Monday, 27 January 2014

Best Paleo Recipes

09:02 Posted by Dhaval Bhandari
Come enjoy some of the best paleo recipes!

Best paleo recipes: Turkey Coconut Curry

best paleo recipes

A quick and simple curry that’s great for entertaining midweek.

  • 1 13.5-ounce can of coconut milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 hot chilies or 1 teaspoon hot chili powder
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2–3 fresh tomatoes, quartered
  • 7 ounces mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 pound diced turkey

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20–30 minutes
SERVES: 2

  1. Combine coconut milk, garlic, ginger, mustard seeds, spices, chilies (or chili powder), onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms in a large saucepan. Simmer over low heat.
  2. Add the diced turkey, adding water if needed so the sauce covers the meat.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for around 20–30 minutes or until the turkey is cooked and tender.

Serve with
Cauliflower Rice

Best paleo recipes: Grass-Fed Steak with Garlic Fries and Béarnaise Sauce

paleo diet foods

A healthy take on a classic favorite. This is usually our Friday night supper.

For the Garlic Fries

  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped into fries
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • For the Béarnaise Sauce
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • For the Steak
  • 2 grass-fed steaks
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee

Serve with steamed greens

PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 35 minutes
SERVES: 2

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the chopped sweet potato in a baking dish and top with the garlic and 1 tablespoon of butter or ghee. Bake for a few minutes, allowing the fat to melt, then toss the baking dish to ensure all the fries are coated in the garlic and oil. Bake for 25–30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the béarnaise sauce. In a heat-proof bowl, gently whisk the egg yolks. Continue mixing and slowly add the hot water, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, fitted as a double boiler. Keep whisking until the sauce begins to thicken. (It shouldn’t take long, around 30 seconds.) Then keep the sauce at room temperature.
  5. When the fries are almost cooked, panfry the steak over low-medium heat in a tablespoon of butter or ghee, turning each minute until it is cooked to your liking.
  6. Serve the steak and fries with the béarnaise sauce on the side.

Best paleo recipes: Lebanese-Style Beef

paleo diet menu

We love Lebanese food, and this dish is quick to prepare and packs a tasty punch. Delicious served warm from the oven, or enjoy the leftovers as a cold snack the next day.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 15–20 minutes
SERVES: 2

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together using your hands. Once all the ingredients have been blended, mold the mixture into sausage shapes.
  3. Place on an baking sheet and cook for 15–20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes.

Serve with
Cauliflower Rice and a green salad

Best paleo recipes: CHILI CON CAULIFLOWER


Who doesn’t love chili—especially one that can be rustled up in just over half an hour? We cook a large batch as it always tastes better the next day and makes a great supper or snack.

  • Ghee or butter for the pan
  • 2 pounds ground beef or lamb
  • 2 red onions, cubed
  • 3 tomatoes, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 14-ounce can of chopped tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs
  • 1 heaping teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

For the Rice
Cauliflower Rice 

Try this topped with
Guacamole 

  1. You can start by browning the ground meat and onions in a little oil. However, an even quicker option is to place all the ingredients in a large saucepan, mix together, cover, and gently simmer over low heat for 25–30 minutes.
  2. While the chili cooks, prepare the Cauliflower Rice.
  3. After 25 minutes, start tasting the mixture and decide whether you wish to add a little more herbs, chili, or seasoning.
  4. Serve on a bed of Cauliflower Rice.

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 30 minutes
SERVES: 6

Best paleo recipes: WHACK IT IN A SWEET POTATO JACKET

paleo diet food list

A nutrient-rich sweet potato jacket can be baked in roughly 40 minutes to an hour and topped with pretty much anything. Always have some leftovers ready to whack in a jacket.

  • A can of tuna
  • Sardines and fresh Ketchup
  • Mackerel and pan-fried mushrooms
  • Egg with Homemade Mayonnaise
  • Chili and sour cream

Best paleo recipes: ITALIAN MEATBALLS

paleolithic diet

This is a classic Italian dish, but we’ve swapped the pasta for something more nutrient-dense: zucchini spaghetti. It’s fantastic for a big family dinner. You will need a julienne peeler for this.

For the Meatballs

  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 heaping tablespoon oregano
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • Ghee or butter for the pan

For the Sauce

  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 6 black poplar mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 10–20 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 14-ounce cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)

For the Spaghetti

  • 3 zucchinis, julienned 

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20–25 minutes
SERVES: 4

  1. Start by making the meatballs. In a large bowl, beat an egg and add the ground beef, oregano, chopped rosemary, salt....pepper. Use your hands to mix together thoroughly.
  2. Melt some ghee in a large pan. Shape the mixture into meatballs around 2 inches in diameter and place in the pan over medium heat, moving it around every now and then to ensure that the meat browns on all sides.
  3. While these are cooking, start to make the sauce. In another large pan, heat the butter/ ghee and add the onion, mushrooms, garlic, and basil.
  4. Stir the ingredients and cook through until the onion and mushroom have softened slightly.
  5. Add the tomatoes and chili powder, and stir. Bring the sauce to a simmer.
  6. Add the meatballs to the sauce and continue to simmer for 5 minutes while you make the spaghetti
  7. To prepare the zucchini spaghetti, melt a little butter in a saucepan and add the julienned zucchini. (You can grate the zucchini if you don’t have a julienne slicer.) Keep stirring until the zucchini softens to a texture you prefer.
  8. Drain the spaghetti. Serve topped with the sauce and meatballs

Best paleo recipes: Lightning Lamb Kebabs

paleo food list

Why are these called Lightning Lamb Kebabs? Simply because they are so quick to prepare and cook. Lamb is one of our favorite meats, and this recipe is inspired by some of the great-tasting lamb dishes we tried during our vacation on the Greek island of Santorini. These lamb kebabs are great straight from the oven, but are so flavorsome they’re awesome served cold the next day, too. Paleo burgers are a great company to these :)

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound lamb, cut into 1½-inch cubes
  • 6–8 fresh sprigs of rosemary or kebab sticks
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 red onion, peeled and quartered

PREPARATION TIME: 8–10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 10 minutes
SERVES: 2

Serve with
a large mixed salad

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat so it is ready as soon as the kebabs are prepared.
  2. Mix the olive oil, garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until it turns into a paste.
  3. Add the paste to the pieces of lamb and coat thoroughly.
  4. Prepare the rosemary sprigs by removing a few of the leaves from the bottom of the sprig. Skewer the lamb, peppers, and onion onto the rosemary sprigs, alternating meat and vegetables. (Spear them at the base of the rosemary sprig, as this is much easier.)
  5. Place the kebabs on the grill for 5–10 minutes, turning regularly until cooked to your liking

Paleo recipes: Liver and Bacon

paleo dinner recipes

Another attempt at getting this superfood into your weekly meals. This time we use bacon and cooked onions—with cooked tomatoes on the side—because you must love one of them.

  • Butter/ ghee for the pan
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 3–4 slices lamb’s liver
  • Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 3 minutes
COOKING TIME: 6–8 minutes
SERVES: 1

  1. Melt the butter/ ghee in a large frying pan, and cook the onions and bacon over low-medium heat, stirring frequently.
  2. When the bacon is cooked through, add the sliced tomato to the pan.
  3. When the tomato has softened, add the liver to the pan and cook for a few minutes on each side.
  4. The liver is ready to serve when it’s nicely browned on the outside, yet still pink and juicy on the inside.

Paleo recipes: Sausage-Stuffed Peppers

paleo cooking

An old vegetarian favorite converted into a meat and vegetable feast.

  • 1 head of cauliflower, grated
  • Coconut oil for the pan
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 6 assorted bell peppers
  • 9 gluten-free sausages, chopped
  • 10–20 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
paleo lunches

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 30 minutes
SERVES: 4–6

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt a little coconut oil in a pan and add crushed garlic.
  3. Add chopped onion and grated cauliflower and stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  4. While the cauliflower and onion cook, gently remove the tops from the peppers and remove the stalks, seeds, and white fleshy parts.
  5. Now add sausages to the pan with the cauliflower, onion, and garlic. Keep stir-frying and mixing the ingredients together.
  6. Add tomato paste, fresh basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  7. Cook until the meat is browned and the onions are soft
  8. Spoon the mixture into the hollow peppers.
  9. Place stuffed peppers in a baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes

Paleo recipes: MUSSELS IN MINUTES

paleo treats

Mussels are usually pretty cheap, and they’re so quick to prepare. Try to eat your mussels the same day you buy them. Fresh is always best with seafood.

Paleo recipes: MOULES MARINARA

  • 2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 1½ cup Tomato Sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder (or more if you like it hot)
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 5–10 minutes
SERVES: 2

  1. To prepare the mussels, place them in cold water to wash and remove the beards (the hairy, stringy bit attached).
  2. Place the clean mussels in a large saucepan and cover with tomato sauce, garlic, and chili powder.
  3. Place the lid on the saucepan and steam the mussels over medium heat for 5–10 minutes until each one opens. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  4. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

Paleo recipes: THAI MUSSELS

  • 2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 1 13.5-ounce can of coconut milk
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves (available in Asian markets)
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 5–10 minutes
SERVES: 2

  1. To prepare the mussels, place them in cold water to wash and remove the hairy, stringy beards attached.
  2. Place the clean mussels in a large pan and cover with the coconut milk, garlic, lime leaves, lemongrass, and chili powder.
  3. Place the lid on the pan and steam the mussels over medium heat for 5–10 minutes until each one opens. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  4. Top with cilantro and serve
These were some of the best paleo meals that you would ever prepare, more should come including your favorite paleo chicken recipes...stay tuned to this blog!