Summertime Chicken and Veggies Salad

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There is nothing better than throwing together a big salad you can share with your friends and family! This recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a summer potluck bbq and everything in between. Sometimes the best recipes end up being the ones you make up as you go while using whatever you happen to have in your fridge or pantry. Everyone will love this salad, and you will feel satisfied with zero guilt. It’s summer time -- make the best of it!

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Ingredients :

8 oz Asparagus

8 oz Green Beans

8 oz Sugar Snap Peas

6 Radishes

1 Bunch Parsley

1 Bunch Chives

1 cup Tomatoes

1.5 lbs Boneless Chicken Tenders

Salt and Pepper to Taste

1 cup Tessemae’s Lemon Garlic Dressing

Magic Mushroom Seasoning @nomnompaleo

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Instructions :

Blanch green beans and asparagus and set aside.

Grill chicken with salt, pepper and mushroom seasoning.

Chop tomatoes, radishes and chives while the chicken is on the grill.

Shred chicken and add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl.

Mix with Tessamae’s dressing and enjoy!

 

 

Avocado Shrimp Tacos

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Summer has finally made an appearance and I am so excited! This weather always encourages hand held treats, so I have decided to freshen up a classic summer taco so those of us on Whole30 can still enjoy this favorite! This is a simple recipe that can be tweaked in many different ways. Try adding some fajita veggies on top or grilling the shrimp to add some extra flavor! 

Enjoy!

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Ingredients :

- 3 Avocado
- 4 Cloves Garlic
- 2 Tbs Tessemae's Lemon Garlic
- 1/2 Red Onion
- Cilantro to garnish
- 2 lbs Shrimp
- Butter Lettuce
- 1 Lime

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Instructions :

Chop garlic and onion and combine with avocado and dressing, mix together until smooth.
Boil shrimp until tender or buy pre-boiled.
Add 1 or 2 spoonfuls of avocado mash into butter lettuce.
Add a few shrimp to each.
Garnish with cilantro and lime.

Simple and Flavorful Cauliflower Soup

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Cauliflower is an incredibly diverse ingredient that can easily be transformed into something really special. I love playing around with cauliflower to see what I can come up with in the kitchen. One of my favorite cauliflower recipes is this soup because even though it's simple, it is packed with fun and satisfying flavors. Anyone can whip up this recipe after a busy weekday! 

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Truffle Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients:

- 6 Cups Cauliflower

- 1 Cup Onion

- ½ Cup Celery

- 5 Cups Stock of Your Choice (I used chicken)

- Salt and Pepper to Taste

- White Truffle Oil to Taste

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Instructions:

Dice the onion and celery and roughly chop the cauliflower. Sautee the veggies in a large pot for a couple minutes then add in the stock and simmer until veggies are soft. Add the veggie and stock mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with white truffle oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Pesto Just Got Way More Interesting

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Fun new recipe for your week!

I’ve got a super easy recipe this week that really packs a punch! Tommy is my main sous chef in the kitchen and he has absolutely perfected this Whole30 Approved condiment.

This Arugula Walnut Pesto is an interesting twist on the classic and is delicious on pretty much anything. I love mixing it in with zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash or even smothering it over some grilled chicken. If you are a snacker like I am, you can even use this pesto as a dip for your carrots or cucumbers! No matter how you put this pesto to use, it will serve as the perfect addition to any dish for extra flavor.

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Tommy's Arugula Walnut Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Walnuts

  • 2 Cups Olive Oil

  • 4 Cups Firmly Packed Arugula

  • 1 Lemon, Juiced

  • 1 Tbsp Garlic

  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

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Instructions:

Dump all ingredients into the food processor and blend until smooth.

It's as simple as that! ENJOY!

 

A New Take on a Classic Spinach Salad

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Monday Recipe! 

This week, I am introducing a new technique to amp up your salad game. Many people are immediately turned off just by the sound of "Spinach Salad." It's been done so many times before and, honestly, it gets pretty old pretty quickly. 

However once you try this new technique, you will never want to go back to a boring spinach salad. I promise!

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Simon's Warm Spinach Salad

Ingredients: 

- 2 handfulls of fresh spinach

- 1 cup snap peas

- 1 carrot

- 1/2 red onion

- 1-2 fresh beets

- 1/4 cup olive oil

- 3 TBSP vinegar of choice (I used lemon flavored)

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Instructions:

Slice onion and beet(s) thinly or julienne and marinate in your choice of vinegar in a large mixing bowl as you gather the rest of your ingredients. Thinly peel the carrot into ribbons or thinly slice and set aside to later top the salad. Add the spinach and snap peas over the marinated onions and beets. Heat olive oil on the stove until just bubbling. Pour the hot oil over the salad (just enough to coat the spinach) as you toss and mix. Top with your carrot ribbons or slices and add some walnuts for a little extra crunch and taste. 

Enjoy!

You're Invited to an Atlanta Whole30 Dinner Party

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I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting an exclusive Whole30 dinner party in Atlanta on Thursday, May 3rd! This is going to be such a special night and I can’t wait to share it with you.

I plan to serve a three course family-style meal along with a variety of wines. Everything will be Whole30 Approved...besides the wine of course! We’ll gather together in an old church that has been transformed into a beautiful mansion, perfect for an evening like this one.

My goal is to bring together a community of people in the Atlanta area who are true advocates for healthy and wholesome living. I enjoy meeting others who share similar passions and as a chef I believe the best way to do so is by sharing a meal together.

Bring a friend or a partner or just come as yourself to meet others in your awesome community. I look forward to meeting you personally and sharing some time with you around the table!

If you want to join in on this unique evening, please reserve your tickets here. As I mentioned before, this is an exclusive event so tickets are limited and first come first serve.

 

See you in May!

 

 

Whole30 Meal Prep in Atlanta

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Good news! We are pleased to now offer our Meal Prep delivery to the Atlanta area.  Every week you’ll receive delicious fully cooked and prepared meals, soups, sides and snacks based on your order. Each recipe is made with the finest ingredients, and is perfectly portioned in microwaveable containers. All you have to do is heat it up.  Better yet, everything is Whole30 approved.  Simon Hall Private Chef releases a new Meal Prep menu every week with packed with superfoods that will keep you feeling good and taste amazing.  SHPC aims to take the time and stress out of cooking and put nutrition and health back in. The most important step towards a healthier lifestyle is diet, and we hope to guide you in the right direction by adding convenience and flavor to the equation.

Here's how the process works:

  1. Thursday Orders: Order the following week's meal prep by Thursday at midnight.
  2. Weekend Meal Prep: We spend the weekend prepping your food, guaranteeing the freshest product possible.
  3. Monday Pick Up: We think Monday will become your new favorite day.

Download our Whole30 recipes e-cookbook below, and give them a try in your own kitchen--we guarantee you'll be pleased.  Let your Atlanta friends know about this nutritious and delicious opportunity!

Scrumptious Shrimp Salad

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RECIPE POST!
This week I have teamed up in partnership with @sizzlefishfit to create this amazing shrimp salad. The shrimp tasted extremely fresh and was delivered right to my door. Here’s how you can try this dish at home...
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•1/2 cup red onion
•2 tbsp fresh dill
•1/2 cup chopped celery
•2 tbsp @primalkitchenfoods chipotle lime mayo
•1 lemon (zested and juiced)
•Pinch of paprika to taste
•1 cup @sizzlefishfit shrimp

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Boil the shrimp until tender. Combine all ingredients and stir in a large bowl. Plate with your choice of greens and slices of avocado.

Let me know what you think!