Paleo recipes for cooking: raw

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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Strawberry Pecan Salad

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Almonds and walnuts get all the press when it comes to salad topper nuts, but there’s a whole world of other nuts out there to explore! And today, it’s time for pecans to show off what they’ve got. In this salad, crunchy caramelized pecans add a delicious touch of Southern…

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Fresh Summer Salad

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It’s not always easy cooking for just one person – there’s always the temptation to just eat leftovers out of the container because it’s so much work to actually pull together a meal. But that’s where salads come in so handy: they’re quick and easy, and easy to customize so…

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Frozen Chocolate Smoothie

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Chocolate can be a perfectly healthy food; it’s all the other stuff we typically eat along with the chocolate that makes it so questionable. Fortunately, it’s perfectly possible to tone down the bitterness of raw cacao and make it delicious without adding a huge pile of junk. In this smoothie,…

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Fresh Fruit Pops

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Is the ice cream truck calling your name lately? Throw together a batch of Paleo popsicles instead, with coconut water, real fresh fruit, and no monkey business going on with the flavors. They won’t quite turn your lips that charming shade of atomic purple-blue, but that’s a pretty small price…

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Tomato And Spinach Salad

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From rows of smooth, hefty beefsteaks and bumpy piles of multicolored heirlooms to punnets overflowing with bite-size cherry and grape varieties, summer means tomato season. It’s a chance to appreciate the juiciest and most flavorful fruit before refrigeration takes its toll; even better if you can get it direct from…

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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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Watermelon Sports Drink

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If you like to test your mettle with grueling sweat-fests in the summertime, then you know the importance of staying hydrated: sweat steals your precious water stores fast, and stopping a great workout because you’re too weak and dizzy to keep going is nobody’s idea of fun. But you also…

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Frozen Coconut Limeade

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Throwing a party over the long weekend? Or just need a little something to jazz up your cookout? Here’s a perfect Paleo-friendly refreshment: tropical flavor and plenty of ice, with as much honey as you like to get your favorite level of sweetness. Kids will love this just as it…

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Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

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Healthy eating over Valentine’s Day does not have to mean gritting your teeth and suffering in silence while everyone else enjoys the candy. Honestly, most of the candy isn’t even that good – is it really such a deprivation to pass up on chalky, tasteless sugar hearts that have been…

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Valentine’s Day Smoothie

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Did you know that the pomegranate has been a symbol of love and fertility as far back as ancient Greece? If you’re looking for an appropriate Valentine’s Day treat, you couldn’t get much more appropriate – and pomegranates aren’t the only fruit with a story to tell. Other berry meanings…

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Fruity Coleslaw

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If you’re trying to eat Paleo without breaking the bank, cabbage should definitely be on your grocery list: it’s often as cheap as 30 or 40 cents a pound, and it keeps for weeks in the fridge if you can’t use it right away. But after a certain amount of…

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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The real problem with pumpkin pie from a Paleo perspective isn’t the inside – there’s nothing wrong with the pumpkin. It’s the crust that makes things tricky. So why not get rid of the crust altogether and get straight to the good stuff? That’s what this smoothie recipe does: it’s…

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Chicken Cranberry Salad

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Chicken salad makes an incredibly versatile “stuffing” for any kind of vehicle, from snack-sized “bites” stuffed into a cherry tomato, to meal-sized portions inside a bell pepper, to lettuce wraps in any size you care to make. If you always have a little chicken salad in the fridge or freezer,…

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Cranberry Relish

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Imagine a perfectly roasted turkey breast, hot out of the oven, crispy golden-brown skin gleaming with fat. Just the meat is enough to set your mouth watering but you can actually make it even more irresistible with a well-chosen relish. Most people in the US have a very limited view…

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Fresh Herbs In Olive Oil

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During the summer months, herb gardens are an explosion of fragrance and flavor: you’re lucky if you can use enough to keep them from going to seed. But with sunrise coming later and later, they start producing a lot less, and getting enough fresh herbs to cook with becomes more…

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Lemon Mint Iced Tea

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Most cafes and restaurants can serve you a glass of plain, unsweetened iced tea, but what if you want a little extra pizzaz without a bunch of high-fructose corn syrup, citric acid, and dubious “natural and artificial flavors” along for the ride? Brew up your own tea at home, and…

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Raspberry-Lime Flavored Water

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If giving up Crystal Lite or Vitamin Water was the hardest part of going Paleo, here’s a recipe to make you forget all about the fake-sugar crystals and chemical “strawberry” or “fruit punch” flavor that never had anything to do with any kind of actual berry. For a Paleo take…

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Nicoise Salad

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Sometimes, the regular lunchtime routine can start feeling a little drab, but you still don’t feel like pulling together anything complicated. This colorful salad is the perfect antidote for those noontime blues: full of flavor, loaded down with fresh veggies of every color and texture, and easy to throw together…

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