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Five Paleo Dinners To Cook Next Week #66
The temperatures have cooled off here in Prague, and now I want to eat all the things.
It’s such a relief to have my appetite back. That was scary!
I mean, who ever heard of a cookbook author that doesn’t want to eat?!
Now that I feel like stuffing food into my mouth again, I’ve collected recipes that I think are particularly tempting because they embody contrasts: sweet and savory, hot and cool, healthy and delicious. Wishing you a week in which you feel 100% like you—because you. are. awesome.
Dinner Ideas (Whole30 compliant)
Citrus Cauliflower Rice
Cookup Tips: This needs protein for a complete meal—and it’s great with grilled chicken breasts or thighs. You can wash and prep the cauliflower, and make the dressing in advance, then massage the kale and toss with dressing just before eating.
Recommended Sides: When you add protein, this recipe includes the triumvirate of protein–veggies–fat, so you don’t need anything else!
Spicy Nigeran Beef Street Fries
Cookup Tips: You can prep the nut-spice blend for the meat and cook the potatoes in advance. When it’s time to eat, stir-fry the steak and veggies while the potatoes turn into fries in the oven.
Recommended Sides: Honestly. Spicy beef. Veggies. Oven fries. What else could you possibly need?!
Pork and Fried Watermelon with Cauliflower Rice
Cookup Tips: This tastes best when it’s stir-fried to order, but it’s a fast recipe so you won’t even mind.
Recommended Sides: None required.
Cookup Tips: This recipe improves with age, so I recommend you cook the kibbeh during your Cookup, then when you’re ready to eat it later in the week, cover the pan with foil and reheat in a 300F oven until it’s hot. (Handy trick: To see if casseroles and meat dishes like this one are hot in the middle, stick a knife in the center then feel it with your finger tip. If the knife is hot, so is your food.)
Recommended Sides: This is awesome with Cauliflower Rice, Cauliflower Rice Pilaf, Turkish Chopped Salad, Lebanese Onion & Parsley Salad, or a simple salad as shown in the photo with Tahini Dressing.
Vietnamese Chicken Salad
Cookup Tips: You can prep all of the components in advance: poach the chicken, make the mayo, chop the veggies, mix the dressing. Then when it’s time to eat, toss it all together and enjoy!
Recommended Sides: It doesn’t need a thing… YAY!
Feeling Saucy (Whole30 compliant)
Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce
Cookup Tips: This is more of a side dish than a sauce, but it’s perfect for this time of year in the northern hemisphere, when zucchini and tomatoes are really coming into their prime. I like to eat this with simple grilled chicken or fish. It’s fast, easy, light, and super summery.
‘Good Seasons’ Italian Dressing
Cookup Tips: This dressing tastes fresh for about a week, so you can make it in advance and drizzle it with abandon on your meals all week.
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