Hey y’all! Long time no see. You’ve missed me, right?
For all you curious readers, yes, I’m still on the paleo wagon. Our 30 day trial run ended a few weeks ago, but I’ve decided to keep it up as best as possible. I’m allowing myself a few cheats (I’m looking at you, weekend dinners out), but my home is still dairy- and grain- and processed junk-free. Woo hoo!
As a consolation for my extended absence, I want to share a few delicious paleo recipes I have tried out recently.
Sweet Potato Soup
Melissa has done it again with this creamy deliciousness. I made this last night for dinner, and I ate it again for breakfast. I followed the recipe exactly, then added more spices at the end to make the flavor a little bolder.
Dairy-free Sour Cream & Ranch Dressing
http://paleotable.com/2012/11/paleo-sour-cream/ & paleotable.com/2012/11/paleo-ranch-dressing/
These two recipes are very similar, with salt, pepper, and dill turning the sour cream into make ranch dressing. I made the sour cream to go with the sweet potato soup, and it was perfect! You really don’t miss the dairy at all. If you know how much I love condiments, you know how important these two little gems are.
While we’re on the subject of dressing, here’s another way to spruce up your salad. My mom shared this recipe with me. I’m not sure where it came from, so if you know the source, please share:
- 5 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- salt & pepper
Mix all the ingredients together and season to taste. Voila! You have no excuse for ever buying dressing again.
Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Caramelized Onions
Paleo recipes are everywhere! They’re taking over. This made a lovely side dish to my salmon (below). It’s a pretty sweet dish, so serve it with another saltier side dish.
Baked Dijon Salmon
This recipe needed a little modification. I used ghee instead of butter and almond flour instead of bread crumbs. And OMG it was splendid.
There are so many easy ways to keep paleo eating fun and interesting. Seriously, I have no excuse for ever inviting grains, dairy, or processed crap into my kitchen again. What are your favorite recipes?