Recipes

When I asked what folks from our Facebook page wanted on our website, recipes came up.  There’s only one problem with that.  I’m not much of a recipe creator, and when I do create recipes, I usually don’t measure (call me crazy, I know!).

I had this thought that I could link to some recipes that I make from online, then blog about any new ones I make up (links to the blogs provided below).  I do have to give a big shout out to Juli of PaleOMG.com.  She doesn’t know me from Adam, but her recipes are awesome, and she lives here in Colorado, which makes it even better!  Many of these recipes are from her.  Think about getting her book, and support a great Paleo chef in the making.  OMG That’s Paleo?  Anyway, here it goes….

Paleo Breakfasts:  In reality, most of my breakfasts are leftover dinners, but sometimes I do make “breakfast foods.”

Paleo Breakfast Skillet

Paleo Breakfast Skillet

Pumpkin Granola

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Personally I’d add some chocolate chips to it.

Egg Cupcakes: Only made these once so far.  Make sure to drain the peppers very well.

Egg Cupcakes

Chocolate Shake

Chocolate shake, naturally sweet, meets my sweet-tooth needs!

Chocolate shake, naturally sweet, meets my sweet-tooth needs!

Gingerbread Pancakes My recipe is from a cookbook.  This one is very close to it.

Banana Pecan Pancakes  Similar to the recipe in my cookbook.

Zucchini Pancakes  My own invention

Fresh Juice  Is juice Paleo?  I don’t know, but it doesn’t seem to break any major Paleo rules, and my picky 7 year old will drink it.

Collard greens, kale, chard, spearmint, all greens from the garden that can go into our juice.

Collard greens, kale, chard, spearmint, all greens from the garden that can go into our juice.

Eggs Ok, I scramble eggs and throw pizza seasoning on them.  Try it.  It’s good.  No page link required :-)

Lunch:

I don’t have a lot of lunch recipes.  I usually eat leftovers, but here is a lunch idea.

Salads: take a bed of greens (you know, the easy bag o salad is fine), throw some cut-up leftover meat of nearly any kind (roast beef, chicken, pull apart pork), throw it on top of the greens, top with some blackberries or blueberries, and some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Easy!

Turkey Pear Salad: Great use for leftover turkey.

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Paleo Dinners:

Main Dishes:

Carnitas   A recipe we invented.  The photo is a modified version.

Carnitas, modified version

Chris’ All Good Soup Starts with Bacon Soup  My hubby’s recipe…. and very yummy!

Simmering soup

Simmering soup

Stuffed Mushrooms  This is one of two recipes that got me to like mushrooms, which I had never liked pre-paleo.  When we first made this recipe, we were out of terragon, so threw in some pizza seasoning.  I’ve never made it with the terragon, as we loved this version so much.  Warning, this is not a quick and easy meal, but worth every second.

Sweet Potato Bisque Very filling, especially good when first starting Paleo.

Sweet Potato Bisque with Paleo blueberry muffin

Sweet Potato Bisque with Paleo blueberry muffin. I had to make something orange and blue for the Bronco game!

Rosemary Pecan Salmon My mother-in-law found this recipe.  It works well with tilapia, pictured, precooked below.  It’s super for a night when you’re a little rushed.  It only takes a moment to prepare.

Tilapia with unmeasured chopped pecans, rosemary, and for good measure, this batch had a smidge of almond meal as an experiment.

Tilapia with unmeasured chopped pecans, rosemary, and for good measure, this batch had a smidge of almond meal as an experiment.

Salmon Cakes  I’ve never made the ginger mayo to go with it.  We did ours in spicy brown mustard.  These are wonderful!

Comfort Chicken  An awesome new invention I made up, really hit the comfort food spot while doing AIP.

Turkey Soup  My “recipe” that’s not a recipe.

Turkey Soup

Honey Ginger Apple Shredded Pork This is a newly found recipe for us.  Since we discovered it, we’ve been making it once a week!  It works great for a large family group or party where some are Paleo and some aren’t.  Throw in more meat, buy some kaiser rolls for those non-Paleo folks, and you’re done! 

Honey Mustard Pecan Chicken  So, so, so easy.

Sides:

Cinnamon Bacon Sweet Potatoes This works awesome on a camping fire too.

Warm Arugula Salad

Honey Dill Carrots  So easy!

Sweet Potato Fries  Similar to my recipe

Roasted Cauliflower  Great recipe for those trying to learn to like cauliflower.  This is divine!

How to roast cauliflower

How to roast cauliflower

Garlic Broccoli  Cut the broccoli, steam it for 8-10 minutes.  Saute in fresh garlic and olive oil.

Sausage stuffing  This stuff is crazy good, and I highly recommend it for a replacement for Thanksgiving or Christmas breaded stuffing.  I tried to make my traditional stuffing with alternative breads.  It sucked.  This is awesome.  Just make it, and you’ll see.  We sometimes make it as a whole meal.

Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing.  I got this recipe from PaleOMG.com.

Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing. I got this recipe from PaleOMG.com.

Snacks:

Chocolate Almond Coconut Date Bars  Tastes similar to a brownie.

Funky Monkey  We personally like the freeze dried cinnamon bananas.

Guacamole  It has a tomato, so beware if you don’t tolerate nightshades.

Dehydrated fruit: kiwi is awesome

Jerkey: we make our own in the dehydrator

Paleo Graham Crackers  Yes, I made a smore out of them when camping.  Yes, they’re awesome.  I make them 1-3 times per year, when we do REAL camping.

Walnut Pesto: totally addicting!

Paleo Graham Crackers

Paleo Graham Crackers

Desserts:

Apple Fritters  Another PaleOMG recipe.  Juli outdid herself on this one.  My favorite Paleo dessert.

Applesauce cake  Super easy to make and quite yummy. I recommend making it in a glass pan (this is a half recipe in the picture).  I made it in a metal pan and the bottom turned gray.  No icing needed.  Very sweet!  There is a key to keeping it from sticking to the pan.  Grease the pan with palm shortening (I know, I’m going to rainforest h***).  After that, sprinkle with a light dusting of almond flour.  Then you’re good to go.

Applesauce cake

Chocolove Chocolate Bars  Yes, they have soy lecithin and sugar, but that’s why I think of them as a delightful Paleo cheat, but not too cheatful!  I don’t think that’s a word.  :roll:

Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips  It seems like many of my Paleo cookbooks use this chocolate.  It is good, and easily found.  I buy it at Target.

Blueberry Crisp  Easy to make.  Easy to get addicted.

Whoopie Pies  Cavan decided we needed to make these one night.  Great choice!

Um, yeah, Paleo Whoopie Pies.  I love creative Paleo folks!

Um, yeah, Paleo Whoopie Pies. I love creative Paleo folks!

Drinks:

Tumeric Milk – Haven’t tried it yet, but tumeric is supposed to be really good for RA.  I want to give this a try.

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