Kitchen Tips for Primal Holiday Entertaining

people clinking glasses with wineThere’s no ancestral tradition more meaningful than sharing a meal together. Holiday parties and dinners are when we come together to celebrate the bonds we have and the promise of a new year. Whether planned or impromptu, the effort doesn’t have to compromise the enjoyment. The best gatherings are simple and casual, and your menu can reflect that. Today we’re offering a holiday party rundown of favorite recipes that allow you to offer the best in Primal hospitality for all your entertaining events this season.

No-Stress Primal Appetizers

If you’re planning to cook a huge holiday meal, then give yourself a break when it comes to appetizers. Don’t go overboard. Instead, serve easy-to-make crowd pleasers for your guests to nibble on like Bacon Trail Mix.

Or Marinated Olives & Nuts.


Slightly more sophisticated, but still easy to whip up, are appetizers like mini smoked salmon hand rolls.

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Or shrimp with kimchi mayo.


Make-Ahead Main Courses

Instead of being trapped in the kitchen when guests arrive, cook your main course a day (or two) ahead of time. Large cuts of cooked meat like brisket  actually taste better when they rest in the refrigerator 24 to 48 hours.

Lemon-Parsley Brisket


Bone-in beef short ribs are another delicious make-ahead main course. Both brisket and short ribs can be reheated in a covered dish at 350 ºF/176 ºC.

For casual holiday get-togethers, cook up a big pot of stew or Texas chili  the day before a party, or better yet, make the dishes weeks before, and stash ‘em in the freezer.

Primal AviaryPeanut Stew

Easy Primal Desserts

There’s no need to expend undue time and effort making elaborate Primal desserts when there are plenty of perfectly Primal, easy-to-make desserts that will satisfy a holiday sweet tooth.

Squares of high-quality dark chocolate and a bowl of Clementine oranges are always a hit. Or, try these simple but unbelievably delicious homemade Dark Chocolate Citrus Macadamia Balls.

Mac Choc Citrus Balls

Or Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut Bars.

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Or Coconut Macadamia Bars.

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All three desserts can be made ahead and kept in the freezer.

Festive Holiday Drinks (That Won’t Leave You Hung Over)

The festive drink in your hand doesn’t have to be an alcoholic one. Offer guests (and yourself) a fancy mocktail instead.

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Enjoy the season with a warm mug of creamy cocoa or Primal Egg Nog.

Or any of Seven Healthy Coffee Ideas or some soothing Turmeric Tea.

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Which ideas will you try, or do you have more to add? Happy Holidays, everyone!

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