Happy Holidays!!

Here is what we made for Christmas Eve, but this would also be a great New Year’s Eve feast as well!  We managed to keep it all paleo with the exception of some dairy…

Prime Rib:Rub prime rib with salt, garlic powder, and pepper and lay on a bed of fresh rosemary in a roasting pan and cover with more rosemary.  Roast in 350 degree oven for approx. 20 minutes per pound if you like it medium rare, less time if you like it rare.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms:

9-10 portobello mushrooms - stems removed and scoop a little out of the inside

1 lb grass fed ground beef

2 big handfuls of chopped spinach

sea salt to taste

pepper

basil

garlic powder

olive oil

Cover the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil and place cleaned mushrooms in dish.  Mix all other ingredients and stuff the mushrooms.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until stuffing is no longer pink in the middle.  We sprinkled with some parmesean but omit this to keep it totally paleo.

Mashed Cauliflower:

1 head of cauliflower

1 stick of butter

2 big spoonfuls of goat cheese

6 strips of crumbled cooked bacon

pepper

Again, not totally paleo because of the butter and goat cheese but omit these and this recipe is still great.  Steam the cauliflower until very soft. Mix with a mixer all ingredients.  Delicious…

Baked Asparagus: Lay asparagus spears on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil, a little sea salt and pepper and bake for 15 – 20 min at 350 degrees.

Pear Salad: Mixed salad greens, two diced pears, 1/2 thinly sliced red onion, crushed pecans.  Drizzle salad with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle on some cracked black pepper.  My dad who still thinks McDonald’s serves quality food LOVED this salad!!

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Comments

  1. George says

    What with the onion and fungus (mushrooms)[for that matter sub continent spices]?????? What Euro/NAmer/Nasian H/G’s ate these???? I ask because they are NOT indigenous to the above regions (yes yes I know fungus abounds BUT the vast majority truly native, easy to harvest, etc. to the above are poisonous/harmful) Why bake the Asparagus???? room temp or slightly warmed with various nut-spice etc combos is great!!!!
    Not trying to be negative, I agree with the concept and try to eat as much as possible following said concept, just curious why everyone wants to put stuff in (also the amounts used) to “spice” stuff up that wasn’t native to the above &/or extremely hard to find in quantity (natively)and not use what is native [or in "native" amounts]to the above …..

    • Sarah says

      Being the modern day hunter-gatherer that I am, I tend to forage for my food at my local farmer’s market or Trader Joe’s, and therefor, I can let my inner hunter gatherer enjoy the spices of the world and mushrooms that won’t kill my family!! Lucky us!! : ) Oh, and I happen to really like baked aspargus…, thus I baked it…. Thanks for the post, and good luck!! : )

    • Ryan says

      Um, George, you seem to be unclear on what the Paleo diet actually is. Paleo generally means avoiding grains, sugar, and dairy, not only eating locally grown foods. You may be thinking of something more along the lines of the 100 mile diet. She never claimed all her dishes used locally sourced ingredients.

  2. Davey says

    this blog is AWESOME! thanks for the recipes, just starting on Paleo diet, the hardest thing was to find stuff i could actually cook.

    Thankyou!

  3. Heather says

    HI Sarah! My husband and I have been introduced to Paleo and have been converting our lifestyle towards Paleo. However, I cannot get used to the taste of grass fed beef yet, is it OK to always substitute the grass fed beef for ground turkey? I really haven’t seen any ground turkey recipes so I wasn’t sure if there’s something I don’t know about substituting it.

    Let me know,
    Thanks!!!

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