Beef wellingtons are typically made with a pastry exterior that covers the meat and the prosciutto and the mushroom sauce. But you can make an easy Paleo version without the pastry by following the recipe below (or if you prefer having the pastry, then check out this recipe for Paleo beef wellington with almond flour pastry).
If you’re not familiar with the beef wellington, then just imagine delicious juicy steak wrapped in prosciutto (AKA fancy bacon) doused with a tasty mushroom sauce.
In recent years, the Beef Wellington has been well popularized by Gordon Ramsey on his many TV shows.
But this odd dish likely originated in England over 200 years ago.
The beef wellington is named after the Duke of Wellington (who is most famous for commanding the army that won the battle of Waterloo). The Duke also has a famous footwear named after him – the Wellington boot AKA “wellies” or rain boots – which is somewhat related to this dish.
The Duke was apparently not a great appreciator of food, and this dish was likely named after him because of the dish’s similarity in looks to a well-polished Wellington boot. Luckily, it tastes way better than it look!
This is a really easy meal, but it’s more exciting than a simple steak and sweet potato dinner. Plus, it’s a great way to eat some different vegetables like asparagus and mushrooms that you might not get a chance to cook regularly. The ginger and parsley in this dish really help to add flavor and the small amount of cherry tomatoes and diced onions add a touch of sweetness to the dish without adding too many carbohydrates for those on a ketogenic diet.
If you’re on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), then you’ll know it’s tough to get good AIP bread recipes. Without eggs or nut flours or regular flours, it’s really tough to make bread! So, we’ve compiled a list of the best AIP bread recipes on the web to make life easier for you.
As usual, you can download this list of recipes as a PDF to keep this list of recipes handy. Just click the green button below for us to email this list of AIP bread recipes to you.
Want to put your pressure cooker to extra use? Then try using it to cook your sweet potatoes in the future! It’s a really simple way to get your sweet potatoes soft and delicious. Plus, cooking sweet potatoes in the pressure cooker is way faster than cooking them in the oven.
If you don’t currently have a pressure cooker, then take a look at the Instant Pot (that’s the one I have). It’s really easy to use and comes with a steaming rack that’s perfect to use to cook your sweet potatoes.
Want to know about the other ways of cooking sweet potatoes as well as different types of sweet potatoes? Then check out this article – Types of Sweet Potatoes (With Images) and Why You Should Eat Each.
Sauerkraut has always been one of my favorite dishes – it’s crunchy, refreshing, flavorful, and deeply satisfying.
You can eat it as a snack or as a side dish. It goes great with sausages and meats. And the fact that it’s fermented means that you’ll also get a healthy dose of probiotics with every bite.
But before I get carried away, here’s a brief explanation of what sauerkraut is for those unfamiliar with it.
Sauerkraut (which means sour cabbage) is a fermented sliced cabbage recipe that’s served as a side dish with many other dishes. Traditional sauerkraut from Eastern European or German cuisines are made from sliced cabbage and often carrots. The sour flavor comes from the fermentation process although you can make quick “fake” sauerkraut by adding vinegar instead of waiting for the cabbage to ferment. And you can of course add additional flavors and vegetables to create unique and delicious recipes.
Below we’ve put together a list of 11 different Paleo sauerkraut recipes so that you can play around see what you enjoy best. Click the green button below to download the entire list.
These chicken bacon sausages are delicious as well as easy and quick to make. Plus, they fit the Paleo, Ketogenic, and AIP (Paleo autoimmue protocol) diets. Just omit the egg if you’re allergic to eggs or if you’re on AIP. If you’re ok eating eggs, then I highly recommend adding it in as it makes the sausages moister.
You can make these by baking the sausage patties, or if you have more time, you can pan-fry them in some coconut oil for an crisper outer texture and more browned flavor with a hint of coconut.
This Paleo sausage recipe is great for breakfast – you can make these sausages in advance and store them in the fridge and reheat each morning for a super quick and delicious meal to start your day. It’s nutritious and low in sugar/carbs so it’ll keep you energized until lunch.
This is a colorful appetizer recipe that you can serve to guests at a party or make as a snack for when you’re hungry. It’s easy and quick to throw together so this could become a simple go-to recipe for you.
Kat Woods is a Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute graduate, indie cartoonist, holistic health advocate, and author at Hope Heal Cook. She spent the last two decades navigating multiple diagnoses including Lyme Disease.
I’ve always enjoyed the combination of pork and apples – the sweetness from the apple complements the pork flavor and the slight acidity from the fruit helps to cut through the fat in the meat.
In this dish, I’ve created a simple green apple radish salsa using green apples, water radishes, and ginger to go with some easy pan-fried pork chops. I also served the pork with some mustard for additional flavor.
You can use any cut of pork if you don’t have pork chops available. Pork tenderloin or pork loin steaks also works really well with this salsa. I wanted a really easy and quick dinner so I used a thin pork chop steak that is common in Europe. If you want to learn how to pan-fry pork tenderloin, then check out this recipe here.
Perhaps what’s best about this recipe is that it’s Paleo, Ketogenic (low carb), and AIP-friendly (just omit the mustard I suggest serving the pork with). So you can enjoy this easy and quick dinner recipe no matter what your dietary restrictions are.
Most trail mixes use nuts and seeds as the ingredients, so it’s tough to find ready-made AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) trail mix. But luckily, you can easily create your own AIP trail mix recipe with all your favorite ingredients.
I went for a tropical flavor with this AIP trail mix recipe – mango slices and coconut flakes and freeze-dried berries give a slight crunch, sweetness, and slight chewy texture to this trail mix.
Feel free to experiment with your own flavors if you have trouble getting these specific ingredients.
You’ve probably already heard that gelatin is healthy for you – from healing digestive issues, improving hair and skin, to simply being a great source of protein. (And if you’re looking for a book with more general gelatin recipes and information about the health benefits of gelatin, then check out The Gelatin Secret here.)
However, in addition to all the potential health benefits that gelatin offers, it’s also a fantastic ingredient to have handy when you’re on an egg-free diet like AIP (paleo autoimmune protocol).
Gelatin (when mixed with a bit of warm water) can by used as a substitute for eggs in a variety of baked goods so that you can still enjoy delicious cookies or pancakes even if you can’t eat eggs.
These AIP gelatin recipes are also completely Paleo and gluten-free as well as egg-free, nut-free, and dairy-free! So enjoy these delicious recipes guilt-free.
Note – if you’re sticking strictly to AIP, then use alcohol-free vanilla in the recipes. Some of the recipes use carob powder as an AIP alternative to chocolate powder as well. And as always, if you don’t tolerate certain ingredients (even if they’re considered healthy, Paleo, AIP, or otherwise), stop eating it for a while and do some testing to ensure there aren’t any other underlying health problems.
You can download this entire list of AIP gelatin recipes by clicking the green download button below. Or start browsing the recipes using our table of contents.
Fried bananas is a popular dessert at many Thai restaurants, but they often use regular wheat flour as well as additional sugars in the dish. So, if you want to enjoy Thai fried bananas without all the junk, then give this recipe a try. It’s gluten-free, Paleo, and AIP-friendly.
This is what Thai fried bananas looks like when ordered at a Thai restaurant:
It can be hard deciding what to eat for breakfast when you’re on AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) and can’t eat eggs or dairy products. So, if you’re looking for a delicious AIP breakfast option (it’s also Paleo-friendly of course), then give these AIP banana pancakes a try!