Paleo Slow Cooker Oxtail Stew Recipe

paleo slow cooker oxtail stew

The first time I made oxtail stew, it turned out not that great. It was a similar recipe to the one below, but I put all the ingredients into the slow cooker. And it came out all watery and not very flavorful. I had given up on oxtail stews until my friend in London made me some delicious oxtail stew in the slow cooker!

So what did she do differently? Just that she cooked the oxtail in the slow cooker first and then made the stew after so there was no watery, flavorless stew. Instead, it was rich, powerful, and really delicious!

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Paleo Slow Cooker Pork Recipe + Meals

paleo slow cooker pork recipe

I’m a huge fan of cooking in bulk, and I’ve written about my 3 step system to ensuring you always have Paleo food available (that post is here).

So, in this post, I wanted to give you a quick and delicious example of how to cook 3 meals super fast using slow cooker pork + 3 other easy meals to add some variation (so, lunch and dinner for 3-4 days or dinner for a whole week)!
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Super Fast Paleo Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe

paleo easy smoked salmon salad recipe

I’m here in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, and salmon is one of the popular local foods here. While I struggled to find smoked salmon in the US, it’s really easy to get it in the throughout UK, and it’s delicious.

If you haven’t ever had smoked salmon before, it’s basically something you eat straight out of the packaging (no need to cook). It tastes like salmon but with a salty, smoky flavor, and its texture is that of raw fish (a bit drier than sashimi-grade). When you buy it, it’s often already sliced into thin slices (thinner than sashimi salmon).

As a child, I was initially terrified of eating smoked salmon (I was terrified of eating anything “raw”), and it took my quite a while before I started to enjoy smoked salmon. Now, I love it!
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Paleo Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Lemon, Bacon, and Sweet Potatoes

paleo lemon sweet potato Brussels Sprouts recipe

There’s nothing more amazing than the taste of fresh vegetables (and bacon, of course!). One of my favorite vegetables right now is Brussels sprouts – they’re sort of funky with a very unique taste. But they’re really easy to make, and quite filling too.

Plus Brussels sprouts are pretty nutritious. Just 1 cup of Brussels sprouts (raw) contains 125% of your daily value of vitamin C (so you can stop drinking all that orange juice!).

So, here’s another delicious Paleo Brussels sprouts recipe (and there’s 3 more Paleo Brussels sprouts recipes here, here, and here). This recipe below is fantastic as an easy side dish or as a snack if you’re hungry during the day!

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Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs by The Paleo Kitchen

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs from The Paleo Kitchen

I’ve been a fan of George’s (Civilized Caveman Cooking) and Juli’s (PaleOMG) sites for a long time, and so I was really excited when they decided to work together on a cookbook, The Paleo Kitchen.

They posted one of their delicious recipes (Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread) from The Paleo Kitchen here a few months ago, and I know a lot of people emailed me because they loved the recipe. So, I went and tested one of their recipes for dinner last night. It was one of the really easy ones (because I’m currently limited to the stuff they sell in a Tesco Express – a tiny supermarket in Edinburgh).

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Primal Toad’s Chocolate Vanilla Coconut Smoothie

Primal Toad's Chocolate Vanilla Coconut Smoothie

This week has been exhausting. Blogher12 took a lot out of me last weekend (read the post here), and this weekend (starting this morning actually), it’s the Ancestral Health Symposium over in Boston!  I am sadly not going, but my better half is, so I’ll be getting updates regularly! 

There’s a lot of news that I want to share (e.g., I got engaged last week), and there are a lot of things “in the works” (including a Free App in addition to my already Free iPad e-book) as well as a bunch of recipes I want to put up, but I’m going to start with this simple Primal Toad smoothie from the Toadally Primal Smoothies book.  It’s FREE from Primaltoad.com so you can get the recipe there.

It makes a really quick and thick smoothie!  I followed the recipe exactly (excepted that I used chocolate protein powder and added in some vanilla extract instead.

Great way to start the morning!

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Paleo Shabu Shabu Beef Dinner Recipe

paleo beef shabu shabu recipe

I’m a big fan of Shabu Shabu – it’s basically boiling thin slices of meat in a pot of broth and then eating it with a sauce (often made from soy sauce, garlic, peppers). There are variations on shabu shabu as well – in Chinese cuisine, this is often called hot pot. And in French cuisine, fondue is a version of this.

A ton of restaurants serve this type of cuisine, and they’re pretty paleo! I often go to shabu shabu and ask for no broth (because I can’t be sure what they put into the broth most times) with thin slices of beef, lamb, and vegetables. If you’re worried about soy sauce, then take your own gluten free tamari sauce to the restaurant (that’s what I do!).

So, this recipe is all about making a super quick shabu shabu beef dinner at home. Because the meat is thinly sliced, it cooks really fast!

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Paleo Sashimi Salad Recipe

Paleo Sashimi Salad Recipe

I love visiting Asian supermarkets, because you get to see so many great fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafoods!

In Vancouver, there’s a ton of Asian supermarkets and a ton of seafood, so sashimi seemed like a great option to pick up at my local H-Mart. Since you don’t have to cook anything, this paleo sashimi salad with kale and mangos is super fast to make. It’s fantastic as an appetizer or a quick lunch.

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Paleo Chocolate Green Smoothie with Brazil Nuts and Berries Recipe

Paleo Chocolate Green Smoothie with Brazil Nuts and Berries

It’s so easy to start the morning with one of these, and I’ve been adding some potato starch into it to test out the resistant starch ideas that have been spreading recently (read this article to find out more).

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Paleo Drinks: Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water

Harmless Harvest: 100% Raw Coconut Water

What is it?

This is a raw (& organic) coconut water drink i.e., it has been heated (although what I couldn’t find exactly what temperature they keep their process under).

Coconut water is the liquid in the center a coconut (it’s mostly water with a little bit of sugar and minerals from the coconut). So, if you cracked a coconut in half, it’s the water-like liquid that would splash out.

Note that coconut water is different to coconut milk, which comes from the meat of the coconut and is high in fat.

Is raw better?

I’m not huge into raw foods – yes, it’s often more nutritious because cooking does destroy some of the vitamins and minerals as well as the antioxidants, but cooking also helps us absorb more of the nutrients. But, I love trying random new foods, so I picked one of these drinks up in Whole Foods despite its rather hefty price tag.

And boy was I glad, because this Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water tasted AMAZING!
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Paleo Friendly Restaurants in NYC – Hu Kitchen

paleo restaurants in nyc - hu kitchen, new york city

Paleo Friendly Restaurants in NYC – Hu Kitchen

While there are many Paleo friendly restaurants in NYC, there aren’t many places where you can just order pretty much blindly anything off the menu and still be overjoyed at eating delicious and Paleo food! Hu Kitchen, on 5th Avenue, is the only place in NYC where the entire menu is pretty much Paleo (from the cooking oils to the no-grains)!

I know the name sounds like some random Chinese restaurant, but the Hu actually stands for Human, and they don’t serve any Chinese food!

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Paleo Coconut Chocolate Macaroons (with reduced raw honey) [Paleo/GF]

paleo coconut chocolate macaroons, gluten-free, grain-free recipe

These super easy Paleo coconut chocolate macaroons are seriously delicious. And once you learn just how easy and fast they are to make, you’ll want to keep making them over and over again!

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