This easy peach and cucumber salsa recipe is super easy to make – you can enjoy it by itself as a light and crunchy salad or add it as a side dish to your meal!
The cucumber pieces make it refreshing and low in calories and carbs. And then the peach adds the sweetness to the dish. And the cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt makes the dish into the perfect savory side dish.
Enjoy this peach and cucumber salsa with some pork chops, slow cooked pork shoulder, a steak, or to add flavor to some chicken. You can also make this dish as an easy appetizer recipe – just serve the salsa on top of some romaine lettuce leaves. It’s a really light and refreshing dish.
Enjoy this delicious chocolate smoothie recipe for a fast and nutritious Paleo and Ketogenic breakfast. I used stevia as the sweetener in this recipe and the cinnamon helps to hide the stevia aftertaste.
If you’re not trying to stay low carb or ketogenic, then you can add some raw honey into the recipe (the raw honey also helps to cover the stevia taste).
Enjoy this recipe in no time at all!
I’ve recently fallen in love with pink peppercorns!
If you haven’t tried them before, they’re not spicy like black peppercorns. They’re lightly peppery, fruity, and almost a bit sweet. They also add a touch of crunch to the salad recipe.
That means they can make a boring salad suddenly come alive. While fresh tomatoes and avocados and extra virgin olive oil all have their own beautiful and delicate flavors, the pink peppercorns add a whole new dimension to the dish.
I love making this tea at home. The tough part is finding fresh turmeric to use in it – you can find it in some health stores or in many Whole Foods Markets.
One of the things I love about traveling is experiencing new food and learning new ways to use ingredients.
Recently, in Portugal, I started noticing that many of the dishes used lemon and lime with the peel on. So the entire citrus fruit was used to give a stronger flavor as well as texture. So, for this Paleo guacamole recipe, I used a slice of lime diced up with the peel on. It added an extra burst of lime flavor to the guacamole that made it stand out.
This recipe is also great for those on a ketogenic diet as instead of using regular tomatoes, I only use 2 small cherry tomatoes to keep the net carbohydrate count low.
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.
This recipe is such an easy dessert, and it’s perfect if you have some leftover apple from another dish. You can make a quick and delicious Paleo dessert with just a few minutes of prep.
If you haven’t come across tahini paste before, it’s roasted sesame seeds ground into a thick paste. It definitely smells like sesame seeds, and you can get different colored tahini paste based on what color sesame seeds were used to make it. The consistency is similar to that of nut butter and it definitely tastes slightly nutty in flavor as well. Tahini paste has been used for centuries and is still used in many cuisines including that of many Middle Eastern regions.
If you don’t have tahini paste, then you can use almond butter instead in this recipe.
For the chocolate coating, you can use any type of dark chocolate you have available. If you’re staying mostly Paleo, then try to use dark chocolate over 70% cacao. This will have lower amounts of sugar in the chocolate. You can also use chocolate chips like the Enjoy Life chocolate chips, which are free of many allergens including soy. If you prefer to avoid as much sugar as possible, then use 100% dark chocolate for this recipe.
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.
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:
I love guacamole, but sometimes it can be time-consuming to chop up all the vegetables to put into it – like the tomatoes, onions, and peppers. So, here’s a super easy guacamole recipe that you can use to make great tasting guacamole in less than 5 minutes.
This guacamole is great to use as a dip or to add on top of meat dishes as a sauce or side dish. Or for a really easy breakfast, serve this guacamole with some scrambled eggs. This is also an AIP guacamole recipe if you omit the optional chili powder from the dish. So you can serve this guacamole even to those on the Paleo autoimmune protocol.
I first came across this simple dessert in Austin at a food cart. It was such a delightfully simple and yet delicious treat that I’m surprised it’s taken me so many years to recreate it myself.
Making these frozen banana desserts is super easy – you basically only need some ripe bananas and some chocolate for dipping it into.
If you’re not aware of this, when bananas are frozen, they become very creamy in texture. So much so, that frozen bananas blended is often used as an easy dairy-free ice-cream substitute.
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.
I’m a huge fan of simple desserts, and it doesn’t get much simpler than some fresh fruits! If you have trouble finding fresh pineapple, then you can find canned pineapple slices in many stores (just drain them before using). You can also use frozen pineapple chunks instead of the slices for a different look.
These raspberry white chocolate fat bombs (AKA keto desserts) are absolutely delicious and easy to make.
If you don’t know what fat bombs are, they are often desserts (although they can also be savory) with very little carbohydrates/sugars but lots of healthy fats. They’re also usually bite-sized so they’re perfect as snacks. If you want to know more about fat bombs, this article explains all about what they are and how to create your own.