A N.C. Inspired Paleo BBQ Sauce

BBQ Shredded Chicken

BBQ Shredded Chicken

A North Carolina inspired BBQ sauce:

We wanted something a little different to jazz things up so I decided to play around with trying to make some BBQ sauce. This is a hard one to share because so many people are picky about their BBQ sauce and I am far from an expert! I gave it a try though, and both the hubs and the tiny tot loved it so for me… it’s a win! It has a sweet {from the coconut} and tangy {from the vinegar} taste to it. The original recipe I made needed a little more water in the end {I think} so without making it again I just added more water to this recipe and if it needs more {depending on the texture you are looking for} then by all means add it in!! Although many N.C. BBQ sauces are pretty runny and this one is a little thicker, it still offers that tangy vinegar taste! I have always been a fan of thicker sauces so for me..well.. I was pretty pleased! Let me know what ya think in the comment section below {but if you’re not a fan, please go easy on me! TIA!}



1 can tomato paste

1 sweet onion pureed {used the baby bullet on this one}

1 clove garlic minced

5T apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup organic coconut palm sugar

3 T coconut oil

2 T honey

3/4 cup water

1/4 t cinnamon

1t smoked paprika

1/2 t pepper


-heat oil in pan over medium

-add lightly pureed onion and garlic, stir

-once browned add the remainder of your ingredients

-stir and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally

-remove from heat and serve

I stored the rest of mine in a mason jar in the fridge! We had BBQ baked chicken the first night {yum} and on night two we had shredded BBQ chicken!! Now, we even serve it in a ramekin for Blake to dip his meat in and {ta-da} eating his food has become a little more fun {score!}!

Avocado Salsa

Hey there! I am so in love with this salsa that I am almost positive I could eat it all in one sitting if I let myself!

We put it on our bacon burgers the other day and it was amazing!! We also like it on taco squash, fajitas, or any other Mexican dish you can make:) And Blake LOVES avocado so getting him to eat it is a synch! A fave go-to side dish for a great allergy free, clean eating summer meal! It doesn’t hurt that it’s super easy to make too;)

We don’t keep it in the fridge long… maybe a day, but it usually doesn’t last much longer than that anyways:)


2 Avocado peeled, cored and cut into chunks
1 large tomato(ripe) cut into chunks
3 T red onion minced
1 T cilantro
2 cloves minced garlic
Lime juice from one lime

Mix all ingredients together and chill until ready to eat!!