Archive for Side Dishes

Baked Plantain Chips

Baked Plantain Chips

As much as I’ve come to embrace the paleo diet and lifestyle, there are still a few things I miss a bunch. Chips is one of those. I cheat 50% of the time when there are chips around. Fortunately, these baked plantain chips satisfy the urge to snack but still let me stick with paleo (and avoid that nasty feeling when I cheat).

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Green Bean Snackers

Green Bean Snackers

I’ve never been a huge fan of vegetables. But since I discovered the beauty of oven roasting, I’ve found any way I can to eat them. Green beans are some of my absolute favorite vegetables when you roast them. And these green bean snackers (almost like french fries) always evoke the recipe request when people come over…

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Parsnip French Fries

Parsnip French Fries

I absolutely love potatoes, so when I found out that was a no-go for paleo, I was pretty upset. Fortunately, on a whim, I decided to experiment with parsnip french fries as an option. I had some leftover parsnips in the refrigerator and tried this out. They were delicious! And parsnips, though they’re starchy like potatoes, are a paleo-friendly ingredient…

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Unwrapped Spring Rolls

Unwrapped Spring Rolls

I love to make asian spring rolls. But the sauces and rice papers aren’t paleo friendly. That’s why I invented the unwrapped spring roll salad. It has all the yumminess of the spring roll without all the rice and preservatives. It’s a light, fresh salad…

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Paleo Mofongo Recipe

Paleo Mofongo Recipe

My traditional Puerto Rican friends might hate me for this paleo mofongo recipe, but I think it’s delicious. Mofongo is a traditional Puerto Rican dish. It’s a mixture of plantains and garlic. And while my Puerto Rican friends might mock┬áme for saying this, it’s almost…

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Paleo Rosemary Glazed Carrots Recipe

Paleo Rosemary Glazed Carrots Recipe

The night’s menu was paleo stuffed zucchini, and I needed a delicious side to go along with it. I normally love green vegetables, but I don’t want to pair green with green. I needed color! So on a whim I decided to try this out. I love glazed carrots and I love rosemary, I figure it might make for a delicious italian side…

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Homemade Paleo Veggie Pasta

Homemade Paleo Veggie Pasta

Pasta is one of the biggest things my wife and I miss from a non-paleo diet. It’s one of the few things we’re eager to cheat with. We’ve tried roasted cauliflower and spaghetti squash…but none of them quite hit the spot with a traditional italian…

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Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains

Fried plantains are a must at my house. We eat a lot of Mexican and Cuban dishes. Unfortunately, there aren’t a ton of paleo side dish options that pair well with those flavors. That’s why fried plantains are such a big part of our diet….

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Fresh and Simple Avocado Cucumber Salad Recipe

Fresh and Simple Avocado Cucumber Salad Recipe

I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate veggies and salads into my meals. And this avocado cucumber salad is a perfect fresh element to add to any paleo/gluten-free meal. I first had this dish on an island in Guatemala. My family was vacationing on…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’ve never been a fan of brussels sprouts. Neither has my wife. But I knew they were good for you, and I love roasted vegetables. So I figured I’d give roasted brussels sprouts a try. When you roast them for long enough and at a…

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