Meat and Poultry
Liver is more than a seasonal delicacy. It is one of Nature’s most potent superfoods! This pate tastes rich and creamy, much like traditional pâté de foi gras. The main difference is you can make it in 15 minutes or less. I wanted a way to prepare liver with minimal cooking for a soft texture, and to preserve essential nutrients. This came out velvety smooth and luscious. Use any type of pasture-fed liver such as chicken, beef, duck, etc. Refrigerate up to 3 days. Or you can freeze in ice cube trays overnight; then transfer cubes to a zip-lock freezer
Delicata squash is a satisfying, nourishing meal, and the hollow center is perfect for stuffing. Even better, you can eat the skin! Here’s an easy breakfast, lunch or dinner that’s perfect for the fall season. Add herbs and spices to vary it as you like. Serves 2. Print Baked Egg in Squash with Bacon Rating: 51 Ingredients 1 medium delicata squash 1 green onion, diced 2 tablespoons Vegan Cream Cheese, or goat cheese 1 tablespoon teaspoons cooked bacon 2 large eggs Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a small baking tray or dish with parchment paper. Slice the squash
Calzone are a flavorful meal or healthy snack on the go. Gluten-free and grain-free, everyone loves a little taste of Italy in a pocket! And they freeze beautifully – just pull them out 20 minutes before you need them, and heat in any oven, even a toaster oven. Yield: 8 – 10 Calzone. Print Paleo Calzone Rating: 51 Ingredients Filling: 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ onion, diced 1 clove garlic, crushed or diced 4 ounces loose Italian sausage 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 tomato, finely chopped, optional 3 large eggs 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/8
You won’t find this yummy dish in Chinatown. There’s only one way to find tasty fried rice that’s grain-free, low-carb and GMO free – and that’s to do it yourself! Cauliflower rice is very easy to prepare, super-low in carbs, and economical too. It makes a nourishing and satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s also a delicious vegetarian meal, as meat is optional. Serves 2. Print Cauliflower Fried Rice Rating: 51 Ingredients 3 tablespoons coconut or olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1-inch fresh ginger root, diced ½ onion, chopped 1 carrot, cut into strips and diced 4 ounces diced
OK, it’s a comfort food thing. I wanted to see if chicken soup with cauliflower rice would be as warm and satisfying as my Mom’s chicken & rice soup. And wow! It turned out truly delicious! It’s easy to do – just make the chicken soup and add riced cauliflower a few minutes before serving. This soup is super-nutritious and very low in carbs. Cauliflower adds a lovely flavor and thickness to the soup without any empty calories. Serves 6 with probable leftovers. Print Paleo Chicken Rice Soup Rating: 51 Ingredients 1 whole chicken, preferably organic pasture-raised 3 cups chicken
Everybody loves tacos! But where do you find a Paleo taco without GMO corn, cheese, beans, or sour cream? That’s why these Paleo Breakfast Tacos are truly a miracle. I promise you they taste fabulicious, and anyone can make them. Start with my easy Paleo Tortillas recipe. Then fill them with scrambled pasture eggs, fresh greens, grated carrot, chopped cilantro, Tomato Salsa, and – my amazing new creation: Spicy Cheese Sauce that’s Paleo, Vegan, and 100% dairy free! See the recipe below. Whew! What a meal! This is a basic vegetarian taco. Sausage is optional, for folks that eat meat.
Is it really possible to bake a pie with no pre-made crust? Yes it is! This is a deeeelicious, gluten-free, Paleo quiche you can make in just one step. When it bakes, there’s a magical crust on the bottom, sides, and top. The crust is created by layering the ingredients: coconut butter, cooked meat, onions, veggies, and pour the batter on top. Then bake, and presto! Your delicious pie is ready. Vary the recipe 1,000 ways – add your favorite veggies, leftover diced meat, and it always comes out yummy! This recipe is adapted from my Mom’s “Impossible Quiche”, her
I’m rediscovering the benefits of organ meats, as they offer great health benefits, besides being economical. This is a warming and satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner with sausage and kidney. It’s like an old-world kidney pie with no crust and rich Middle Eastern spices. The sausage and spice mix soften the flavor of the kidneys. Sweet potato adds a familiar taste, something like a traditional hash. The end result is truly delicious, so it’s an excellent first dish to serve to someone who is new to the idea of organ meats. I made this for breakfast, assembling it in the
Hot biscuits with creamy sausage gravy make a hearty Southern breakfast. For this Paleo version I used Mulay’s breakfast sausage which tastes delicious, and has no nitrites, MSG, sugar or soy. Coconut milk and arrowroot powder make a thick, creamy gravy, that’s dairy-free, or you can use your favorite alternative milk. I added a bit of lemon juice to cover the coconut flavor, and it worked! This is a satisfying meal that can be ready in 20 minutes. Enjoy over fresh Paleo Baking Powder Biscuits. Serves 4 Print Paleo Biscuits and Gravy Rating: 51 Ingredients 1 Recipe Paleo Baking Powder
I can look forward to waking up any morning to Sweet Potato Hash! This is a comfort food for me, and it’s the best I’ve ever tasted. Easy to make, check the step-by step photo instructions below. A great recipe for vegetarian hash is hard to find, AND you can also add meat to this recipe. I made part with sausage, and a small pan of vegetarian for my veggie friend. Both were truly yummy! If you can get your hands on some real Italian Sausage with fennel, the flavor is fantastic with sweet potatoes. I made the hash the
Today I was in the mood for authentic Paella with rich spices and exotic saffron sauce! This cauliflower version is easy, Paleo, grain-free, and extremely low in carbs. Traditional Spanish Paella is usually made with rice, chicken, meat, seafood, and saffron. It makes a fantastic special dinner – see my step by step photos below. I slow-baked it in the oven before serving, or you can also cook it on the stove top. If your pan isn’t oven-proof, just transfer it to a large baking pan. Many Paella recipes use shrimp. However I prefer fresh wild scallops, since farmed shellfish
When you’re feeling weak and tired, bone broth is the #1 best cure. Real broth tastes delicious and is easy to simmer for hours or overnight while you’re doing other things. I learned this traditional Italian recipe in Venice. It is different from American bone broths in that it uses plenty of vegetables, and focuses on the flavorful tail bone or “coda”. Tail bones are high in cartilage and tasty spinal meat, which must be boiled to extract. There’s nothing like homemade soup from real tail bones. Commercial broths are usually made from animal skin with sugar or MSG. However
I love authentic “carbonara”, but it’s loaded with carbs, which cause me to gain weight. THIS delicious Paleo version is super-low-carb! Zucchini noodles are the key to an easy meal. I left the table feeling satisfied, not stuffed. Traditional Italian “carbonara” is made with raw eggs cooked on contact by boiling hot spaghetti. I didn’t want to boil delicate zucchini noodles, as they’d fall apart. I could steam them, but wasn’t sure they’d be hot enough to cook the eggs on contact, and some people worry about eating raw eggs (However, I enjoy raw organic pasture-raised eggs all the time!).
This is by far the best meatloaf I’ve ever tasted! My Mom’s meatloaf holds a place near and dear to my heart. But this tastes even better! Plus it’s Paleo, gluten-free and grain-free, made without the usual fillers and prepared sauces. This recipe works equally well with ground beef, lamb, buffalo, or turkey. And it’s so easy to make! I don’t often use coconut flour, but in meatloaf it’s perfect – it absorbs liquid as it bakes, for a firm texture that’s easy to slice. This primal meatloaf uses either Paleo Ketchup, No-Tomato Ketchup, your favorite ketchup, or tomato sauce.
This is a simple, old fashioned chicken soup that warms the body and soul. My family and friends adore it – perhaps because of the rich broth, satisfying flavors, and spices. Maybe the real key is a healthy, happy chicken! I look for organic pasture-raised hens when possible. The optional spice mix and coconut milk add richness and a subtle hint of curry like a thai chicken soup. Or you can use your favorite spices. It is easy to thicken with a bit of arrowroot powder. What makes it Paleo? It is low-carb and grain-free – there are no noodles,
The best lemon chicken recipe is not too lemony, just the right flavor, with garlic, ginger, lemon and herbs! This Paleo-style lemon chicken is super easy to make – just stir the marinade, lightly coat with an almond flour mix, and bake. Of course it’s gluten-free and grain-free. There’s no fuss, no mess, and it’s ready in 45 minutes. Serves 4. Print Lemon Chicken with Ginger & Garlic Rating: 51 Ingredients Marinade: 3 tablespoons coconut oil 1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and diced, or crushed in a garlic press 1 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon minced herbs: thyme, rosemary,
It’s cold outside today, and I’m in the mood for a hearty winter stew. This savory lamb stew is warm and deeply satisfying. I used grass-fed, grass-finished lamb, and a tantalizing curry spice mix with hints of Thailand. The spices are free of nightshades, common allergens including peppers, tomatoes, white potatoes and eggplant. Coconut milk adds a creamy richness to the stew. Sweet potato gives the broth a lovely flavor, and it is optional. Serves 6 Print Paleo Lamb Stew Rating: 51 Ingredients Sauté: 3 – 4 tablespoons olive or coconut oil 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 onion, sliced in
I used to love my Mom’s baked chicken parmesan because it was crispy, flavorful, and the whole house filled with delicious aromas. This easy recipe is Paleo-adapted, free of gluten, grains, dairy, and I promise you’ll love every bite. Instead of cheese, it uses lemon, coconut butter, nutritional yeast and Vitamin-C crystals. Try it – you’ll be amazed! I buy organic pasture-raised chicken because I like to make sure my chickens are healthy, getting quality non-gmo feed, and have room to walk around and eat bugs! I prefer to bake chicken parmesan in the oven so it is crispy, and
This is my favorite turkey recipe in the world! BTW, Turkey Tetrazzini is NOT Italian. It was invented by the famous soprano Luisa Tetrazzini. She asked for creamed turkey over spaghetti with Parmeggiano Reggiano, and she got it! She lived at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, where the chef prepared it for her. Madame Tetrazzini was 100% Italian, and a feisty lady too! Read a bit of her story below. This holiday, I decided I NEED Turkey Tetrazzini, and I wanted to make it Paleo, meaning no pasta, no dairy, and wild! The farmer’s market had an organic pasture-raised turkey.
This is a rich and satisfying stew with an exotic twist. It is inspired by Asian peanut-curry, but instead of peanuts it uses almond butter and toasted almonds as a garnish – Yummy! (Peanuts are legumes high in molds and not on the Paleo diet.) I served it in bowls without rice or noodles, so it is a high nutrient meal that’s also lower in carbs. This is a very flexible recipe that you can change as you like. It is also delicious with chicken or your choice of meat. Serves 6. Print Turkey Curry Stew with Pumpkin Rating: 51
Chicken Pot Pie has been my favorite since I was a little girl. This is an easy Paleo Pie baked in a skillet with a top crust only. The delicious crispy crust is gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb. However it rolls out so easily and tastes so rich, you’d never guess it’s special. The filling is cramy and aromatic with basil, sage and a hint of cumin. Quick to make, you just sauté everything in the skillet on the stove, add the crust, and bake. Serves 6. Print Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients Equipment needed: A food processor, a large oven-proof skillet. I
How shall I describe this pie? It has a rich, satisfying flavor that is zesty with “cheese” and garlic crust. It is chock full of vegetables in a luscious meat gravy. Shepherd’s Pie is a traditional Irish meat pie with mashed potatoes. It became popular around 1880 when potatoes, a New World food, were first accepted. I love garlic mashed potatoes with cheese! But potatoes are high in carbs, low in nutrients, and part of the nightshade family, a common allergen. So instead of potatoes, this Paleo recipe uses mashed cauliflower. While loaded with healthy nutrients, I find cauliflower quite bland, so I added
This is a quick and hearty main-dish chicken salad that’s great any time of year. The creamy avocado-herb dressing contains no mayo or eggs. This means you can serve it warm with no worries for bag lunches, picnics, or travel. Blended avocado gives the dressing a thick, smooth texture. I ate the chicken salad on top and then finished it as a lettuce wrap – both were fantastic flavors! This dressing is easiest with a blender, or you can also whisk it together in a bowl by hand. Best of all, you can enjoy this in 20 minutes! Serves 4. Print Warm Chicken Salad with
Coconut Chicken Curry is a favorite Asian dish, and every chef has her own version. The traditional Thai recipe uses peanut sauce. However peanuts are a common allergen, and as a legume they are not part of the Paleo diet. Instead, this recipe uses sunflower butter, which gives it an exotic, rich taste. This curry is super-easy to make, with a tantalizing blend of flavors depending on the curry powder you choose. Traditional Asians blend their own curry powders, and there are a million variations, however most of them contain red pepper, a nightshade. If you’re like so many that are allergic to nightshades, check out my easy recipe for Nightshade-Free
Authentic Thai Chicken Satay is a succulent dish of spicy chicken on skewers. An easy meal, appetizer or party treat, this traditional recipe is Paleo-adapted, so it is free of refined sugars, gluten and peanuts. Asian spices add an exotic flavor. Plus it’s nightshade-free, meaning it contains no tomatoes, peppers, or cayenne, which are common allergens. Oven baking is quicker and avoids carcinogens of charcoal grilling. It’s so easy to make, just mix the marinade and soak the chicken pieces. Thread them on skewers and bake. This is really delicious with Thai No-Peanut Sauce. Serves 6 Print Paleo Chicken Satay Rating:
This Paleo barbecue sauce will knock your socks off! Sweet, savory, spicy and loaded with real food flavor, it enhances anything you put it on. It tastes delicious just like traditional barbecue sauce, the thick texture and rich flavor will satisfy the most avid barbecue fan. Instead of high-carb sugars, it uses zero-calorie Just Like Sugar Table Top natural chicory root sweetener, to give your blood sugar a break. Or use your favorite sweetener. The sauce is also free of tomatoes and peppers, which are nightshades and common allergens. Instead of tomatoes and peppers, it uses a surprising combination of