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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 […]

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Main Dishes Pork Recipes

Pork Chops with Leek Sauce

Since we started getting a share of a pasture raised local heritage pig, pork chops have become my favorite meat. They taste amazing prepared simply and can easily be dressed up for company like these pork chops with leek sauce. These pork chops are nothing at all like the lean and dry “other white meat” […]

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Beef Main Dishes Recipes

Carne Asada Bowls

This paleo version of carne asada is a great way to prepare flank steak, one of my favorite cuts of grass fed meat, and when we had a warm early spring day last week I thought it was a great excuse to break out the grill! Though gringos like myself may think it refers to […]

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Chicken Main Dishes Recipes

Roast Chicken with Cabbage and Apples

I just love a simple roast chicken and am always looking for ways to further simplify life by turning it into a one dish meal that harnesses the heat of the oven to cook another dish and puts the juicy drippings to good use. This chicken with cabbage and apples does just that! While the […]

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Beef Main Dishes Recipes

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 and finding that not only do I tolerate […]

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Chicken Main Dishes Recipes

Chicken Saltimbocca alla Piccata (Dairy Free, Grain Free)

My favorite Italian dish to make at home is a lemon and caper chicken piccata and taking a close second to that would be anything made with prosciutto in the “saltimbocca” style. This recipe is my dairy free and grain free combination of the two, which I have probably completely butchered the Italian syntax by […]

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Recipes Side Dishes

Baked Fennel and Potatoes (Dairy Free)

Fennel is one of those rare vegetables that you can eat either raw or cooked, and tastes like two completely different foods depending on the preparation. Raw, it tastes distinctly like licorice and anise. Cooked, its flavor mellows and sweetens like a caramelized onion and imparts an aroma that many will recognize as the same […]

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Crohn's Disease My Thoughts Science

Resistant Starch and Crohn’s Disease: Friend, Enemy, or “Frenemy”?

Once upon a time in a not too distant past, the phrase “paleo diet” was synonymous with “low carb.” Along with grains, starchy tubers were shunned and consumption of fruit was to be minimized. That perspective started changing in 2010 when Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet began publicizing their Perfect Health Diet (later published as a […]

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Beef Main Dishes Recipes

Garlic and Ginger Beef with Broccoli (Gluten Free, Soy Free)

I don’t get cravings for food from my pre-paleo days very often, but every once in a while I get a hankering and this recipe for garlic and ginger beef with broccoli is the result of my recent nostalgia for Chinese takeout. And like most home cooked meals, it is ¬†actually far superior in taste […]

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Chicken Main Dishes Recipes

6 Secrets to Simply Perfect Roast Chicken

Whole perfect roast chicken is a paradox, isn’t it? It looks impressive and intimidates cooking newbies. If done correctly it tastes amazing, yet it couldn’t be easier to prepare – just a tiny bit of prepping and then you stick it in the oven and ignore it. The less you do to it, the better […]