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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Baby spinach with Mandarin oranges and Coconut

Baby spinach with Mandarin oranges and Coconut

Salad is an essential part of every meal, but let’s face it, it does get a little boring sometimes. I’m always looking for ways to make it little more exciting. I start with the basic, what kind of greens? Then I look for color. And […]

Paleo New England Clam Chowder

Paleo New England Clam Chowder

This paleo New England Clam Chowder is a gluten-free, dairy-free, healthier version of the traditional soup. When my husband and I first met, we experienced one of the coldest winters on record in Washington, DC. We had the romantic idea of going to New York City […]

Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains

Fried plantains. In Costa Rica they call them platanos maduros. In Mali, they call them loko. In fact, this wonder fruit is common street food all over Africa, as well as in Latin America. Once you take your first bite, you will easily see why. These mature […]

Paleo Chicken Cacciatore

Paleo Chicken Cacciatore

This paleo chicken cacciatore is a gluten-free, version of the Italian ‘hunter’s stew.’ It should be naturally gluten-free, but these days people put all kinds of things in their stews to thicken it up. I just use tomato paste. Traditionally, this stew is made up […]

Wilted Spinach with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Wilted Spinach with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

The warm, velvety texture of wilted spinach with butternut squash makes it appealing to eat your salad on a cold winter night. And who said you can only eat cranberries on Thanksgiving? Unfortunately, those store-bought dried cranberries have refined sugar added to them. And I […]