I’ve been missing…I know!  Life has been crazy!  And really the holidays were craziest!  The family and I were in the car going from location to location and only spending two days home to celebrate under the tree (and for Santa to know where we were).  I love the holidays but I’m happy to be back home and back to the normal schedule.  Kids are back in school…yay!  Even though we had a couple days this week with cold temps leaving them starting a little late than normal.  But for the most part we are back on a semi-normal routine.  Which also means I can get back in the kitchen and make things.  I have to say I have been in the kitchen but have been really bad about taking pictures of what I’m eating.  Maybe because I’ve been too darn hungry?  Probably a combo of that and I have been lazy.  I have to admit I was a bit burnt out after the 2nd cookbook completion.  Which by the way is already up on Amazon for Pre-Sale!!  Exciting stuff!  I’m super pumped about this cookbook!  I have been deeply involved with the editing recently too and it should be off to the presses soon.  Stay tuned….launch is planned for May!

Now there are a couple things going on in this post….one is a recipe (yay!) and two is a giveaway (double yay!).  First off let’s talk recipe because I hope the reason why you stopped over was the recipe…and then the giveaway.  Ha!  I hope!  Any who….this has been a recipe in the making.  Meaning I have made it a lot lately for the family and finally made it and photographed it so I could share with all you beautiful people.  I have to say I’ve never been much of a stir-fry person but my husband loves the stuff.  Of course, I wanted to make a paleo version minus the rice and soy version he once loved.  With this version I also added some spice.  If you don’t like spicy stuff just leave that out but having a little bite in the stir-fry was pretty yummy.  If you have little ones who aren’t spice lovers you can divide the stir-fry into two and make one half spicy and they other not….I did this…worked like a charm!  Another thing you can do is add different veggies to your stir-fry.  Here I added carrots and broccoli BUT the possibilities are endless.  You can add asparagus, bell peppers, mushrooms, etc.  Also, you can even add beef instead of chicken.  Ahhh!  I love meals that leave you to get creative.


Now for the 2nd part…..a giveaway!!!  Do you love Whole Foods Market as much as I do?  I seriously think I am there several times a week!  I don’t know what I would do without my local Whole Foods Market.  Before the holidays I received a nice gift from McKinzey Crossland, one of the friendly folks at our local Whole Foods, a gift card for me to use at Whole Foods and one to give away to a lucky reader. Seriously… fabulous!  It is also how this recipe was developed.  Whole Foods is amazing because it can allow us Paleo folks to find delicious, grain-free, and dairy-free options.  The aisles are stocked with items that make our lives easier too.

A big thanks to Whole Foods and McKinzey!




How to Enter Giveaway

One (1) lucky random winner will receive a $25 gift card for Whole Foods Market. Sorry, international friends! This giveaway is only open to people in the U.S.

To Enter:

1.) Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know one of the items you think you’ll buy with your Whole Foods gift card.

2.) Follow me on facebook, instagram, pinterest, and/or twitter.

Deadline: Deadline to enter is on Tuesday, January 14th at midnight EST.  I will announce the winner next Wednesday, January 15th.


Now before you start entering here is the recipe for the stir-fry.  Enjoy and Good Luck!!!

Spicy Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry…and a Giveaway!

Yield: Makes 4 to 5 servings

Spicy Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry…and a Giveaway!

This quick and easy dish makes life easy on those busy weeknights and is packed with flavor. Have fun with this dish and add in additional vegetables to change it up; like peppers, mushrooms, or even asparagus.


  • 1 ½ tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips or 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 to 4 carrots, sliced or diced into pieces
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • Sea salt, to taste


  1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, add garlic, ginger, and onion and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add chicken and stir. Continue to cook the chicken until no longer pink and cooked through. Add carrots and continue to sauté over heat, about 2-3 minutes. Then add broccoli and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add coconut aminos and season with red pepper flakes and sea salt.
  2. Continue to sauté for an additional 2 minutes, until all the flavors are combined and the carrots and broccoli are tender.
  3. Serve immediately over cauliflower rice (see note) or on its own.
  4. Note: To make cauliflower rice: In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons ghee, bacon grease, or coconut oil over medium heat. Sauté one medium diced onion over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until soft. Add 1 minced garlic to skillet and sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, place one head of cauliflower in a food processor. Process until the cauliflower is the texture of rice. Add cauliflower cover and cook 5-10 minutes, until soft. Then add salt and pepper to taste.


*Coconut Aminos is a soy-free and gluten-free replacement for soy sauce. You can find in most health food stores.
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190 Responses to Spicy Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry…and a Giveaway!

  1. Jennifer says:

    I have been told to try some macaroons that they sell, and I’d also get some of their bulk spices.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I follow on twitter @yppestis

  3. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    i would love to try their tomato sauces!

  4. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Pinterest follower jaclynfett

  5. Johanna says:

    I would get a supply of flax, hemp, and chia seeds.

  6. meredith says:

    I would get some yummy gluten free bread

  7. meredith says:

    i follow on facebook

  8. meredith says:

    i follow on pinterest too

  9. Jamie Dunn says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and recipe! One thing I would buy is coconut aminos.

  10. Jamie Dunn says:

    I follow on Instagram, jldstudio

  11. Jamie Dunn says:

    I follow on twitter, jldstudio

  12. I literally SLEEP in the salad bar at Whole Foods!!!!!! The second I walk through the doors, I am in complete heaven and feel right at home, oh but wait, I am, considering I sleep in the salad bar, LOL! 😉

    I adore everything Whole Foods has, but I especially love the Cajun Catfish that the Whole Foods near my apartment, UHHHH MAZZZZINGGG!!!! Words cannot describe how delicious it is. I get it at least 3x, if not more, a week for lunch! MMMMMM! Thank YOU for giving us all the opportunity to win :)

  13. tarynnr says:

    I’d get freshly ground almond butter.

  14. Jennifer says:

    Pretzel bread! My favorite and I can only get it at certain Whole Foods stores!

  15. Jennifer says:

    I follow on Pinterest

  16. I would by these great organic snacks to use in goody bags for my son’s 2nd b-day party

  17. Mary S. says:

    I’d like to buy coconut flour and other paleo treat baking ingredients I can’t find at my local grocery store.

  18. Blessie Nelson says:

    I always wanted to buy their wild catch fresh tuna! I would buy that.

  19. Blessie Nelson says:

    I like you on fb as blessie nelson

  20. Blessie Nelson says:

    I follow you on twitter as @Bless_Eliz

  21. Blessie Nelson says:

    i follow your boards on pinterest as blesseliz

  22. Blessie Nelson says:

    i like you on instagram as blessnel

  23. Jax says:

    So many choices! Probably my usual, veggies, seafood, kombucha…

  24. Linda P says:

    Definitely the salmon! Or maybe the brussel sprouts or rainbow Swiss chard or….

  25. katy says:

    It would go toward my weekly grocery bill from there!!
    I follow you on facebook

  26. Susan says:

    I would buy all the ingredients that I don’t already have, for this spicy chicken stir fry for dinner this week! I’d definitely have to buy some more coconut aminos, ran out recently.

  27. april says:

    I think I will use it on some fresh seafood, maybe some scallops for bacon-wrapped scallops.

  28. april says:

    I follow you on facebook, username april scott.

  29. Marlina says:

    I would most definitely buy more Tessemae’s dressings!!

  30. Donna says:

    I would buy San-J Organic Gluten and Wheat Free Tamari Soy and asparagus over the broccoli!

  31. stacy says:

    Cashew butter and coconut butter! Yum!

  32. Sherry says:

    I would stock up on produce!

  33. Sherry says:

    I follow on Facebook.

  34. Katie Forrest says:

    Would definitely like to buy some salmon! (:

  35. veronica says:

    I would buy my paleo bread and SUJA juices. :)

  36. Maria Fruscello says:

    I’d buy spices for sure!

  37. Jennifer Tuttle says:

    Follow on Facebook! I’d use mine to buy grass fed beef!

  38. Lauren says:

    I would purchase some coconut aminos–I love that stuff. I have a great recipe for Orange Chicken that calls for it.

  39. Mari says:

    I would buy some kale and some of the other items needed for the stir fry dish

  40. Ann Wilson says:

    I would probably buy some bath salts, coconut milk I’ve cream and some kombucha. Thank you! I also follow you on Facebook!

  41. Cora Creed says:

    I would buy fish – their whole Red Snapper perhaps.

  42. Abby C says:

    I follow on instagram @abbycharlton
    I would buy some coconut aminos! The last 2 times I’ve been to my Whole Foods, they were sold out. And probably some bacon too.

  43. Gail says:

    I’d get Tessame’s dressing, fresh ground almond butter and produce. And I follow on Facebook and Pinterest. :)

  44. Meredith says:

    Great recipe and giveaway! I would grab some Lara bars! I always keep them with me in case hunger strikes and I’m nowhere near fresh food. I also love their bulk section – nuts, spices, dried fruit, oh my!

  45. Julie says:

    Almond butter. I follow on Facebook and pinterest

  46. Kristi L says:

    I would stock up on coconut aminos and I follow you on facebook and I believe instagram and pinterest.

  47. Dawn says:

    Love the gluten free options that they have at Whole Foods and would either get some of those, or my normal fruit, veg and meat.

  48. Dawn says:

    I am a facebook follower – Dawn Zesiger-Claessens

  49. Dawn says:

    I would buy as many organic fruits and veggies as I could with the $25.

  50. Patty says:

    I would buy fresh fish! I follow you on facebook and Pinterest.

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