Paleo recipes for budget-friendly

Apple Pie Baked Apples

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Mini-pies baked inside an apple are adorable and perfect for a sweet dessert without some kind of incredibly laborious nut-flour crust. Considering that nut flour desserts aren’t really the healthiest thing you could be eating anyway, using the apple itself as the “crust” for the pie is a perfect solution…

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

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Roasted sweet potatoes are the perfect base for a creamy chipotle mayonnaise: add some tomatoes and onion for crunch, and you’ll have everyone going back for seconds (and thirds). It’s a great potluck dish because it’s just unusual enough to be interesting, without crossing the line into “weird” or “diet…

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Banana Ice Cream

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A Paleo ice cream recipe that’s simple, delicious and requires only one ingredient and no special equipment other than a food processor. Sounds too good to be true? Well that feat is indeed possible, thanks to the power of bananas to stay creamy when frozen instead of developing hard crystals…

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Old Fashioned Cabbage Soup

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Winter vegetables tend to look grumpy and uninviting: a wrinkly head of cabbage and a big lumpy rutabaga just don’t look as welcoming as a basket of ripe strawberries. But a little patience and a lot of chicken stock will bring out their inner sweetness and transform those tough-looking vegetables…

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Oven Roasted Tomatoes

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Even if you don’t like raw tomatoes in salads, you might end up liking this savory side dish: a honey-balsamic vinaigrette and a full hour of roasting in the oven turn up the flavor of ordinary tomatoes into something just a little bit special. The final product is great for…

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Mango Lime Gelatin Gummies

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As we hinted about in our recent fruit juice gelatin recipe, using gelatin in desserts and treats opens the door to an array of fun and tasty ways to enjoy fruits and this recipe surely delivers. With just the right amount of tanginess and tropical feel from the mango and lime juice, these are perfect…

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Fire-Roasted Salsa

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Salsa is a wonderful Paleo-friendly condiment for just about everything: it’s good on salads, burgers, or grilled meat, or just as a dipping sauce for whatever finger-friendly vegetables you like. And the perfect salsa-making season is when tomatoes are at their cheapest and most delicious: in other words, now. It’s…

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Flourless Banana Pancakes

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The search for the perfect Paleo pancake continues! Carrot cake pancakes are one way to do it, but what if you’re not into a lot of almond flour? Well, here’s a Sunday brunch recipe that doesn’t rely on any kind of flour at all – in fact, it’s completely nut-free,…

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Mayonnaise, Revisited

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We’ve already touched on mayonnaise, but we also realized that mayo is so versatile and delicious that it’s worth revisiting and reiterating how simple it can be to prepare at home. Add to that the fact that healthy store-bought mayonnaise is not something that exists at the moment; all of them are prepared…

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Brisket Chili

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Got some leftover brisket? Give it a whole new life as a chunky, hearty chili to gobble down right now, freeze for later, or both. If you don’thave any leftovers, you can still get in on the action: just toss some raw brisket into a slow-cooker with all the other…

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Cream of Zucchini Soup

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It’s zucchini season! In the store, it’ll be cheap, but if you have a garden, you probably already have more than you know what to do with: zucchini is one of those crops that appears in a burst of abundance and sends you scrambling around to press huge baskets of…

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Texas-style Beef Brisket

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Brisket isn’t the easiest cut of meat to approach, but done right it pays you back with a delicious, budget-friendly dinner. The trick is managing all the cartilage and connective tissue, which can easily turn tough and gristly if it’s undercooked. That’s actually a great health benefit – it provides…

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Chili Burgers

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Can’t decide whether you want chili or a burger tonight? Have both! The chili sauce here is a nice change from ketchup and mustard; it’s technically optional but it really makes these burgers stand out from the crowd. In fact, you might actually want to make extra sauce, so you…

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Tuscan Chicken Skillet

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Calling all tomato-lovers! This easy weeknight dinner has it all: sun-dried and fire-roasted tomatoes to double up on that full-bodied savory flavor. Add the umami from the mushrooms and the time-honored combination of garlic and herbs, and you’ve got a surefire winning recipe, all in just a few minutes of…

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Grilled Chicken With Lime Butter

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Honey, chocolate, chili, and…lime? That’s right – and it tastes delicious. The zingy citrus-herb butter perfectly brings out the warmer, savory flavors in the chicken rub, proving once again that cocoa powder is a completely legitimate ingredient in things that aren’t candy. If you remember loving chocolate but even the…

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Radish and Cucumber Salad

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Add some snap and a little extra color to your cucumbers with this fresh summer salad. Thin radish slices add a tasty crunch and green onions make it even sharper, but a creamy mayonnaise dressing keeps the bite from getting too out of hand. You can also vary the radish-to-cucumber…

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Korean Beef Short Ribs

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Here’s a recipe for short ribs that takes you a little off the beaten path: a sweet and savory Korean-inspired marinade featuring Asian pear, garlic, and just enough vinegar to give it a tang. The marinade also uses coconut aminos, a Paleo-friendly substitute for soy sauce with the same taste,…

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Asian Pulled Pork

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There’s something about really good pulled pork – the way it almost falls apart in your mouth, and the depth of flavor that it picks up from cooking so long over low heat. As soon as you take one bite, there’s another little pile of tender meat sliding onto your…

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