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.

Spicy Green Beans

To make these delicious spicy green beans, steam the beans first (I use the microwave), then saute in seasoned olive oil. Yum! They taste just like a salty, spicy snack. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Bread

This homemade gluten free bread is made with almond flour. It’s soft, fragrant, and makes a great canvas for sweet or savory toppings.

When making homemade gluten free bread, it is important however to adjust our expectations. The yeasty aroma and gluten-induced fluffiness that we love about traditional bread cannot be achieved without, well, yeast and gluten, so this is more of a quick bread that fills the need (if you still have it) to make a sandwich or to have a slice of bread for breakfast.

For this purpose, this gluten-free bread works very well, and since it’s low in carbs and relatively high in fat, it will fill you up better and will spare you the blood sugar roller coaster normally associated with flour bread.

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Chicken Liver Mousse

Chicken liver mousse is a delicacy, but it’s also very healthy. Take a look at how nutritionally dense a single serving of this chicken liver mousse is (nutrition info via fitday.com):

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It’s also surprisingly easy to make. If you prefer not to spread your chicken liver mousse on toast, I can tell you from personal experience that it’s excellent as is, eaten with a spoon. It’s also good on celery or carrot sticks, or you can serve it with these excellent gluten-free crackers. Click for the recipe

Vegan Ice Cream

These frozen treats are creamy, delicious, very healthy and easy to make. They contain berries, vanilla, ripe banana (for sweetness and creaminess) and coconut oil (for creaminess and a faint coconutty flavor). No added sugar whatsoever, although you could add 2 tablespoons honey if you wish. These frozen treats make a great dessert, but since they are so wholesome, I often serve them as an afternoon snack. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Coconut Cake

Moist, fluffy and coconutty, this gluten free coconut cake is a real treat and one of those happy instances where you sacrifice nothing in terms of a baked good’s texture by avoiding wheat flour. Click for the recipe

Paleo Muffins

Delicious Paleo muffins that taste like little honey cakes. Lovely for breakfast and great for the kids’ lunchboxes. Click for the recipe

Grilled Shrimp

These grilled shrimp are easy and delicious. Simply coat the shrimp with sauce, and grill 2-3 minutes per side. Whenever I make these grilled shrimp, I’m reminded that “fast food” does not have to equal “junk food!” Click for the recipe