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2 May

Bangin’ Liver

This is a guest post from Mary Shenouda, Paleo Chef and Lifestyle Coach. Mary, here! You may know me as Mary, The Paleo Chef. Or perhaps you know me as the #EatPlayCrush Girl on Instagram. Or maybe you don’t know me at all, in which case, nice to virtually meet you. I am here today […]

25 Apr

Nori-Wrapped Roasted Salmon

If you’ve cooked fish wrapped in parchment paper before, which gently steams the fish and keeps the flesh moist, this recipe will make total sense. But in this case, instead of parchment, the wrapper is edible, nutritious and delicious. Nori, a sea vegetable best known as a wrap for sushi, can also be used to […]

18 Apr

Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

This is a guest post from George Bryant, New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Kitchen and founder of CivilizedCavemanCooking.com. Pancakes, they were my favorite comfort food as a child and then turned into an enabling food for my bulimia. After overcoming my 12-year struggle with bulimia, I realized it was empowering to reintroduce […]

11 Apr

Primal Chinese Orange Chicken

Orange chicken probably needs no introduction, but for those of you who have never ordered from a Chinese-American take-out menu, it’s battered and deep-fried chicken pieces coated in a sticky, sweet orange sauce. Health food, it is not. But sometimes, it’s surprisingly easy to transform a recipe from something SAD into something deliciously Primal. This […]

4 Apr

Madras Chicken Salad

This a guest post from Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo. Whipping up some chicken salad? Don’t you dare make a bland-tasting version tossed with plain old mayonnaise. Instead, punch it up with smoky, aromatic curry powder, crisp apples, fresh herbs, and toasted almonds. With just a few pantry items, you can radically transform a […]

28 Mar

Anchovy Butter

Just when you thought butter couldn’t get any better, there’s anchovy butter. It’s an umami-rich secret ingredient that transforms simply cooked meat and veggies into an amazing meal. Don’t worry, anchovy butter won’t make your food taste fishy. Rather, it gives everything it touches a subtle, savory flavor boost. Meat tastes meatier. Veggies taste bolder. […]

21 Mar

Paleo Spinach & Artichoke Crab Dip

This a guest post from Kim and Amanda of PaleoSchmaleo. Kim and I were gifted with a glorious bottle of pre-made paleo approved (REAL FOOD) mayo from Primal Kitchen. I say glorious, and I don’t use that term lightly, mostly because of the word pre-made AND also the fact that it’s all clean ingredients! SCORE! […]

14 Mar

Sweet Potato Skins

Remember when potato skins were on the appetizer menu of almost every bar and casual restaurant? Looking back now through Primal eyes, there are so many things wrong with potato skins (starchy russet potatoes, loads of low quality grated cheese, Ranch dressing on the side) it seems wise to banish them forever. And yet, admit […]

7 Mar

Paleo Broccoli Salad

This a guest post from Natasha of The Feisty Kitchen. Broccoli Salad. I know this isn’t quite something you’d think of for the middle of January, but I got it stuck in my head, and had to make it. So there’s that. My version has a few twists in it but still reminds you of […]

28 Feb

Slow Baked BLT Frittata

A frittata is a meal suitable for any time of day. Served alone for breakfast or with a side salad for lunch or dinner, it’s a step up from scrambled eggs and less fussy than an omelet. Frittatas are generally shoved under the broiler for quick cooking and therein lies the only problem with a […]

21 Feb

Fish Tacos with Primal Mayo

Primal Mayo has arrived, a delicious and healthful Primal and Paleo approved mayonnaise that’s made from real food ingredients and tastes like real mayonnaise. Finally, mayonnaise can once again be a convenient condiment that’s always in your fridge, rather than something you have to whisk together by hand every time! Even if you’re not someone […]

14 Feb

Rogan Josh Lamb Stew

Rogan Josh is lamb stew with an unusual but memorable name. It’s a meal that fills your house with the comforting aroma of spices and slow cooked meat. Luckily, in this quick and easy (and dairy-free) version of Rogan Josh, “slow” only means an hour, so you won’t be tortured by the mouth-watering aroma for […]

7 Feb

Coconut Shrimp Cakes & Pineapple Salsa

This is a recipe from Primal Blueprint Publishing’s popular cookbook Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Foods Made Paleo. The 125 recipes in Primal Cravings are all are low-sugar, grain-free, gluten-free, and industrial oil-free. What’s more, unlike typical substitute recipes in many other paleo cookbooks, these new and original grain-free baking methods have almost exclusively eliminated the need […]

31 Jan

Hawaiian Primal Fuel (PLUS a Contest!)

With most of the country getting hit with severe winter weather, I thought a number of you might appreciate a little tropical break—even if it’s in your kitchen. This week’s recipe is from the new Primal Fuel Recipes booklet featuring over 20 delicious and energizing recipes made with Vanilla Coconut Creme and Chocolate Coconut Primal […]

24 Jan

Sun-Dried Stuffed Chicken Breast (Plus a Contest)

This week’s recipe is pulled straight from the pages of The Paleo Primer: A Jump-Start Guide to Losing Body Fat and Living Primally!, written by British health and fitness consultants Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore. These folks, who run a popular fitness and wellness center called Fitter London, have produced a book that is half […]

17 Jan

Paleo Pancakes Two Ways (Plus a Contest!)

Hey, primal pals. Leslie Klenke here! You may know me from Primal Blueprint Publishing’s 2014 release Paleo Girl, my MDA Success Story, the Primal Blueprint Certified Expert Directory, or maybe you took one of my workshops at last year’s PrimalCon. I was so excited when Mark asked me to write a guest post today that […]

10 Jan

Salmon & Mustard Greens with Warm Vinaigrette

Mustard greens are usually paired with bacon, or fatty pork of some kind, and there’s no argument here that it’s not a delicious combination. But the pungent mustard flavor in these dark, leafy greens is also a fine side with fatty salmon – especially when the two are brought together with a bright honey-mustard vinaigrette. […]

3 Jan

Pork Belly and Kimchi Soup

A steaming bowl of pork belly and kimchi soup is like sipping a restorative tonic. It warms you right the core, filling your belly with a good dose of healthy bacteria in a surprisingly delicious way. It’s likely you already know that fermented foods such as kimchi add helpful probiotics to your gut. If you […]

27 Dec

Beef Carpaccio

Carpaccio is little more than thinly sliced raw meat, but the dish is so delectable it’s hard to believe that’s all there is to it. In a dish as simple as this, high quality (ideally grass-fed) beef tenderloin is a must for its fresh, pure, meaty flavor. Sliced paper thin, the meat will practically melt […]

20 Dec

Oven Baked Chowder

Meals like this oven-baked chowder are exactly the type of recipes that instantly become keepers. Why? The chowder is deeply flavorful and the fish and veggies cook perfectly every time, with little assistance from you. Plus, it’s a one-pot meal that serves up both protein and veggies and leaves behind only a few dirty dishes. […]

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