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paleo recipes index

You can call them paleo recipes, but around our house, we call it dino-chow.

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I don’t (generally) consume grains, sugar, dairy, legumes, caffeine, or alcohol, so almost all of my dino-chow recipes are squeaky clean and paleo/Whole30/primal-approved. But there are a few big-time treats in the list, so use your noggin while reading. Speaking of treats, you won’t find a lot of recipes for “paleo treats”… my goal is to give you tasty food you can eat every day. Dig in!

*The recipes with a red asterisk * are not Whole30 approved.

Not familiar with the Whole30; read this.

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Whole30 Food Plans

Week 1: including recipes like Pad Thai, Chocolate Chili, Italian Pork Roast, and more
Week 2: including recipes like Tah Mahal Chicken, Cinnamon Beef Stew, 5-Spice Pork Ribs, and more
Week 3: lots of tips for how to put together your own plan
Great Ingredients: No Recipe Required: a roundup of meals you can make without a recipe

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Paleo Recipes: Protein

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
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 Meatball Stew: comfort food
My Favorite Chili: secret ingredient… cocoa
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
Ginger-Lime Marinated Shrimp: tangy and tasty; great for scallops and fish, too
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!
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
Shepherd’s Pie: comfort food, minus the potentially poisonous potatoes and dairy
Aromatic Chicken Livers: so tasty, you’ll forget they’re liver
Machacado con Huevos: 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
Deconstructed Hamburger Salad: tastes like junk food!
Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps: with sunshine sauce. Zing!
Moroccan Grilled Salmon: tender and flavorful
Stoveop Pork Carnitas: easy to make, crispy outside, fall-apart tender inside
Paleo Pad Thai: creamy, spicy, healthy comfort food
Mediterranean Tuna Salad: lemon, mint, olives, and the bite of hot peppers
Chinese Pork Fried F’rice: cauliflower rice with crispy pork and fresh broccoli
*Paleo Chicken Bastila: a sweet, savory, rich Moroccan treat
Comfort Noodles: the surprising yumminess of eggs and zucchini noodles
SB&J Burger: Sunbutter & ‘jelly’ on a burger – sounds weird, tastes AMAZING
Crispy Spiced Chicken Livers: fried in coconut oil, seasoned for zing
Deconstructed Gyro Salad: fall-apart tender lamb + crisp, fresh veggies. Who needs pita?!
Mexican Meatza: Ole!
Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad: spicy, creamy, and good for you
Slow-Cooker 5-Spice Pork Ribs: ridiculously easy, fall-off-the-bone tender
Tropical Chopped Salad: mango and avocado do the limbo with shrimp or chicken
Merguez Meatballs: all the flavor of Moroccan merguez sausage packed in a 2-bite ball
Paleo Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmas): spiked with lamb, raisins, and pine nuts
Fiesta Tuna Salad: tuna goes south of the border to make you say, “Olé”
Beef Liver with Parsley-Onions & Lemon: flavorful, easy to make, so good for you
Firecreacker Tuna Salad: flavorful, with just a little hot pepper sizzle
Vietnamese Chicken Salad: a bright combo of sweet, salty, spicy, chewy, and crisp
Tuesday 10: Stuff To Put On Eggs: never eat boring eggs again
Slow-Cooker Italian Pork Roast: 4 ingredients, no work, tons of flavor
Crispy Spiced Pork Belly: the oven does the work, you get the prize
Taj Mahal Turkey Curry: easy-peasy and delightfully good
Old School Italian Meat Sauce: meatballs, pork chops, and sausage in a slow-simmered tomato sauce
Czech Garlic Soup: comforting, rich, restorative
Sardines + Zoodles: sounds weird, tastes awesome
Cevapčići: super-easy beef and lamb sausages
Elvis Burger: Sunbutter, banana, and bacon. Yeah, bacon.
Thyme-Braised Short Ribs: super luscious, super easy
Turkey and Cranberry Meatballs: Thanksgiving in a ball (BALLS!)
Plantain Nachos: crispy, salty, spicy, sloppy
Holy Mackerel Cakes: spicy fish cakes that are packed with omega-3s and ready in a snap
Chopped Chicken Livers: creamy and luscious with a whisper of caraway and lemon
Bora Bora Fireballs: pork, pineapple, coconut… it’s dinner on a tropical island
Jalapeño-Bacon Burger Balls: like a jalapeño-bacon burger in a portable, friendly ball shape
Bakso (Indonesian Beef Ball Soup): gingery meatballs and bright veg in rich broth
Gyoza Soup with Pork Broth: rich bone broth flecked with veggies and tender Asian meatballs
Gyoza Meatballs: like dumplings without the wrapper
Persian Roast Leg of Lamb: tender and juicy with aromatic spices
Chicken Pesto Meatballs with Marinara: fragrant with basil
Cuban Meatballs: beef with raisins, olives, and almonds. Tropical awesomeness.
March Meatball Madness: fourteen unusually delicious meatballs recipes
Osso Buco Stew: fragrant with herbs, wine, and lusciousness
Bibimbap: beef, veg, cauliflower rice, and a perfect fried egg… delicious rainbow in a bowl
Mediterranean Chopped Chicken Salad: eggplant, sweet red peppers, chicken — great hot or cold
Tropical Tacos with Jicama Slaw: spicy meat with sweet mango in butter lettuce shells
Mulligatawny Stew: chicken, coconut, and apples in a curry-infused soup
Fiesta Pork Chops: tender pork chops with chile peppers – make any dinner a party
Burger Toppers: luscious toppings for your bunless burgers
Paleo ChikFilA Nuggets: almost taste like junk food
Perfectly Peelable Hard-Boiled Eggs: smooth every time
Paleo Pink Pickled Eggs & Beets: so pretty, so tasty
Oven-Fried Salmon Cakes: easy, fast, packed with Omega-3

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Paleo Recipes: 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
Kale Chips: crunchy, salty, Good for you
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!
Citrusy Carrot & Radish Salad: cool, crisp, packed with vitamins, and very flavorful
Cold Sesame (Cucumber) Noodles: slinky, nutty, creamy, and irresistible
Spiced Cantaloupe: ripe cantaloupe gets a kick from salt and spices
Grilled Okra: charred and salty with NO SLIME
Zucchini Noodles with Pesto: who needs wheat when there’s zucchini noodles?
Spicy Grilled Cherry Tomatoes: charred to perfection
Comfort Noodles: the surprising yumminess of eggs and zucchini noodles
Bohemian Brussels Sprouts: smoky-sweet and crisp-tender
Lebanese Onion & Parsley Salad: both piquant and subtle
Cranberry Waldorf Salad: apples, grapes, cranberries, and pecans with coconut cream
Velvety Butternut Squash: like a cloud of yumminess
Tropical Chopped Salad: mango and avocado do the limbo with shrimp or chicken
Pan-Fried Plantains: salty-sweet taste of the tropics
Super Simple Spring Salad: three veg, shockingly delicious
Paleo Tabbouleh: fresh, lemony, and loaded with veggies
Golden Cauliflower Soup: so creamy, so comforting
Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup: silky smooth with zing!
Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon: sweet potatoes. bacon. what else do you need?
Muffaletta Salad: veggies and olives and vinaigrette and yum
Herb “Rice” Salad: cauliflower rice meets olives, scallions and piquant red peppers
Ajvar: roasted red pepper and eggplant sauce from the Balkans
Crispy, Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries: light, crispy, and irresistible
Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce: tangy-sweet with a little bit of jalapeño
Mustard-Garlic Brussels Sprouts: tender, crisp, and full of flavor
Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Rice: fluffy, nutty, delicious — and fast-and-easy to make
Tricolore Salad: zucchini, tomatoes, and black olives in a light dressing
Basic Zucchini Noodles: who needs spaghetti when there’s zoodles?!
Classic Potato Salad: cool, creamy, luscious, and nutritious
Classic Diner Home Fries: tasty at breakfast (lunch and dinner)
Paleo Caesar Salad: tangy dressing and crunchy croutons!
Paleo Pink Pickled Eggs & Beets: so pretty, so tasty
Simple Red Cabbage Salad: ready in minutes, delicious for days

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Neither Meat Nor Vegetables (But Still Good)

*Maple Almond Pumpkin Pancakes: I like to call ‘em fauxjacks; made with almond butter not flour
Homemade Coconut Butter: so easy, it’s almost sinful
*Enlightened Pancakes: another almond butter version
Spicy Almond Butter: salty-sweet, nutty goodness
Tuesday 10: Paleo Flavor Boosters: easy ways to make meat+veg super exciting
Savory Paleo Granola: like Chex Mix, without the annoying grains
*Grain-free Kale Granola: nuts, raisins, dates, coconut, and YES!
Spicy Pumpkin-Spiced Pepitas: pumpkin seeds with the delicious tastes of Fall
How to Crack a Coconut: so much better than dried

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Paleo Recipes: Sauces & Seasonings

What’s In My Spice Cabinet: must-haves so you can cook up a storm
Herbs vs. Spices: my favorite herb blends
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
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
Killer Kebab Spice Mix: turns beef or lamb into a Turkish delight
Rogan Josh Spice Blend: even better than Penzeys (!)
Ajvar: roasted red pepper and eggplant sauce from the Balkans
Eggless Mayo: all the lusciousness of my homemade mayo recipe, without eggs
Persian Spice Blend: Advieh: tastes like pumpkin pie spice that took a vacation in the Middle East
Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce: tangy-sweet with a little bit of jalapeño
*Substitute for Soy Sauce & Coconut Aminos: easy to make, cheap, delicious
Kickass Ketchup: easy, delicious homemade ketchup without the nasty ingredients of store bought
Paleo Ranch Dressing: just like Hidden Valley only way, way, way better
Italian Sausage Seasoning: all the flavor of your favorite Italian sausage, without the sugar and mystery ingredients
Asian Gyoza Dipping Sauce: perfect for pork meatballs and chicken
Lizard Sauce: spicy pepper sauce inspired by Costa Rica
Chimichurri: parsley+oregano+garlic+EVOO+red wine vinegar=magic sauce
Sunrise Spice: warm, spicy-sweet blend reminiscent of Central Europe

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Paleo Recipes: Snacks

Spiced Olives: taste like a ‘treat,’ but you can eat ‘em anytime!
Spiced Nuts: ditto!
Sesame Nori Chips: salty snacks!
Kale Chips: crunchy, salty, Good for you
Smokey Pear Bites: pear+bacon+cinnamon=magic
Caramelized Coconut Chips: great alone or sprinkled on savory dishes
Spicy Almond Butter: salty-sweet, nutty goodness
Savory Paleo Granola: like Chex Mix, without the annoying grains
*Grain-free Kale Granola: nuts, raisins, dates, coconut, and YES!

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Grain-Free & Dairy-Free Treats

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 Gingerbread Cake with Maple-Vanilla Frosting: no flour, tons of holiday flavor
*Sweet & Salty Fudge Bombs: grownup candy for special occasions only
*Dark Chocolate Mousse: 71% cacao whipped into fluffy loveliness
*Fruit Crisp: tender fruit under a crispy topping tastes like summer… anytime
*Grain-Free Apple Cake: dense, moist, and not too sweet
*Grain-free Kale Granola: nuts, raisins, dates, coconut, and YES!
*Spiced-Nut Vanillla Coconut Ice Cream: rich, creamy, not-too-sweet coconut milk ice cream

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Paleo Kitchen Advice

Stocking Up
The Method Behind My Madness
Taste the Rainbow
Steam/Saute Any Veggie: my fail-proof way to keep almost any veggie
How To Blanch Veggies: par-cook to make dinner super fast
What’s In My Spice Cabinet: must-haves so you can cook up a storm
Herbs vs. Spices: my favorite herb blends
Tuesday 10: Paleo Flavor Boosters: easy ways to make meat+veg super exciting
Making “Meat Dough”: everything you need to know about making meatballs
Great Ingredients: No Recipe Required: dozens of ideas for quick meals that don’t need a recipe

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Non-paleo, Super-special, Maybe-once-a-year Treats

*Bacon Bourbon Brownies: the definition of sinful
*Potato Chip & Bacon Cookies: salty, sweet, irresistible
*Peanut Butter Bars: so good, so bad

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