jean choi, ntp 🍳 real food

recipe developer • food photographer • safer skincare @cleanbeautycleanhome 🥑 paleo, gluten free, whole30 🇰🇷 #KoreanPaleoCookbook author

My mom told me when she was pregnant she craved all the foods she grew up on. I totally get it, because I’ve been loving Korean food lately and have been cooking from my cookbook way more than usual! 🇰🇷 . #whatsonmyplate : Dweji Bulgogi (spicy pork BBQ) from #koreanpaleocookbook , blistered shishito peppers 🌶, and my new favorite white rice: basmati! Love this kind of comfort food that’s so nourishing and delicious. 😋 . . . . . . . . #feedyoursoul #forkyeah #koreanbbq #koreanfood #lunchbowl #glutenfree #pregnancydiet #teamwhiterice #paleoish #feedfeed #foodporn #foodphotography #celiacdisease #gloobyfood #comfortfood #realfood #jerf
A little something to brighten up your Monday: Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake! 🍫☕️ Not only is it thick and creamy, it's full of healthy ingredients that won't spike your blood sugar but tastes SO DANG INDULGENT while being dairy free. Also included: my favorite grass fed collagen and MCT oil brand is having an EPIC sale and you can get 40% off through the end of this month! You can find my favorite products and details in the blog post (link in profile). 🤩 https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/bulletproof-keto-mocha-milkshake-dairy-free-paleo/
If you are scrambling for a last minute main dish for today, my Turmeric Garlic Lamb Chops are pan fried and done in 8 minutes cook time. Plus, these guys get RAVE REVIEWS every time and they are super easy to cook for a bigger group. No one will know that they are Whole30, Keto, and AIP-compliant! Grab the recipe in the link in my profile. HAPPY EASTER AND HAPPY SUNDAY, FRIENDS! 💜💛💕 http://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/turmeric-garlic-pan-fried-lamb-chops/
Spent the morning with my label embosser and glass jars Pinterest-ifying my pantry. I didn’t start this for aesthetic reasons. My pantry recently got overtaken by pantry moths (so gross), so I had to go through all the bags of flour, grains, snacks, dogs treats (they live in these things 😫), and throw out most of them. Now I’m fully restocked and transferred everything into airtight glass containers so they NEVER COME BACK. 😅 Surprisingly enough, this actually saves me sooo much more space in the pantry and my Type A brain is very happy! Have you guys ever dealt with pantry moths? Please tell me I’m not the only one!!
Almost half way there! Let’s talk about self care during pregnancy, or even motherhood. My second trimester has been smooth sailing so far, so my self care routine hasn’t changed much from before pregnancy (epsom salt baths, journaling, meditation, yoga). BUT. There is one thing I need to be way more mindful of throughout this journey to reduce my stress and not go insane. And that is blocking out all the outside noise and looking inward.🙉 For some reason, this is the time when people love to give unsolicited advice, and on top of that, there’s so much conflicting information out there about what’s good for the baby and not. . Pregnancy is such a different experience for EVERY woman, so this is the time it’s become more important than ever for me to really listen to my body’s needs, and consult the midwives I’m working with who really know my health history and what I’m going through. . And that means eating high quality runny yolks🍳 and smoked salmon (because dang, this baby loves them), drinking my matcha every morning🍵, and massaging myself with CBD oil every now and then to reduce my back pain. 💆🏻‍♀️ . Mamas and mama-to-be’s out there. I would love to know - how do you practice self care? #myselfcareshare   #selfcarechallenge   #motherhoodrefined #MatrescencePartner  #Ad
For those of you don't want the full cake, sometimes you just want a little bite of something sweet after your meals and these no-bake carrot cake pops are so perfect for that occasion.🥕🍰🍭 They are paleo and vegan, and crazy easy and quick to make! Such a yummy last-minute dessert to make if you are having guests over. Recipe link in profile. 🐰 https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/paleo-vegan-carrot-cake-pops-no-bake/
Between all the Easter egg hunting, you are gonna need some yummy snacks to hold you over this weekend. 🐣 I make various deviled eggs pretty often, and these Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs are my top fav. The crunchy bacon bits 🥓 with the creamy ranch spices is just the most amazing combo! Recipe link in profile. https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/bacon-ranch-deviled-eggs/
My favorite Whole30 meal: Instant Pot Meatballs in Tomato Sauce 🍝 So comforting and I just love it with some sautéed zoodles. Plus, it’s all mine when I make it because weirdo husband doesn’t like tomato based sauces. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Thankfully, it freezes well! Grab the recipe in the link in my profile. https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/instant-pot-meatballs-in-tomato-sauce-paleo-whole30/
While my house is infested with pantry maggots (more on Stories), I still have a new recipe for you today. 💁🏻‍♀️ This Whole30 & keto Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore is what's next for your busy weeknight dinner! It seriously tastes like it's been simmering for hours, but only takes 10 minutes cook time in the IP. Plus, it comes out so flavorful, rustic, and tender every time. Enjoy it with a side of cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or spaghetti squash! Recipe link in profile. https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/instant-pot-chicken-cacciatore/
G👏O👏T👏NIGHT👏 Who’s insanely excited??? 🙋🏻‍♀️ And what you cooking up? I’m thinking about whipping up these Yangnyeom Tongdak (Sweet & Spicy Crispy Chicken Wings) from page 32 of #KoreanPaleoCookbook . If you’ve had Korean wings before, you know they are basically crack. The combo of spicy peppers and sweet honey is just so addicting and delicious! Grab the cookbook in the link in my profile. http://amzn.to/2ETpXyJ
It’s been 2 years and 1 month since we moved to SoCal and we aren’t sick of it yet. 🌊💕
April weekend activity: let’s dye some Easter eggs! 🥚🐰 As you know, I try not use any kind of toxic chemicals in my food, skincare, or personal care products, and the same goes for crafty activities like egg-dying. Thankfully, all you need are some natural food ingredients to make these gorgeous rustic and speckled eggs and it’s super easy and kid-friendly! Get the instructions in the link in my profile. 💜💕 https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/dye-easter-eggs-naturally/
Soft and fluffy paleo and keto bread is what's new on the blog, and it's been what I've been eating all week! 🍞 With only 2 grams of net carbs per slice, I've been loving it toasted and topped with my favorite toppings like mashed avocados or lactose-free cream cheese. It'll definitely fulfill your bread cravings without spiking your blood sugar! 💪🏼 Recipe link in profile. https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/yummy-paleo-keto-bread/
This is my go-to breakfast these days. If I find something I like, I eat it over and over again until I get sick of it, so this will be on repeat no doubt: Pan fried #yolkporn 🍳, kraut, 🥑 + smoked salmon toast on my KETO BREAD I’ll be posting tomorrow (so good 😉), bluebs, and brazil nuts for my daily selenium. Not shown: a giant mug of matcha. 🍵 Hope you are having a beautiful start to this hump day, friends!
When an amazing company that’s known for not having discounts holds a 15% off sale site wide, you know it’s a good week! 🎉 It’s time to spring clean your skincare and makeup so you can comfortably use all your products without worrying about the harmful chemicals that negatively impact out health in so many ways. Go stock up on cleansers, moisturizers, facial oils, and makeup. Did you know Beautycounter runs an intense heavy metal screening, 3x per batch for color cosmetics, a standard that's unheard of in the cosmetics industry?? ... Go shop through the link in my profile! ... Also, I have a special surprise for you 🎁 on my brand new IG account @cleanbeautycleanhome , so go follow me there to check it out before you shop. I’ll be sharing educational info and product recommendations about safer skincare, toxin free home, and more there, so come follow along if you are interested! https://www.beautycounter.com/jeanchoi/social/518533?goto=/
A loaded salad for those of you who think salads are boring.🌈🥗 There's nothing boring and lame about this classic Whole30 cobb salad, with all the yummy and healthy ingredients that are AMAZING together. The crunchy bacon with chicken, eggs, creamy avocado and veggies, are tossed together in a simple but flavorful dressing. SO great for picnics and potlucks and, I promise, you won't miss the cheese at all! Recipe link in profile. https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/whole30-cobb-salad-paleo-keto/
It’s so crazy to say this, but this weekend is the first weekend that I allowed myself to not work at all in... I don’t even remember when, and it felt goooood. 😎 I know many bloggers and entrepreneurs can relate, but if I have a little bit of downtime, I have to do SOMETHING to work on my business because there’s always something to be done. It’s what I’m constantly trying to work on and balance. . My intention going forward: stop determining if I had a good day or not by how much I get done in a day. There’s so much more to life, and it’s just as important to do NOTHING, “waste time” doing what brings me joy, and stopping to smell the super blooms. 🌸🌱🌼 #stopglorifyingbusy
The easiest condiment that takes less than 5 minutes to make: quick pickled onions! It’s such a tangy and yummy addition to any meal (especially 🌭🍔), and it only takes 3 ingredients (not counting water) that you probably already have on hand. Plus it checks all the boxes for the various dietary needs: paleo, vegan, Whole30, AIP, and keto! Grab it in the link in my profile. https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/easiest-quick-pickled-onions/
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