Happy Friday! Isn’t Friday the best, especially for those of us that work all week and know there is a break coming?
We’ve finally been able to experience a touch of fall, so we are enjoying some of our favorite fall foods. With that in mind, I’m sharing some of our favorite foods, recipes and cookbooks.
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All of the meals that I cook at home are gluten and corn free because my husband has allergies to both. When we first discovered this, we adopted a mostly paleo lifestyle but we have relaxed our restrictions some over the years. We do enjoy dairy, beans and some non-gluten grains on a limited basis. In spite of relaxing our restrictions a bit, some of our favorite foods still come from paleo websites or cookbooks.
Spicy tuna cakes– This recipe from Nom-Nom Paleo bakes up quickly and easily in a muffin pan. I tend to make modifications to recipes and do what works for me. If I don’t have scallions on hand, I use regular onions minced. I rarely have sweet potatoes baked ahead and mashed, so I use canned sweet potato. I order several cans at the time from Vita Cost. You can also find them on Amazon. We generally have this with cole slaw and/or sweet peas. (The peas aren’t paleo compliant.)
Everyday Paleo Pizza– My photo doesn’t look very pretty but this is so good. I don’t know why I don’t make it more often. It does take about an hour and a half total to cook and prepare if you haven’t prepped any veggies ahead, but the crust is surprisingly easy to make. It calls for almond flour or meal. You can use pork sausage or any ground meat you like and any veggies you want. We add cheese even though the original paleo recipe does not call for cheese.
This recipe comes from one of my very favorite paleo cookbooks– Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso. There are about 8 to 10 recipes from this book that I make on a regular basis. The book also contains great information about following a paleo diet, and includes a thirty day meal plan and some workouts.
A current in season food we enjoy is acorn squash. Stuffed acorn squash is so good. I used beef and kale in these. It’s a variation of this recipe.
Chili is always a favorite in our house and especially when the weather cools off. We sometimes have the paleo version with meat, tomatoes and peppers, and sometimes we add beans. Most of the time we use turkey or ground been but our favorite way to switch it up is with chicken and white beans. This chicken chili recipe is super easy.
What are some of your favorite foods or cookbooks?