Paleo Barbacoa Recipe – Guest Post

paleo barbacoa recipe

Sydney is the cook and writer behind the blog Paleoptimistic as well as the @paleoptimistic Instagram and Twitter accounts. She strives to put an optimistic spin on life whether it be teaching Spinning® classes or concocting something yummy in the kitchen. She started Paleo with her fiancé to help him conquer his Crohn’s Disease (which is currently in remission thanks to Paleo!), as well as to help them both treat their ADHD without medication. For more inspiration and motivation on following a healthy lifestyle, check out Sydney’s blog (paleoptimistic.com) and follow her on Instagram and Twitter (@paleoptimistic)!

This Paleo barbacoa recipe is simply divine – you can make this barbacoa recipe with venison, which is what Sydney used, or you can use another meat of your choice (Chipotle serves a beef barbacoa)!

There is also a recipe below for a sweet potato rice side dish, and she recommends serving the barbacoa with the sweet potato rice, some sauteed vegetables, and some guacamole.

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Garlic Ghee Pan-Fried Cod Recipe

paleo Garlic Ghee pan-fried cod recipe

If you think garlic butter tastes good, then you’ll love garlic ghee too! This is a really simple and delicious way to cook fresh fish filets. I love it with cod, but you can use this recipe with other fish too, like haddock or tilapia.

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Easy Paleo AIP Breaded Fish Recipe (Using Cod)

Paleo AIP Breaded Baked Cod Recipe

This is the AIP (autoimmunne-friendly) version of the regular breaded fish recipe (posted here). This recipe is nut-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, but it still tastes great.  I used cod here, but you can use other types of fish instead.

Enjoy with the garlic ghee sauce – it’s tasty, really easy to make, and highly nutritious! This is a great way to get more fish into your diet.
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Paleo and AIP Chicken Salad Recipe With Grapes, Apple, and Celery

AIP CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE

I’ve always loved chicken salad recipes – you can make a large batch and store them easily in the fridge. And they’re great as a quick snack, a side dish, or even an entire meal if you’re hungry!

But most chicken salad recipes involve mayo (recipe here), which is not only a hassle to make on a Paleo diet but also isn’t AIP-friendly if you have autoimmune issues (read more about AIP here and get the AIP Food List here).

And onto this AIP chicken salad recipe…

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Paleo Pressure Cooker Beef Short Ribs Recipe

Paleo Pressure Cooker Beef Short Ribs Recipe

I wasn’t too keen on getting a pressure cooker because I loved my slow cooker so much, but I have to say that I’m so glad I did get one!

We bought this Instant Pot from Amazon around 5 months ago, and it’s been put to some amazing uses – like making this super tender beef short ribs recipe.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
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Paleo Breaded Cod Recipe With Garlic Ghee Sauce

Paleo Breaded Cod Recipe

This recipe is a modified version of one that Jana, one of our readers, sent in. As soon as I saw her recipe, I knew it was going to be a winner, and I asked her if I could try making it with some modifications and then share the recipe with everyone.

She very generously agreed, so here it is! Thanks Jana!

(Even if you don’t eat much fish, give this recipe a try. It’s really really good especially with the garlic ghee!) And an AIP version of this recipe will be posted here soon.

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Chinese Petrale Sole Recipe with Ginger and Garlic

Paleo Chinese Petrale Sole with ginger and garlic

Petrale sole is a delicious fish that’s pretty cheap (we bought 3 for around $15 at Costco).

There’s not much debate between the various diets that fish is super nutritious and healthy, and I happen to love all seafood, so we often cook fish in our house.

Petrale sole is a fish I’ve eaten at restaurants before, but I’ve never tried to cook it until now.

It was remarkably easy and tasty, and here’s how to cook it.
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Paleo Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

paleo curried chicken salad recipe

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.

primal kitchen mayo

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Paleo Carrot Apple Curry Soup Recipe – Guest Post from Orgali.ca

Paleo Carrot Apple Curry Soup Recipe

Alina Muresan is a RHN holistic nutritionist who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child’s nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!

This vegetarian soup is delicious and healthy. It has vitamins, minerals and fiber. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and good for the immune system and also adds a subtle spicy quality to the soup. The coconut milk makes it rich and creamy without any need for cream or other dairy. Try it tonight!

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39 Yummy Paleo Zucchini Noodle Recipes

Paleo Zucchini Noodle Recipes

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.

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Paleo Chinese Chicken Stirfry – Gong Bao Ji Ding Recipe (Kung Pao)

Paleo Chinese Gong Bao Ji Ding kung pao chicken recipe

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.

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Paleo Gumbo Recipe – Guest Post from Living Fit Lifestyle

Paleo Gumbo Recipe - Guest Post from Living Fit Lifestyle

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.

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How To Boil A Dungeness Crab

how to cook dungeness crab

One of my favorite foods is Dungeness Crab.  It’s really delicious, super nutritious, (low in calories if you’re looking for that), and very easy to cook!

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:
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Grilled Cumin Crusted Lamb Chops Recipe

grilled cumin crusted lamb chops

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!

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