Category Archives: Paleo Recipes

These paleo recipes are grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and call for nutritious ingredients. Staples of the paleo diet include lean meats, eggs, fish, seafood, seeds, nuts, vegetables, and fruit. Potatoes are avoided but sweet potatoes are included, as well as some nutritious desserts sweetened with honey, date paste, or maple syrup.

Caramelized Mushrooms

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Perfectly caramelized mushrooms require you to spend a bit of time at the stove, but the delicious and deeply flavourful results are 100% worth the effort. These golden brown sauteed mushrooms have slightly crispy edges and a satisfying, meaty texture. They’re vegan, paleo diet friendly, and gluten free. How To Make Caramelized Mushrooms There a

Stovetop Candied Pecans

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These stovetop candied pecans are an easy and tasty snack for special occasions. They’re the perfect nibbles for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or New Year’s Eve. This candied pecans recipe can be prepared in advance and makes a great addition to a cheese board. These spiced pecans have the right balance of sweet, savoury, salty, and spicy

Maple Vinaigrette

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If you’re craving a simple salad dressing that balances sweet and savoury, this maple vinaigrette fits the bill. This dressing is perfect tossed with whatever fresh greens you have on hand. Add a sprinkling of chopped nuts and you’ve got a festive salad that will disappear quickly. Main Ingredients In Maple Vinaigrette This vinaigrette calls

Paleo Sweet Potato Muffins

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These paleo sweet potato muffins have a satisfying, cake-like texture and just the right amount of sweetness. They’re gluten free, grain free, and dairy free. These muffins are perfect for tricking picky kids or toddlers into eating something quite nutritious (that tastes like dessert). You can feel good about serving these nutrient dense muffins for

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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These paleo lemon poppy seeds muffins are an easy and tasty breakfast or snack idea. They’re freezer friendly and so easy to whip up. These muffins are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. Main Ingredients In Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins These muffins call for fresh lemon zest and juice. Be sure not

Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These paleo and vegan tahini chocolate chip cookies have a satisfying chewy texture and slightly crispy edges. They’re sweet and chocolaty with just the right amount of vanilla and salt to balance the flavours. These plant based, paleo diet friendly cookies are also gluten free, dairy free, and nut free. Main Ingredients In Vegan Tahini

Maple Walnut Cookies

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These maple walnut cookies have crispy edges, chewy centres, and the right balance of sweet with just a hint of salty. They’re paleo diet friendly, vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free. These cookies are so easy to make. They’re perfect for baking with kids (and feeding kids because they’re quite nutrient dense). Main Ingredients

Vegan Brownie Cookies

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These vegan brownie cookies are a gluten free, refined sugar free, paleo diet friendly cross between a brownie and a cookie. They’re a hybrid that combines the flavours and textures of those two treats in one tasty little baked good. These dairy free, egg free, and grain free brownie cookies are so easy to make

Chocolate Tahini Frosting (Vegan & Paleo)

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This chocolate tahini frosting has just the right balance of sweet and salty. It’s paleo diet friendly, vegan, refined sugar free, and has a rich and gooey consistency similar to that of a fudge frosting. This icing is perfect on cakes and cupcakes, but you can also heat it up on the stove or in

Refined Sugar Free Sweet Tea

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This refined sugar free sweet tea is a refreshing and delicious drink with no added sugar. It’s perfect for barbecues and outdoor parties during the warmer months, but no special occasion is required to enjoy this flavourful thirst quencher. This iced tea is sweetened with a simple date syrup instead of white sugar. This recipe

Paleo Chocolate Loaf

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This grain free, paleo chocolate loaf cake is an easy, casual dessert that calls for simple, nutritious ingredients. It’s gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and refined sugar free. This loaf style cake is rich and chocolaty tasting, but not overly sweet. Its sweetness level is similar to that of dark chocolate. It’s perfect for

Vegan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

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These vegan hasselback sweet potatoes are a delicious gluten free side dish perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any other festive occasion. They’re easy to make and are ideal for entertaining, but they also work well alongside a simple meal with no special occasion required.

Date Paste Recipe

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Date paste is a delicious refined sugar substitute, perfect for sweetening cakes, muffins, and other nutritious treats. Dates are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and provide a source of quick and convenient yet long lasting energy. Baking with date paste Cooking and baking with date paste is an easy way to eliminate refined sugar

Gluten Free Fruit Cake

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This paleo, dairy free, and gluten free fruit cake is a great addition to a Christmas dessert table. It’s perfect for dessert at holiday parties and potlucks, yet it’s nutritious enough to eat for breakfast or as a snack during the holiday season or year round. Main Ingredients In Gluten Free Fruit Cake I opted

Paleo Butternut Squash Soup

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This paleo butternut squash soup is full of flavour and has a rich and creamy consistency. It’s spiced with fresh ginger and garlic, which compliment the sweetness of the butternut squash. In addition to being paleo diet friendly, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan, this soup is also oil free and refined sugar free. It’s

Vegan Cream Of Cauliflower Soup

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This vegan cream of cauliflower soup is perfect when you’re craving a rich, creamy, velvety plant-based soup. This soup is hearty and filling – basically a meal in and of itself. This soup is ideal for meal prepping. Make a double batch and reheat the leftovers all week long for easy dinner or lunches. Main

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

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These easy paleo pumpkin muffins are a nutritious snack that will surely satisfy any pumpkin spice cravings. These muffins are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and grain free. They’re freezer friendly, so go ahead and bake an extra batch if you like to have a stash ready for those times when you want

Paleo Apple Muffins

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These paleo apple muffins are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. They’re heavy on the apples (as any good apple muffin should be, in my opinion). They taste like apple pie in muffin form and are perfect for breakfast or snack (but sweet and satisfying enough to be eaten for dessert too). Main Ingredients In

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

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This balsamic roasted asparagus is an easy and nutritious side dish that I’ll be cooking regularly during asparagus season. This asparagus dish is simple, quick, and requires just a few pantry staples and some fresh asparagus. If you’re making this recipe in the summertime and you’d prefer to keep the house cool and avoid turning

Paleo Blueberry Banana Muffins

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These paleo blueberry banana muffins combine the fresh summery flavour of blueberry muffins with the warm coziness of banana bread. These muffins are refined sugar free, dairy fee, and gluten free too. They make a nutritious and easy breakfast, snack or treat. Main Ingredients In Paleo Blueberry Banana Muffins I love the combination of blueberries

Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

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This vegan green goddess dressing really is aptly named (it’s very green and tastes like food of the gods).  It’s deliciously herbaceous from the fresh basil, tarragon, parsley and chives. It’s rich and creamy from the avocado, and it’s refreshingly zingy from the fresh lemon juice. And I love that it can be used interchangeably

Baby Kale Salad With Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This baby kale salad is an easy and delicious way to get your greens in. It’s perfect for entertaining or as a side salad on a busy weeknight, since it’s so quick and easy to throw together. The sweet balsamic vinaigrette has just the right balance of sweet, tangy, and savoury. Baby Kale Salad –

Grain Free Banana Muffins

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These grain free banana muffins are paleo diet friendly, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. They’re easy to make and are perfect for a nutritious breakfast or snack. These muffins have a light and cakey texture and they’re just sweet enough to entice a picky kid. Main Ingredients In Grain Free Banana Muffins

Paleo Cranberry Muffins

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These paleo cranberry muffins are such a satisfying combination of sweet and tart. They’re lightly spiced with cinnamon, vanilla and orange zest which compliment the juicy bursts of sourness from the cranberries.  In addition to being paleo diet friendly, these paleo cranberry muffins are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and grain free. They’re

Blackberry Bread

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This blackberry bread has just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy a dessert craving, but it also makes a great breakfast or snack. Plus it happens to be gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and paleo diet friendly. I absolutely love blackberries for their sweet (but not too sweet) flavour, their deep rich

Gluten Free Peach Muffins

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These gluten free peach muffins are paleo diet friendly, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. They’re sweetened with date paste so these muffins are perfect if you’re trying to reduce added sugars in your diet. Main Ingredients In Gluten Free Peach Muffins Date paste adds a lovely caramely flavour to this recipe which