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Creamy Cauliflower Mash Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | April 29

I love it when people try this recipe and think it’s mashed potatoes. This amazing creamy Paleo side dish is made only from cauliflowers. Then by adding in coconut milk and ghee and blending it really really well, you can create a super creamy and delicious dish that will fool your family and friends.

If you’re not on AIP (Paleo Autoimmune Protocol), then add in a bit of vanilla extract or use alcohol-free vanilla extract. The vanilla really adds to this creamy cauliflower mash recipe.

This dish is also great for those looking to lose weight but miss their mashed potatoes or those who have blood sugar issues as this creamy cauliflower mash recipe is very low in carbohydrates, and the fats in the dish also helps to not spike your blood sugar.

Personally, I think it just tastes amazing. Even just thinking about it makes me hungry!
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Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free]

Louise Hendon | April 22

Pasta was one of my staples during college. You just boil some pasta and dump some store-bought tomato sauce on top and dinner was ready. It was fast, easy, and quite delicious. Just not very healthy…

Then I realized I could recreate the same meal almost as quickly but with low carb, ketogenic, and Paleo ingredients!

There are tons of different ways to create Paleo pasta – from shirataki noodles, to cucumber noodles, to spiralized zucchini, to sweet potato noodles, to even using Paleo flours to roll out noodles of your own. And as for the tomato sauce, well that’s pretty easy too especially with some fresh basil leaves, which you can grow in a pot on your kitchen window sill.

And to make this recipe even more tasty and to add in some healthy fats, I added coconut milk into the tomato sauce.

So, next time you’re strapped for time to make dinner, try this creamy Paleo pasta recipe – it takes just 25 minutes from start to finish.
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Paleo After-Workout Peach Banana Protein Shake Recipe

Louise Hendon | April 8

I often forget just how refreshing and delicious peaches are, and they are fantastic in smoothies like this one. The avocado and nuts in this recipe also add in more fat to slow the absorption of the sugars. And if you want to add in some extra protein after your workout, choose a whey protein powder that doesn’t have added ingredients like this one.

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Lemon, Ginger, Honey Tea [AIP, Paleo]

Louise Hendon | March 30

Honey and lemon clearly go together really well, and I’ve had honey and lemon tea a ton when I’m feeling sick or just during the winter months to keep warm.

But, recently, when I was visiting Thailand, I found that everyone was drinking seriously strong ginger tea. In fact, ginger tea was so popular, you can purchase ginger powder to make into tea at home without the brewing!

So, I started experimenting with different variations of ginger tea. While I like their seriously strong ginger teas, sometimes they burned a little too much and they had way too much sugar in them!

So, I found adding fresh slices of ginger in with fresh slices of lemon and honey to make a more relaxing afternoon drink. Plus, you can change this tea up by adding black tea instead of hot water or by boiling the ginger in the water first to create a stronger taste.

Oh, and of course, this drink is very AIP-friendly (Paleo autoimmune protocol).

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Paleo Banana Nut Muffins Recipe [Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free]

Louise Hendon | March 28

“Everybody loves banana nut muffins.”

LOL – that’s what Jeremy said when I asked him what he liked about them. So, with that, how could you fail to enjoy this healthier version that’s made with delicious spices and sweetened with a tad of raw honey as well as the bananas.

Enjoy these Paleo banana nut muffins warm for a soft muffin texture with a nutty crunch. Personally, I like them with a cup of black tea for an afternoon snack.
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High Protein Shake Recipe with Raw Eggs, Blueberry, Avocado, and Green Tea [Paleo, Dairy-Free]

Louise Hendon | March 25

I know some of you are into CrossFit, HIIT, Spartan racing, weight-lifting, and various other intense forms of exercise – so I came up with this raw egg shake especially for you – it’s packed with protein, fat, a small amount of carbohydrates, and a dash of caffeine (which you can omit if you prefer).

As always, when making anything with raw eggs, be careful of food safety – I would wash the egg shells and then wash my hands after cracking the eggs. I would also make sure to use very fresh eggs, and I wouldn’t use any cracked or dirty eggs. I know I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to food safety, but I really hate food poisoning so that little bit of extra effort seems worth it to me.

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Sugar-Free Chocolate Biscotti Recipe [Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free]

Louise Hendon | March 17

This is another recipe that my dad especially enjoys. It’s lightly sweetened with stevia and has a great flavor to it with the unsweetened cacao powder and unsweetened shredded coconut. When it first comes out of the oven, it’s pretty soft still, but you can let it dry out for longer by leaving it in the oven at a very low temperature or just by sitting it out. Or don’t bother waiting and just enjoy immediately.

There’s also some chia seeds in this recipe to help everything gel together better.

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Persimmon Dessert Cups Stuffed with Butternut Squash [Paleo, AIP, GF]

Louise Hendon | March 4

The Forgotten Fruit

Persimmons are one of those fruits that always fascinate people and yet scare them at the same time. Persimmons are pretty but “unknown” and therefore “unapproachable.” I’m going to change that!

I was lucky enough to have been introduced to the wonders of the persimmon fruit at an early age, but for most of my life, I was confused by when it was ripe, why they came in different shapes, and how best to eat them.

Then, a couple months ago, I was in my mother’s kitchen, which was full of all the fresh produce that she’d grown in her garden this year. And among all that fresh produce were more than a few persimmons.

I decided, despite my uncertainty, that I just had to do something awesome with the baskets of fruit sitting in the kitchen, including all those persimmons! I stared at them for a while, Googled to see what other people had done, and then created this recipe, which turned out to be way more delicious and much easier than I anticipated.

fuyu persimmon

Hachi-WHAT???

Most of the confusion and fear about persimmons stems (no pun intended) from the fact there are 2 main types of persimmons: fuyu and hachiya. Actually, there are many more varieties, but those are the two types you’ll find in your grocery store.

And because nature really likes to play tricks on us, fuyu and hachiya persimmons look fairly similar (to the uninitiated like me), but they are actually very different in texture and in determining ripeness.

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Paleo Bacon Lemon Thyme Breakfast Muffins Recipe [Keto, Low Carb]

Louise Hendon | February 24

These make for a fantastic savory Paleo breakfast. And what’s even better is you can make these muffins in advance and heat one or two up in the morning as a quick meal. Or take them with you as a snack.

I used lemon thyme as the herb in this Paleo breakfast muffin recipe, but you can switch that with another herb of your choice – rosemary, Italian seasoning, chili pepper flakes could all work well.

This breakfast muffin recipe is also ketogenic-friendly and low carb, so it’s a great way to start your day.
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Chicken, Bacon, And Apple Mini Meatloaves Recipe [AIP, Paleo, Nut-Free, Egg-Free]

Louise Hendon | February 15

If you’re looking for an easy breakfast or snack that isn’t eggs, then make these mini meatloaves in advance and heat up when you want to eat them.

They’re easy to make and are Paleo, nut-free, egg-free as well as autoimmune-friendly (AIP). For more about the autoimmune protocol – check out this article.

And if you’re looking for some other Paleo breakfast recipes, then check out our list here.

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