Appetizers Book Reviews My Thoughts Recipes

Zesty Crab Cakes from Mediterranean Paleo Cooking, Review and Giveaway!

Every now and then, a cookbook comes along that changes everything you think you know about its particular niche. It presents something in a totally new way or it opens doors of a cuisine to a new audience. Mediterranean Paleo Cooking by popular blogger Caitlin Weeks, her chef husband Nabil Boumrar, and Diane Sanfilippo does both. Think […]

Appetizers Beef Main Dishes Pork Recipes

AIP Meatballs that will fool your Italian grandmother!

It has been well established that paleo meatballs do not NEED a binder like bread or breadcrumbs to hold their shape. Recipes for grain free and dairy free meatballs can be found and most of them taste really good. But they still lack a certain authenticity, a softness, a “meatball-iness.” Or rather, they are heavy on the “meat” […]

Appetizers Recipes Side Dishes

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 – depending on which country is doing the […]

Appetizers Book Reviews Fish My Thoughts Recipes

Har Gow-Inspired Shrimp Balls – A Sneak Preview Recipe from The Paleo Approach

This is it! The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul by Sarah Ballantyne (also known as The Paleo Mom) is finally in print! I was so excited to get a review copy this week and start cooking from it immediately. The first recipe I made was this one […]

Appetizers Beef Breakfast Main Dishes Recipes Side Dishes Treats

15+ Paleo Yuca Recipes

Yuca. (Or is it “yucca”?) Also known as manioc, cassava, or tapioca. This root vegetable is a major staple food for more than half a billion people in the developing world – yet it was completely foreign to me until I began seeing paleo yuca recipes that used it for miraculous things like  crisp flatbreads and egg […]

Appetizers Breakfast Fermented Recipes Side Dishes Treats

31+ Recipes for Dairy Alternatives

One of the discoveries that I made over the course of my 30 day paleo reset is that I really do feel better if I stay away from dairy. As a born and raised Wisconsinite, this is a tough pill to swallow! The only thing that gives me comfort is knowing that there are many other […]

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Zucchini Cheese (AIP, SCD)

Zucchini cheese. Seriously. Cheese made from zucchini. I kid you not! A couple days ago I happened to see an Instagram post which purported to show non-dairy, nut-free, and soy-free “cheese” made from zucchini. As I am progressing through this month of a paleo reset, I’m realizing that I feel a lot better when I […]

Appetizers Breakfast Recipes Side Dishes Treats

60 Incredibly Delicious Strawberry Recipes (Paleo, Primal, Gluten Free)

It’s strawberry season! We went to our favorite pick-your-own farm last week and as usual, picked way more than we knew what to do with. So I turned to my favorite bloggers and gathered 60 of the best paleo, primal, or gluten-free strawberry recipes out there! Now I’m sharing them with you… I hope you enjoy! NOTE: […]

Appetizers Recipes

Onion Bacon Rosemary Dip (with Dairy Free Option)

French onion dip – the kind made by mixing a packet of dried soup mix with some sour cream or yogurt – was my absolute favorite indulgence way back before I embraced a real food, paleo-inspired way of eating. This onion bacon rosemary dip captures the essence of that old favorite and also kicks it […]

Appetizers Offal Recipes

Beef Liver Pâté with Bacon and Rosemary

Three pounds of beef liver have been languishing in my freezer since we picked up our quarter cow last fall, taunting me every time they caught my eye. “We are nutritious!” they called out. The words of paleo luminaries like Chris Kresser and Sarah Ballantyne singing the praises of nutrient dense organ meats were in […]