Recipes – summary
This article is a work in process. This section starts with this list of recipes. Later, I intend to add ingredients, procedures, photos, adjustments by number of people to be served, metric and imperial measures, and maybe videos. This list is divided into the following categories:
Paleo main dishes – eggs, fish, and meat,
Vegan main dishes – cereals, beans, and legumes, and
Desserts – sugar-, dairy-, and wheat-free.
With few exceptions, these recipes apply these ideas:
- food combining, according to Drs. Hay, Shelton, and Walb,
- acid-alkaline balance, according to Drs. Domenig and Kraske,
- blood type eating (O, A, B, AB), according to Drs. D’Adamo and Mozzi, and
- excluding sugar, dairy, and wheat, according to Drs. Lustig, Oski, and Davis.
Most of all, with few exceptions, these recipes:
- use commonly available foods and ingredients,
- are quick, easy, and cheap to prepare in twenty to sixty minutes, and
- can be prepared for a single person or for a family.
Required tools and budget
Put your toaster and microwave in boxes, and store them in the attic, basement, or garage, or discard them. Buy yourself a blender. Almost any blender will do. Some are small. Some are large. Some have plastic jugs. Some have glass jugs. Some have more powerful motors. Some have less powerful motors. Some are expensive. Some are cheap. Almost any blender will do.
These recipes require simple tools – merely a sharp knife, a sturdy potato peeler, a cutting board, a blender, a steamer basket, a pot, and a frying pan. The only other tools required are a spiralizer for the paleo spagehetti and a food processor for the pesto sauce and for the hummus.
On a budget, these recipes are based on broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, spinach, beets, celery, cabbage, onions, parsley, kale, sweet potatoes, parsnips, turnips, cucumber, lemons, plums, apples, pears, bananas, eggs, turkey, beef, pumpkin seeds, and almonds. Unless you grow them yourself or barter for them, these foods may indeed cost more than soda, beer, cereal, cakes, processed packaged foods, and pizza, but what about the price of ill health? By the way, most of what I eat are green and fruit smoothies, steamed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, and sweet potatoes), fruit, omelettes, turkey, beef, nuts, and seeds.
The recipes are also marked for the blood type (A, B, O or AB), according to the ideas and methods of Drs. D’Adamo and Mozzi for blood type eating.
The notation after the recipe is as follows:
p = paleo, v = vegan; and o, a, b, ab = suitable for one or more blood types.
To be suitable for a blood type, the recipe includes beneficial or neutral foods only and excludes all foods to be avoided, according to blood type eating. In general, paleo recipes are suitable for blood types O and B, while vegan recipes are suitable for blood type A and AB.
Herbs and spices
Included in these recipes is a liberal use of the following herbs & spices (adjust to your taste) – stevia (pure extract or powdered leaf) for a sugar-free sweet taste, ginger, clove, cinnamon, parsley, coriander (cilantro), rosemary, thyme, fenugreek, cumin, curcuma, peppermint, nettle, horsetail, dandelion, cayenne, horseradish, and garlic. If you do not like these spices or prefer others, then leave them out or substitute others. Local availability of spices varies. If you can, grow your own or buy high-qualiity spices from known suppliers.
Coconut turmeric smoothie
Paleo vegetable soup (paleogrubs)
Red beet soup with horseradish
Borscht (Irena Macri)
Gazpacho (Irena Macri)
Gazpacho (Charlene Bollinger)
Miso soup (Is miso paleo?)
Lemonade – sugar-free
Sweet and sour apple cider
Coco milk (Wellness Mama)
Almond milk (herb-info.com)
Steamed broccoli (or carrots)
Mashed sweet potatoes
Fried sweet potatoes
Spicy, creamy spinach – Saak paneer
Veggie paleo spaghetti – details (Mark Hyman)
Steamed root vegetables with miso (South River Miso)
Sauces and condiments (Irena Macri)
Omelette with onion and spinach
Fried eggs with onions, parsley, and paprika – huevos rancheros
Boiled eggs with salt and rosemary
Sardine tartar – ceviche
Beef, fish, chicken, or turkey sauteed with onion and either mushroom or spinach
Paleo cheese sauce (Irena Macri)
Paleo Pancakes (thespruceeats, without cream cheese)
Oatmeal (or buckwheat) porridge with honey, ginger, clove, and stevia
Buckwheat crêpes (pancakes) with almond butter and stevia
Adzuki beans with stevia, ginger, and clove
Quinoa with blackstrap molasses and ginger
Amaranth with onions, kale and horseradish
Lentils with carrots, spinach, and garlic
Grilled mushrooms with rice and lentils
Red beet quinoa salad
Sweet potato paleo brownies (Irena Macri)
Carob (or chocolate) chia pudding
Homemade chocolate (Irena Macri)
Coconut cookies (Erin Elizabeth)
Paleo blueberry banana muffins (Irena Macri)
Paleo avocado ice cream (thespruceeats)
Almond butter bars with dark chocolate (paleohacks)
Keto cookie recipes (paleohacks)
Gingerbread cookies – paleo and vegan (healinggourmet)
Chocolate truffles with coconut oil (Mark Hyman)
Raw chocolate (Indigo Herbs)
Healthy baking (Irena Macri)
Four-ingredient, no-bake paleo fudge
Chocolate coconut milk ice cream (Dr. Jockers)
Spinach (or other leafy green)
Spinach (or other leafy green)
These herbs are nourishing. Nettle has magnesium and iron and strengthens the urinary system and the prostate. Horsetail has silica, which strengthens the bones. Dandelion has potassium, detoxifies, and strengthens the urinary system. Peppermint and stevia give it taste. This tea has diuretic effect.
Apple cider vinegar
Pure liquid stevia extract
Even a few drops of apple cider vinegar with water before bedtime can make some people sleep better. It has a sour taste and minerals, such as potassium. According to blood type eating, it is not suitable for blood type O, but I drink it by the teaspoon with smooties or in this fast, easy recipe. Buy the apple cider vinegar with the “mother”. This are the microbes that ate the sugar and produced the vinegar. It is not dangerous nor dirty, but find a reliable supplier of apple cider vinegar from organic apples.
walnut, hemp seeds, or chia seeds
Wash spinach and add to blender.
Peel carrot and add to blender.
Quarter lemon. Cut out the flesh and add to blender.
Add a half teaspoon of ginger powder (or a third of a thumb of peeled, fresh ginger).
Add a teaspoon of stevia powder (or eight to ten drops of pure stevia extract).
Add a third to a half liter of water.
walnut, hemp seeds, or chia seeds
grated coconut (packaged)
Optionally add ginger, carob, cinnamon, or turmeric.
This grilled mushroom with risotto makes a great side dish or a main course.This recipe makes a hearty lunch on a chilly autumn day.
1 cup lentils, cooked, drained, rinsed
2 tsp. unsalted butter
1 garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, taste
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup rice
10 mushrooms, grilled
1 cup vegetable stock
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
Cook the rice according to the package directions for 20 minutes. Drain and rinse. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the lentils and cook for 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm!
A delicacy of the Middle East, hummus is cheap and contains vegetable protein. It could also be a main dish for vegans. You can dip vegetables, such as carrots or celery in hummus, or put it on buckwheat or rice crackers. How to make hummus is an excellent nine-minute video with five variations.
chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
Let the chickpeas soak overnight and become soft. Put in a food processor until very smooth and the preferred consistency, slowly adding water or the water from the chickpeas. Optionally add spices, such as cayenne, coriander, or cumin.
Even at the end of a meal of beef (paleo) or legumes (vegan), this recipe follows the idea of food combining. Use stevia to sweeten to taste.
Pour into cubes in an ice tray.