Have you checked out our Paleo-Primal Pinterest boards yet?
We’re relatively new to the Pinterest world…but are growing our boards bit-by-bit. You can expect new recipes and photos there weekly (including those featured in our Sunday Cook-ups).
One reason for getting started on Pinterest is to have a quick resource for Alchemist Eating clients. Another is to have a quick resource for us—a place where we can save and organize meal ideas.
Since I’ve been pinning lots but not making most of what I pin, this week’s cook-up is all about utilizing our own resource…and pulling from our Pinterest boards for a fun eating line-up.
Ready? Let’s go!
The following dishes will make our plates this week (you can find all of them on our Pinterest boards, which link to original recipes and websites):
This recipe comes from Hold the Grain, a beautiful site I discovered after posting our blog on 5 Tips for Getting Your Teen to Go Paleo. One paleo teen featured in that post sent me links to a handful of other young adults doing amazing things in the paleo-sphere.
Tess, of Hold the Grain, was among them—we were especially taken by her gorgeous food photography. I’m thinking these avocado salmon cakes will make a nice lunch option.
(Avocado Salmon Cakes, photo & recipe by Hold the Grain)
A few Sundays back, we shared our simple recipe for impromptu, measurement-free soup. It’s the soup we (and by “we,” I mean I) usually end up making.
Not sure which veggies will star in this week’s version. But here’s what went down last week, when I wanted something cheerful and bright one rainy afternoon…and wanted to use up extra beets, carrots, ginger and scallions:
(Alchemist Eating Measurement-free Soup, Beet-Carrot-Scallion-Ginger Version)
This one comes from an all-time favorite—PaleOMG—and offers a new twist on our weekly burger fix. The recipe promises plenty of leftovers, which we count on for next-day lunch or dinner…possibly served with measurement-free soup.
(Loaded Chorizo Burgers with Pan-fried Sweet Potato Fries, photo & recipe by PaleOMG)
This is another from PaleOMG…and another variation on a weekly staple. Rather than make our usual spaghetti squash and meatballs, we’ll be giving this noodle bowl a try.
It’ll probably be part of Sunday dinner, since we tend to eat something a bit “special” or out-of-the-ordinary that day.
Coming off of our 30-day Phase 2 Elimination Diet (when we cut all sweets and treats), we’re reintroducing desserts slowly, slowly (mostly in the form of 85% dark chocolate with coconut milk and berries). So…we wanted to pick something off our Pinterest Treat board that’s less, well, dessert-like, but still plenty sweet.
We chose these plantains partly for that reason…and partly because the recipe looks totally amazing and completely different from anything we’ve made before. The only time we’ve cooked plantains is to make nachos for our paleo taco fest, so trying this new plantain dish will be fun.
Oh, and we love cinnamon…both for its taste and its medicinal properties. It’ll help cut through the sticky, cloying, sweet goodness of the plantains.
(Cinnamon Pepper Plantains, photo & recipe by Paleo + Life)
So, that’s what we’re pulling off our Pinterest boards this week. (To see how things turn out, visit our Instagram feed for “cook-up follow-up pics” in the days to come.)
If none of these dishes appeal to you, there’s plenty more to choose from on our boards (and the collection will continue to grow).
Anyone else use Pinterest for collecting and sharing paleo-primal recipes? If so, please post links to your boards in the comments!