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Cauliflower Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | October 21

Tabouli (also called tabbouleh) is a light side dish (mezze) popular in Middle Eastern cuisines. It’s traditionally made using bulgur (a type of whole grain) or couscous along with tomatoes, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, and onion.

In this dish, I’ve replaced the grains (bulgur or couscous) with raw cauliflower florets that have been food processed into small pieces. This produces a texture that’s similar to couscous in texture and look. But I’ve kept most of the other traditional ingredients to produce a similar flavor.

This dish is Paleo as well as low carb (ketogenic). It’s a great side dish to serve to help you eat more raw vegetables.

To make an AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) version of this cauliflower tabouli salad that’s nightshade-free, just switch the diced tomatoes for diced beets. If you have trouble find beets, then radishes can be used instead.

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Cauliflower White Rice Recipe [Paleo, AIP, Keto]

Louise Hendon | October 12

I still recall the first time I heard about cauliflower rice. A friend of mine who knew I had gone Paleo sent me Nom Nom Paleo’s cauliflower rice recipe. I was so intrigued, I just had to give it a try. And then I promptly fell in love with cauliflower rice!

I started making different versions of it – from Chinese fried “rice” to Thai chicken and “rice.”

This recipe here for cauliflower white rice is the most basic form of cauliflower rice. So if you master this, you can then get creative and make your own versions of flavorful cauliflower rice. Or you can just stick to this simple dish and use it to pair with stews, curries, and stir-fries.
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AIP Bread Rolls Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Egg-Free, Nut-Free]

Louise Hendon | October 5

If you’re on an AIP diet or a ketogenic diet, then having good bread is tough! So if you’re looking for a low carbohydrate egg-free, nut-free, and dairy-free bread recipe that’s AIP and Ketogenic, then this AIP bread rolls recipe is what you’re looking for!

Because this recipe uses a gelatin egg instead of a regular egg to hold the coconut flour together, you will find that it has a different texture to regular bread. The coconut flour also makes the bread a bit denser and drier, so enjoy it with some extra coconut oil or with some ghee (if you’re ok with ghee in your diet).
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Lemon Garlic Baked Shrimp Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | October 3

If you enjoy shrimp, then give this simple recipe a try. It’s Paleo and low carb/Ketogenic. The sauce that comes with this recipe is a lemon garlic ghee sauce that is really easy to make. The shrimp is dipped in the sauce and then the dish is served with extra sauce.

If you haven’t tried it before, lemon, garlic, and ghee goes really well together, so make sure to keep some of the sauce to serve with.

If you’d prefer not to bake the skewers, you can also grill the vegetables and the shrimp. Personally, I find firing up the grill a bit of a hassle, so I prefer to use the oven. Also, feel free to use whatever vegetables you have available instead of the ones I used for this recipe.

If you’re on the AIP diet (Paleo autoimmune protocol), then use coconut oil instead of ghee and omit the black pepper and bell peppers (opt for some other AIP vegetables instead).

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Raw Italian Cauliflower Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | September 30

This raw cauliflower salad is super fast and easy to make and enjoy. Just add all the ingredients together and toss. So if you’re looking for a quick side dish, give this one a try.

If you haven’t cooked with cauliflower much, then you will soon discover that they are a very versatile vegetable. They can be used to make cauliflower “rice”, to make creamy mash, to make cauliflower soups, to make roasted cauliflower side dishes, and to make tabouli salad as a couscous replacement.

This raw cauliflower salad is another way to enjoy cauliflower. It’s really quick to make so it’s an easy side dish to make to enjoy with your meal.

This raw Italian cauliflower salad recipe is Paleo, Ketogenic, and AIP (autoimmune-friendly), so it’s great for meals when you have people on different diets. They can all enjoy the same meal! Enjoy with the Mango Coconut Curried Chicken Salad or if you’re on the Ketogenic diet, try it with the Keto Curried Chicken Salad.

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Creamy Asparagus Mash Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | September 28

This is a great side recipe in case you’re bored with sweet potato mash or cauliflower mash and want something a bit lighter and more refreshing.

It’s really easy to make, but you should blanch your asparagus shoots before pureeing it and saute the onions for a sweeter flavor. Blanching the asparagus and adding in the lemon juice will also give you a bright green color and a fresher taste.

This recipe is Paleo as well as low carb/keto-friendly, and AIP (autoimmune-friendly). So it’s great to serve as a side dish when you have family or friends with different diets.
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Coconut Oil Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe [Paleo, AIP, Keto]

Louise Hendon | September 26

If you’re not familiar with spaghetti squash, it’s a melon-looking yellow squash that naturally forms golden spaghetti-like strands when cooked.

They’re Paleo, AIP-friendly, and low in carbohydrates (so Ketogenic-friendly as well). Because of the buzz about them in the US media, spaghetti squash can now be found in a lot of US grocery stores (including Whole Foods, Costco, and Walmart – they vary by location).

Net Carbohydrates in Spaghetti Squash

Per 100 grams of spaghetti squash, there is approximately 5.5 grams of net carbohydrates (7 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g fiber, 2.8 g sugar).

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is super easy to cook – you can microwave them using these instructions here or bake them in the oven following the instructions below. You can also roast the leftover seeds from inside the squash to enjoy like pumpkin seeds.

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Garlic Ghee Baked Chicken Breast Recipe [Paleo, AIP, Keto]

Louise Hendon | September 23

I had some leftover chicken breast from making another dish, and I was looking for an easy recipe to make. Since I regularly make my salmon by wrapping it in aluminum foil and baking it in the oven (the foil keeps the salmon super moist), I figured there was no reason why this method wouldn’t also work for chicken breast.

So, if you like moist and tender chicken breast, then give this recipe a try! It’s such an easy recipe, you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried it before. Plus, this recipe is AIP-friendly, Keto-friendly, as well as Paleo.
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No-Cook Refreshing Mint Avocado Chilled Soup [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | September 21

For an easy appetizer recipe that’s bound to impress, give this refreshing mint avocado chilled soup recipe a try. You can even make it with a magic bullet blender.

The mint leaves help make this creamy soup really refreshing and perfect for the summer months. I also added in some romaine lettuce leaves to make this dish very light and summery. The soup is served chilled and the lime juice in the dish keeps the avocado from oxidizing as well as adds a touch more flavor.

This soup is very filling and is Paleo, Ketogenic, as well as AIP-friendly. It’s perfect if you want something fast – you don’t even need to turn on the stove as you only need a blender to make this.
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Easy Zucchini Beef Saute with Garlic and Cilantro [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | September 19

If you’re looking for a fast and nutritious dinner, then this is a great recipe for you! It’s super fast because the beef and the zucchini are chopped into thin strips so that they cook quickly, and it’s delicious because the garlic, cilantro, and gluten-free tamari soy sauce (use coconut aminos instead of tamari sauce if you’re on AIP) add tons of flavor to this dish .

This recipe is AIP-friendly, Ketogenic, as well as Paleo. It uses easy-to-find ingredients, and it takes just 15 minutes to make.
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Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | September 16

I saw a health store selling tamari roasted pumpkin seeds and so I decided to try making some myself as well. This recipe is super simple and you can use other nuts or seeds instead of pumpkin seeds (pepitas) if you want. Photos of tamari roasted almonds are shown below.

These tasty seeds make a great Paleo and low carb (ketogenic) snack, but nuts and seeds can be easy to overeat so make sure not to eat too much! And if you’re watching your carbohydrate intake, then remember that nuts and seeds do contain some carbs – check out our table to find out which nuts and seeds have the most net carbs.
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Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | September 14

It’s so easy to make mini burgers loaded with nutrition without the grains. These mini zucchini avocado burgers are quick to make and are Paleo, low carb (Ketogenic), plus AIP-friendly (Paleo autoimmune protocol). So you can satisfy all the diets with this simple recipe.

You can make these as dinner, as a snack, or you can impress your guests by serving these mini burgers as hor d’oeuvres at your next gathering!
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Raspberry Arugula Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | September 9

I love the colors in this salad – in fact, that’s what I was thinking about when I was creating this salad. I wanted all the ingredients to be green except for the raspberries – so I added in green olives, cucumbers, as well as salad greens like arugula and spinach leaves. Then I topped it with whole raspberries so that their color would pop out of the salad.

This simple salad makes for a great side salad to your meal and it’s perfect for so many diets – it’s low in carbs (ketogenic) and doesn’t contain any dairy, nuts, seeds, or nightshades, so it’s Paleo and AIP-friendly (Paleo autoimmune protocol).

If you can’t find raspberries, you can use any other berry instead (e.g., sliced strawberries or blueberries). Also, if you can’t find arugula, you can use any type of salad greens you can find. Hope you enjoy this simple salad recipe!
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Fish and Leek Saute Recipe [Paleo, AIP, Keto]

Louise Hendon | September 5

I love super easy recipes that are also delicious and nutritious of course! And this simple fish and leek saute meets all those criteria. If you’re not currently eating much fish, then give this recipe a try. If you’re scared of cooking fish because you haven’t done it much, then don’t worry, it’s hard to mess up this dish!

This recipe is also great in that it works for a variety of diets (gluten-free, Paleo, AIP, Keto/low-carb, Whole30, as well as pescetarian).

For more fish recipes, check out this page on our website.

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Chinese Chrysanthemum Goji Berry Date Tea Recipe

Louise Hendon | September 2

This is a traditional Chinese tea made with chrysanthemum flowers, goji berries, and dried red dates. Traditionally, this tea is sweetened with rock sugar, but you can drink it without any sweetener or use honey instead.

If you have trouble finding dried red dates, then they can be omitted from this recipe.
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