whole30 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

Paleo Tuna Cakes

These grain and dairy free paleo tuna cakes were my answer to a three-day work conference where I knew my food options would be limited to whatever the conference organizers saw fit to provide for a “gluten free” lunch. I froze them and packed in a cooler with

Paleo Stuffed Summer Squash

The paleo food community has a love affair with summer squash, including the recent discovery of “zucchini cheese” that is taking the social media world by storm! So I was surprised to discover few recipes for paleo stuffed summer squash when I went looking for creative ways to

Mint and Lemon Grilled Lamb Chops (Paleo, AIP, SCD)

These delicious grilled lamb chops are marinated in a simple paste of mint and lemon with garlic accents and then grilled to medium rare. Grill some vegetables like summer squash and sweet potatoes along with them and you have an easy paleo meal that is also autoimmune

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

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

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Paleo Pan Sauce

Fancy pants bacon wrapped filet mignon is not an every day sort of dish in the Gutsy By Nature house, but we get a couple packages of it with our grassfed beef share and enjoy the special treat very much. I have tried preparing it in a

Autoimmune Paleo Breakfast Sausage

This autoimmune paleo breakfast sausage recipe is my answer to the big question – “But what can I have for breakfast?!” – that inevitably comes up when people start an AIP protocol and are wondering what’s left after grains and eggs are off the menu and they

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

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