I can’t take credit for this recipe. Naked Paleo tweeted me and suggested I try this recipe for tamales made with a plantain paste instead of traditional masa. Thinking that it would be super time consuming, I put it off for 2 months until my husband insisted we give it a try. Surprisingly, this recipe isn’t that time consuming at all! We used leftover smoked brisket as the filling...
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How can Gourmaleo Make Eating Paleo Easier for...
Brisket Tacos? Spaghetti Squash with Buffalo Bolognese? Pesto Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato? BLT Stuffed Chicken with Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts? What’s your favorite flavor? Dallas friends, Gourmaleo is now delivering fresh paleo meals directly to your door. A customized menu by your very own personal chef is approved by you each week, making eating paleo delicious AND...
Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders
I had a craving for my standard 7th grade lunch, circa 1993 today: a basket of chicken tenders with a side of mashed potatoes. Surprisingly these nut crusted tenders and a side of cauliflower mash with extra Kerry Gold butter in it did the trick. I posted this recipe a while back using skinless chicken breasts, but the pecans stick really well to smaller pieces of chicken. Kids are going to...
Baked Coconut Shrimp
I like to use 26/20 count shrimp in this recipe because it’s perfectly bite size but any size you prefer will work. Baked Coconut Shrimp Heat your oven to 400 degrees You’ll need: 1 dozen raw shrimp, peeled, rinsed and de-veined 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1 Tablespoon coconut flour 1 egg 1 Tablespoon almond milk salt pepper 1. Spread the coconut on a sheet pan...
Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken
I’m a big fan of finding leftover veggies in the fridge, stuffing chicken with them and, eureka! Dinner! The only thing better than that is stuffing meat with more meat. Applegate Farms makes some pretty clean pepperoni (and salami) that’s not loaded with sugar, but use what you like and double check the ingredients. Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken Preheat your oven to 400...
I’ve had a grass fed local beef heart in my freezer for a while (also known as the “looming beef heart”) that I’m excited yet tentative about cooking it and doing it really well. This is my first beef heart, you know. I found a good instructional video courtesy of Michael Ruhlman, author of The Making of a Chef and The Soul of a Chef on how to fabricate the heart...
If you took all that energy...
My ladies, if you took all that energy you spend hating your body and used it towards changing your body, the results are limitless. That is all.
I love fall flavors- baking around the holidays makes me want to put cloves and pumpkin in everything. Pumpkin Pancakes You’ll need: 1 ripe banana, mashed 3/4 heaping cup canned pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1 cup almond meal 1 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup almond milk 1. Combine the bananas, pumpkin and eggs in a bowl...
Holiday Baked Pears
These baked pears are a nice change from traditional baked pastries and they’re surprisingly sweet. They can be eaten warm, straight out of the oven, but when you chill them overnight the pears soak up the flavors from the filling and make it even tastier. Plus, they’re super easy to make. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Holiday Baked Pears You’ll need: 2 ripe pears (I...
Chili Roasted Cauliflower
I was not expecting this recipe to be so awesome. Honestly, this makes cauliflower completely snack-worthy. I’m going to start doubling the recipe and eating cauliflower while I’m watching Friday night movies, no lie. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Chili Roasted Cauliflower You’ll need 1 head of cauliflower, rinsed and chopped into bite sized pieces 2 Tablespoons...
Cranberry Pork Tenderloin with Black Pepper Pecans
I love cooking with autumn/winter flavors and this recipe could easily be your new Thanksgiving staple recipe if you’re not a fan of turkey or if you’re cooking for a small group. Cranberry Pork Tenderloin with Black Pepper Pecans Preheat your oven to 375 degrees For the pecans, you’ll need: 1/2 cup pecan pieces 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon coconut oil For the...
Strawberry Silver Dollar Pancakes
This recipe makes about 18 pancakes, so feel free to cut it in half. Why silver dollar sized? Because these can be difficult to flip if they’re bigger. Plus, the leftovers make a perfect 3 bite sized snack… Strawberry Silver Dollar Pancakes You’ll need: 1 banana, mashed 1/4 cup apple sauce 5 eggs 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking...
"But Eating Paleo is So Expensive..."
I hear this a lot. I also hear “but it takes so long to cook a recipe and there’s too many ingredients…”. Here’s the thing with a paleo lifestyle: no, its not convenient. But when has convenience really done you any good? I’m interested in your answers to that question because I have a really difficult time answering it. In the 1950’s the average...
Nutty Date Bites
I used pecans for the outer part of these sweet treats but you could easily substitute walnuts, pistachios, or toasted hazelnuts. Nutty Date Bites You’ll need: 15 dates, pitted 1/2 cup almond butter 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans *1/4 teaspoon nutmeg optional* 1. In a food processor, puree the pitted dates, almond butter and cinnamon. (If you like nutmeg,...
Which Gourmaleo recipe would you like to see in...
I’d love to get more of my recipes out in the world, I just don’t know which one to pick! Paleo Magazine is offering an opportunity to have a recipe published in their cookbook, as well as a little bit about the author and their website. What are YOUR favorite Gourmaleo recipes- ones you think they’d definitely want to publish? I need your help on this, so please leave your...
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
If you don’t have a food processor yet, now’s the time to get one. If you don’t have a food processor, mince the apples really fine and mix everything in a bowl with a hand mixer or a spoon. This oatmeal is pretty darn convincing, but room temperature. I just made a week’s worth of breakfast I can just grab from the fridge and which is going to give me extra time...
Jerk Country Style Pork Ribs- Paleo Dinner Party...
We had a friend over for dinner which is great on Saturdays when I have all day to cook but during the work week it always requires a crock pot recipe. I saw some great country style pork ribs at the store which are HUGE and don’t have a lot of bone on them. (10 ribs = 5 pounds) I left these guys in the crock pot for 12 hours and the result was ribs so tender they were almost impossible...
I took my sweet potato pancake recipe, added scrambled eggs and bacon and BOOM. I originally posted this pancake recipe last Spring, but here it is again. Sweet Potato Pancakes You’ll need: 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes* 5 eggs 1 cup almond meal 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup almond milk 1. Combine the bananas, sweet potatoes and...
The Real Deal Mayo
Homemade mayo? You betcha. Mine is olive oil based, sugar free and hasn’t been sitting on a grocery store shelf for 3 months. You’ll need: 3 egg yolks 2 Tablespoons warm water 2 Tablespoons vinegar (white or apple cider) 2 teaspoons mustard 4 cups of olive oil 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, water,...
Pesto Chicken Stuffed Squash
I created a paleo pesto recipe (the real deal has dairy in it) as one of my first Gourmaleo recipes which can be found in the archives, or I’ve re-printed it here. I love this creation because I’m a huge fan of food you can hold in your hand while eating. Get the squash and the chicken in the oven first and make the pesto while they’re cooking. Pesto Chicken Stuffed Squash ...
Garlic Apple Roasted Chicken with Crispy Cinnamon...
Sound pretty fancy? Completely easy recipe, I promise. I tried to blog this one last week but it was devoured before I could get photos. These crispy leeks are my new favorite food ever. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Garlic Apple Roasted Chicken with Crispy Cinnamon Leeks You’ll need: 1 whole roaster chicken 1 apple, peel on, sliced into long slices or 1” cubes 1 bunch...
Spinach Artichoke Dip
A paleo twist on one of my favorite snacks! Serve this one with a side of endive spoons and cucumber slices for dipping. Spinach Artichoke Dip You’ll need: 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews, soaked in a bowl of water overnight ¼ cup water 14 oz can artichoke hearts 2 teaspoons lemon juice ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 bunch of spinach 1...
Sesame Chicken Wings
I would describe this recipe as one of my more difficult ones, and that’s only because the base of the dipping sauce is homemade mayonnaise. Store-bought mayo is full of preservatives, stabilizers and of course, sugar. The homemade stuff is as paleo as it gets, but it’s a little messy and involves some patience. Don’t let that discourage you. The sauce is totally worth it! ...
Simple Thai Beef Stew
First off, beef stew doesn’t photograph well but it tastes really damn good. Most Thai beef stew recipes have curry in them, but I kept the curry out of this one to bring out more of the lemon grass. Lemon grass is super easy to cook with and you can find it in your grocery store where they keep fresh herbs refrigerated in the produce department. To cook with it, just bend the stalk to...
Vera Cruz Pot Roast
I’m down to the last chuck roast from my cow in the freezer (sad face), so I decided to experiment this morning before work. A little jalapeno, some bell peppers, a couple of seasonings and I got this! (And in hindsight, I realized I probably should have put in my contacts before cutting the jalapeno, not after.) Vera Cruz Pot Roast You’ll need: 1 roast, 2 pounds or larger (I...
Speaking of Bone Broth... →
The Underground Wellness Real Food Summit is going on this week- it’s FREE to listen to and there will be 2-3 new speakers every day to talk about a variety of good stuff. Check out the endless benefits of bone broth today with Sarah Pope.
Save the Bones!
If you throw away the bones after you cook ribs, roast, steak, anything… you’re wasting a super precious ingredient. Making your own beef stock is one of the easiest, most basic recipes that pays off ten-fold. Beef stock can be used to make sauces, cook with in the crock pot, soak your dog’s raw hides in, or just drink it straight up. (For reasons why beef stock, or...
Far East Chicken Salad
It’s HOT outside. I came home from work yesterday and it was a miserable 106 degrees. I wasn’t about to make anything hot for dinner, so I decided to play around with a mayo-less chicken salad and ended up creating my new favorite dish for summer. This one has lots of ingredients but totally worth it. I recommend doubling the batch and keeping it in the fridge to eat for a few...
Pork Tenderloin Robusto
This pork tenderloin tastes like a mixture of pizza, garlic bread, herb focaccia, and anything else Italian and full of non-paleo goodness that I occasionally crave. (A moment of silence for pizza, my friends.) Pork Tenderloin Robusto Preheat your oven to 350 degrees You’ll need: 1 pork tenderloin 1 sprig fresh rosemary 6 sprigs fresh thyme 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon black...
Chili Lime Glazed Salmon
This recipe works great with any fish, I just happened to see some great Sockeye Salmon in the case at the grocery store today. Baking it in foil makes for super easy clean up and if the skin is on, it peels right off and sticks to the foil. Chili Lime Glazed Salmon You’ll need: 2 salmon fillets (about 6-8 ounces, each) 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 2...
How to Grill a Whole Fish →
I’ve got to hand it to Mark Sisson for posting some of my favorite paleo cooking blogs. Try this one on your grill at home and let me know how it goes! (And yes, you can eat the whole fish.)
Ginger Peach Crumble
Using ripe peaches makes this recipe extra sweet. I made these in individual ramekins, but the recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a glass or pyrex baking dish. Having a micro plane (it looks like a long, skinny lemon zester) also comes in handy when you’re grating the ginger root, but a cheese grater will work just fine. Ginger Peach Crumble You’ll need: 4 small, ripe...
I’ll admit it- I miss having cheese in my migas, but this recipe is surprisingly flavorful with the addition of cumin and chili powder. I typically have cooked ground beef in the fridge at all times, so this recipe is super quick if you have it cooked ahead and want to get rid of some leftovers. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Migas Fritatta You’ll need: 6 eggs 1 cup cooked...
Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Mmmm… Using macadamia nut butter sounded like a good way to start this recipe off, but I couldn’t find any, so I just pureed my own macadamia nuts in the food processor. These taste even more awesome when they’re still warm, dipped in cold almond milk. Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies Preheat your oven to 350 degrees You’ll need: 3/4 cup raw macadamia nuts 2 ripe...