Category Archives: Paleo Primal

Italian Healthy Baked Chicken Recipe

Tomorrow we fly to Europe for a two week trip to France and Northern Italy. We will be sharing the trip here at Spinach Tiger, and invite you to follow along. We will be spending the first five days in … Continue reading

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Ground Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers

Our table has been host to ground beef stuffed bell peppers three times this summer, and there will most likely be a fourth time soon as bell peppers are awaiting me in the garden. I made a fresh tomato sauce … Continue reading

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Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes

Tomato bisque soup recipes often are made with chicken broth and canned tomatoes. I understand using canned tomatoes when fresh are not available, but chicken broth is a no go for me. I want to taste nothing but creamy tomato … Continue reading

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Eggplant Benedict with Tabasco Olive Oil Hollandaise, Paleo Friendly

This is the second recipe in the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge. Each day this week, I will be posting a recipe, where I could only use any combination of just ten ingredients. See those ingredients and read more about the … Continue reading

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Grilled Swordfish with Salsa Verde over Tomato Agridolce, Paleo Friendly

Grilled Swordfish Verde with Tomato Agridolce was created for a Tabasco cooking challenge. Each day this week, you will be treated to a creative recipe, using a combination of just ten ingredients in a sponsored series by Tabasco. Tabasco is … Continue reading

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Seared Scallops with Braised Fennel: Fast, Easy, Tasty

Easter is over and all those hours in the kitchen were probably worth it, but let’s face it, you don’t always have that kind of time. If you are like me, you need an arsenal of good, fast food, like … Continue reading

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Tarragon Basil Pea Mash with Crispy Pan Fried Salmon (Paleo Friendly)

I often see people complain that the reason they don’t eat healthy is that it’s too much trouble, takes too much time, and it’s easier to grab something more convenient. I want to help to change that. I know the … Continue reading

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Vitamix Recipe: Cold Fighting Smoothie for Sick Kids with Blueberry, Orange and Kale

My Vitamix is truly a workhorse and a natural doctor in the kitchen. Just look at the color of this cold fighting smoothie which has blueberries, oranges, kale, apples, carrots, and even a little bit of red beet (for color). … Continue reading

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20 Oscar Night Party Food Recipes and a Word from Jennifer Lawrence

I almost forgot it’s Oscar weekend, which means basically putting my pajamas on earlier, and getting cozy on the couch. Don’t worry though, I’ll be wearing bling, as I’ve painted my nails a sparkly silver in honor of Jennifer’s Lawrence’s … Continue reading

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No Beans Chili with Ground Beef and Italian Sausage

It’s another cold winter, and Doug is at it again. He made chili. He makes it once a year. Last year he knocked it out of the park with this five bean chili. He changes it every year. He made … Continue reading

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Rack of Lamb and Brussels Sprouts in Under 30 Minutes

The super bowl was about to start. You have to eat well on Super Bowl Sunday. Rack of lamb with roasted Brussels sprouts is a bit out of the ordinary for game day, but I had no choice. It’s a … Continue reading

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Grain Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bake Off Testing Two Recipes

I am a curious eater.  This is why I’m stepping out and giving you two recipes for grain free chocolate chip cookies, but let me tell you how this happened. It’s not that I’m 100% against grains. I’m not. But, … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Approved Fried Cauliflower, Paleo, Gluten Free

The other day the boys asked me how I knew everything. Ha. If they only knew that while I’ve stored massive information into my brain, it’s often there to remind me of how little I know. When I was half … Continue reading

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Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Parmesan

When I was a child I didn’t eat any of these three ingredients. But, my palate is all grown up and I love garlic Brussels sprouts and parmesan cheese as long as the cheese is the real thing, freshly grated. … Continue reading

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Super Antioxidant Salad: Shaved Raw Brussels Sprouts with Raw Red Beet Pesto

In the old days, this was simply a healthy salad.  Now, when I write about it, I think what are the limitations to this super healthy salad with saved brussels sprouts, red beet pesto, and red quinoa and what are … Continue reading

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Raw Beet Pesto with Basil and Sun Flower Seeds

Red beets or beet root? However, you describe this deep purple red root vegetable, there is intensity. People love or hate this earthy vegetable. But, I believe there are only two kinds of people regarding the beet. Those who love … Continue reading

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Homemade Italian Beef Stew with Wine, Paleo Friendly, Grain Free

Cold weather drives us to comfort food dishes like homemade Italian beef stew, paleo friendly, grain free. This is what healthy comfort food looks like. It’s NOT diet food. It’s not fat free. It’s not stuck in some frozen wrapper … Continue reading

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Homemade Italian Meatballs, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free

I love meatballs. In fact, I love ground beef. I have a friend who hates ground beef, having grown up with in a family of eleven, where ground beef was served too often. Such a shame, for in our family … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Nashville Chef’s Table Cookbook and Recipe for Cajun BBQ Shrimp

I’ve talked about a few cookbooks here at Spinach Tiger, but none excites me as much as the Nashville Chef’s Table Cookbook, because I know the restaurants and I’ve had many of these amazing dishes. Please enter the GIVEAWAY below. … Continue reading

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic and Video: How to Peel Garlic in 10 Seconds

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is an old classic with at least 40 ways to make it. Saveur Magazine has a recipe that says you can use up to 100 cloves. Nigella Lawson’s recipe seemed to be the easiest … Continue reading

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Melted Collard Greens with Pancetta

I’m new to collard greens, which might seem surprising, but I intend to become quite familiar with this Southern staple now that I know it won’t take hours to make them. You can, in fact, cook collard greens in five … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Browned Butter Sage Leaves, Toasted Pecans

Before the winter sets in, I’m going to enjoy every bit of food associated with Autumn like this Autumn Soup of roasted butternut squash soup made a touch sweet with maple syrup and a whole lot savory with pecans and  … Continue reading

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Joe’s Special and How to Freeze Spinach and Kale

Are you familiar with Joe’s Special ? It’s a medley of ground beef, spinach and eggs, made famous in San Francisco at New Joe’s, an Italian restaurant in 20’s, and was later placed on the menu at a place called … Continue reading

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Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup – Grain Free, Paleo Friendly

Grain free vegetable beef soup just might be the quintessential one pot Spinach Tiger dish. It’s full of all the super foods including my ever loving kale, and it has plenty of beef. I will never ever be a vegetarian … Continue reading

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Prosciutto Fruit Cups, a Thanksgiving Amuse Bouche

When asked to make an appetizer or nibble for Thanksgiving for the Creative Cooking Group, I decided upon Prosciutto Filled Fruit cups because anything with a starch doesn’t seem like a good idea, unless maybe people are arriving two hours … Continue reading

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Autumn Brunch: Baked Eggs with Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Hash

Sometimes good things lead to better things and that’s exactly what happened when these eggs made their way into yet another new dish. It was only last week that I discovered sunny side up eggs could be oven fried. From … Continue reading

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Roasting Chicken in Rock Salt

The next time someone calls you a chicken, take it as a compliment. I can’t imagine the world without chickens or the eggs they produce. I know I know, someone vegan will show me differently, but they’ll never convince me. … Continue reading

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Kale and Apple Salad with Golden Raisins, Maple Pecans, and a Cider Maple Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

I doubt there is any bigger pressure to bring a great dish to a potluck than when the Nashville Food Bloggers are getting together. Yes, we are organized thanks to Lindsay Taylor of Love and Olive Oil. She organized a … Continue reading

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Roasted Zucchini, First Fruits from our Garden

This is our 4th year growing a small garden.  We still don’t know what we’re doing, but we seem to have green thumbs.  This year we decided to have organic soil delivered, and we can already see the difference. Organics … Continue reading

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Hunger Games Lamb Stew with Dried Plums

Post Edit: This recipe won Hunger Games Lamb Stew recipe contest with Stapleton-Spence and published in Huffington Post for Best Children’s Book Food. In the third book of the Hunger Games Trilogy,  The Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen, by this point, a … Continue reading

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Magda Zucchini Bake, When Chubby is Better than Slender

Do you like surprises? I do, especially when I go to the farmer’s market and see something I’ve never seen before. And, this happens frequently. I ask myself, “where have I been?” Eating on the moon, or just too comfortable … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Grilled Chicken alla Diavola, Roman Style

If it were not for the olive oil, one might not recognize this as “Italian.” It might seem to simply be “chicken on the grill.” But, the intense amount of peppercorns awaken the palate to something a bit special and … Continue reading

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Beef Stock and Roasted Bones

Beef stock is at the heart of many comfort foods. I’m thinking of minestrone and french onion soup as starters, and heading onward to ossobuco, which is what prompted my obsession with meat broth this weekend. I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

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Purple Lime-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

How pretty are these purple fries? And, the best news aside from being on one of those healthy purple foods I talked about here, they are roasted, not fried and they are smacking good. Usually, when your health is at … Continue reading

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