“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds quality fats, some nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.”
OK! I will! Just don’t call me paleo… ’round our house, we call it “Dino-Chow.” (Yes, we know there were no dinosaurs in the Paleolithic Era. Just go with the humor, K?)
To make things easier for you, dear readers, here are some of my favorite go-to recipes to ensure that eating clean is also eating delicious. My standards are high, and I only post recipes that I’ve personally tested. If you have a favorite recipe or site for clean eating, please post to comments and I’ll give it a go, then write about it (and give you credit, of course).
A few things to keep in mind:
- Some of the recipes include zone blocks and Weight Watchers points. It’s like an archaeological dig: you can trace my nutrition history through time!
- Fat sources are interchangeable, so if a recipe calls for olive oil and you like coconut oil more, feel free to swap it out.
- If you find an error or have a question, please shoot me an email or post to comments, and I’ll get back to you asap.
- If you have a recipe you want me to give a test run, send it my way!
- I added a button on the right-hand side of my blog so you can get to this recipe post anytime you want inspiration – and as I test new recipes, I’ll add them to this post so it’s always up-to-date.
Happy cooking and eating!
Greek Beef Stew: slow-braised meat in a cinnamon-infused wine broth
Beef Stew Provencal: olives, zucchini, red-wine broth… no limp carrots here
Pina Colada Chicken: coconut milk and pineapple dress up chicken
Chicken Coconut Curry: easy, fast, delicious
EZ Coconut Curry: easy instructions to accommodate whatever protein you have on hand
Moroccan Lamb Kabobs: a taste of the Casbah
Middle Eastern Baked Fish w/ Sesame Nut Crust: a bit of work, but crazy tasty
Grilled Tandoori Chicken: spicy Indian chicken
The Best Chicken You Will Ever Eat: it’s true
Bigos: comforting pork stew with cabbage and apples
Moroccan Pork Chops: spicy goodness
Moroccan Meatball Stew: comfort food
My Favorite Chili: secret ingredient… cocoa
Italian Sauté :plus bonus mods to make it French
Buffalo Hamburger Salad: like a bleu-buffalo burger, without the poison
Turkey Taco Salad: with cabbage lime slaw
Thai Beef with Basil: 10 minutes from hungry to eating
Meatza Pie: all the yummy pizza taste without the poison (or almond flour)
Scotch Eggs: sausage and egg in a portable ball
Italian Sausage & Peppers: delizioso! gustoso! and easy, too
Mollet Eggs: easy like hard-boiled, but a touch more elegant
Ginger-Lime Marinated Shrimp: tangy and tasty; great for scallops and fish, too
Easiest EVER Baby Back Ribs: tender, juicy, no-fuss
Paleo California Rolls: no rice, no soy, super fun finger food
Paleo Rogan Josh: earthy, rich (but not hot) Indian curry
Paleo Egg Foo Yung: is it an omelet? a pancake? who cares – it’s yummy!
Lamb Souvlaki: Greek marinade is garlicky-good
10-Minute Pizza Soup: so fast, so easy, so delicious – packed with protein AND veg
Paleo Czech Meatballs: tender, flavorful, fun to eat!
Vampire-Fighting Paleo Pork Stew: apple, garlic, mustard, & seeds repel the undead
Crazy-Good Barbecued Pulled Pork: let the smoke do the work, eat for a week
Cottage-Flower Pie: shepherd’s pie, minus the poisonous potatoes and dairy
Aromatic Chicken Livers: so tasty, you’ll forget they’re liver
Machacado con Heuvo: Tex-Mex eggs and dried beef
“You’re The Top” Tuna Salad: apples and nuts make it special
Kibbeh Sinayee, a.k.a., Lebanese Lamb Meatloaf: a hint of mint + richness of pine nuts
Vegetables & Fruits
Steam/Saute Any Veggie: my fail-proof way to cook almost any veggie
Creamy, Spicy Greens (kale, collards, etc.): coconut milk and Moroccan spices
Simple Garlic Greens (kale, collards, etc.): olive oil + garlic = magic
Mashed Cauliflower: you will not miss potatoes
Cucumber & Olive Salad: sweet cukes, salty olives
Middle-Eastern Butternut Squash: sweet and spicy
Roasted Veggies: basic recipe that transforms any veggie into yum
Oven-toasted Okra: not slimy!
Spinach Tomato Salad with Tahini: hot veg + cool dressing = great snack
Calypso Confetti Cauliflower: riced cauliflower with diced bell peppers
Cauliflower “Couscous”: like pilaf, without the grain poison
Baba Ghanoush (eggplant purée): creamy, garlicky goodness
Zucchini w/ Cumin Almonds: also nice with green beans
Curry Fried F’rice (cauliflower): faux + rice = f’rice
Magic Green Beans: also good for broccoli
Turkish Chopped Salad: cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, mint, lemon
Cucumber Salad: super easy, super good
Ethiopian Cabbage: a flavorful take on my fave veg
Spinach Muffins: portable! great for snacks
Basic Spaghetti Squash (and variations!): another every-week staple for me
Spiced Cauliflower: nutty and spicy
Romanesco Broccoli: florets to Italian
EZ Sauteed Kale: green, garlicky, good
Beautiful Bok Choy: Asian cabbage, easy and fast
Moroccan Orange Salad: sweet, savory, tangy, exotic
Coconut-Almond Green Beans: luscious on the tongue
Fennel Slaw with Mint: fresh taste, totally unexpected
Creamy Cucumber Salad: made with homemade mayo, tastes like summer
Smokey Cabbage Sauté: cabbage and bacon… yum
Baked Eggplant F’armesan: like eggplant parm with no the cheese & all the flavor
Grilled Vegetables: tender and flavorful, with perfect grill-marks
Braised Red Cabbage with Chestnuts: tart-sweet with apples, red wine, and chestnuts
Belly Dance Beet Salad: so tasty, it’ll make you shimmy
Cocoa-Toasted Cauliflower: nutty, roasted goodness
Cumin-Roasted Carrot Coins: best. carrots. ever.
Salty-Sweet Broccoli Salad: broccoli + raisins + bacon=yum
Lemony Spinach a la TMJ: an easy sauté with bright flavors
Garlic-Balsamic Grilled Butternut Squash: carmelized outside, tender inside
Crispy Brussels Sprouts: like chips!
Spices & Sauces
Sunshine Sauce: spicy Asian “peanut” sauce made with sunflower butter
Ras el Hanout: Moroccan spice blend that will make your food sing (SING!)
Best Stir-Fry Sauce EVER: that’s all you need to know
Mint & Parsley Pesto: Greek pesto
Pistou de Provence: French pesto
Basil Pesto: the paleo take on the traditional
Mint Chutney: great with curries
Penzeys Spices: a reminder that it’s good to have a nose
Another Moroccan Spice Blend: apparently, I should go to to Morocco
Tahini Dressing (sesame paste): creamy, Middle-Eastern magic
Moroccan Dipping Sauce: yeah, again with Morocco
South Indian Curry Sauce: works on any protein
Homemade Olive Oil Mayo: silky, creamy, and good for you
Turkish Baharat: Middle Eastern spice blend with zing!
Herbed Olive Oil: for raw veggies, tuna salad, grilled meats
Creamy Italian Dressing: tangy goodness makes salad decadent
Southwestern Cumin-Lime Dressing: earthy cumin with the zing of lime
Sauteed Apples: apple pie spice & coconut oil make apples into “dessert”
Mango & “Cream”: heaven in a bowl (also great with berries)
Cranberry Waldorf Salad: cranberries, grapes, apples, pecans with coconut whipped “cream”
Pumpkin Cake with Vanilla-Roasted Pecan Frosting: no flour, tons of holiday flavor
I’m excited to join the punk rock foodies on Fight Back Friday at Food Renegade.
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