posts tagged "primal dinner"
Posted on August 26, 2014
This basic meatball recipe is easy to make. No frying! Flavored with shallot, tomato paste and a hint of Dijon mustard, these simple meatballs are incredibly tasty. My boys and their friends love them!
Meatballs are also a great make ahead dinner dish. Often, when I have a busy day, I’ll make these meatballs the night before, let them cool, and refrigerate them. The next evening, I throw them in a baking dish with a glass lid, cover them with […]
Posted on October 11, 2013
Asian Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice; photo by Leigh Beisch
Today I want to share a deliciously healthy recipe from my latest book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. I’d also like to thank all of you who let me know on Facebook and twitter that you found the book at both Costco and Target. It’s great to see the Paleo and grain-free trends spreading. Everyone deserves healthy food.
This Asian Stir Fry is one of the numerous healthy entree recipes in Paleo […]
Posted on March 4, 2013
This high-protein chicken dinner (full of cauliflower and olives) is a wonderful Paleo one pot meal.
This hearty, grain-free, savory Paleo dinner dish is a hit with adults and teens alike in our house. I often serve it with a Spinach Salad for a filling, vegetable heavy dinner.
While we eat chicken once or twice per week, I also try to serve the boys (all 3 of them) steak each week as that is their favorite dinner. They are more than happy when […]
Posted on November 23, 2012
Paleo Turkey Hash is the perfect remanifestation of your Thanksgiving leftovers.
It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you wonder, what to do with all of those leftovers? In fact, you might puzzle over this all weekend. What to do with the remains of a feast that have now become “must go’s”? Gluten free turkey hash is the answer to your post-Thanksgiving woes, and to that perennial question, what to do with all of that leftover turkey.
With just 3 main ingredients (onion, […]
Posted on June 13, 2012
Low carb gluten free kelp noodles with sesame sauce make the perfect Paleo treat.
Back in the 1990’s, before I was gluten free, I ordered my fair share of sesame noodles from greasy Chinese restaurants. That was when I lived in New York City. Even though it’s been a long time since I’ve eaten in a Chinese restaurant, that hankering for a good gluten free sesame noodle recipe has never gone away, so I’m happy to have created this one after […]
Posted on March 15, 2012
Serve tangy Mustard Lime Chicken for dinner with a side of asparagus, or any other healthy green vegetable.
I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes for chicken breast, so I was mighty happy when a reader left this comment on my post for grilled Mustard Lime Chicken:
Fantastic chicken! Our son was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease about one month ago, and I have to tell you that your recipes have been such a help. We all loved the […]
Posted on March 1, 2012
Shepherd’s Pie is a traditional English dish. In Britain it is generally made with lamb or mutton; in this recipe I have made a simple ground beef shepherd’s pie and added bacon for extra flavor.
Shepard’s pie is often referred to as “cottage pie,” by the English; it is a casserole made of cooked meat and vegetables that is then topped with mashed potatoes and baked. I have made this dish into a Paleo casserole by using Mashed Cauliflower for the […]
Posted on March 23, 2011
This Gefilte Fish recipe is based on one by Ellyn Goodrich at epicurious.com, called “Alaskan Halibut and Salmon Gefilte Fish Terrine.” While Goodrich’s recipe makes a gefilte fish “loaf,” mine is for traditional (yet gluten-free) gefilte fish balls (like my Bubby made) only with more vegetables, so that they are a bit lighter and healthier than the standard gefilte-fare. What are gefilte fish?
Here is Wikipedia’s definition: “Yiddish Gefüllte Fisch (Gefilte fish;from German gefüllte “stuffed” fish) (Hebrew: dagim memula’im, literally “filled fish”) […]
Posted on October 1, 2010
Spunky Coconut’s Chicken Meatballs!
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This recipe comes from The Spunky Coconut Cookbook by my adorable friend, Kelly Brozyna of the spunkycoconut.com.
Last weekend, between all of my writing deadlines, I snuck out of the house, away from the computer to meet up with Kelly and her family at the Boulder Farmer’s Market. We grabbed some grub from the market, splashed around with her gorgeous daughters in the creek, then walked around downtown together for a while.
How refreshing! I […]
Posted on September 8, 2010
Yesterday, when I compiled my Rosh Hashanah Menu, I promised y’all that I would give out the recipe for my Stuffed Peppers today, and here they are. I’m glad I made that promise, since it “forced” me to make these gluten free, grain free stuffed peppers for dinner last night, and my husband and I love them. They’re quite colorful and festive, as you can see in the photo above, and mighty tasty, not to mention high protein.
The idea for […]
Posted on August 30, 2010
These Green Chili Turkey Burgers are based on a fabulous recipe from Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Cookbook. His recipe is actually called Fried Eggs Over Green Chili Burgers, and is yet another high-protein entree from the king of primal that my entire family enjoyed.
Green Chili Turkey Burgers
2 (4 oz.) cans diced green chiles
1 pound ground turkey
1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
½ cup onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
In a medium sized bowl mix diced chiles […]
Posted on August 19, 2010
This recipe for quick and easy grilled salmon is based on Kalyn’s Grilled Salmon with Maple Syrup Glaze from Kalyn’s Kitchen. I find that her site is a fantastic source overall, and particularly for protein filled entrees. I had the pleasure of being on a panel at Blogher last year with Kalyn, and am looking forward to seeing her again this year. The Blogher Food Conference is less than 2 months away.
Posted on August 2, 2010
This Rosemary Lemon Chicken has become my go to dinner dish this summer. In fact, I’ve been making it a couple of times a week and loving it, as has my family –children included. It’s super easy to make, very healthy and fabulously fresh and delicious with hints of garlic, lemon and rosemary complementing the flavor of grilled chicken.
Rosemary Lemon Chicken
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, pressed
¼ cup fresh rosemary, minced
½ teaspoon […]
Posted on December 11, 2009
Kumquats are in season right now. What’s a kumquat you ask? Essentially it’s a citrus fruit that closely resembles an orange, though it is much smaller. If you want to know more about kumquats there is a great article over at the Cooking Light website.
Meanwhile, here’s a cozy holiday recipe for gluten free Kumquat Garlic Chicken. We’re having this tonight for the first night of Hanukkah, along with Squash Latkes and gluten free Matzo Ball Soup, of course.
Kumquat Garlic Chicken
Posted on November 27, 2009
Here’s a yummy way to eat your leftover turkey. Take a couple slices of gluten free Nutty Bread, lettuce, mustard and voilà, you have a delicious post-Thanksgiving meal in a sandwich. Personally, I would throw some leftover Cranberry Sauce on the side to add a little hit of color and flavor.
By the way, the turkey in the photo above is not turkey from Thanksgiving, it is a leftover photo using organic Applegate Farms turkey.
Leftover Turkey Sandwich
2 thin slices Nutty Bread or […]
Posted on November 11, 2009
There was a shortage of Fish Kabayaki the other night when I made this amazing dish from Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen Cookbook. I used salmon to make this sweet and tangy fish dish and it was phenomenal.
The boys were unhappy that I did not make more, so tonight I’m making it again and doubling the recipe to 2 pounds of salmon so all can eat to their fill and still have some for leftovers the next night. I’m making it right […]
Posted on October 14, 2009
This gluten free Grilled Lemon Chicken recipe from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa cookbook is easy to make and amazingly delicious.
I cut her recipe in half and it was not nearly enough for my family. They licked their plates clean and my little one asked if we could have the chicken again the next night for dinner –and he’s a guy that complains about lack of variety, so you get the idea here.
Gluten Free Grilled Lemon Chicken
⅓ cup lemon juice, fresh […]
Posted on August 25, 2009
This Leek Coulis is based on a culinary masterpiece from Gluten-Free Girl. My description will certainly not do it justice and I’m fairly certain my vegan version is only a faint replication of hers.
For a truly mouth watering account of this dish, make sure to read Gluten Free Girl’s delectable post about the culinary wizardry that is the chef’s Leek Coulis. All I can say on my end, is that I fooled my husband; he had no idea that I […]
Posted on August 21, 2009
My younger son is a big fan of my Chipotle Orange Chicken and asks me to make it on a weekly basis. Since it’s perfect grilling weather, I decided to make a version of this recipe with chicken breasts that could easily be thrown on the grill –just in time for when they arrive home from baseball practice.
Yes, we’re back in baseball season, this time it’s fall ball.
I like to serve this tangy, gluten free chicken dish with grilled broccoli. […]
Posted on July 8, 2009
Here is one of my favorite sandwiches –the Turkey Club. It’s a sandwich on Nutty Bread with avocado, mustard and of course, turkey. It’s hot here, so I’m very happy to make sandwiches for dinner and not have to spark up the oven, stove or grill.
These gluten-free sandwiches are full of protein and tasty to boot. For me, the avocado makes a great whole food substitute for mayo (I’m not in the mood to make homemade mayo today either, though […]