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Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

This paleo Shepherd’s pie always brings me back to England, where my husband and I went to graduate school, spending many a long night deep in the academic trenches of anthropology and biology. It was good fuel for our studious brains, especially on spring nights, when the weather […]

Lemon-Almond Cauliflower Couscous

This cauliflower couscous is a refreshing alternative to the wheat-based dish.* It still has all the elements of a Moroccan flavored side dish, while being light and delicate enough for spring. And its good for mopping up sauce of your lamb or chicken stew. This […]

Grain-free Paleo Pizza Crust. Low-FODMAP, too!

Grain-free Paleo Pizza Crust. Low-FODMAP, too!

Now, I know that caveman didn’t really order take-out on Friday nights, which is why some people scoff at the idea of “paleo pizza.” But then again, he didn’t watch Amazon streaming videos on Friday nights, either (which go really well with pizza). What does it really matter if the end result is delicious, and still fits within your dietary principles? So if you tend to eat like a caveman, go ahead and have a little fun with your food! No need to feel guilty about chowing down on this wholesome, grain-free paleo pizza crust.

Most grain-free pizza crusts I’ve come across are either made with cauliflower (which I can’t eat because of the FODMAPs), are too eggy,  are too bready, or are too much like a cracker. I’m not saying this pizza crust is perfect. Its hard to reach perfection in a pizza crust without grains. But its definitely a good runner-up to the gluteny pizza crusts we used to know and love. This one is light without being too bready, it crisps on the edges nicely without being too dry and is not doughy in the middle. You can even pick up a slice with your hands (if you want) without it falling apart.

Of course, you can add whatever toppings you like to this crust, but one of my favorites is chicken sausage, red peppers and spinach. It makes for a complete meal (pictured above). Goat’s cheese is optional.

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Grain-free Paleo Pizza Crust. Low-FODMAP, too!
if you tend to eat like a caveman, you can still have a little fun with your food! No need to feel guilty about chowing down on this wholesome, grain-free paleo pizza crust.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
10 inch crust
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
10 inch crust
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place shredded zucchini in a colander with 1 teaspoon of salt and toss to mix well. Place the colander in the sink and let drain for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place almond flour, arrowroot, coconut flour, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  4. Add the eggs, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic and oregano. Stir to combine.
  5. Squeeze excess water from the zucchini. You should have about 1/2 cup. Fold the zucchini into the pizza dough mixture until well distributed. Form into a ball.
  6. Drizzle a little olive oil in the center of the parchment paper, and using your fingers, spread out into a circle about 10 inches in diameter. Sprinkle a little almond flour over the oil.
  7. Place the dough into the center of the circle and using your hands, evenly spread into a 10-inch diameter, building the edges up a little. If the dough sticks to your hands too much, sprinkle your hands or the dough with extra almond flour.
  8. Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes before adding toppings. After you add the toppings, bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the edge just starts to brown.
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Minted Peas

Minted Peas

Are peas paleo or not? Some say green legumes are ok on the paleo diet because the nutritional content outweighs the problems that lectins and phytates might cause. Personally, I’ve never really had a problem with peas. All I know is that when I was […]

Brazilian Fish Stew. Moqueca.

Brazilian Fish Stew. Moqueca.

This Brazilian Fish Stew sounds and tastes exotic, and yet it is so simple to make. A coconut milk-chicken-stock broth is deepened with paprika and garlic which embraces the delicate flavors of seafood. Even though its often referred to as a stew, there is no thickener added […]

VIDEO: The Paleo One-Month Meal Plan

 

Watch as Heather explains why she created the meal plan, her own struggles with health, and how the paleo meal plan can help you.

 

 

 

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Steak Salad with Fennel, Radish & Olives

Steak Salad with Fennel, Radish & Olives

By the time spring rolls around, salads start to look more appealing than cold greens on chilly winter nights did. This salad is one of my favorites to make this time of year. Pea shoots and asparagus herald the first few days of spring, while radish adds a […]

Paleo Turkey Meatloaf

Paleo Turkey Meatloaf

This paleo turkey meatloaf is one of my son’s favorite “comfort foods.” Its best to use ground turkey thighs, or find ground turkey meat with a higher fat percentage if you can find it. I try to cook a variety of meats throughout the week, so as not […]

Paleo Baba Ghanoush

Paleo Baba Ghanoush

Whether because of leaky gut, autoimmune issues, sensitivity to high concentrations of omega-6s, or even cross contamination, it turns out that many people have problems with sesame. But at least this paleo baba ghanoush can be back on the table!

Back when I developed leaky gut, I reacted to all kinds of foods, and especially seeds of all kinds. Sadly, I had to give up my beloved hummus, which is made with tahini (sesame seed paste). I didn’t even think I could substitute with another favorite of mine, baba ghanoush, until I learned that the Israeli version of the dish uses mayonnaise instead of tahini. It actually gives it a lighter taste, with more of the eggplant flavor coming through. Also, because of the raw garlic, its a good immunity booster. This dish is great as a dip or as a condiment. I like dipping plantain chips into it.

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Paleo Baba Ghanoush
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit.
  2. Prick the skin of the eggplants with a fork and roast for about 40 minutes until the skin is sufficiently blistered. Let cool, then peel off the skin. You may have to slide your fingers down between the skin and the innards, to get all the good stuff.
  3. Place the roasted eggplant, along with the rest of the ingredients, except parsley in blender or food processor and process until smooth. Adjust the seasonings and process again if necessary. Add in the parsley and pulse a few more times until well-combined. Cool in the refrigerator before serving. Garnish with extra olive oil and fresh parsley.
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One-Month Paleo Meal Plan. Winter.

One-Month Paleo Meal Plan. Winter.

It’s here! Our one-month, winter-themed, paleo meal plan, where the focus is on providing warming, soothing comfort for dark winter nights. More and more people are adopting the paleo diet, as they realize it is not just a fad. It has real benefits and nutritional […]