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Houdini Zucchini – 13 Fun Ways to Make it Paleo!

A to Z - Abracadabra to Zucchini I titled this post Houdini Zucchini to pay tribute to this magically versatile veggie which provides endless creative inspiration in the Paleo kitchen and in our awesome Paleo Plan meal plans. Perhaps it’s zucchini’s firm yet yielding texture which holds up well under heat, but also easily blends into a creamy consistency...or maybe zucchini’s magic comes from it’s mildly delicate yet distinctive flavor which lends itself well in both sweet and savory dishes, … Continue reading


The Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is one of those ubiquitous Paleo foods that everyone is talking about. Still, if you're not hardcore Paleo, or if you're new to Paleo, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why is bone broth such a great superfood versus just normal soup stock? What's the skinny on this boiled bones liquid, anyway? Bone Broth Is Nutrient Dense One of the key differences between soup stock and bone broth is how they're made. Soup stock … Continue reading


Should Matcha Be On Your Paleo Menu?

If you make the rounds in wellness circles, you’ve probably seen a recent surge of talk about matcha, a green powdery substance that looks suspiciously like ground up grass. So what’s all the buzz, and is it really healthy or just another health store craze? What Is Matcha? In a nutshell, matcha is finely ground green tea. But matcha is different from your average green tea because of the way that it is grown and processed. Matcha powder is grown … Continue reading


Rickaroons – A Paleo Food Review

Let’s face it giving up treats and desserts for the Paleo lifestyle can be a daunting challenge even when we know that grains, dairy, refined sugar and all the typical additives and preservatives found in these products makes us sick. Of course it’s possible to make wonderful homemade Paleo goodies however we don’t always have the time or wherewithal to do it which creates a large niche in the market for alternatives. With their adaptation of the classic macaroon, the … Continue reading

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Sweet Paleo Sneak Peak

Are Baked Goods Paleo? Almost daily, I hear people debating about whether or not baked goods are “Paleo”. Of course traditional donuts, cookies, cakes, and muffins made with wheat and refined sugar are obviously not. Less obvious, is that most “gluten-free” treats sold in bakeries and grocery stores (even health food stores) are loaded with grains and other toxic ingredients ranging from refined to processed to genetically modified and beyond. If you ask me, there is no cookie or cake … Continue reading

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All There is to Know About Coffee

“Let’s have coffee sometime!” It’s a familiar refrain isn’t it? Coffee is a conversation starter, an excuse to get together and a neurological stimulant. From 16th century “Schools of the Wise” in the Near East that fostered culture and discussion of current events to 17th century “Penny Universities” in England where you could purchase a cup of coffee for a penny and “engage in stimulating conversation” and on to the rise of modern era coffee establishments (Starbucks anyone?), coffee has … Continue reading

Paleo Pigs in a Blanket for the Super Bowl

Super Bowl 2015 - Paleo Style It’s that time of year again...the 49th Super Bowl is rapidly approaching this weekend (Sunday, February 1st at 3:30pm PST). I’ll admit I’m not a terribly huge football fan, but being from Washington State, I can’t help but be stoked that the Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl...for the second year in a row! Go Hawks! :) It’s not that I don’t like football, it’s more that I don’t quite understand the rules … Continue reading


Coconut Aminos, Soy Sauce and Bragg Liquid Aminos

Do you have a craving that only a drizzle of salty, earthy soy sauce can cure? The unique flavor of soy sauce or tamari (a version made without wheat) is hard to duplicate, but rest easy, dear Paleo umami lovers; there is a replacement for you. Coconut aminos have stormed the soy-castle as a Paleo friendly substitution. While not an identical swap, coconut aminos serve as a natural condiment that can be used as a simple dipping sauce for sashimi, … Continue reading


New Paleo Yeast Bread Recipe!

This is the last of our bread recipes of Bread Month here at Paleo Plan, but don't worry - there will be more in the future! So, when I published our Paleo Sandwich Bread recipe, someone asked if they could use yeast in it and still call it Paleo. I hadn't honestly thought of that before, but in the end I decided there wasn't anything at all wrong with using yeast in bread on a Paleo diet! So this is … Continue reading


New Paleo Bread Recipe!

We all miss bread sometimes. I do! Luckily for us, this month is Bread Month at Paleo Plan, which means we'll be serving up 1 new bread recipe a week for 4 weeks. Last week was the Herbed Focaccia, and this week it's a simple, everyday Paleo bread you can feel totally safe eating. It doesn’t contain any grains, soy, dairy, or any other non-Paleo ingredients, and it comes together quickly in a food processor or stand mixer and turns … Continue reading


New Paleo Herbed Focaccia Bread Recipe!

Paleo breads are hard to get right, especially those of the crispy, flavorful, and well textured variety. When I was a bread eater, I loved focaccia (who doesn't?). Or anything Italian, really. So we came up with this Paleo Herbed Focaccia in honor of that old favorite. Traditional focaccia is an Italian bread that is crisp, light, and coated with olive oil. It’s an airy, flat loaf and is often made with herbs, vegetables, or olives. Our Paleo version is easy … Continue reading

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Paleo Pumpkin Flatbread Recipe

It's fall!! Time for pumpkin recipes! And what better recipe to start with than a Paleo BREAD recipe :) Well, Paleo flatbread, that is. I honestly couldn't figure out the proper bread-y description for this recipe, so I randomly chose "flatbread". I could just as easily have called them crepes, naan, tortillas, blintzes, pancakes, or wraps. Depending on how thick you make these, they could be all of those things. These flatbreads are my answer to my husband's inability to eat … Continue reading

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A Simple Paleo Breakfast Recipe (i.e. My Breakfast This Morning)

Just thought I'd give you a look-see at my eating habits since I'm usually talking about what yours should look like :) Here's my breakfast from this morning, and in a sec I'll tell you what it is and how to make it. Yes, it's another egg dish, but... it's delicious and relatively inexpensive. I either eat this or just plain sausage and eggs for breakfast every morning. Sometimes I add sauerkraut to the mix, and I always have a … Continue reading

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Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes!

It's almost time for the big day! I don't know about you, but I have yet to even get my turkey. However, I DO have our menu planned out and it's almost all from Paleo Plan. That's not because I'm contractually required to eat mostly Paleo Plan foods (because I'm not); it's because I think these recipes are delicious. Amazing. The best. So unlike last year, we won't be giving you another downloadable Turkey Day meal plan, but here it … Continue reading


What are the Foods on the Paleo Diet?

You may have seen the news. The paleo diet is portrayed with cavemen eating meat—lots of meat. Perhaps that is an exaggeration for the sake of news program ratings, but yes, the Paleo diet does include meat. It also includes LOTS of other foods! So, what does the paleo diet consist of? What is on the Paleo Diet Food List? Vegetables Yep, lots of vegetables. Beets, turnips, parsnips, radish, spinach, lettuce, kale, beet top, mustard greens, collard greens, jerusalem artichokes, … Continue reading

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Paleo Christmas Recipes

Trying to figure out what to make for Christmas, Christmas Eve, or some other holiday dinner? Have no fear - I have it all planned out for you. Even if your guests aren't Paleo, they'll love what you've made for them if you follow these recipes. There's no dairy, no gluten, no grains, no soy, no refined sugar, and no "vegetable" oils in these recipes, and the menu feeds about 5 or 6 adults with some leftovers. Anyone have any … Continue reading