side dishes

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Ingredients 2 medium eggplants, peeled 1 red bell pepper, seeded 1 red onion, peeled 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 Tbsp. olive oil ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. tahini 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley, plus extra for garnish   Instructions Preheat…
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Asian Garlic Paleo “Noodles”

Ingredients 1 large, cooked spaghetti squash ½ medium zucchini, julienne cut ½ large carrot, julienne cut 1 small red bell pepper, sliced or chopped ½ cup fresh cilantro, diced ¼ cup roasted cashews or peanuts, chopped Sauce 2/3 cup coconut aminos ¼ cup full fat coconut milk 2 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger or ginger powder…
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Zucchini Gratin Casserole

Ingredients 2 pounds zucchini 2 Tbsp. butter or ghee ½ cup mayonnaise, store-bought or homemade ¼ cup nutritional yeast 1 egg 2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon parsley (dried) ¼ teaspoon celery seed ¼ teaspoon pepper Paleo-friendly crackers i.e., Simple Mills Rosemary &…
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Walnut and Cranberry Stuffed Holiday Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 pound large cremini mushrooms or small portobello mushrooms (stemmed, 16 ounces, about 12 mushrooms with a 2-inch diameter) 1 ¼ cups raw walnut pieces, divided 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup finely diced shallots (about 2 medium shallots) 2 Tbsp. finely chopped sage leaves 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary ¼ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon sea salt, divided, plus more to taste Freshly…
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Paleo Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Apples

Ingredients 1 lb. brussels sprouts, washed, base removed and cut in half 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium pink lady apple (or other tart/sweet crisp apple) 4-6 slices nitrate-free bacon, no added sugar 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped salt and pepper to taste Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Make sure the Brussels sprout halves…
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Simple Homemade Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients 3 cups whole cranberries, fresh or frozen ¾  cup 100% orange juice ¾  cup organic coconut palm sugar ¼  teaspoon cinnamon Pinch nutmeg Optional add-ins: ginger allspice, orange zest for extra flavor   Instructions Add cranberries, orange juice and coconut sugar to a medium saucepan over medium heat on the stovetop. Stir gently, bringing the cranberry mixture to a boil (about 5-10…
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Bacon and Thyme Mashed Cauliflower

Ingredients 2 lbs. cauliflower florets 2 cloves garlic 6 slices bacon 2 Tbsp. ghee or grass-fed butter 1 teaspoon chopped thyme Instructions Bring a large pot of water to boil and steam cauliflower florets and garlic cloves until tender. Meanwhile, cook 6 slices of bacon to desired crispness. Once cooked, remove bacon and pulse in a food processor or blender until small bits are…
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Pumpkin, Feta and Spinach Salad

Ingredients ½ butternut or kent pumpkin, cut into small cubes ¼ cup cubed feta 2 cups fresh spinach leaves 1 Tbsp. whole flax seeds ½  lemon sea salt + black pepper to taste 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 soft-boiled eggs (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 200°C. Place pumpkin on parchment paper-lined baking tray…
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Sugar Snap Peas with Bacon and Mint

Ingredients 4 strips bacon, chopped 1 lb sugar snap peas or snow peas ½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper ¼ cup chopped fresh mint 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. lemon zest   Instructions Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crisp, about 6-7 minutes. Pour out all but one tablespoon of bacon…
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Tomato, Mozzarella & Avocado Salad

Ingredients 2 ripe tomatoes 3 ½ ounces mozzarella cheese 2 avocados Fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces 20 black olives   For the dressing: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 ½ Tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon coarse grain mustard Sea salt and pepper   Instructions Using a sharp knife, cut the tomatoes into thick wedges…
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