Primal and Paleo Recipes

My Primal and Paleo recipes focus on animal protein (including fermented dairy), vegetables, good fats and good carbs (such as root vegetables and fruit), while avoiding grains, beans, legumes and refined sugar.

Baked Salmon Patties

Golden, crisp, delicious salmon patties make a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Simply mix everything with a fork, form into patties and bake. Serve these salmon patties with tartar sauce, or with the spicy dip described below. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Waffles

These gluten free waffles are crisp on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside. It’s one of those recipes where the gluten-free version tastes just like the “regular” version. Delicious! I don’t sweeten the batter at all, so I serve these gluten free waffles with 1 tablespoon maple syrup per waffle. Click for the recipe

Chili Rubbed Salmon

Blackened salmon – my new favorite way of preparing salmon! Not that there’s anything wrong with my baked salmon – it’s delicious – but the cajun-inspired chili/garlic rub gives the salmon wonderful warmth and depth of flavor, with just a hint of spice. Salmon is fatty and flavorful enough to withstand bold seasonings, and the chili rub is just fabulous. I also like how quickly it’s ready, and not heating an oven is definitely a bonus. Click for the recipe

Coconut Flour Muffins

These coconut flour muffins are tender, fluffy and coconutty. To create this recipe, I started out with my coconut flour pancakes recipe, replaced the applesauce with coconut milk, added xylitol, then adjusted the amount of coconut flour until I reached a consistency that seemed just right. I didn’t expect to succeed right away, but happily, these coconut flour muffins are perfect! Click for the recipe

Lamb Lettuce Wraps

These lamb lettuce wraps are a variation on the traditional Greek gyro – a quick version of ground lamb cooked with onions and flavored with traditional gyro spices. This would be great wrapped in warm pita bread of course, but for the grain free and/or low-carb crowd, the lettuce is a great option. The contrast between the warm, savory filling and the cool, crisp lettuce is wonderful.

You’ll need two heads of lettuce – the outer leaves are usually damaged, and the inner leaves delicious, but too small to serve as lettuce cups. Only the middle leaves of each head are useable as cups. Click for the recipe

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

As much as I love the simplicity of steamed asparagus (especially when topped with a little butter), I have to admit that roasting asparagus and seasoning with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Parmesan elevates it into a true delicacy. Click for the recipe

Cold Tomato Soup

This cold tomato soup is very refreshing, and ridiculously easy to make. Serve it as an appetizer, or as a tasty summertime lunch. Click for the recipe