Tender, succulent and very flavorful, ribeye is my favorite cut of beef. Ribeye roast is very easy to make – simply rub with seasonings, then roast in the oven until done. Balance out the richness of the roast by skipping the starch and serving it with simply prepared veggies such as sautéed broccolini or steamed green beans. Click for the recipe
Rich, flavorful vegetable beef soup makes a comforting start to a winter meal, and is hearty enough to be served as a main course for four. Click for the recipe
A very flavorful sausage stuffing that proves once and for all that your Thanksgiving stuffing does not need bread to taste good! Click for the recipe
This flavorful cabbage casserole has all the flavors of stuffed cabbage, but with much less work. This lower-carb version omits the rice and adds cayenne – I added it at the last minute and I think it really enhances the dish.
I like to use the Pomi brand of chopped tomatoes because the packaging is BPA free, the tomatoes contain no added sugar or salt, and also because these Italian tomatoes are sweeter than American canned diced tomatoes. Click for the recipe
This tasty Paleo meatloaf is made without breadcrumbs, and since I don’t use breadcrumbs, I also don’t add an egg, or any other filler (such as cheese). It’s pure meat and seasonings, and the resulting loaf, though small in size (because of the lack of fillers), is big on flavor.
Besides not needing eggs or breadcrumbs in a meatloaf (I used to think they act as binders, but truly they are not needed except to add bulk), and definitely not needing a sauce (the meatloaf is very flavorful as is), I have three more Paleo meatloaf tips for you:
1. Bake the meatloaf on a large baking sheet, not in a loaf pan. Loaf pans make wet, soggy meatloaves. Freeform meatloaves baked on large pans are nicely crisp and browned on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside.
2. Don’t use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Normally I am a big believer in the use of digital thermometers as the best way to ensure meat doneness, but in this case, pricking the meatloaf with the thermometer’s probe will result in unfortunate loss of meat juices upon the probe’s exit.
3. Make ahead. If you make this Paleo meatloaf the day before (or in the morning for that night’s dinner), it’s even better – sitting in the fridge gives the flavors time to meld, and the texture improves too. At dinnertime, simply slice into 8 slices, and quickly saute them in olive oil, 2-3 minutes per side over medium heat. This step really brings out the flavor of the seasonings. Click for the recipe
This rich, flavorful spaghetti meat sauce tastes as if you’ve been slaving on it for hours, but it’s easy to make and it’s ready in about half an hour. Make sure you use a high-quality marinara sauce – it will obviously have a big impact on the final result. My favorite prepared spaghetti sauce is Rao’s – its list of ingredients is very clean and it contains no added sugar. I especially like the spicy arrabiata sauce.
You can obviously serve this spaghetti meat sauce over pasta. Other options include cooked spaghetti squash or shirataki noodles. Click for the recipe
These delicious, middle-eastern-style spicy meatballs are boldly flavored with garlic, cumin, paprika and cayenne. Serve this saucy dish over cooked brown rice, cauliflower rice, or shirataki noodles. Click for the recipe