Paleo recipes for cooking: oven

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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Red Wine Roast Chicken

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Here’s some real comfort food for a rainy day: chicken roasted in a rich red wine sauce with savory vegetables and fresh herbs. You get the meat and the vegetables all in one pan, all soaked through with the same delicious flavors. And it’s a nice way to use a…

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

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Craving lasagna? Here’s a completely healthy, Paleo-approved recipe featuring thin slices of butternut squash as noodles and plenty of the really good stuff: tomatoes and beef with lots of garlic, basil, and oregano for flavor. If you do dairy (not everyone tolerates it), you could also add some cheese, but…

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Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash

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Crispy browned bacon and sweet, caramelized squash make for delicious little bites of flavor – if you’ve ever tried bacon-wrapped dates, these are a little similar but with a much lower sugar content. Paprika and chili powder give them a nice hint of heat to balance out the richness: bet…

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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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Stuffed Flank Steak

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Stuffing isn’t just for the birds! With this impressive-looking stuffed steak, you can get delicious steak juices all through your spinach and add some color to the meat on your plate, all while you add quite a substantial amount of vegetables to the meal! The only part that looks a…

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Pork and Apple Meatloaf

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Pork-with-apples doesn’t end at chops! Why not fill your pantry with this tasty autumn-themed meatloaf in case you need a slice of something to pull out for a quick lunchbox filler or snack? With the sweet apples, the fatty bacon, and just a little bit of spice, it’s delicious hot…

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Spicy Spare Ribs

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What do you do to cut the fattiness of some nice juicy spareribs? Bring on the heat! Adding a Korean-style hot pepper paste to the marinade in this recipe gives the meat a lip-tingling flavor, and leaving everything to sit overnight really gets that heat deep into the ribs without…

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Bacon-Wrapped Salmon

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Can’t decide whether you want salmon or bacon for dinner? Try both! Yes, it’s pretty rich, but plenty of fresh tarragon and lemon zest keep the recipe from getting greasy or overwhelming, and the final flavor combination is delicious. If you’re trying to impress anyone special, this is definitely a…

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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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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms

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Looking for a perfect use for your homemade bacon? Sure, you could just fry it up, but sometimes a special occasion calls for something a little fancier. For a special breakfast, these cute bacon-wrapped mushrooms would be the perfect complement to a plate of scrambled eggs, maybe with some fried…

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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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Almond and Coconut Macaroons

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Macaroons are almost Paleo to start with: egg whites, almond paste, and coconut flakes are all perfectly healthy. The only thing to really find a substitute for is the mass quantity of sugar you’ll find in most of the commercial recipes: some store-bought macaroons are so overwhelmingly sweet you can…

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Sweet Potato Hummus

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Hummus is a perfect party snack or finger food – if only it weren’t made out of chickpeas! Here though, you can get that creamy, dip-friendly texture without any legumes at all: just use mashed sweet potatoes as the base of the hummus in place of the chickpeas. To make…

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Balsamic Glazed Chicken Wings

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Looking for something with a serious flavor? These spicy-sweet chicken wings have it all: first they pick up some spice in the marinade, and after they’re cooked, they’re coated in a tangy honey-balsamic glaze (with optional sriracha if you really like it kicky). To get the best flavor, the recipe…

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Shrimp Taco Bites

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Need a standout appetizer or snack tray? Try these finger-friendly mini tacos: spicy shrimp stacked with fresh guacamole and salsa on top of crunchy cucumber slices. They’re perfect if you just need some munchies to set out for a party, but they’d work just as well as appetizers, or even…

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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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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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