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    Typical dinner

    Maybe this is a dumb question but paleo dinner ideas really stump me. I have no problem coming up with breakfast or lunches but when it comes to dinner I just don't know what to eat or what is typical. I know there are a lot of recipes but I don't really have the time to make elaborate feasts every night. I want something simple and basic. I suppose I could copy lunch for dinner but that just seems wrong lol. So what do you typically eat? Is a dinner as simple as meat, oil, and veggies in a nutshell? banks

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    hi !!
    yesterday evening i ate some fish (roasted in a pan) with a bowl of leeks & cream
    i also cook a whole (and big) plate of roasted veggies in the oven (carrots, parsnips ...) with onions & garlic, then i mix a part of the plate with almonds to have a "dip" for raw veggies, then i mix another part with water & coconut milk to have a big bowl of purée, and keep a part of roasted veggies to eat with boiled eggs

    i often cook big parts for dinner, then i have leftover for the day after

    i always have about 4-5 different soups in the freezer

    i cook daily big pans of vegetables then i store in the fridge

    hope this helps !!

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    any vegetable. another vegetable or fruit. any palm sized protein. if the protein is lean, add any fat source that is preferably whole like avocado, handful of nuts (maybe in a salad?) or some cheese, if thats your thing

    For me, i like to cook up some organic beef mince in the pan with some onions, peppers, thyme, and black pepper, put it all over a bad of dark leafy greens, maybe add some balsamic vinegar. Sometimes a medium sweet potato to accompany.

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    Steak. I can eat that every night of the week. I have different mixtures of spices in shakers to give the steak different flavors, or just eat cooked in bacon grease.

    I have also started enjoying 1/2 pound hamburger patty topped with lettuce, tomato, home made pickle - catsup - mustard. Eat with a fork. Delicious!
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    Mine tends to be a meat and a vegetable. Pretty simple.

    Steak and sauteed mushrooms
    Chicken and broccoli in melted butter
    Fish and grilled asparagus
    Ground beef patties topped with a fried egg and a salad

    Maybe I'll throw in white rice or something else if I'm in the mood.

    Changing the spices or the cooking method makes a big difference. Beef in cumin is completely different than beef in rosemary. Grilled fish is very different from fish en papillote.

    But yeah, it's pretty much a piece of meat and some veggies most days.
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    I'm cooking for a family, so do tend to take more time but, for example, last night's supper was cottage pie (made with minced grass-fed beef, beef stock, a slug of red wine, a chopped onion, a leek, a couple of carrots and a courgette/zucchini, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce and topped with mashed cauliflowers), and tonight I'm roasting a lovely free-range chicken, which I will serve with roasted broccoli and roasted parsnips. Tomorrow I expect I'll make some kind of meal with any leftover chicken and fresh vegetables.

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    Big hunk of meat and a huge pile of steamed veggies and potatoes with a pat of butter. Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Big hunk of meat and a huge pile of steamed veggies and potatoes with a pat of butter. Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Big hunk of meat and a huge pile of steamed veggies and potatoes with a pat of butter. Done.
    So different when you are cooking for a family.

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    Thanks everyone for your replies--that helps! So it really is that simple--meat + veggies + fat + spices (of which there are many different combinations). It's just I'm so used to having dinner with some sort of carb (typically a grain), that it takes a bit to wrap my head around the idea that it isn't necessary and dinner can be complete and satisfying without it. So it helps to see what others are doing.
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