Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

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This recipe is a fun treat that doesn't kill your paleo diet. It’s so simple to make that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it before. You could add any kind of nut butter you want to this recipe, and even add some flaked coconut, pistachios, sliced almonds, or even add some cinnamon or cayenne for a touch of spice. [recipe]   … [Read more...]

Egg Baked in Acorn Squash

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This recipe is an interesting twist on a classic Toad in the Hole. Just take a farm fresh egg, a beautiful acorn squash, add salt, pepper and fresh chives and viola, breakfast! Try baking the squash the night before to save time and you can enjoy this delicious meal any day of the week. It is packed full of protein and all the good stuff you need to get you day off on the right foot. Want more protein? Try adding some crumbled bacon! You won’t regret it. [recipe]   … [Read more...]

Is Olive Oil Paleo?

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The Quick Answer: Yes, olive oil is paleo. Why Is Olive Oil Paleo? Olive oil is a completely natural oil that is made up of mostly monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). It’s a far better choice than a lot of refined polyunsaturated plant-oils, like soybean, canola or safflower oil – plus it contains considerable amounts of polyphenol antioxidants and vitamin E and K. All oils have the same fat content and calories (120 per tablespoon and about) so it’s not that olive oil has a superior nutrition profile that makes it better than many others oils, it has more to do with how olive oils is created and how it reacts to heat when … [Read more...]

Stuffed Butternut Squash

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Stuffed butternut squash makes a filling and delicious meal. The classic combination of sausage and apple perfectly complement the sweet nuttiness of the squash. The chopped almonds give this dish that added crunch that sends it over the top. The butternut squash serves as the perfect serving vessel giving this dish the perfect wow factor for your next dinner party. Have leftovers? Just scoop out the contents and pop it in the freezer! [recipe]   … [Read more...]

Are Pancakes Paleo?

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The Short Answer It completely depends on the kind of flour used to make the pancakes – some pancakes can be paleo, like the kinds made using coconut or almond meal, while most others are not. When people think of pancakes they are usually referring to the kind made with wheat flour, which is definitely not paleo. In fact no flour that is made of any grain – whether it’s whole wheat flour, rice, oat, etc. – is paleo be use grains themselves aren’t paleo. Why Are, and Aren’t, Pancakes Paleo? Most pancake recipes include: refined white flour, cane sugar, eggs, milk and maple syrup. As you can probably tell, some of these aren’t … [Read more...]

Is Safflower Oil Paleo?

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The Quick Answer No. Safflower oil is not paleo. Why Isn’t Safflower OilPaleo? Safflower oil is a kind of “refined” oil – and all refined oils are not paleo.Creating oil from a flower is a lengthy process as you can imagine – it’s definitely not one that people living in Paleolithic times could have done. Safflower is similar to other highly-processed vegetable oils like grape seed, sunflower, canola, and palm fruit oil. All of these oils go through extensive refining processes that usually destroy the oils’ health-promoting properties (if they even had any to begin with). This happens because high-heat methods used during … [Read more...]

Kale Chips

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You’ll be surprised at how tasty these chips are. The olive oil paired with the earthy flavor of the kale is almost addicting. They also get a nice crunch that will help you get past your potato chip craving and on to a kale chip craving. You can add more seasoning, such as cumin, cayenne, or chili powder for a bolder, spicier flavor. Be sure not to let them get brown, once they are crisp, they will burn quickly, so keep a close eye on them. Enjoy! [recipe]   … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Bacon Soup

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Nothing says winter comfort like this creamy pumpkin soup sprinkled with crispy bacon and toasted pumpkin seeds. The smoky bacon gives this soup a surprisingdepth of flavor, while the pumpkin gives it just the right hint of sweetness. Don’t have time to cook during the week? This soup freezes great, so freeze individual portions that you can pop into the microwave whenever you are in a rush. [recipe]   … [Read more...]

Roasted Beetroot Hummus

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  There are few things on earth as delicious as roasted beets. They take on a wonderful rich flavor and the roasting process helps to bring out their natural sweetness. Combine that with a little tahini, lemon juice, and some zucchini for texture and you have a true Paleo treat. Who says you need beans to make hummus! Serve this beautiful dip with some carrot sticks and your guests will be amazed. [recipe]   … [Read more...]

Is Sunflower Oil Paleo?

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The Quick Answer No. Sunflower oil is not paleo. Why Isn’t Sunflower Oil Paleo? Manufacturers of vegetable oils like sunflower oil have basically spent the last several decades trying to put saturated fats – especially the kinds from animal products like lard or butter– in a bad light. The public has been pretty mislead into thinking that saturated fats are the enemy, but that unsaturated fats and vegetable oils are healthy. We now know that this is far from the truth – it turns out that you actually need a fair dose of saturated fat to stay healthy.The fear of consuming saturated fats has led many people to assume that … [Read more...]