Following up on last week’s Paleo zucchini noodles post, I thought I’d share some great Paleo-friendly pesto recipes this week in case you love it on pasta as much as I do.
I really love chicken salad recipes, but my favorite are Paleo curried chicken salad recipes. Maybe I just have a soft spot for anything curry flavored.
Truth be told, I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for a really long time, but I kept putting it off because I didn’t want to the trouble of making Paleo mayo (it’s not that difficult, but it’s also not that easy).
So, when I heard about Primal Kitchen Mayo (ready-made Paleo mayo in a jar that’s created primarily with avocado oil – made by Primal Kitchen), I knew that the first recipe I was going to make would be this curried chicken salad! If you haven’t tried Primal Kitchen Mayo yet, it’s definitely a much easier way to go than creating mayo from scratch every time.
Spiralized noodles, Zoodles, or oodles of fun! Whatever you want call them, noodles made from zucchini (and the spiralizers that create them) are quite possibly the best things to happen to grain-free pasta lovers since, well, ever.
If you haven’t gotten in on the craze, now might be the perfect time to discover it! To help you, here are 39 delicious Paleo zucchini noodle recipes from some of our favorite Paleo (and Primal) bloggers.
This is a dish that my parents made a lot during my childhood, and in Chinese, it’s known as Gong Bao Ji Ding (宫保鸡丁). It’s also a popular dish in America, and you’ll find it in a lot of Chinese restaurants as Kung Pao Chicken.
It’s quick to make and can be pretty spicy! So, check out this recipe and bring some authentic and healthy Chinese food into your diet.
This Gumbo recipe was created by Bernadette Kathryn, an Integrative Health and Lifestyle Coach from New York. Her passions are good health and good food and her website Living Fit Lifestyle has great recipes and resources for health, diet and wellness! You can also connect with Bernadette via Facebook and Twitter.
Plus if you’re deficient in vitamin B12, which many of us could do with more of, there’s 220% of your daily value of B12 in just one crab (around 140 calories).
And here’s an easy and delicious way to cook Dungeness crab:
Lamb is pretty popular in England, but I was never a fan of it. Later, I figured out that there was nothing wrong with lamb – I actually really enjoy lamb – but it had to be fresh lamb cooked well so that it was tender.
My mum recently started making these great grilled lamb chops – so tender, so flavorful! And so I just had to share this recipe with you. Plus they’re really easy. Even if you think you don’t like lamb, give these a taste when you next fire up the grill!
This is a recipe from Dr. Loren Cordain’s new book, The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, which contains 250 delicious, 100% Paleo recipes, coupled with the scientific evidence suggesting why each dish is comprised of the best ingredients to attain optimal health. You can order it on Amazon here.
I was recently talking to a friend about how she stays healthy and manages to avoid junk food most nights when she comes home from work. She said, “My husband and I usually just make hearty salads topped with fish or chicken.”
Why I Used To Hate Steak
I used to hate steak. At first, it was just because I didn’t like things that had blood coming out, and then once I got over that hump, it was because I was too scared to cook steak. Steak is often expensive, and I was terrified that I would ruin it.
Finally, I decided to take a chance and try cooking steak (using the pan-frying method). It was easy!
Maybe my steaks don’t taste quite as juicy as Gordon Ramsay’s, but I still love it.
My Simple Way of Cooking Steak
My simple way of cooking steak is to salt it before hand, then heat a frying pan with lots of ghee in it. Then carefully put the steak in, cook it for 3 minutes on high heat, then flip it and cook it for another 3 minutes on high heat. Then I’ll gently feel the steak with a spatula to see how firm or soft it is. Usually, it’s about medium rare at this point, and I cook it for 1-2 minutes longer to get it to medium. After cooking, I rest the steak on a plate for 5 minutes (some of the blood and juices will flow out) and then serve it.
Note – this is for a thin steak (for a thicker steak, it’s much better to stick it into the oven for a few minutes on 450-500F after pan-frying it on high heat for 30-60 seconds on each side).
My Easy Paleo Steak Salad Recipe
There are plenty of ways of eating steak, but salads are always delicious (and I love how easy they are too). So, here’s my easy Paleo steak salad recipe with some peaches fried in coconut oil. (If you omit the ghee and cook with coconut oil, then it’s AIP compliant too.)
This Mediterranean Chicken Burger recipe was created by Bernadette Kathryn, an Integrative Health and Lifestyle Coach from New York. Her passions are good health and good food and her website Living Fit Lifestyle has great recipes and resources for health, diet and wellness! You can also connect with Bernadette via Facebook and Twitter.
This is a guest post from Kelly Smith of The Nourishing Home. Kelly just released her fantastic baking cookbook, Everyday Grain-Free Baking, which you can purchase on Amazon by clicking here. And this delicious recipe below is from the cookbook. So if you enjoy the recipe, then please check out her cookbook! And if you want to read more about her cookbook, then check out our review here.
This Paleo paella recipe was created by Bernadette Kathryn, an Integrative Health and Lifestyle Coach from New York. Her passions are good health and good food and her website Living Fit Lifestyle has great recipes and resources for health, diet and wellness! You can also connect with Bernadette via Facebook and Twitter.
Even though my heritage is Jewish, my family always celebrated “secular” Christmas with our family friends. We never took up the Jewish tradition of movies and dinner at a Chinese restaurant, and for good reason: we didn’t want to miss out on the food! Not to mention another opportunity to join around the table and celebrate the holiday season with our community. For me, that’s what Christmas is all about.