Category: Protein

Paleo Turkey Meatloaf
Poultry

Paleo Turkey Meatloaf

I haven’t made meatloaf in a loooong time — in fact, I don’t think I’ve had a bite of meatloaf in at least a 2 years. It’s one of those things where you know its traditional recipe has gluten, so you just don’t think about it as a choice for dinner. However, for some strange reason both my husband and

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Mexican Sweet Potato Rounds
Appetizers

Mexican Sweet Potato Rounds

These Mexican Sweet Potato Rounds are something special. I usually eat all of the recipes I make for my blog right after I photograph them, as I want to make sure I get the right picture before I jump in and devour. (That’s right, I eat all the food that I shoot. What? I can’t

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Winter Chicken Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Poultry

Winter Chicken Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This Winter Chicken Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is one of my go-to salads in wintertime. It is filling and extremely delicious! Salads are a great way to nourish your body and to help keep your immune system strong. We should all try to have at least one nice, big salad a day. And today,

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Paleo Thai Chicken Pad See Ew
Guest Posts

Guest Post: Paleo Thai Chicken Pad See Ew

I have a recipe that I think you’ll really enjoy! This Paleo Thai Chicken Pad See Ew is from Louise at PaleoMagazine.com, and it’s one of the recipes in The Essential Paleo Cookbook, which I encourage you to check out. The recipe Louise is sharing with us today is healthy, tasty and colorful…everything you want food to be. Bon appetit! ___________________________________ Pad

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Cacao Protein Shake
Breakfast

Cacao Protein Shake

2016 is here and it has arrived along with a plethora of resolutions. Everyone seems to have one, and it seems to me like most of these resolutions are either health or fitness oriented. I am not sure when the “New Year’s Resolution” tradition started, but I am sure glad it did; it is a

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Plantain Boats with Spicy Beef
Beef

Plantain Boats with Spicy Beef

Two days ago I was at the produce section of Boise’s Whole Foods, and to my surprise, I came across a sign that advertised Ecuadorian plantains! (I posted a picture of this on my Instagram account — do you have Instagram? If so, follow me!) I was utterly excited, because I had just returned from Ecuador a week ago, and

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Butterflied Grilled Chicken
Poultry

Butterflied Grilled Chicken

Good butterflied grilled chicken can be a challenge to prepare. We know this because we typically want all of the following to be true of good grilled chicken: Full of flavor Juicy Well done (but not burnt!) A good grilled chicken breast can be a beautiful thing, as it can be any meal’s guest of

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Best Ever BBQ Ribs (Slow Cooked & Grilled)
Pork

Best Ever BBQ Ribs (Slow Cooked & Grilled)

I am so thrilled to share this recipe with you today! Not only is it finger licking good (literally), but it’s also my husband’s own recipe creation. How cute is that? This was his second time cooking for me ever, and let me tell you, he nailed it. Just like he did six years ago when he

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Seared Filet Mignon with Spinach and Berries Salad
Beef

Seared Filet Mignon with Spinach and Berries Salad

I cannot believe it has taken me this long to post my filet mignon recipe. This recipe is a staple in my home, one of my favorite things to cook and eat. It is super easy to make, which is why I love cooking it, and it’s restaurant-quality delicious, which is why me and my

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Spicy and Sweet Asian BISON Meatballs Paleo Recipe!
Game Meat

Sweet and Spicy Asian BISON Meatballs

Bison is my new favorite kind of ground meat. It is lean, it is flavorful and it is versatile. With it, you can make all sorts of recipes, including (but not limited to) burgers, meatballs, meatloaf and meaty spaghetti sauce. And the cool part is that most Bison creations turn out super delicious, as the ground meat absorbs the flavor

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Spinach, Peaches and Chicken Summer Salad
Poultry

Spinach, Peaches and Chicken Summer Salad

Hope everyone’s holiday weekend was a blast and well spent by being with family, eating lots of good food, drinking lots of good drinks, and watching loud and impressive fireworks! My husband and I spent a very nice and chill morning at home on the 4th of July. Chill and easy mornings are my favorite

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Paleo Bison Burgers with Guacamole recipe
Game Meat

Bison Burgers with Guacamole

The 4th of July is coming and everyone in America is getting their grills and their grilling supplies ready for the big day! We love to gather around on patios with family and celebrate our Independence Day the right way. We start by planning out what we are going to do that day, and when that’s

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How-To: Make the Perfect Scrambled Eggs (video)
Breakfast

How-To: Make the Perfect Scrambled Eggs (video)

Today is the first time ever in history that I share an instructional cooking video! I have been meaning to film one of these for you for a REALLY long time, so it has definitely been long overdue. But, better late than never, right? Yeah, that’s what I think too! This short video will walk you through a very simple

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Cherry Walnut Summer Salad
Poultry

Cherry Walnut Summer Salad

When the days get longer and hotter, and one starts sweating seconds after stepping outside, one knows summer is RIGHT around the corner. Everyone loves summer…especially this Ecuadorian girl right here! I am used to lots of direct sunlight and humidity, which means I am totally okay with tan lines and perspiration. In fact, I crave both bad

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How-To: Boil the Perfect Egg
Breakfast

How-To: Boil the Perfect Egg

In light of the awesome holiday we have upon us – Easter – I decided to make a fun “How-To” post on one of its food staples: the hard boiled egg. People will make hard boiled eggs during this holiday mainly to decorate and color them, but a lot of people will also make these to then

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Baby Arugula Salad with Beets and Feta Cheese
Poultry

Baby Arugula Salad with Beets and Feta Cheese

(Note: to make it 100% Paleo, simply omit the feta cheese) The taste and goodness of this salad will sweep you off your feet. It is THAT good. What better than to have a meal that is healthy, good for your body, super delicious and extremely satisfying? It is a challenging combination to achieve, but doable nonetheless. And today,

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Garlic and Herbs Grilled Chicken
Poultry

Garlic and Herbs Grilled Chicken

I have another grilled chicken recipe for you — can you tell we are craving protein this week in our house? Truth is, I bought a lot of wonderful organic chicken breasts at Whole Foods the other day, and I have been having way to much fun dressing them up with spices and sauces. I want

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Arabian Inspired Grilled Chicken
Poultry

Arabian Inspired Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken. We all like it. We all make it. We all eat it. But frankly, we all can get a little bored of it. If you’re anything like me, and feel like you’re in great need of spicing up your grilled chicken recipe, then this Arabian Inspired Grilled Chicken blog post is for you! I love the way this

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Paleo Slow Cooked Turkey and Sweet Potato
Poultry

Paleo Slow Cooked Turkey and Sweet Potato

In these colder months, little sounds better than a warm soup or stew after a long day at work. I love the idea of coming home, getting comfortable and cozy, and enjoying a delicious hot meal with my husband. It warms you up from the inside out and keeps you nice and full for the

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Paleo Crockpot Turkey and Pumpkin Chili
Appetizers

Paleo Crockpot Turkey and Pumpkin Chili

Autumn. What a wonderful way to follow summer. Summer’s no doubt my favorite time of the year. What’s not to love? People out and about enjoying long walks, going to the park, eating ice cream, going swimming, eating out at restaurants with patio seating, wearing cute little shorts and dresses. Goodness, it doesn’t get any

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