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.

Roasted Radishes

I love the sharp, peppery taste of fresh radishes, but I also love them roasted. Roasting downplays their sharpness and brings out a pleasant creaminess. When roasted, radishes taste mild, so if you prefer bolder flavors, play with adding seasonings (garlic powder, dried herbs) or sprinkle them with Parmesan cheese prior to roasting. Click for the recipe

Low Carb Grilled Cheese

This delicious grilled cheese sandwich is made with my super easy, super quick low carb microwave bread. And while admittedly it’s not exactly like real bread (it’s soft and a little eggy), the cheesy, buttery goodness of this warm sandwich definitely hits the spot! Click for the recipe

Meatza

What’s not to like about meatza? It’s like combining two awesome foods – hamburger and pizza. It’s easy, tasty and low-carb. I like to use pre-formed ground beef patties and make mini meatzas instead of a large one. Click for the recipe

Dark Chocolate Bark

I love making chocolate bark because it’s such an easy dessert to make, but the result is so impressive and pretty. Dark chocolate bark is very healthy, and it makes a tasty dessert or a gorgeous host/hostess gift. Get creative and use any combination of nuts and dried fruit – I like to use dried cranberries because they are so pretty, but raisins work well too. Click for the recipe

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Made with just four ingredients, these flourless peanut butter cookies are incredibly good. And unlike flour-based cookies, you’re unlikely to overeat- these peanut butter cookies are very satiating. One or two, eaten slowly and savored, is more than enough. Click for the recipe

Honey Roasted Nuts

Crunchy, fragrant and salty-sweet, these honey roasted nuts make a great homemade hostess gift this holiday season – assuming you’ll resist the temptation to polish them off by yourself. :) The amount of honey in this recipe adds just a touch of sweetness. If you like your roasted nuts sweet, double the amount. Click for the recipe

Low Carb Breaded Shrimp

Crushed pork rinds make a fabulous low-carb substitute for bread crumbs in these delicious, crispy “breaded” shrimp. Click for the recipe