A paleo recipe thread (please contribute)
Just starting a thread which can contain paleo recipes.. all in one thread so we don't have to keep searching.
Okay, this is from the Mercola's Total Healthy cookbook:
It's for a bison chili, but you can use other grass-meats. He calls for ground bison, but I've been using beef cubes from grass fed beef. It's really nice and chunky that way:
1 TBS coconut oil (i was out of cononut oil and used olive oil)
1 3/4 lbs ground bison (but I really recommend the beef cubes :)
1/2 onion, chopped
2 1/2 cups chopped celery
2 cloves garlic
1 12 oz jar salsa....of course you could make that fresh if you want
1 8 oz can of tomatoes
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp thyme leaves
2 tsp sea salt
First sautee (medium heat) the onion, celery and garlic until onions are translucent about 3 or 4 minutes.Then you add the meat, cumin, thyme, and chili powder. Stir while this cooks for about 5 to 6 minutes. Then dump in the salsa, tomatoes and salt. I also added about a 1/4 cup of mild green chilis. Let this simmer for at least an hour.
I made it for the second time last night, and I let it simmer for almost 2 hours. It was soooo delicious. I added some raw sour cream and it was soooo good. :thup:
You mean I am supposed to cook? 8)
roasted chicken and veggies
Roasted Chicken with Vegetables:
2 split chicken breasts, bone-in, with skin
assorted veggies (vidalia onions, shallot, carrots, celery, mushrooms, potato, etc)
salt and pepper
oil, salt, and pepper the chicken, place it on a rack in a pan, and roast it in a foil tent for an hour at 325
take the chicken out, place the veggies in the pan and hit them with oil, salt, and pepper; place the chicken rack over the pan
put your rack and pan back in the oven, remove the foil, bake for another 30 min
broil for 10 min to get a nice crispy skin
Some of the chicken fat falls down on to the veggies and makes them extra delicious. And the chicken skin is great. YUM!
green bean salad of questionable paleo-ness
Green Bean Salad:
bunch of green beans (dunno if these are actually paleo or not, but I figure you can eat them raw so they're ok in my book)
cherry tomatoes cut in half
sliced almonds (I soak them and dry them using the method in Nourishing Traditions)
salt and pepper
vinaigrette made by whisking olive oil, raspberry balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and a dab of a good-quality mustard with no nasty ingredients (for emulsification)
boil green beans til tender yet crisp, drain and let dry
add diced shallot, halved tomatoes, almonds, salt and pepper
mix up the vinaigrette and pour over the salad, then toss
This tastes the best if you let it sit overnight in the fridge and let all the flavors hang out and have a party. Also good if you add in some leftover bacon, chicken, or fish. :yum:
chorizo scrambled eggs
chorizo scrambled eggs:
chorizo with no filler ingredients
salt and pepper
sautee the onions and chorizo in butter til the chorizo gets crispy around the edges
whisk the eggs and pour them into the pan with the chorizo and onions
scramble softly until the eggs are done how you like them
top with salt, pepper, or hotsauce
What a GREAT idea!
I was just thinking about this last night: a paleo thread in the recipie section!
But who knew? Someone beat me to it...a recipie thread in the paleo section. This makes more sense than my plan, lol!
1 Tablespoon "Thai Kitchen" brand Green Curry Paste (it's paleo!)
equivalent of one can of coconut milk (14oz)
1/2 cup of the liquid left over from lacto-fermentation (I use garlic pickle juice)
1 onion, sliced
4 split chicken breasts/equivalent amount of meat in legs/thighs
Directions: Fry onion slices lightly in coconut oil.
Add green curry paste and coconut milk, stir to disperse green curry paste. Add pickle juice.
Add Chicken, Simmer for 20 minutes, until done.
equivalent of 1/2 can of coconut milk (7oz)
1 egg yolk
honey to taste
pinch of sea salt
Directions: Boil coconut milk with vanilla bean with as much or as little honey as desired, let cool slightly, add raw egg yolk and a pinch of salt, stirring frequently till slightly thickened.
Refridgerate to set.
If your coconut milk is rich enough, the fat should be enough to set it...the egg just adds the 'custard' feel of pudding, but I've done this without the egg and it's yummy too. That way, you can keep it raw: no need to boil the coconut milk, but then again, if you have no problem eating raw eggs (like most of us), the heat is just to change the texture of the eggs...it's totally optional anyway. Perfect end to Thai meal. Like Thai Chicken (above) and stirfried Thai veggies or Thai Cauliflied Rice.
1/2 c ground almonds
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 egg, seperated
a little water, coconut milk, or cream, if needed
Mix the dry ingredients. Add the egg yolk. If it's to thick, add a little water (or whatever) to thin it out till its a thick pancake batter texture. Whip the egg white to soft peaks. Fold the egg whites into the mixture. Cook on an ungreased/lightly greased pan.
Makes enough for one by themselves, or two as a side dish. Whipping the egg white makes them a little lighter, but you can skip that step if you like.
They are extra yummy with lots of butter and a little bit of honey.
in a roasting pan put some oxtail (they usually come in slices/pieces), some other fatty beef - I don't know what the cut would be called in north america. Here it's soup meat and looks like some short ribs with a ton of extra meet attached in a rectangle shape - chopped celery root, carrots, onions, a little salt, some leek if you like..the veggies are pretty open here.
Bake it until everything is caramelized and brownish. Stir every once in a while to coat the veggies in the fat from the oxtail so that they roast very nicely. When it's finished and the meat is nice and soft, separate it from the bones and serve in a pile.
I've made this and used the extra leftover fat to roast potatoes which were incredible but not very paleo.
Oxtail soup is the same ingredients
-Oxtails+other beef, doesn't have to be fatty
-bay leaves, preferably fresh
-parsley, preferably fresh
optional: extra bones/leftover carcases from dinners.. if you have a lot of bones add a tad of vinegar to the soup to help get the good stuff out. You can also add a few dried chilies for bite
I generally leave the veggies whole or in a few large pieces and fish them out later and either toss them or make them into a mash with butter.
Put the ingredients in a pot of cold water. Let it sit for a while and very gently/slowly warm it, keep it to barely a simmer and do it all day - overnight too if you can. Fish out the veggies and either chop and put back in or discard or eat as a mash, separate meat from bone and fat and stick the meat back in the soup. Put some chopped parsley in it and simmer again for a while. Add salt and pepper to taste - depending on the meat you might need a tsp. of boullion powder.. however the flavour REALLY intensifies as you leave this soup to sit in the fridge.
This freezes well and is a good standby meal.
Many autists, especially me, have sensitivities to food texture which limit our diet. This recipe for chili preserves the flavor of chili, while leaving the texture free of things like stewed tomatoes, bits of onion or celery, or other things that a "picky eater" would want to pick out before eating.
~ 2.5 pounds beef
2 TBSP garlic powder
2 TBSP dehydrated onions
1 TBSP parsley flakes
1 TBSP crushed red pepper
~ 36 fluid ounces tomato juice
Add chili powder to taste
Mix the spices into the meat. Brown in a large frying pan, careful to break up the meat into small pieces so it doesn't become a gigantic hamburger patty. Drain meat of excess fat (optional), and then cover it with tomato juice. The meat will soak up some of the juice, so be sure to add enough to cover all the meat. Add chili powder until it's "hot 'nuff fer ya."
Mexican Chicken Soup
1 med. onion chopped
1 med. carrot chopped
3 stalks celery chopped
1 poblano pepper chopped
garlic 3-6 bulbs chopped fine
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro chopped
Lime cut into wedges
2.5 lbs. chopped chicken meat or use whole chicken thighs with skin on and bone for extra flavor and nutrition (your choice, I like dark meat)
3 bay leaves
1-2 Tbsp mexican seasoning (salt free, I also like to add a touch of fresh cinnamon and a few freshly ground allspice berries)
chili flakes to taste
1 large can chopped tomatoes
about 4 cups or so chicken broth
Sour Cream (optional)
Sweat the onion, garlic, carrot and celery until soft with a dash of sea salt and a handful of pepper flakes. Cook until you smell the hot pepper oil. Add chopped chicken and a little sea salt to season the meat and cook through. (If using whole chicken thighs, pre-brown seperately after having seasoned them with a little salt and pepper, not necessary to cook em through). Add the mexican seasoning, some black pepper, bay leaves, poblano, chicken stock and chopped tomatoes. Cook at a medium simmer covered for about an 45 minutes to an hour. Check seasoning and adjust. Add chopped cilantro and green onion and cook for 15 minutes more. Serve with lime wedges and Sour Cream if your doing dairy.
(Some people don't like cilantro...no sweat, just use some italian parsley in it's place)
I didn't measure anything so the amounts I give are a guess and you may have to play with it to get the rigt consistency
3-4 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup carob powder or cocoa (optional)
1/2 cups ground nuts (almonds, hazelnuts)
3/4 cups dried shredded coconut
1 Tbsp or more to taste honey
melt honey and oil in a saucepan
add carob and nuts and coconut
form into a square and refrigerate or freeze until hard
cut and eat
you can add just about anything to this like sunflower seeds or sesame seeds or any other kind of crunchy thing or even raisins if you aren't watching your carbs too much.
Coconut Oil Mayo
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup coconut oil (liquid but not warm)
1 teasp. dijon mustard or lemon juice
salt & pepper
I use a stick blender and whizz up the yolks, then add the optional ingred. then pour in the oil (I use deodorised) while whizzing. If the oil is too warm, it will separate, when the mayo cools a bit it will mix together nicely with just a spoon (been there, done that). Makes a thick mayo that does not go hard in the 'fridge'. I find mayo made with olive oil too strong tasting, this one only really tastes of the optional additions.
I used to throw fresh coconut meat and apple in the blender with raw eggs..I forget what I used to make it more liquid though, coconut water when I had it, water or juice. It was delicious.. right now I don't have a blender but I like minced apples with really thick coconutmilk or cream on them.
Banana Date Butter
8 dates chopped
1/4 C orange juice
1 banana sliced
1 tbl oil
1 tbl lemon juice
In saucepan, combine dates and juice. Heat on high for 2 minutes. Process all ingredients until smooth. Little specks of dates will remain. Chill, it can refriderate for up to a week.
1 c almond butter
1 c sliced almonds
1 c pure coconut milk
Beat all ingredients together and pour into muffin cups. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes
coconut chicken soup
I just posted this in a different thread, but I'll put it here too.
THAI-WANNABE COCONUT CHICKEN SOUP
diced raw chicken, or chicken leftovers
basil (fresh or dried)
ginger root, sliced
lemon (juice and zest)
1 quart chicken stock
1 can coconut milk
salt and pepper
fat (butter+olive oil, coconut oil, lard, etc)
1. fry diced chicken breast in your fat of choice with salt, pepper, basil, sliced ginger, and lemon zest. set aside
2. meanwhile, saute a chopped onion along with some more sliced ginger and a couple of cloves of crushed garlic for 3-5 min
3. add a quart of chicken stock and a can of coconut milk to the onions. also toss in a bay leaf, some whole cloves if you've got em, and some cayenne pepper and simmer for 20 min
4. add the chicken and a squeeze of lemon juice and warm through. you could also add some fresh basil at this point...all I had was dried, bleah
Might be interesting to add lemongrass, or some other veggies. This was an "ack, all I have left in the fridge is an onion!" soup, haha.
bacon and oranges
Hmm, I was just looking up oranges and I found this interesting recipe. I think it can be easily modified to be paleo by omitting the sugar and substituting almond flour (or any nut flour) for the cornmeal. I think it would make a nice change of pace for a morning meal.
Bacon and Oranges
Try this some morning for breakfast. Take twelve strips of bacon, twelve slices of oranges, three teaspoons sugar and a little cornmeal. Fry bacon until crisp and remove to hot platter. Slice oranges, sprinkle lightly with sugar, dip in cornmeal and fry quickly in hot bacon fat. Arrange on platter around bacon and serve immediately.
Makes about 18
1 1/2 cups almonds (this recipe calls for crispy almonds which is basically covering your almonds in warm water and about a TBS of celtic sea salt overnite, then drying them out in warm oven until dry and crispy which can take all day)
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
1 cup arrowroot
1/2 cup sucanat (I'm going to try today with raw honey)
1/2 tsp sea salt
grated rind of one lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
about 18 almonds
Place almonds in food processor and process to a fine meal. Add remaining ingredients, except 18 almonds, and process until well blended. Form dough into walnut-sized balls and place on oiled cookie sheets. Press an almond into each. Bake at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes. After 5 minutes in teh oven, press cookies down lightly with a fork. Let cool completely before removing to an airtight container. Store in fridge.
There are also variations:
Raspberry jam cookies -
Omit 18 almonds and use 1/4 cup naturally sweetened raspberry jam. After 5 minutes in the oven, press cookies down slightly, make an indentation and fill with raspberry jam.
Pecan cookies -
Use 1 1/2 cups crispy pecans and 18 crispy pecan halves in place of almonds. Reduce coconut oil by 1/8 cup and omit almond extract.
Add 1/2 cup carob powder, 1 tsp chocolate extract (or just use unsweetened cocoa powder and no extract)
and an additional 1/8 cup softened butter or coconut oil. Omit lemon rind, almond extract and 18 crispy almonds.
From the book Nourishing Traditions
Honey Tangerine Duck
1 5-8 lb duck
2 tsps leaf basil
2 tsps ground ginger
3 tsps salt
1 cup honey
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup orange-pineapple-guava juice
2 tsps lemon juice
1/4 tsp dry mustard
4-6 tangerines (peeled)
Mix together basil, ginger and salt.
Mix together in saucepan: honey, butter, orange and lemon juices and dry mustard; boil for 3 minutes.
Rub about 1/3 of basil mixture inside of duck and rub the rest on the outside.
Stuff duck with tangerine slices.
Pour half the honey mixture over the duck in roaster breast side up, include a bit in the inside (with the tangerines). Cover and roast at 400° for 30 minutes. Keep honey mixture warm.
Reduce heat to 350°, turn duck breast side down and pour rest of honey mixture over duck. Cover and roast breast side down until duck is very tender, about 22 minutes per pound (total cooking time).
I adapted the recipe below from one I found in the recipe section of this site.
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup Grade B maple syrup (could use honey or stevia, I'm sure)
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
sm container blueberries, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flax meal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (non-aluminum kind)
2 tablespoons cinnamon (yes, the amount is correct)
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork. Beat in oil, syrup, water and vanilla. Add in the blueberries and nuts. In separate small bowl, combine dry ingredients, then stir into egg mixture. Let stand 5 minutes. Spoon into 12 well-greased muffin cups (without papers). Bake at 350º 18-20 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and seem set to the touch. Remove from tin at once to cooling rack. Store in refrigerator. Can be frozen.
I used Grade B maple syrup instead of the DaVinci syrup called for in the original recipe, but I'm sure honey or stevia could be used instead. This made the muffins total probably 5-6 carbs each. I get this syrup in bulk from the HFS and it's supposed to be very healthy with gobs of vitamins and minerals. In fact, there is a fast called the Master Cleanse that uses this syrup, mixed with lemon juice and cayenne pepper in pure water, as the only nourishment during the fast. I have never had an adverse blood sugar effect from Grade B.
These muffins are absolutely exquisite! My husband had 2 muffins for dessert last night after I went to bed. He said he could've sat there and eaten 6 of them! He would've have hell to pay to me for eating them up so quickly! Next time, we'll replace the blueberries with cranberries!
I make mayonnaise with walnut oil and use a simple recipe.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon ground dry mustard
dash sea salt
2/3 to 1 cup walnut oil
I mix the first 4 ingredients with an immersion (stick) blender and then slowly drizzle the oil in while continuously blending. When it's at the consistency I like, I stop adding oil.
My usual breakfast is egg salad. One chopped hardboiled egg, finely diced celery, and enough mayo to bind it together. That and a coconut milk / frozen fruit smoothie is a nice way to start the day.
Coconut banana pudding.
Chill in fridge can(s) of thick type coconut milk (like "A Taste of Thai" brand).
When can(s) are cold, mix with slices of 2 bananas (per can).
EAT! It's a great treat!
I know this is a stupid recipe, but I love it! ;)
I used light coconut milk, actually it was my failed yogurt experiment. It had the tang of yogurt, but not the thickness.
1 C coconut milk (Mine was lite)
Sweetener and flavorings to taste (I used vanilla, and I'll dump cinnamon on before serving)
Beat eggs in a separate bowl with a whisk or fork. Boil coconut milk. Gradually add coconut to eggs... S L O W L Y! You have to bring up the temperature of the eggs gradually otherwise they'll curdle. Stir eggs briskly while adding. Once all the coconut milk is added, pour mixture into pan coconut milk was in and heat until just short of boiling (med-low heat) whisking the entire time. Take off heat, keep whisking until it cools a little.
Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until cool.
salmon mustard curry
SALMON MUSTARD CURRY
No measurements. This is Indian food! They laugh at your "measurements." Eyeball it for the amount of meat/fish you have. :)
you will need:
onions, both grated and chopped
chili peppers (I used serrano), halved
raw salmon, cubed
-mix grated onion, grated ginger, minced garlic, turmeric, and mustard seeds together into a paste and fry in butter til it gets a little brown
-add in chili peppers and fry for 2 min
-add in chopped onions and fry til soft
-pour in coconut milk (I used mostly the cream from the top), and a good pinch of salt; simmer for 3 min
-add salmon, simmer uncovered til done (about 8 minutes)
I had this today for lunch and it was the tastiest thing I have eaten in awhile.
Here is one I found.....
Coconut-date bars are a good source of fiber (each has as much as a serving of bran cereal) and potassium.
3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
1 pound very soft dates, pitted
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
1. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons coconut over the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. Firmly press dates into coconut, covering bottom of dish. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon coconut and the walnuts, gently pressing into dates. Cut into 2-inch squares. Bars can be stored in an airtight container 2 to 3 days.
Per serving: 194 calories; 2 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 46 g carbohydrate; 0 mg sodium; 2 g protein; 5 g fiber
One thing I have missed since going dairy-free is custard. Coconut milk doesn't agree with me. I made lemon curd, it turned out kinda custardy yum - but the kids didn't like it, so today I made this custard, and had to ration it out, they liked it so much.
4 egg yolks
2 cups berries - mushed up (I used boysenberries)
1/2 teaspoon stevia (or other sweetener to taste)
1/2 cup coconut oil (I used expeller for no flavour)
Whisk all ingredients except the oil, in a bowl over simmering water until thick - about 10 minutes - remove from heat, whisk in coconut oil and that's it, purple custard. Yummy cold too. :yum:
wow , that berry custard looks amazing!:yum:
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