Tag: BBQ

Chef V’s BBQ Sauce

Nightshades tend to cause inflammation in the body. Tomatoes are in lots of yummy sauces like ketchup, BBQ sauce and marinara. These sauces can cause inflammation in the body and discomfort.

Try this tomato-less bbq sauce recipe as an alternative and see how much better you feel. You can use this sauce on anything that calls for BBQ sauce.

jackfruit

Ingredients

– ½ yellow onion
– 1 cup sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
– 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
– ½ cup coconut sugar
– 3 tablespoons coconut nectar 
– 1 tablespoon honey 
– ½ teaspoon smoked paprika 
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– ½ teaspoon chili powder 
– ½ teaspoon mustard powder 
– ½ teaspoon salt
– ½ cup water

Directions

– In a medium sized pot, boil water and your peeled and chopped sweet potatoes until fork tender. Drain the potatoes and mash lightly with a fork. 

– In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients. Blend on medium speed for 1 minute or until the sauce is smooth.

– Transfer the sauce to a small pot and cook on low for 15 minutes, stirring to make sure it doesn’t burn on the bottom.

– Use sauce immediately or store in the fridge for 1 month. 

Use this sauce with my Pulled Jackfruit, Pulled Chicken, and Sloppy Joes sandwiches.

What do I Eat Today? Welcome Summer!

In celebration of the coming of summer my “What Do I Eat Today” menu features recipes for outdoor dining.

We start the day with lemon water to detox the liver, then later, Green Drink to cleanse the colon and boost your metabolism and alkaline the body. Breakfast is my Peaches and Cream Smoothie.

For lunch there's a Garden Salad with lean chicken or kidney beans and my Yummy Vinaigrette Dressing. Dinner is my new Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwich served with creamy healthy Raw Coleslaw. Dessert is 1-2 squares of organic dark chocolate.

Enjoy!

First Thing in the Morning

I have lemon water in the morning and then I wait until I'm hungry to have my Chef V organic Green Drink.

Breakfast: Peaches & Cream Smoothie

On National Smoothie Day and National Peaches and Cream day we had to make up a healthy Peaches and Cream Smoothie. Peaches, cashews, honey, and pea protein make this yummy treat.

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Lunch: Garden Salad with Yummy Viniagrette

Salads are easy to prepare and are a super convenient way to get more nutrients into your diet. This mix of greens and veggies is easy to assemble and goes great with my Yummy Vinaigrette Dressing.

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Dinner – Chef V’s Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich – Vegan

This Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich recipe uses my tomato-less bbq sauce and is vegan. Serve with my coleslaw on a gluten-free bun.

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Dinner  – Chef V's BBQ Sauce

Nightshades tend to cause inflammation in the body. Tomatoes are in lots of yummy sauces like ketchup, BBQ sauce and marinara. These sauces can cause inflammation in the body and discomfort.

Try this tomato-less bbq sauce recipe as an alternative and see how much better you feel. You can use this sauce on anything that calls for BBQ sauce.

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Dinner  – Creamy Raw Coleslaw

This coleslaw recipe goes well with my BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich, my Pulled Chicken Sandwich, and my Sloppy Joes Sandwich.

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Shredded Chicken with BBQ Sauce

This shredded chicken recipe uses my tomato-less bbq sauce. Serve with my creamy coleslaw and a gluten-free bun.

A vegan alternative is my Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich.

pulled chicken sandwich

Ingredients

– 4 organic chicken breasts
OR
– 1 organic rotisserie chicken

– Chef V's BBQ sauce

Directions

For chicken breasts: poach the chicken in boiling water. Begin to check the chicken after 7 minutes, it should be an opaque white and not pink. Remove the chicken when done and start to shred with a fork.

For rotisserie chicken, shred the chicken super fine.

Add shredded chicken and mix with my tomato-less bbq sauce over low heat and warm. 

Continue to heat in the stove and serve with your favorite gluten free bun and my coleslaw recipe.

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich – Vegan

This Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich recipe uses my tomato-less bbq sauce and is vegan. Serve with my coleslaw on a gluten-free bun.

jackfruit

Ingredients

– 2 cans Jackfruit

– 2 cups Chef V's BBQ sauce

Directions

Remove jackfruit and drain water out from the can. Heat jackfruit and BBQ sauce on the stove for 4-7 minutes until the jackfruit is warm. Shred the jackfruit like shredded “meat”. 

Serve hot with your favorite gluten free bun and my coleslaw recipe.

Sloppy Joes with Chef V BBQ Sauce

This Sloppy Joe recipe uses my tomato-less bbq sauce. Serve with my creamy coleslaw on a gluten-free bun.

sloppy joe sandwich

Ingredients

-2 tbsp water

– 1 lb organic ground turkey

– Chef V's BBQ sauce

Directions

Add 2 tbsp water to a frying pan over medium high heat. Add the ground Turkey and brown the turkey (about 5 minutes). Mix with the BBQ sauce on the stove. 

Continue to warm for 1-2 minutes and serve with your favorite gluten free bun and my coleslaw recipe.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

This pulled chicken recipe uses my tomato-less bbq sauce. Serve with my creamy coleslaw and a gluten-free bun.

To make this vegan version, check out my Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

pulled chicken sandwich

Ingredients

– 4 organic chicken breasts
OR
– 1 organic rotisserie chicken

– Chef V's BBQ sauce

Directions

For chicken breasts: poach the chicken in boiling water. Begin to check the chicken after 7 minutes, it should be an opaque white and not pink. Remove the chicken when done and start to shred with a fork.

For rotisserie chicken, shred the chicken super fine.

Add shredded chicken and mix with my tomato-less bbq sauce over low heat and warm. Serve the chicken warm on a gluten free bun with my coleslaw recipe.

Chef V’s BBQ Salmon

Get outside for the last enjoyable parts of summer!  Chef V founder Veronica Wheat created this BBQ salmon recipe as the main course of a special outdoor meal for her husband Brandon.

BBQ salmon

Serving Size: 2 People

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets (6 oz.)
    (skin on preferred)

Marinade

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions

Marinate the salmon in the sauce for 30 minutes on the counter. Then, slap the non-skin side down on a bbq grill heated to 375 degrees.

Cook for 3-5 minutes and flip to the skin side with a large spatula. Cook an additional 3-5 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon and how much you like it done. I personally like it medium rare and under cooked. I can’t stand dry over done salmon. You can always add it back to the grill if need be, but not the reverse.

Serve with a salad, rice, sweet potatoes, or any side you desire.

Chef V’s Savory Salmon

I’m not a total vegetarian, I like a little animal protein, and one of my favorite recipes is this grilled salmon entree. Sprinkled with chili, garlic, and cumin, it’s a savory treat.

summer salmon

Serving Size: 2 People

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets (6 oz.)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut nectar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with coconut oil cooking spray. Combine lemon and coconut syrup together.

Place salmon on baking sheet and cover with syrup and lemon juice mix. Mix all dry ingredients together and sprinkle evenly over the top of each fillet.

Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, until desired doneness. Serve with mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes and a tasty veggie or serve over a nice salad.

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