Chicken and rice is a classic combination for a reason. Even if you’re going grain-free, that doesn’t mean you have to give up rice for good. Enter cauliflower rice! This paleo-friendly rice substitute is a star in just about any dish where you might use rice. Like this Paleo chicken cauliflower rice casserole recipe. Juicy chicken, tender carrots, a healthy serving of cauliflower rice and crunchy cashews, all brought together in a satisfying eggy casserole that rivals any you may remember from childhood. It’s got everything you want in one-dish bite. The hour-long cook and prep time is well worth the wait for this delectable dish!
I love vegans. They are so resourceful. They are forced to come up with unique ways of creating their favorite dishes just as much, if not more so, than us on a Paleo diet.
I always thought that vegetarians only had one option when it came to chili, and that would be a lot of beans. So, imagine my surprise when I was speaking with my vegan friend who said she had made a chili with nuts instead.
This got my thoughts sparking. If we can make chili with no beans, then that would work perfectly for a Paleo diet. And so, I just had to make the Paleo nutty vegetarian chili, perfect for so many diets and meal plans.
When you get a craving for chocolate, nothing else will do. But when you’re Paleo, satisfying your cravings is a little harder than picking out the first chocolate-flavored treat from the store. Too many store-bought chocolates are full of refined sugar, preservatives, artificial flavors, and more. So save your stomach (and your wallet) and look to your pantry instead. These Paleo chocolate haystacks use only four ingredients, and you probably already have them in your kitchen cabinets. We keep it it simple, letting the crunch of the almonds, the delicate coconut, and the rich chocolate speak for themselves. It’s chocolatey bliss in less time than it takes to drive to and from the store!
When the weather gets cold and grey, all I want to eat is soup. This Paleo turmeric cauliflower soup recipe hits all the right notes for a chilly day. The cauliflower and the coconut cream give this soup a velvety, stick-to-your-bones texture that you crave in the cold weather. The turmeric lends a spicy warmth to the soup as well as a lovely yellow color to chase away the winter blues. Onion and garlic round out the flavor profile with a hearty chicken or bone broth providing the perfect complex and meaty base. With only 10 minutes of prep, and an hour long cook time, this soup can be ready in time for dinner whenever your day needs brightening!
Beef stew is a classic for a reason but there is a lot more you can do with stew beef. When the weather starts to turn warm, put away the stew pot and make this Paleo oven-roasted beef casserole instead. It’s cooked in the oven so there’s no need to stand over the stove waiting for the beef to cook. Plus, the addition of zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes lightens up the hearty beef making this a perfect dinner for those spring days when there’s an undeniable chill despite the sun. It’s the best of both worlds, meaty beef to keep you satisfied with just enough veggies to remind you that warmer days are ahead!
So you’re craving Chinese takeout. It happens to all of us. But the more you think about it, the more you realise that you don’t actually want take out. Take out is loaded with empty carbs, sodium, and who knows what else. That’s where this Paleo sweet and sour chicken stir fry comes in. It’s everything you want from your takeout without the things you don’t want. The classic combo of red and green bell peppers adds color and crunch while the bamboo shoots, garlic, and ginger give the noodles a traditional stir fry taste. Of course, we can’t forget the star of the dish, the juicy sweet and sour chicken. Grain-free noodle stir fry has never tasted so good!
I do a lot of grain-free baking. I also do a lot of cooking and baking for friends with allergies and other dietary restrictions. It can be challenging but I have one simple trick to make it all a little easier on myself. I always look for a recipe that needs as little modification as possible. For example, if I am cooking for a vegetarian friend, I choose a recipe that has no meat instead of one that needs a substitute. This not only makes the process a lot more straightforward, but it also means that I can stick to whole foods as much as possible and I don’t have to rely on highly processed ingredient replacements. These Paleo chocolate coconut macaroons are a great example of that principle. Coconut macaroons are naturally flourless, which makes them a perfect candidate for a Paleo makeover.
Dairy-filled milkshakes and sugary sodas are out! If you’re looking for a drink that tastes great without all the sugar, dairy, and preservatives, we’ve got you covered. This Paleo anti-inflammatory turmeric tonic is packed with ingredients that taste as good as they will make you feel. There is spicy turmeric, ginger and black pepper, which provide a perfect contrast to the tangy lemon juice and sweet-tart green apple. So if you’re getting tired of your same old smoothie routine, go outside the box with this refreshing tonic instead.
I love making pie. It’s the perfect celebration food, not as elaborate as cake but just as impressive on the table, and just as tasty! If you were worried that going Paleo meant giving up pie, we’re here to put those fears to rest. Just look at this delicious recipe for Paleo pumpkin pie! A great pie starts with the crust. Ours is made with a delectable blend of flaxseed, coconut flour and almond flour. The almond flour gives a delicate crumble texture while the coconut flour and flaxseed provide structure. Unlike the pumpkin pie you may remember, this filling is free of eggs, dairy and sugar. Without all the clutter of extra ingredients, the spiced pumpkin flavor can shine through, creating the perfect bite of pie!