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Garlic Rosemary Oxtail Stew (Paleo, AIP, SCD)

Way back in 2013, shortly after I started this blog, I created and shared a recipe for rosemary and garlic braised oxtail. I gushed about how delicious it was and what a great use of a cheap cut of beef it was, kicking off a series of

Braised Cube Steak with Onion Gravy (AIP)

What’s not to love about the humble cube steak? This recipe for braised cube steak with a gluten-free gravy proves my point. The versatile beef cut is also known as “minute steak” because of how quickly it can be cooked, but it really shines when you use a low

Skillet Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon Garlic Sauce (AIP)

The story behind this easy paleo and AIP-friendly recipe for roasted chicken thighs begins with my love-hate relationship with restaurant chef’s cookbooks. On the love side of the relationship is the usually beautiful photography and the chance to get into the mind of some of the greatest

Tostones – Fried Green Plantains

Tostones are my new obsession. I make them for breakfast at least a couple times a week, since discovering they were a great source of paleo and AIP-friendly starch. What are they? Tostones are fried green plantains and are also called patacones, fritos verdes, or banan peze

Garlic and Lime Marinated Cube Steak

This recipe is a riff on the simple Cuban dish called “bistec de palomilla.” It is good, simple home cooking at its finest and turns a cheap cut of meat into something tender and tasty. The featured meat is cube steak, which is one of the cheapest

Mediterranean Stewed Hen and Vegetables

Did you know there is a difference between a so-called “meat chicken” and the hens that are bred for egg laying and sometimes sold as “stewing hens” – even among the quality free range, pastured chickens those who follow a nutrient dense paleo style diet are always

Beef Shanks with Vietnamese Spiced Glaze (Gluten Free, Soy Free)

The flavor for these paleo beef shanks take their inspiration from the lovely Vietnamese soup known as pho, cooked down to a thick and nutrient dense glaze. Paleo-purists may choose to serve it with cauliflower rice, but I’ve been cautiously experimenting with white rice in my diet

Beef and Parsnip Stew with Marjoram

Until recently, I always made my beef stew the same way. But lately I’ve been experimenting with different vegetables this recipe for beef and parsnip stew is my latest creation. Parsnips are similar to carrots, but with a mellower flavor and provide a nice alternative here for

Paleo Beef Stew with Turnips and Greens

  I am so honored to be the guest blogger on Stupid Easy Paleo this week! I’ve been following Steph’s blog since the beginning of my paleo journey and love her no-nonsense style, her dedication to real food, and her tasty recipes. The Paleo diet has tremendous

Grassfed on a Budget: Paleo Chicken Fried Steak and Mushroom Gravy

Three packages of “cube steak” were included in our recent grass fed beef share and I was a bit stymied by them. The frozen hunks looked a bit like ground beef, but once I defrosted them I realized that they were actually four solid masses. I consulted
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