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.

Homemade Truffles

These homemade truffles are not for the faint of heart. They are more chocolaty and boozy than they are sweet. They are dark, intense, and decidedly grownup. If you remember to take them out of the fridge well in advance, they will delight you by melting in your mouth, giving your taste buds a wonderful dark chocolate experience. If you love very dark chocolate (80% cacao at least), you will love these homemade truffles! Click for the recipe

North Carolina BBQ Sauce

I don’t know why it took me so long to remember the excellent ribs we had at The Pit in Raleigh, North Carolina, back in 2103. The ribs, lacking the sticky sweetness I expected, were slow cooked in an amazing sauce of vinegar and hot sauce. They were tender and delicious:

The Pit Raleigh

I’ve been struggling with tomato-based rib sauces for a while now, because I eat low carb, and tomato-based sauces tend to be very sweet. Too sweet.

Last night, I made North Carolina style ribs, and they were phenomenal. Fall-off-the-bone tender, in fact the bones themselves were tender so we could extract yummy marrow out of them; wonderfully flavorful with just the right amount of heat, and they were not vinegary at all. They were delicious! So from now on, this is my go-to bbq sauce. Here’s how to make it: Click for the recipe

Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs – hard boiled eggs enclosed in sausage meat – make a fun, tasty meal or snack. They’re great for dinner, lunch, or breakfast, and can be enjoyed warm, at room temperature or straight out of the fridge. Needless to say, Scotch eggs are the perfect party or game day food!

Rather than use store-bought sausage, I usually use seasoned ground beef, but sausage is fine if you prefer it. To keep my Scotch eggs low-carb and Paleo, I skip the breading. I also like to bake them instead of frying, simply because I find it easier. The result is juicy and delicious! Click for the recipe

Baked Apples

Fall is in the air, and what better way to celebrate this lovely season than baking some apples! Click for the recipe

Blackened Chicken

Chicken breast can be boring, but blackened, it’s anything but! Spicy and bold, blackened chicken is delicious when hot, and just as good cold, sliced over mixed greens. Click for the recipe

Baked Chicken Wings

Although personally I prefer meaty, juicy chicken thighs or chicken legs, my family loves chicken wings (“it’s the perfect ratio of skin to meat,” they tell me), so I make them quite often.

Chicken wings are easy to bake in the oven, and they come out crisp and delicious. You can toss them in Buffalo sauce after baking (4 tablespoons melted butter mixed with 4 tablespoons hot pepper sauce), but that’s purely optional – they are perfect straight out of the oven. Click for the recipe

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Beautiful, sweet-yet-tangy roasted tomatoes make a deliciously fresh side dish, and are just as wonderful accompanying eggs and bacon for breakfast as they are for dinner. Click for the recipe