Dirty Cauliflower Rice with Andouille Sausage

While cauliflower certainly isn’t rice, it does a pretty good job at substitution because it easily takes on flavors from seasonings.  We love it as a crust for pizza and it makes a great stand-in for traditional rice dishes.  While some paleo aficionados eat rice as well as white potatoes, it’s a good idea to […]

Lemon-Maple Kale Salad

I’ve been looking for more salad ideas and this one from Melissa Joulwan at theclothesmakethegirl.com is a winner. I love getting more kale (a true superfood) into our meals and dates are always a nice bit of sweetness. Massaging the kale made it very tender and I predict this salad is going to be turning […]

Shredded Pork with Pistachio Apple Salad

Here is a super easy, perfect for summer dinner that doesn’t heat up the kitchen.  NomNomPaleo’s Kahlua Pig recipe is super easy to make in the slow cooker overnight. You can also do Kahlua Pig in a pressure cooker in less time. Cook up a batch of Easy BBQ sauce and chop up apples, endive […]

Shrimp Bisque

This recipe from Paleo Comfort Foods looked complicated but definitely wasn’t.  I skipped a step (cooking the shrimp shells in the broth and draining it) cutting 20 minutes off the cooking time and don’t think it impacted the taste.  The whole family loved it.  You could also make it with crab instead of shrimp, might […]

Well Fed 2 Lizard Sauce

There are a bunch of great sauce recipes in Well Fed 2 and we tried a new one tonight to go along with salmon cakes.  It definitely has some zip (and I cut back on the cayenne pepper to 1/2 teaspoon) and is really good.  Lizard sauce was simple to make and the dried guajillo […]

Paleo Appetizer Meatballs

For our 4th of July celebration yesterday I fixed several of our go to favorites that make frequent appearances.  One addition to the repertoire was these yummy sweet and sour meatballs from againstallgrain.com.  Similar to my Paleo Dinner Party menu, I prepped ahead of time and just baked or assembled when needed. Appetizers in the […]

“Paleo” Cupcakes

As Paleo has gone more mainstream, tons of “paleo” baked goods and dessert recipes and cook books have proliferated the internet.  Just like their mainstream counterparts, eating lots of sweets and desserts is unlikely to improve your health, especially reaching weight loss goals.  And we all know too much sugar is not a good thing, […]

Paleo Dinner Party

I recently met a woman who told me about an interesting concept called mealsharing.com.  Meal sharing’s mission is to bring people together over home cooked meals.  You can sign up to host a dinner at your house or sign up to attend a dinner.  This woman was recently divorced and her college aged kids were […]

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Bake

I have made this dish from Everyday Paleo a bunch of times, and tonight it was the best ever.  While I love garlic, I left it out tonight as it hasn’t been agreeing with me so much lately.  I think it was so much better without the garlic.  Or maybe it was the sun dried […]

Paleo Chicken Gumbo

I browsed through my cookbook shelf and grabbed Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry for a dinner idea.  Her Chicken Gumbo sounded perfect.  Here’s my adaptation: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 package Andouille sausage (I like Trader Joe’s Smoked Andouille Chicken Sausage) 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 medium onion, […]