side dishes

Paleo Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Apples

Ingredients 1 lb. brussels sprouts, washed, base removed and cut in half 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium pink lady apple (or other tart/sweet crisp apple) 4-6 slices nitrate-free bacon, no added sugar 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped salt and pepper to taste Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Make sure the Brussels sprout halves are uniform in size - ...
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Simple Homemade Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients 3 cups whole cranberries, fresh or frozen ¾  cup 100% orange juice ¾  cup organic coconut palm sugar ¼  teaspoon cinnamon Pinch nutmeg Optional add-ins: ginger allspice, orange zest for extra flavor   Instructions Add cranberries, orange juice and coconut sugar to a medium saucepan over medium heat on the stovetop. Stir gently, bringing the cranberry mixture to a boil (about 5-10 mins), then lower the heat ...
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Bacon and Thyme Mashed Cauliflower

Ingredients 2 lbs. cauliflower florets 2 cloves garlic 6 slices bacon 2 Tbsp. ghee or grass-fed butter 1 teaspoon chopped thyme Instructions Bring a large pot of water to boil and steam cauliflower florets and garlic cloves until tender. Meanwhile, cook 6 slices of bacon to desired crispness. Once cooked, remove bacon and pulse in a food processor or blender until small bits are created. Once cauliflower is cooked ...
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Pumpkin, Feta and Spinach Salad

Ingredients ½ butternut or kent pumpkin, cut into small cubes ¼ cup cubed feta 2 cups fresh spinach leaves 1 Tbsp. whole flax seeds ½  lemon sea salt + black pepper to taste 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 soft-boiled eggs (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 200°C. Place pumpkin on parchment paper-lined baking tray and roast (without oil) for 10-15 ...
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Sugar Snap Peas with Bacon and Mint

Ingredients 4 strips bacon, chopped 1 lb sugar snap peas or snow peas ½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper ¼ cup chopped fresh mint 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. lemon zest   Instructions Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crisp, about 6-7 minutes. Pour out all but one tablespoon of bacon fat from the skillet (a ...
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Tomato, Mozzarella & Avocado Salad

Ingredients 2 ripe tomatoes 3 ½ ounces mozzarella cheese 2 avocados Fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces 20 black olives   For the dressing: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 ½ Tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon coarse grain mustard Sea salt and pepper   Instructions Using a sharp knife, cut the tomatoes into thick wedges and place in a large ...
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Asparagus & Tomato Salad

Ingredients 8 ounces asparagus Mixed salad greens or other small lettuce leaves of choice 1 cup arugula 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced 12 black olives, pitted and chopped 1 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts   Dressing 1 teaspoon lemon-infused olive oil 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar Sea salt and pepper   Instructions Steam the ...
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Bacon, Grape, and Broccoli Salad

Ingredients 10 slices uncooked bacon 2 to 3 heads of broccoli, depending on size ½ cup slivered or chopped almonds ½ onion, chopped 1 ½ cup red or green grapes, halved 1 ¼ cup paleo mayonnaise ¼ cup lemon juice Pinch of dill, to taste (optional)   Instructions Place bacon in a large pan on medium heat and cook until crispy, ...
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Cucumber and Peach Salad

Ingredients  Vinaigrette: 1 shallot, finely chopped Celtic Sea salt 1 lemon 2 Tbsp. Katz’s Sauvignon Blanc vinegar or other white wine vinegar   Salad 2 lb. mixed heirloom cucumbers, sliced into1/4-inch thick wedges and rounds 1 English hothouse cucumber, halved lengthwise, sliced crosswise Kosher salt 2 lb. yellow peaches, sliced into 3/4-inch thick wedges 4 oz. mild feta, crumbled Freshly ...
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Grilled Mixed Veggies

Ingredients 2 zucchinis, sliced 1 red onion, quartered 8 oz. cherry or grape tomatoes 8 oz. mushrooms 1 to 2 bell peppers, cut into large slices 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, minced 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced 1 Tbsp. garlic flakes ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper   Instructions 1.    Preheat grill ...
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Sautéed Garlic Broccolini

Ingredients 1 bunch broccolini 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp. dried onion flakes ¼ cup ghee or butter Juice and zest of half a lemon Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper   Instructions 1.    Bring a saucepan filled with water to a boil. Add the broccolini and boil for 3 to 4 minutes. 2.    Drain the hot water and rinse broccolini ...
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