Favorite Recipes

As E.J. and I try new recipes we find online, I’ll share some of our favorites here.   By popular request, I’ve marked Whole30 compliant items with a (W30).


Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes Almond Butter Blueberry Waffles
Sugar-free Bacon and Eggs (W30) Egg Frittata(W30)
Egg Muffins (W30) Pulled Pork & Apples Breakfast Casserole (W30)
Cinnamon Rolls Hungarian Breakfast Casserole* (W30)
Chocolate Chia Pudding


Bacon Wrapped Crab Stuffed Prawns (W30) Bacon Wrapped Meatballs (W30)
Roasted Beet Dip (W30) Italian-Style Zucchini Rolls
Stuffed Mushrooms (W30) Honey Chipotle Meatballs
Paleo Ranch Dressing (W30) (I use Avocado Mayo for this) Bacon Wrapped, Chorizo Stuffed Dates
Buffalo Wings (W30) Shrimp Cocktail
Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip Paleo French Onion Dip (W30)
Savory and Sweet Crackers  Primal Bacon Chicken Liver Pate (W30)
Spicy Party Mix Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Apples
Bacon and Onion Dip (W30) Coconut Fruit Dip
Paleo Apple Dip Primal Sausage Cream Cheese Dip
Bacon Meatballs with Mango Honey Mustard Sauce  Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip (W30)
Egg Salad with Bacon (W30) Tortilla Espanola (W30)


Beef, Bison, Veal, & Lamb

Paleo Tex Mex Casserole (W30) Bacon Chorizo Chipotle Smothered Meatloaf (W30)
Beef Enchilada Bake (W30) Primal Cannelloni al Forno*
Slow Cooker Pot Roast Stuffed Cabbage (W30)
Shepherd’s Pie – use lamb, it’s worth it! (W30 without the wine) Italian Meat Sauce (good for topping veggies) (W30)
Paleo Swedish Meatballs (W30) Paleo Baked Spaghetti (W30)
Gyro Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce (W30) Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce with Sweet Potato Noodles (W30)
Bison-Stuffed Black Pepper Biscuits Caveboy Casserole (Mexican beef Skillet with “cornbread” topping)
Mongolian Beef Steak with Chimichurri Sauce (W30)
Layered Taco Casserole (W30) Moroccan Lamb Casserole (W30)
Pressure Cooker Ropa Vieja (W30) Low Carb Beef Bourguignon Stew
Picadillo w/Plantains  (W30) Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole (W30)
Beef Taco Casserole (W30)


Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Bacon Quiche | Paleo Leap (W30) Chorizo & Spinach Quiche
Paleo Italian Stuffed Mushrooms (W30) Double-pork and Sage Stuffed Apples (W30)
Bacon Wrapped Meatballs over Butternut Squash (W30) E.J.’s Awesome Smoked Ribs* (W30)
Honey Chipotle Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Cherry Salsa (I baked this instead of grilling) Pork Loin with Blueberry Sauce
Awesome Paleo Lasagna (W30) Honey Chipotle Meatballs
Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl (sub soy with aminos) Wiener Schnitzel (W30)
InstantPot Crispy Mojo Pork (W30) Pork Avocado Cream Enchiladas
Instant Pot Smothered Pork Chops (W30) Chorizo Butternut Pizza Hash w/Eggs (W30)


Instant Pot Whole Chicken (W30) Sweet Chipotle Slow Cooker Chicken *
Crispy Roast Duck (W30) Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala (W30)
Chicken Marsala* Slow Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole
Cajun Cauliflower Casserole (W30) Paleo Chicken Pot Pie
Coconut Lime Chicken (W30) Instant Pot Cashew Chicken
Creamy Spiced Apple Pecan Chicken (W30) Creamy Tuscan Chicken (W30)


Orange Chipotle Shrimp Shrimp Tacos
Pecan Maple Salmon Shrimp and Mushroom “Pasta”* (W30)
Spicy Tuna Cakes (W30) Crab Stuffed Tilapia (W30)
Seared Scallops with Zucchini Ribbons and Goat Cheese Paleo Sushi Rolls (W30)
Honey Glazed Salmon w/Orange & Ginger Prosciutto Wrapped Cod (W30)
Paleo Pecan Crusted Salmon (W30) Cajun Salmon with Strawberry Salsa (W30)
Bacon Wrapped Scallops (W30)


Roasted Sweet Potato Bites* (W30) Sweet Potato Casserole
Zucchini Fritter Cups (W30) Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus (W30 omit the dairy)
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon (W30) Indian-spiced Oven Roasted Broccoli (W30)
Indian Spiced Cauli-rice (W30) Paleo Cole Slaw (W30 if you don’t add honey.  I like to add 1 tsp honey)
Mexican Cauliflower Rice (W30) Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Plantain with Apple (W30)
Paleo Cranberry Sauce Green Bean Casserole (W30)
Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing (Add crumbled sausage for a real treat) Creamed Spinach (W30)
Avocado, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad (W30) Paleo Sweet Potato Salad (W30)
Red Cabbage with Onions & Apples (W30) Sauteed Zucchini with Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic & Basil (W30)
Green Bean Casserole 2 (W30) Paleo Fried Zucchini (W30)
Asparagus Basil Salad (W30) Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Beets and Carrots w/Rosemary (W30) Paleo Instant Pot Saag (W30)
Mushroom Caulirice (W30) Green Beans w/ Orange and Thyme (W30)


Butternut Squash Soup with Sausage (W30) Paleo Gumbo (W30)*
Paleo Chili* (W30) Pumpkin and Chorizo Soup (W30)
Cajun Sweet Potato Seafood Chowder (W30)

Sauces & Dressings

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce (W30) Paleo Ranch Dressing (W30)
Thick Whole 30 BBQ Sauce (W30) Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce *
Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing (W30) Tartar Sauce (W30)
Homemade Taco Seasoning (W30) Dairy Free Sam Elliot Dip (W30)

Breads (Avoid these for W30)

Paleo Pizza Crust Tortillas
Paleo Sandwich Bread Rosemary Breadsticks
Paleo Naan Irish Soda Bread
Paleo Dinner Rolls Blueberry Banana Bread
Paleo Crusty Bread Paleo Lemon Coconut Muffins
Paleo Garlic Breadsticks Paleo Sweet Potato Rolls
Paleo Hamburger Buns Blueberry Muffins
Pumpkin Pie Sweet Potato Pumpkin Spice Paleo Bread

Desserts (Avoid these for W30)

Irish Mint Patties Chocolate Chip Cookies
Paleo Thin Mints Chocolate Cake
Double Chocolate Brownies Paleo Almond Joy
Crepes * Classic Vanilla Ice Cream
Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies Paleo Apple Strudel (nut-free)
Gingersnap Cookies Pear Ginger Muffins
Lemon Cookies Almond Butter Cups (I added 1 tbsp honey to make it a little sweeter)
Carrot Cake Donuts Double Chocolate Orange Torte
Death by Chocolate Ice Cream Apple Pie
Hazelnut Fudge Hazelnut Brownies
Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Apples Paleo Flan

Keto Favorites

Quiche Lorraine  Low Carb Tagalongs
Loaded Cauliflower  Low Carb Peanut/Almond Butter Squares
Crock Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Chicken  Keto Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Low Carb Hamburger Buns  Keto Sandwich Bread
Low Carb Bagel Dogs  Instant Pot Crack Chicken
Awesome Lasagna  Cheddar Biscuits
Smoked Armadillo Eggs  Deconstructed Pizza Casserole
Cheeseburger Casserole Low Carb Blueberry Muffins
Almond Butter Bars

*ODB Recipe