s seed oil free 😍
A dollop of Cream fraiche 🥛
A spritz of mustard
Paprika and curry powder for optional sprinkling
Boil your eggs for 8 minutes and let them cool. Peel the eggs and slice them in half. Carefully remove the yolks.
Next, chop the chives and combine the Mayo, cream fraiche, yolks, and mustard with the chopped chives in a bowl. Mash them together and scoop the texture back into the eggs. We usually have 2 egg white shells left over because we are quite generous with the filling!
Garnish the eggs with more chives and optionally curry or paprika powder 😍
These yummy drummies remind my of childhood trips to the renaissance festivals 🤪they are yummy and not too complicated to make. If you don’t have a smoker , I recommend you get smoked salt and just airfry for 45 minutes !
Let’s get cooking 🥳 to make you need:
1 turkey leg per person (mine was 1.5 lbs but a lot is bone) 🍗
Smoked sea salt 🧂
The first step is optional but really helps bring out flavor, I like to smoke my drumstick at 225°F for about one hour. That helps flavor the meat. I rub it in ghee with smoked sea salt to help seal in the moisture 🤩
Next, I preheat my air fryer to 375° and air fry my drumstick for about 20 minutes. If you do not have a smoker, I recommend that you air fry for about 45 minutes.
This is a delicious lunch wrap that kind of reminded me of my favorite childhood fast food- a lamb gyro wrap 🤪
To make you need:
A carnivore wrap- you can either make a simple egg pancake or use the Carnivore Crisps carnivore chicken flour to make a more floury wrap – combine 1 tablespoon of the flour with 1 egg and fry in butter 🙃 parmesan wraps or cheese wraps also work, the sky is your limit 😉
Ground lamb 🐑
Feta cheese 🧀
Begin by making your wrap, and let it cool. In a separate pan, make your lamb meat. You can either scramble the ground meat or make little meatballs! Season with salt and spices of your choice!
When the meat is cooked, place it onto the the wrap and throw on feta cheese! If you have yogurt or pickles on hand, you could also add those in!
We love summertime hosting 😍 especially when we can serve very animal based meals! This is a perfect summer appetizer!
In the summer, it’s more ancestrally appropriate to incorporate some more fruits in the diet since it’s warmer and they tend to be in season, and the increased amount of sun signals our bodies that it’s okay to consume more fruits as carbohydrates – the tomato is actually a fruit 🍅🤌🏻
Of course we always incorporate healthy fat and protein into dishes which the fresh water Buffalo 🐃 mozzarella and olive oil covers !
To make you need:
Your favorite mozzarella – we love water Buffalo because it’s A2 milk which is better tolerated , raw is Great too 😊
Fresh ripe tomatoes 🍅- we like bigger ones
Basil 🌿- we have a pan on our patio
Extra Virgin Olive Oil for drizzling
Salt and white pepper 🧂
Thinly slice the cheese and tomatoes and wash the basil.
Arrange on a platter in alternating order of cheese, tomato and basil. Prior to serving, drizzle with salt and pepper and olive oil!