Paleo Pot Pie for Two

Paleo Pot Pie for Two (grain free, dairy free, low carb) |

I called out that this is paleo pot pie in the title, but that's not to say that these sweet babies are just "good enough for paleo". It's my goal to publish recipes on Grok Grub that are... good. Objectively. Of course, the definition varies person to person, and there's no getting around the fact that my taste-buds have adjusted after years of trying to avoid refined sugar, MSG, and other unnatural additives. Hey, to me? A banana tastes VERY sweet. A freshly-cut avocado with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of salt is DELICIOUS. That being said, I think these are tasty by anyone's standards. The filling is simple yet very rich, good enough to stand on its own, but the cap of almond-flour crust makes it extra special.  I have seen very complicated recipes that result in a very heavy ...

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Mini Quiche

Mini Quiche: tiny, healthy, portable snack or breakfast option (dairy free, gluten free, paleo) |

 Yes, I’m adding my own version to the many, many (crustless) mini quiche recipes already out there because the concept works so well, yet begs for adaptation and substitution.  I love playing with mini quiche variations (I also have a mushroom onion mini quiche recipe) and in this version I used bell peppers and spinach in this instance, but really you could replace the spinach with anything dark and leafy like collard greens, kale, turnip greens, mustard greens... and the bell pepper with any vegetables that’s comparatively firm (carrot, roasted sweet potato or parsnip chunks, celery). I like the combination of leafy and firm vegetables because they make for an interesting texture variation, but that’s simply a preference of my own. The sausage meat is great to add a salty pop of ...

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Mini Key Lime Pie “Cheesecakes”

Mini Key Lime Pie "Cheesecakes " (dairy free, raw, vegan, paleo) |

Sometimes I take recipe requests. ;) When a friend of mine asked me to create a grain-free version of some key lime white chocolate cookies, I couldn't resist! But I decided to go in a very different direction to make them mini "cheesecakes" of puréed cashews. They're a no-bake treat in addition to being dead simple and grain-free, because who wants to turn the oven on in the summer? Or wait and watch to make sure your baked dessert doesn't burn? Not me. I love the spoon-it-out-and-freeze strategy when making treats, maybe you do too.  These mini key lime pie cheesecakes balance the creaminess of coconut milk with the natural sweetness of cashews, finished with the faintest tart flavor of lime. One note about key limes, while we're on the topic: they have a slightly different flavor, ...

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Kung Pao Chicken: Paleo Takeout Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Kung Pao Chicken - Paleo Takeout Review and Giveaway |

Must confess: I don't eat much takeout. Either I spring for the full sit-down restaurant experience or cook my meals (sometimes brief, sometimes elaborate) myself. But I won't argue that the favorites usually associated with takeout are incredibly delicious, so I was one hundred percent excited when I heard that Russ Crandall (creator of The Domestic Man) was hard at work on Paleo Takeout: Restaurant Favorites Without the Junk (coming June 23rd), a book dedicated to... well, to home-cooked paleo takeout. To those of you who might think that is an improbable premise, may I say that the book sets out to satisfy cravings for takeout classics using wholesome, paleo-friendly, natural ingredients, and—in my opinion after testing a selection of its recipes—it accomplishes this fully. Russ' ...

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5 Minute Slow Cooker Curry (just five minutes of prep and you're done!) |

5 Minute Slow Cooker Curry

This dish may look humble, but… if my blog were a basketball team, this recipe would be in the starting five. It’s called 5 Minute Slow Cooker Curry because the prep time is LITERALLY five minutes (I timed myself). Load everything into a slow cooker and turn it on. Then, six hours later, revel in effortless…

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No-Bake Coconut Cookie Dough in a Jar |

No-Bake Coconut Cookie Dough in a Jar

Yum No-bake cookie dough. In a jar. If that doesn’t spell lazy decadence, I don’t know what does. This no-bake cookie dough is perfect for those moments when you are desperately craving something sweet and chocolate-y, but don’t have the time (or patience) to make a full-blown batch of cookies. Not only is it the easiest…

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