Lox Avocado Rolls

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If a sushi roll and a lox bagel where to merge into one delicious bite sized Paleo snack, I think this might just be it!

This super simple wrap that makes an excellent healthy lunch or perfect Paleo appetizer is made with just 4 ingredients: a coconut wrap, lox, avocado and kale.

Better yet, each ingredient is jam-packed with goodness, such as fiber, vitamins and essential oils. It truly is clean-eating at its finest – ideal for the start of the New Year!

INGREDIENTS

1 Coconut Wrap (we love Julian Bakery Paleo Wraps)
1/2 an avocado, sliced into thin strips
1/4 cup kale
3 to 4 slices of lox (fillet of brined salmon)

RECIPE

Place the coconut wrap on a plate.
Starting with the avocado, place thin strips down the middle of the wrap.
Then put a layer of kale and lox on top of the avocado layer.
Starting on one empty side of the wrap, roll the wrap over the center toppings, towards to the empty side, as tightly as possible. (Think sushi rolling and you’ll be in business!)
Once the wrap is tightly rolled, use a sharp knife to slice it into bite-sized pieces and serve chilled.

Enjoy,

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com

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Paleo Lamb Gyro

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The Gyro originated in Greece and began popping up on menus in the United States in the mid-1960s.

Best known to us as a pita-bread sandwich, Gyro actually refers to the rotisserie meat. That said, since we like our Gyros wrapped in America, here is a Paleo-friendly version that is completely grain-free.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 pound lamb, sliced into thin, bite-sized strips
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon thyme spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sliced onions
1/4 cup sliced bell peppers
1/8 cup coconut milk
1/8 cup coconut aminos
+ Pre-made Paleo Garlic Naan Bread

RECIPE

In a medium saute pan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat.
Add the lamb strips, thyme and salt and cook for about 10 minutes, turning the lamb strips occasionally to ensure they are thoroughly cooked on all sides.
In a small sauté pan, cook the onion and bell peppers until soft (you can use coconut oil if your pan tends to be sticky).
Once the lamb is nearly cooked, add the coconut milk and coconut aminos to the lamb pan and let the it simmer while the lamb soaks up the coconut juices.
Ideally the pre-made Paleo Garlic Naan Bread would have had a few hours to sit in the fridge before combining it with this dish. If this is possible, simply re-heat the Naan before serving.
Scoop the lamb (draining any excess liquid) and the vegetables into your pre-made Paleo Garlic Naan Bread.
Wrap up and serve warm.

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com

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Meatball Marinara Wraps

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Maybe it’s the Italian portion of my heritage that makes me crave meatball wraps, or perhaps it’s just another great excuse to indulge in homemade Marinara Sauce!…

This recipe is really very easy, yet tastes like it came straight out of a Tuscan kitchen. So not only is it a quick-fix and packed with vitamin C, natural immune boosters and omega-3, it makes for a perfect family dish or dinner party indulgence.

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 pound grass-fed beef
1 tablespoon honey or raw agave nectar
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Mouth-Watering Marinara Sauce
Oregano, for seasoning
Coconut Paleo Wraps
Coconut Paleo Wraps

RECIPE

In a medium saute pan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat.
In a mixing bowl, combine the grass-fed beef, Italian seasoning and honey or raw agave nectar with your hands.
Form the mixture into meatballs about an inch in diameter and then place them in the medium sauté pan to cook for approximately 6 minutes over medium heat, turning occasionally.

Meatballs
Prepare the Marinara Sauce as directed in the Mouth-Watering Marinara Sauce recipe.
Once the meatballs are cooked, scoop them into the coconut wraps, top them with Marinara Sauce and season them with oregano before serving hot.

This recipe makes a great main meal for two.

Enjoy!

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com

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NEW AND IMPROVED PALEO TERIYAKI LETTUCE WRAPS

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A while ago I posted a recipe for Paleo Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps. I’ve made a few changes since then and I wanted to take the time to share my updated recipe.

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon garlic coconut oil (you can substitute this with other Paleo oils if needed)
5 tablespoons Coconut Aminos
4 tablespoons water
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
3 tablespoons hot chili or Sriracha sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup sliced and chopped carrots
1/2 red onion, diced
1 handful green onions, diced
2 pounds organic, grass-fed ground beef
1 head iceberg lettuce

RECIPE

Heat coconut oil, 2 tablespoons Coconut Amions, water and coconut palm sugar in a large frying pan on low, medium heat until you start to see steam rise.
Add carrots, red and green onion, black pepper and salt to pan.
Cover and let cook about 10 minutes until the carrots and onion start to become soft, stir occasionally.
Increase heat to medium and add ground beef, 3 tablespoons of Coconut Aminos and Sriracha to mixture, stir to mix everything together.
Uncover and let cook until meat has browned, stir occasionally.
Reduce heat to low, medium and let reduce until liquid has been absorbed by meat.

Slice the bottom off of the iceberg lettuce remove outside lettuce leafs and discard. Begin to peel off leafs and place on plate to use as lettuce cups. note: when you get towards the end, you can shred the remainder of the lettuce and make a salad.

Scoop the mixture into lettuce cups and serve.

I hope you enjoy this updated recipe!

Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | melissavandover.com