Appetizers Archive

Paleo Meatballs that will fool your Italian grandmother! (AIP-friendly)

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

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

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.

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

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

Zucchini Cheese (Dairy Free, Nut Free)

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

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

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

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

Paleo Plantain Chips and Easy Guacamole

These plantain chips are my paleo answer to an overwhelming desire to enjoy chips and guacamole! I know some paleo people are able to eat organic corn chips and more power to them, I say. Unfortunately for me, corn (along with wheat) is one grain I steer