Paleo recipes for cooking: fast prep

Steak With Caramelized Onions

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Flavored with a rich tomato-balsamic marinade and topped with a pile of tender caramelized onions, this steak is a centerpiece worthy of whatever feast you’re planning on dishing up. You can make the steaks on the grill or in a skillet on the stovetop, so you can enjoy it whatever…

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Oven Chicken Fajita Bake

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Colorful slices of bell peppers and red onions top off perfectly-seasoned chicken breast in this fajita-inspired chicken bake. Fajitas are typically made with strips of grilled meat, but this recipe adapts the concept a little to use whole chicken breasts instead. It’s just a slightly different way to try the…

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Rosemary-Skewered Scallops

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Scallops threaded onto sprigs of fresh rosemary pick up a delicious herbal flavor from the inside out – and you don’t even have to worry about whether you remembered to buy skewers! The rosemary also makes for a striking presentation: even though the whole recipe from start to finish takes…

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Chicken Pad Sew Ew

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Pad Sew Ew (also spelled pad see ew, pad si u, or phat si io) is a popular meal in Thailand and Laos: essentially stir-fried noodles with meat, eggs, cooking greens, and soy sauce. To make it Paleo here, the noodles get subbed out for thinly-shaved carrots, and the soy…

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes With Eggs

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Microwaves might be convenient, but oven-baked sweet potatoes get a mouthwatering caramelized sweetness that the microwave just can’t seem to replicate – it’s good enough to be worth the extra time, especially if you’re making a recipe like this that will give you several days’ worth of breakfasts in one….

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Crunchy Papaya Salad With Shrimp

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“Bean sprouts” don’t sound like a Paleo food at all: after all, aren’t they legumes? If you personally have a problem with bean sprouts, don’t eat them. But here’s the case for why you might consider them, even though they technically come from legumes: First of all, “Bean sprouts” are…

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Pineapple Pork Chops

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How does your mouth feel about a vacation to Hawai’i? These sweet grilled pork chops with pineapple taste like they came right off a beach somewhere warm and beautiful, even if you’re currently snowed in and hunkered down in a sweatshirt until April. If you’re tired of pork with apples…

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Greek-Style Chicken

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Do you need something tasty to eat, but your planner has enough to-dos to keep three people busy for a year? With a flexible marinating time and very little other prep required, this recipe is an answer to almost any schedule: For a weeknight dinner: put the chicken in to…

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Seared Cod with Fresh Herb Sauce

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Made-to-order herb butter and a lemony coconut milk pan sauce add plenty of flavor and creaminess to these quick pan-seared cod fillets – no tasteless, rubbery white fish here! It’s a great recipe for anyone who likes white fish with a little more flavor attached, but isn’t one for ultra-spicy…

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Mediterranean Salmon Tartare

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You’ve heard of steak tartare, but have you ever considered doing the same thing with a fresh fillet of wild-caught salmon? It’s not for everyone, but if you’re a fan of the beef version (or if you’re interested in experimenting with raw meat), salmon tartare might just be the dish…

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Curried Acorn Squash Soup

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Cinnamon and squash is a classic pairing, and roasting the squash with olive oil and fresh herbs is another. But here’s a type of seasoning you might not have considered with squash before: curry powder. Curry has a rich, full-bodied heat that goes perfectly with the squash: if you’ve been…

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Zucchini Gremolata

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Gremolata is a bright, citrusy Italian condiment made of garlic, chopped herbs and zest from a lemon or orange. It’s typically served over fish, but here it works its magic on some simple zucchini: the vegetables themselves are sweet and mild, so the gremolata adds a nice zip and a…

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Nicoise Chicken Stew

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Tender stewed chicken in a rich base of tomatoes and fresh herbs, with a handful of olives for a tangy flavor contrast: it smells good and tastes better. This is a recipe to make when you have plenty of time to let it slowly simmer away in the oven –…

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Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Pulled pork is delicious, and there’s nothing wrong with just eating it straight off the plate (or straight out of the oven!). But there’s a reason why pulled pork sandwiches are so popular: sometimes, it’s also nice to have your pork with a starchy, slightly sweet delivery vehicle to contrast…

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Pumpkin Pie Bites

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Think of a vegetable, any vegetable. Now imagine adding some healthy fat, an egg or two, and a tasty dose of spices. Healthy and tasty, right? Now add a huge dump of sugar, a crust made of refined flour, and another sprinkle of sugar on top. Oops. In case you…

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Wild Mushroom Soup

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Fall might be best-known as the season for pumpkins and apples, but it’s also the best time of year to get your hands on another delicious treasure: wild mushrooms. Wild mushrooms have a fresher taste than the typical varieties, and a greater variety of flavors: you can get wild mushrooms…

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