The Perfect Holiday Dinner

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Are you planning a holiday feast in the next few weeks? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’re here to help and have compiled some great Paleo recipe options to fill any holiday feast menu. These recipes are simple, quick and of course…Paleo! All you have to do is select your favorite recipes from each section. You’ll have the perfect holiday dinner whipped up in no time!

Paleo Recipes For The Perfect Holiday Dinner:

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Happy Holidays,

Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | melissavandover.com

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Loco Moco

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The Loco Moco is a Hawaiian breakfast dish, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The traditional dish is thought to have originated on the Big Island in 1949 and consists of a bed of white rice, topped by a hamburger patty, which is then topped with an egg and served with a generous amount of brown gravy.

In this Paleo-friendly version, Cauliflower Mash replaces the white rice and a coconut milk-coconut amino sauce provides a healthy alternative to gravy.

INGREDIENTS

1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/4 pound breakfast sausage (I like the pasture-raised sausage meat from Corner Post Meats)
1 large free range egg
+ Pre-made Cauliflower Mash, re-heated

RECIPE

In a small sauté pan, melt 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil over medium heat.
Place the sausage patty in the pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until your desired preparation is reached.
Meanwhile, in another small sauté pan, melt the other 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil over medium heat and cook the egg, sunny side up.
Once the sausage and egg are ready, scoop a bed of Cauliflower Mash onto a plate, then place the patty on the mash and the egg on top of the patty.
In a small bowl, mix the coconut milk with the coconut aminos to form the “gravy”.
Pour the “gravy” over the egg and serve while warm.

As the Hawaiian’s say, ʻohoiho (enjoy)!

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com

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Cauliflower Mash

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Miss mash? You’re not alone and we have you covered!

White potatoes are not considered Paleo-friendly (at least not in the stricter schools of Paleo) as they are not easily digestible by the human body (are considered antinutrients) and break down into sugar. Dr. Loren Cordain writes about this in detail in his interesting post titled, Why Potatoes Are Not Paleo.

In this recipe, mash is recreated using cauliflower, which boasts large quantities of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, calcium and fiber, and tastes just as good!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups raw cauliflower, cored and cut into 1/4 inch florets
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dozen black peppercorns
1 tablespoon grass-fed butter (optional)

RECIPE

Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Place the cauliflower florets, the coconut oil and the salt and pepper in an oven-safe dish and place in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender enough to have a skewer poked through it.

Cauliflower Mash Preparation
Remove the dish from the oven and allow the cauliflower to cool for a few minutes, before placing it in a food processor, together with the coconut milk (and butter, if you desire a creamier finish).
Pulse for about 1 minute or until smooth.
Plate and enjoy alongside protein and vegetables.

This recipe makes 1 serving.

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com

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