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.

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

These delicious pumpkin pancakes are Paleo, gluten free, and “just as good as regular pumpkin pancakes,” report my two teenage testers (and I agree). The batter is basically pumpkin, eggs and spices – the coconut flour is added purely as a thickener and you cannot taste it in the cooked pancakes. I don’t sweeten the batter at all, so I serve these pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup – a tablespoon per serving is plenty. Click for the recipe

spicy meatballs

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

pumpkin-mousse1

A delicate, creamy pumpkin mousse, flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. The perfect fall dessert! Click for the recipe

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin chili may sound suspicious, but it’s delicious. It’s not sweet, it does not taste like pumpkin pie and you actually can’t even taste the pumpkin as a separate flavor – just a thick, very flavorful stew. Click for the recipe

Goat Cheese Omelet

Tangy goat cheese, savory sun-dried tomatoes and oregano add lots of flavor to this tasty goat cheese omelet. Click for the recipe

Paleo Barbecue Sauce

This super easy Paleo barbecue sauce is made with just a few simple ingredients and tastes just as good as sugar-laden store bought barbecue sauce. I used it last night with my pulled chicken recipe and it was amazing: very flavorful, with just the right balance of tangy and sweet. Click for the recipe

Chopped Liver

Chopped liver is the Jewish version of chicken liver mousse. It’s simpler, heartier, less refined, and kosher because it doesn’t contain butter or cream.

Chopped liver is delicious – and very healthy. A 163-calorie serving provides you with 12 grams of protein, 125% of your daily vitamin A requirement, 150% B-12, 80% folate, around half your daily requirement of riboflavin and selenium, and around a third of your daily requirement of iron, niacin and pantothenic acid.

I like to add garlic to my chopped liver, a departure from tradition, but I have yet to find a meat dish that isn’t enhanced by a little garlic. Click for the recipe