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    lifestyle switcheroo

    i often wondered what it felt like to be in shape and live a healthy lifestyle historically different from mine as a chef.  I sporadically worked at it little by little, trying this or that, making new year’s resolutions right alongside everyone else. the final straw was one random day when I was driving to work in uncomfortably tight jeans, complete with miserable love handles.  I told myself that was it, and decided right then and there I was going to go all in. The plan was to give the whole gym rat, healthy *mini carrot eater lifestyle a real shot.  i know that sounds hokey, but it was perfect…

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    roasted garlic paleo buffalo chicken “nuggets”

      ingredients: 2 lbs. ground all white meat chicken 2 eggs, whisked to combine 2 Tbsp. roasted garlic paste 2/3 cup your favorite no sugar hot sauce (reserve ¼ cup for drizzling) 2 Tbsp. onion powder 2 tsp. finely ground sea salt 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 tsp. Korean gochugaru pepper flakes (if you can’t find these, just use red pepper flakes) ½ cup tapioca starch Method of preparation: preheat oven to 350 spray 2 large cookie sheets with pan spray, cover with parchment, and spray parchment in a medium sized metal mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until well incorporated using a 2 oz. ice cream…

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    paleo sticky icky sauce

      ingredients: 2 Tbsp. avocado oil 3 cloves garlic minced 1 Tbsp, fresh ginger peeled and minced 1/4 tsp. ground Szechuan peppercorns 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds 1 small white onion julienne 1 Tbsp. minced fresh jalapeno 1 Tbsp. sambaal 8 oz. coconut aminos 3 sticks of Bee Locala honey flesh of one ripe mango 2 Tbsp. The Date Lady, date puree 2 Tbsp. black vinegar method of prep: in a heavy bottomed sauté pan, (I chose cast iron) preheat pan to medium low and add avocado oil garlic, ginger, white onion and jalapeno, sweat until soft and translucent add all remaining ingredients and bring heat to medium high, stirring constantly…