Paleo Hawaiian Meatballs

When I think of Hawaiian flavors, quite a few things come to mind: the Dole Pineapple Plantation’s insanely delicious pineapple ice cream, tuna poke, fresh fish, and home-cooked meals at Katie’s Kaneohe Bay home.  When I came across the original recipe for these meatballs in the Penzeys Spice Catalog, I […]

Paleo Mexican Meatloaf

Ever since having meatloaf at my friend Katie’s house this summer, I have a new love and appreciation for meatloaf.  Despite my Mom’s amazing abilities in the kitchen, I was never a fan of her meatloaf growing up.  Maybe this change of meatloaf perspective can be attributed to the Hawaiian […]

Paleo Flank Steak

I have mentioned before that Taylor’s favorite place is not the grocery store, and conversely it is one of my favorite places (when not crowded).  However, I may request his presence more frequently because whenever he is with me I am more efficient, we buy less, and we end up […]

Paleo Keftedes a la Marina

Meatballs are one of the greatest foods in the world.  Not only are they a perfect bite of delicious protein, but there are so many variations of meat and seasonings that the possibilities are endless!  Keftedes is a Greek fried meatball that is typically made with bread crumbs, onion and […]

Deliciously Quick Paleo Beef Burgundy

Beef Burgundy is a delicious dish that normally takes several hours to make.  Originating in French cuisine, it was considered a peasant dish, so the slow cooking process in wine helped to tenderize a cut of meat that would not have achieved tenderness any other way.  I have used beef […]

Paleo Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Chili

This bowl of chili is both delicious and hearty.  Its flavors are meaty, rich and as spicy or mild as you like.  The inspiration for this recipe was an oven baked chili recipe card from The Pampered Chef that used chipotle chiles in adobo sauce.  As many times as I’ve […]

Paleo Moussaka

Moussaka is a traditional Greek casserole that I would classify to be more in the lasagna category.  It is traditionally made with eggplant, potato, beef, and a creamy bechamel sauce made with butter, milk, flour, and egg yolks.  There are probably as many variations on this recipe as there are […]

Paleo Stuffed Pepper Soup

This is another recipe that my Nouna gave to my Mom, and it ended up in one of my recipe binders.  It is very reminiscent of the Greek Yemousto (stuffed veggies) in terms of ingredients and flavors, without as many steps!  Taylor even said, “This might be the best dish […]

A Paleo Twist on Taco Soup

This is yet another recipe from my childhood.  It was originally named Taco Twist Soup for the spiral noodles in the soup.  I include twist in the title because the twist is making it Paleo by eliminating the cheese and pasta.  I added an additional bell pepper, and cut them […]