Holidays

Jalapeno Poppers by The Primal Desire

Jalapeño Poppers {by The Primal Desire}

Well, where has the time gone? We are in the heat of December (or the chill? You know what I mean…), and the holidays are fast approaching. Christmas concerts, holiday parties, cheer and merriment. And of course FOOD! Food is love and as you spend time with friends and family the urge to overindulge surrounds us.

Dairy-Free Eggnog by Our Paleo Life

Dairy-Free Eggnog

Eggnog is a holiday season staple for most people, but for those of us with sensitivities to dairy, it’s not. There are plenty of dairy-free options in most grocery stores, but they are filled with thickeners like carrageenan which have other negative effects on the body. Why do that to yourself when making it it home is so easy and tastes better than anything store-bought?

Maple-Sage Pork Loin by Merit + Fork for Our Paleo Life

Maple-Sage Glazed Pork Loin {by Merit + Fork}

Am I alive? I might be… I might also be dead and this could be heaven. Because… pork. PORK. Pork all de time. Not just plain old pork, either… maple-sage glazed pork. Only in the last 6 months have I realized how much I love this lean, swiney loin, mostly because of how EASY it […]

Caramel-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs | Our Paleo Life

Caramel-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

I have been meaning to post this for quite a while now, but time got away from me as usual, and here we are, a mere 3 days away from Easter. But I promise, these little treats come together so quick (well, there is some cooling time, but still…) you could make them Saturday night […]

Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Tart {paleo, vegan, raw} | Our Paleo Life

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart {paleo, vegan, raw}

Life has been busy and I’ve taken a little hiatus from recipe making. We’ve been eating out a little too often and when I do cook dinner, I’ve been making some of our go-to favorites, like the Caveboy Casserole, Paleo Minestrone Soup, and Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder. They’re all super easy, everyone likes them, and […]

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee | Our Paleo Life

Paleo Creme Brulee

Almost as long as I’ve been married, crème brulée has been a Christmas tradition. As fancy as it looks, it’s actually surprisingly easy to make, though it’s the wait time that’s the killer, especially for someone as impatient as me. This year, crème brulée made with dairy and sugar simply wasn’t an option, but coconut […]

Cranberry Lime Spritzer | Our Paleo Life

Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Lime Spritzer

‘Tis the season of dinner parties and cocktails, so if you’re in need of something that family and friends of all ages can drink, this is it. Yesterday, I posted a recipe for Homemade Cranberry Juice. After the first time I made it, I immediately wanted to make a fancy pants drink with it. I […]

Cranberry Juice | Our Paleo Life

Homemade Cranberry Juice

I bought some unsweetened cranberry juice recently to use in my Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving. Just out of curiosity, I took a little sip. Holy sour! My face puckered up and stayed like that for a couple minutes. I was expecting tart, but that was severe. I really love cranberry juice, but don’t love that […]

Sweet & Tangy Berry Poultry Sauce | Our Paleo Life

Sweet & Tangy Berry Poultry Sauce

I recently discovered a fantastic little shop here in town called Crescendo. They have balsamic vinegars, fruit vinegars, nut oils, and spices. A couple weeks ago, we had our local Meetup group there and got to taste some of the delicious vinegars and oils. I was instantly sold on the Star Date Balsamic Vinegar and […]

Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup | Our Paleo Life

Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes Roundup

As if planning a Thanksgiving meal wasn’t stressful enough, add in the need to do so without grains, refined sugars, and dairy, and it can be an incredibly daunting task. Trying to convert your classic favorites into paleo-approved dishes can be difficult, so save yourself the stress and hassle and check out these tried-and-true recipes […]

Green Bean & Artichoke Casserole | Our Paleo Life

Green Bean & Artichoke Casserole

Do you have any idea how long I have been contemplating this Green Bean Casserole recipe? It’s been on my mind for a month, at least. You all kept telling me on Facebook that you wanted, needed, a recipe for green beans in time for Thanksgiving, but it was a feat I just didn’t want […]

Dutch Apple Crumble | Our Paleo Life

Paleo Dutch Apple Pie

Today continues with the Thanksgiving theme. We are t-minus 9 days from Turkey Day and I’ve still got some recipes I’ll be posting this week. I posted a survey on Facebook last week to see what paleo-ified dishes you guys wanted to see, and the results were nearly unanimous on 3 different dishes: Green Bean […]

Chocolate Pecan Pie | Our Paleo Life

Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie

I may be in the minority here, but I’m really wanting a huge snowstorm right about now. I’m originally from Florida, so I’m used to warm winters. One year, it was so warm that we cranked up the AC just so we could have the warmth and ambiance of the fireplace on Christmas morning. After […]

The Best Roasted Turkey | Our Paleo Life

Perfect Roasted Turkey

I remember the first time I ever cooked a turkey. Luckily, it isn’t one of those first-timer experiences that involves a fire truck or inedible food. It was pretty uneventful, for the most part. And the turkey was edible and appeared to be enjoyed by all, whether they were lying or not does not matter […]

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole | Our Paleo Life

Sweet Potato Casserole

The season of giving thanks is upon us and that means 2 things: people being grateful on Facebook and food. I’m partial to the latter. Not that I’m not grateful, but I love food. Obviously. So over the next 2 weeks I’ll be posting some new recipes that are fit for a paleo Thanksgiving meal. […]

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