Recipes by Topic - diet: nut-free

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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Coconut Lime Chicken Soup

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Here’s a flavor-packed way to perk up any leftover chicken hanging around the fridge: give it new life with a creamy coconut milk base, a blend of spicy Thai seasonings, and plenty of lime juice for extra zing. It only takes a few minutes, so it’s perfect for busy nights…

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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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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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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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Baked Asian Chicken Wings

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Sticky and crispy on the outside, juicy and toothsome on the inside, and packed with flavor all the way through, these wings are perfect for watching a game, throwing a party, or just enjoying the pleasures of delicious and healthy food because it’s a day that ends in ‘y’ and…

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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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Texas-Style Pork Ribs

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Started in the oven and finished on the grill, these ribs come out perfectly tender and sporting an irresistible charred crust, all without chaining you to the barbecue for hours on end. Refrigerating them with a mouth-kicking spice rub does a lot of the flavor work for you in advance,…

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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

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If they’re getting herbal about their ranch, most people reach for dill or basil, but in this recipe, a touch of rosemary in the marinade adds a special flavor to the ranch dressing and makes it just a little more sophisticated. It’s an easy way to dress up a classic…

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Zucchini and Mushroom Pasta

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Tired of serving your Paleo noodles with the same old meatballs and tomato sauce? Here’s a colorful new idea that brings out the heartier side of vegetables like zucchini and mushrooms with just a hint of creamy coconut milk for flavor. Spaghetti squash plays the role of “pasta” in this…

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Chicken Drumsticks with Orange Glaze

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you’re feeding a Paleo family on a budget, chicken drumsticks are your very best friends. They’re cheap, quick, lunchbox-friendly, and easy for little hands: what’s not to love? In this recipe, you’ll jazz up a basic package of drumsticks with a citrus glaze and a warm hint of spice: grated…

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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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Salmon with Tomato Pesto

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You’ve made pesto with basil – maybe even with asparagus. But have you ever tried it with tomatoes? It’s a new and different taste, but just give it a shot; you might like it! Tomatoes have a delicious natural sweetness that fits perfectly with grilled salmon, and pesto is a…

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Grilled Pork With Basil Rub

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Does anything smell more like high summer than fresh, newly-crushed basil? Even without a ripe tomato as its partner-in-crime, basil brings an irresistible herbal flavor (not to mention a mouthwatering smell!) to these pork chops, in the form of a quick and simple wet rub. With some lemon along for…

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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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Baked Greek Chicken

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Baked with Greek herbs, olives, and a creamy eggplant topping, this chicken is equal parts delicious comfort food and easy one-pot dinner. And if you can’t get enough, it’s also good as leftovers the next day, on top of some more salad greens, or maybe with a big bowl of…

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Cooked Vegetable Salad

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Salad doesn’t have to be raw! If the typical lettuce-tomato-onion rotation is getting old, why not try this luxurious spread of oven-roasted vegetables? Zucchini and eggplant ribbons, fresh tomatoes, and purple onions are roasted in olive oil to bring out their sweeter flavors, and then garnished with snow pea shoots…

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