Tag: lettuce

Tasty Lettuce Cups

A delicious combination of water chestnut crunch, meaty mushrooms, fresh zucchini, and savory aminos. 

 Chef V's Tip: For more protein, add 1 pound ground chicken or turkey. Raw coconut aminos are a fabulous replacement for soy sauce.

tasty lettuce cups


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 cups diced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup diced water chestnuts
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup raw coconut aminos (I like Coconut Secret)
  • 5/6 lettuce cups (iceberg or boston lettuce leaves)
  • Optional: 1 pound ground chicken or turkey

Optional toppings:

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw cashews


In a large skillet, sauté onion in coconut oil over medium high heat for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add mushrooms and veggies (or ground chicken) and cook for 3 more minutes. Stir in coconut aminos and cook for 2 minutes more.

To serve, spoon mixture into lettuce cups. Top with cilantro and cashews.

Garden Salad w/ 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.

romaine lettuce


serves 1


  • 2 cups chopped organic romaine
  • 5 slices cucumber
  • 2 tbsp Sliced red onion
  • 1 radish, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup kidney beans
  • additional protein options: 4 oz grilled organic chicken breast or wild salmon

Yummy Vinaigrette

  • 3 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Clove garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Gently toss the salad ingredients together, sprinkling the sunflower seeds on top.

Mix the dressing ingredients well and use half for your salad and half for a salad later in the week. Keeps in the fridge for a week. Can easily double the recipe for more.

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