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Impressive and very simple recipes?

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Created August 24, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I'm trying to find an extremely delicious, impressive, healthy, simple, paleo recipe. This is my only chance to really change my families thoughts on my decision to be paleo. It could be for breakfast or dinner. I need it to be pretty simple, as I don't have much cooking experience. Links, blogs, recipes, ideas, anything works. Thanks! Oh and I would prefer it if it didn't have any meat in it (Seafood is okay.) Also something kind of unique and very paleo. Like, you probably wouldn't eat it without being paleo. Once again, thank you!

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on August 24, 2012
at 08:36 PM

I'll mull over recipe ideas, but I have to ask -- why must it be something only paleos would eat? A lot of simple recipes are paleo by virtue of their ingredients, and in my experience, are good for introducing others to how we eat.

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on August 24, 2012
at 08:15 PM

a recipe that has become old hat in my group also involves fake pasta -- a simple bolognese or marinara over spaghetti squash is traditional and tasty paleo fare.

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on August 24, 2012
at 08:12 PM

some regard it as harmless - i tend to eat a lot of it with no issues, but some do not do too well with it. It depends on how tolerant one is

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on August 24, 2012
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so regard it as harmless - i tend to eat a lot of it with no issues, but some do not do too well with it. It depends on how tolerant one is

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on August 24, 2012
at 07:55 PM

How is using white rice 'paleo'?

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on August 24, 2012
at 07:39 PM

I have to admit, this one has stumped me. A recipe that you wouldn't eat unless you were paleo and yet that has no meat in it...sounds like a Zen koan.

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at 07:21 PM

Oh- I make this usually for dinner, but we have leftovers cold for breakfast.

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20bff9cbbddf521bac87b434981502c3

on August 24, 2012
at 08:13 PM

I made this the other day for my group's paleo potluck:

Zucchini Pesto Pasta

1. Make zucchini pasta using a julienne peeler a la nom nom paleo

tip: I stirfry in a pan for 1-2 minutes with a bit of butter (you can use coconut or olive oil, whatever). get it so the zuke is barely al dente. you want to heat it up a bit so it's not quite as raw, but you don't want it to get soggy.

The most difficult part of this recipe is peeling the zuke. it's difficult because it's boring! but it only takes like 1.5 min per zuke so really NBD.

Use at least one medium zucchini per person. I love this so much, so I do 2 med pp.

2. Follow this pistachio pesto recipe from paleOMG

I know pesto is traditionally made with pinenuts but omg this recipe with pistachios is BOMB. up the ante by adding some sundried tomatoes to the pesto itself. after pulsing the pistachio in my food processor, I pulse the sundried tomatoes a couple times, then proceed to the basil/olive oil step.

I'm lazy so I don't do this with chicken. You can keep it 100% vegetarian, add chicken, I was even thinking of trying it with shrimp.

This recipe currently king of my DELICIOUS / PALEO / UNIQUE / EASY recipe hill.

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on August 24, 2012
at 08:15 PM

a recipe that has become old hat in my group also involves fake pasta -- a simple bolognese or marinara over spaghetti squash is traditional and tasty paleo fare.

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on August 24, 2012
at 07:58 PM

Saute a bunch of summer squashes with root veggies, garlic, a variety of herbs to your liking such as rosemary, parsley, basil, drain the liquid, and toss it with some EVOO, salt, and pepper.

You can then make this as a topping for the root veggies: Jumbo shrimp sauteed in a healthy amount of butter with salt pepper paprika and dash of cinnamon (try not to over cook the shrinp - they tend to get tough and mean...).

then

put it in your body.

hope you get to try it! it usually takes me about 20 minutes to make this for my BF and I

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on August 24, 2012
at 10:00 PM

Spaghetti squash as "pasta" with a red sauce or pesto (like above)

You can make wraps with cabbage or lettuce leaves and stuff with sauteed veggies and other yummy stuff!

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on August 24, 2012
at 07:41 PM

How about shrimp kabobs? Cut large hunks of red, yellow and green peppers, mushrooms, onions. Arrange veggies and shrimp on skewers, brush with coconut oil(any would work)then grill.

If trying to win people over then I would serve with coconut rice(Makes Paleo not as "scary"). Make white rice as normal but replace 1 or two cups of the water with the same amount of coconut milk.

These are easy and would be a great dessert to any special family event! Super easy and hard to screw up. Zucchini Brownies

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on August 24, 2012
at 08:12 PM

so regard it as harmless - i tend to eat a lot of it with no issues, but some do not do too well with it. It depends on how tolerant one is

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 24, 2012
at 07:55 PM

How is using white rice 'paleo'?

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on August 24, 2012
at 08:12 PM

some regard it as harmless - i tend to eat a lot of it with no issues, but some do not do too well with it. It depends on how tolerant one is

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on August 24, 2012
at 07:41 PM

I have to admit, this one has stumped me. A recipe that you wouldn't eat unless you were paleo and yet that has no meat in it...sounds like a Zen koan.

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on August 24, 2012
at 07:30 PM

Here's a link to my Facebook page, The Primal Chef, hope you find my recipes useful and easy to make.

https://www.facebook.com/theprimalchef

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on August 24, 2012
at 07:20 PM

I don't know if this is "very" paleo, but as long as you eat potatoes why not a Spanish tortilla? It's potatoes, eggs, salt, maybe some onion, and lots of olive oil. About as simple as you can get, and no meat. I usually serve it with a side salad or kale sauteed with garlic and olive oil. This is the recipe I use, though I usually reduce the olive oil a tiny bit. It's pretty high fat, high nutrient. http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Tortilla-Espanola

If you don't do potatoes, you can manage something similar with another vegetable--or make a frittata.

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on August 24, 2012
at 07:21 PM

Oh- I make this usually for dinner, but we have leftovers cold for breakfast.

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