I don't know if it's the 100-degree temps or merely general laziness, but I've been craving super simple meals lately: crisp green salads, grilled chicken,...Read More
Five Paleo Dinners To Cook Next Week #105
It’s hot and humid here in Prague, and I feel like playing hooky, so I’ve declared today…
I’m going to park myself in front of BOTH fans with my current book: The Black Angel by John Connolly. It’s a surprisingly dark mystery thriller set in New York City, Prague, and Kutna Hora. I love the descriptions of my favorite city and the Sedlec Ossuary.
Here are five crazy-delicious recipes you could make for dinner next week, plus a sprinkle-it-on-everything condiment that’s also handy when you need a snack. Stay cool, friends!
Dinner Ideas (Whole30 compliant)
Cookup Tips: The meat “dough” can be made 1 day in advance then cooked—or you can cook the chicken cakes completely during your Cookup and re-heat just before eating. They’ll stay fresh and tasty for 5-6 days after cooking.
Cookup Tips: I love a recipe that’s basically, “Plug in the slow cooker.” These ribs are not much more complicated than that, and if you make a lot, you’ll have luscious meat to use in other dishes all week. Like this Faux Pho! Or this egg foo yung.
Recommended Sides: I like these with roasted sweet potatoes and a salad—butter lettuce, cucumbers, red bell peppers, pumpkin seeds—tossed with rice vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and a splash of coconut aminos.
Cookup Tips: This tastes great straight off the stove and after a few days in the fridge, so you can make it up to 5 days in advance. It also freezes pretty well, so think about a double batch. It tastes really great on a bed of Cauliflower Rice; you can turn the head of cauli into rice in advance, then store it in the fridge until you’re ready to cook it.
Recommended Sides: Maybe add a sprinkle of crushed Savory Granola (recipe below).
Cookup Tips: Meat “dough” can be made 1 day in advance then cooked—or you can cook the meatballs during your Cookup and re-heat just before eating. They’ll stay fresh and tasty for 5-6 days after cooking. They also freeze like champs!
Recommended Sides:You kinda really need some oven fries with these. You can go for Crispy Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Herb Parsnip Fries, or Classic Diner-Style Home Fries—don’t forget the Kickass Ketchup! You can prep all the potatoes in advance, then throw them in the oven with the meatballs just before eating.
Cookup Tips: You can marinate the meat a day or two in advance, but the kebabs taste best when they’re cooked and eaten right away.
Recommended Sides: There are so many delicious options to eat on the side! Lebanese Onion & Parsley Salad, Turkish Chopped Salad, Baba Ghanoush, Grain-Free Pita Bread, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Tahini Dressing, Simple Lemon Spinach… for steam green beans, then toss them with minced fresh tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and a few fresh mint leaves.
Nibble (Whole30 compliant)
Cookup Tips: This can bake in the background while you’re prepping the rest of your Cookup, and you can keep it whole, as pictured, or crush it in a food processor to make “Magic Dust.” I like to sprinkle a little of this on salads to add crunch—or on top of soups like this Sweet Potato or Golden Cauliflower.