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Paleo Fish and Chips

Recipes posted a year ago:

I mentioned having fish for dinner and so my daughter thought we should try some fried fish as she heard my grandfather used to fry fish all the time.  We actually didn’t cook up any “chips”, but you can find the recipe for sweet potato fries by clicking on this link.  I took some sweet relish and mixed it in homemade mayo and it turned out great for dipping (similar to tartar sauce)! Kids will enjoy helping with this one and will love the final result!

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Quick Grilled Chicken

On nights like last night, things are busy to say the least.  One of our daughters has gymnastics practice at one end of town.  The other one gets picked up by Grandma from her after-school band club, and then picked up by me at Grandma’s house on my way home from work.  I try to have dinner done before the other two get home so that we’re not all starving.  We’ve got a dear friend who just underwent a full mastectomy, and we’re trying to plan/coordinate some easy-to-prepare pre-made meals for her and her family to help her out while she recovers.  Oh, and did I mention it was also my birthday?

I’d love to say that I’ve planned ahead perfectly for the week.  I’d love to say that I have a complete meal plan written down.  I’d love to say I have all of the needed ingredients for each meal organized in the fridge, with the meat thawing in advance (or even marinading), and ready to turn into some new masterpiece to showcase here on the blog. Continue reading


Meatloaf, or varieties at least, has been around since medieval times.  Here in the United States, especially in the Midwest and parts of the South, it is considered to be one of the stereotypical comfort foods.  During periods of our history, it provided a way to extend meager budgets, relying on  the inexpensive ground meat and all sorts of fillers (usually cereal grains) to provide a satisfying meal for a family.  Of course, our Primal kitchen doesn’t contain any of the more typical binders and fillers found in most meatloaf recipes, so we’ve taken a little liberty with the traditional American meatloaf to provide you with a Primal comfort food you can enjoy.

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Salmon Patties

Wild salmon is a wonderful food for the primal lifestyle.  Firm-textured, rich in flavor, and high in the omega-3 fats DHA and EPA, Vitamin D, and other minerals as well as an excellent source of protein, there is no wonder it is one of the most popular fish to eat.  And here in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with the ability to enjoy it fresh just about any time we want.  Grilled, baked, sashimi – you name it and you can find it prepared that way here, often only a couple of hours from being pulled out of the water.

And while there are endless ways to prepare fresh salmon, what about saving and storing that wild fish, and then preparing it later?  Of course, we can vacuum seal and freeze the fillets or steaks to be thawed and cooked later, but wild salmon is also great for canning (so much so that nearly all commercially available canned salmon is wild salmon).  And a great way to use that canned salmon is in these salmon patties (croquettes if you want sound sophisticated)!

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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries (and their variation as “chips”) make a healthy substitute for regular fries when serving burgers, brats, or any other “summer back yard barbecue” foods.  Because they are easy to make, and even taste good cold, they are also great to prepare ahead and bring along to the gym for a post-workout snack when you’ve just done Murph and need to get some glycogen back into the body.  Or you can eat them alone because they are so darn tasty!  There is, after all, a reason why Burgerville serves them up every year on their seasonal menu rotation…

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