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24 Aug

Sauerbraten: A Classic German Pot Roast

Sauerbraten is “sour roast,” a traditional German recipe made by marinating then braising a big hunk of meat in vinegar and spices. The vinegar isn’t just used for a sour zing; it also tenderizes the meat. Bottom round is commonly used for sauerbraten, but any less-expensive cut of meat, including wild game like venison, can […]

17 Aug

Fish Poached in Olive Oil

Just when you think you’ve cooked fish in every possible way, along comes an intriguing recipe like this one. This cooking method for seafood isn’t a new idea; the Italians and French have been doing it forever and many chefs today use it to keep fish moist while it cooks. But have you ever tried […]

10 Aug

Everyday Chicken Curry

This week’s recipe is pulled straight from the pages of the new book The Paleo Primer: A Jump-Start Guide to Losing Body Fat and Living Primally!, Primal Blueprint Publishing’s latest title written by British health and fitness consultants Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore. If meat in spicy sauce doesn’t do it for you have made […]

3 Aug

Pickled Shrimp

If you’ve grabbed one too many handfuls of nuts or jerky when the munchies strike and you’re craving something new to snack on, here’s an idea: ice-cold, pickled shrimp. Firm and fresh with a tangy kick of lemon and vinegar plus subtle spices, this Southern specialty tastes especially good when the weather is hot. Pickled […]

27 Jul

Garlic Soup with Mushrooms and Chive Oil

Don’t be scared off by the amount of garlic in this soup. Yes, the number of cloves is way up there, somewhere around 40, but the resulting flavor is smooth, mellow garlic without any bite. The texture is just as enticing, creamy and rich without any cream or coconut milk added. Organosulfur compounds that show […]

24 Jul

Primal Egg Coffee: The Best Part of Waking Up?

Bulletproof coffee has taken the paleo world by storm. Not me, though. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for people dropping grass-fed butter and coconut/MCT oil into their high-quality coffee, blending it all up into a high-octane mug of frothiness, but I just can’t get into it. If we’re talking coffee additives, I prefer my […]

20 Jul

Ginger and Lemongrass Meatballs with Braised Scallions

Ginger and lemongrass meatballs are so moist and uber flavorful that they don’t need any sauce. This blend of lamb and pork boldly seasoned with ginger, lemongrass, garlic, basil and cilantro will knock you out with flavor and aroma. Just serve the meatballs on a plate with a side of braised scallions for dinner or […]

13 Jul

Salmon, Zucchini and Lemon Skewers

The simple trick of threading lemon slices to these skewers adds a bright color and a light, tart flavor to the salmon and zucchini as they cook. A sprinkle of cumin and coriander and a dollop of chive-butter bring more mouth-watering flavor. These skewers are great for parties – they look fantastic piled on a […]

6 Jul

Mussels with Mexican Chorizo

Mussels with Mexican Chorizo is a blend of steamed mussels, boldly seasoned ground pork and fresh, juicy tomatoes. It all comes together quickly in one pot, a delicious swirl of spicy meat and tender mussels in a rich and flavorful broth. Pork and mussels is not a typical surf and turf combination but it’s right […]

29 Jun

Mini Breakfast Meatloaves

It’s true; these amazing egg-stuffed mini meatloaves aren’t only for breakfast. They’re great for lunch or dinner, too. But when served in the morning (with a side of bacon, if you have it) they really start the day off right. First, a mixture of pork and beef is seasoned to taste like breakfast sausage. Next, […]

22 Jun

Frozen Coconut Macadamia Bars

Is it a Primal Energy Bar or the perfect Primal dessert? Call them what you will, these delicious little morsels deliver a healthy dose of fat and protein and satisfy an urge for something sweet. Frozen Coconut Macadamia Bars are incredibly easy to make and have an deliciously decadent flavor and texture. Macadamia nuts and […]

15 Jun

Guacamole-Stuffed Southwest Burgers

Burgers and avocados are a natural pairing, but instead of piling slices of avocado on top, why not stuff guacamole inside? The inspiration for this simple but genius recipe came from the Civilized Caveman, who adds sun dried tomatoes to his avocado-stuffed burgers. In the version here, burgers with a Southwest vibe are stuffed with […]

8 Jun

Crispy, Fatty, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Porchetta

Porchetta is the ultimate meal for pork lovers. Crispy, crackling pork skin; fatty, melt-in-your mouth pork belly; and moist shoulder (or loin) are rolled together in every bite. It’s pork, three ways, in one amazing dish. When made strictly according to tradition, porchetta is a massive culinary undertaking: a whole, boned-out pig is stuffed with […]

1 Jun

Perfect Roasted Chicken

Every home cook should have a no-fail recipe for roasted chicken, one you can count on to always deliver golden skin and well cooked, moist, flavorful meat. So what’s the secret? Well, there are several: Buy Smaller Chickens Smaller chickens – those weighing 4 1/2 pounds (2 kg) or less – cook fast and evenly, […]

25 May

Primal Beef Enchiladas

Enchiladas are often a mess of ingredients in a casserole pan, the two main ingredients being tortillas and a heavy blanket of cheese. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this Primal enchilada recipe, it’s all about the meat. Chuck roast is slow-cooked with fresh tomatoes and dried chiles. The result is tender, […]

18 May

Gyro Taco Salad & Tzatziki Guacamole

This is a recipe from the brand new Primal Blueprint Publishing book Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Foods Made Paleo. Order your copy today and claim a bunch of free gifts while the limited-time offer lasts. See all the details here. A theme we like to play with a lot is taking flavors you know and […]

11 May

Hazelnut Coffee Pancakes

This is a recipe from the brand new Primal Blueprint Publishing book Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Foods Made Paleo. Order your copy today and claim a bunch of free gifts while the limited-time offer lasts. See all the details here. Hazelnut, coffee, and maple together in a harmonious breakfast package. Take a traditional pancake, jack […]

4 May

Mushroom and Bacon “Risotto”

The rich flavors of bacon and mushrooms dominate this dish, turning riced cauliflower into a super-flavorful side. Cauliflower risotto is fantastic served with a main course of roasted chicken, salmon, or thick, juicy pork chops. The recipe below is great without any additional ingredients, but if you’re really craving comfort food then fatten the risotto […]

27 Apr

Philly Cheesesteak (with Optional Primal Cheddar Cheese Sauce)

As it turns out, Philly Cheesesteak is an amazing meal even if it’s just Philly Steak. Meaning, no cheese sauce or bread included. Not authentic, but delicious none-the-less. You really can’t go wrong with thinly sliced rib eye topped with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and peppers. Philly Cheesesteak isn’t about fancy seasonings and preparation methods. […]

20 Apr

Tomato Soup with Spicy Mini-Meatballs

A bowl of tomato soup is delicious any time of year, for lunch or for dinner, for kids and adults. If fresh, super-ripe tomatoes aren’t available then this recipe for tomato soup made from canned tomatoes is the best one to follow. This homemade tomato soup has a rich, pure tomato flavor and silky texture. […]

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