Do you think Chad and I should dress up like this for Halloween this coming fall? I love this…knew I could find something fun for this post!
I recently surveyed my email community to ask what they were looking for in upcoming blog posts and one of the common requests was for my top paleo dishes.
What is Paleo?
Depending upon where you look, I find that Paleo can mean a couple different things, but I love and trust what Diane Sanfillipo has going on and to summarize her definition of Paleo is this: to eat whole foods that act as fuel for your body and to avoid foods that are processed, refined or factory made. Basically this means avoiding legumes, pasteurized dairy, refined sugar, and grains.
At home we don’t follow a Paleo food plan, though we don’t eat cow dairy, refined sugar, little to no grains and infrequently consume legumes (though I don’t purposely keep them out of our diet either). We do eat sheep and goats milk products, bake with maple syrup, honey and coconut palm sugar and use at this point only quinoa and wild rice in our every day cooking. That being said, I do have some brown rice and white basmati rice along with an old bag of gluten free oats in my pantry, though I can’t recall the last time we used them.
That being said, I find it really easy to cook Paleo-ish, so I’ve corralled a few of my favorite dinner time recipes.
These two chilis are so amazing, a friend introduced these recipes to me as well as the chicken dish immediately below them …. definitely family favorites over here:
Many of the dishes from Against All Grain make their way to our dinner table at night. We especially love a pulled pork with coleslaw. It’s easy and nutritious.
Another easy out for us is to pick up Chipotle with no rice … here we will add beans typically, along with salsa, lettuce, guacamole, meat, and we’ll shred a little goat cheese or use some plain goat yogurt as sour cream and use plantain chips to scoop up like a tortilla chip. We all love this as a quick fix.
What are some of your favorite paleo dishes?