Paleo. How many times have you heard about or at least heard the word “Paleo?” I’m willing to bet a lot. Basically, the Paleo diet focuses more on man’s beginning diet, our most primal diet, the diet our bodies were built for. I agree completely with this theory and have found success using the Paleo Diet. I have more energy, feel little to no joint pain, my vision improves and I lose weight steadily. So why am I having such a hard time sustaining it?
I need more recipe ideas, Salmon and Asparagus is delicious, but gets boring after a while. And… I think after 40 years of eating out of a box, I lack imagination. Obviously, I need help. That is why I so often prowl Pinterest like a tiger on the hunt for my next meal and keep my eye out for new Paleo books with new recipes.
Today I’m sharing a recipe from Cathy Sexton’s new book, “Paleo Takes 5 – or Fewer.” Cathy’s new book features Paleo Recipes with 5 or less main ingredients. I can’t wait to try them all, but in the meantime here is one for your Paleo pleasure.
- 1 lb (454 g) bacon
- 6 beets, cubed into small pieces
- About 24 (individual) Brussels sprouts, cleaned thoroughly (these guys can be dirty!)
- 4 cloves fresh garlic, quartered
- 1 tbsp (4 g) dried thyme
- 1⁄2 tsp sea salt
- 1⁄4 tsp ground pepper
- 1⁄2 cup (62 g) pistachios, once cooked, and toasted
- Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
- Arrange slices of bacon on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake for about 20 minutes in the oven until crispy. When done, remove with tongs and set aside on a plate to cool. Reserve the bacon fat for cooking the vegetables.
- In a large roasting pan, add in the beets, Brussels sprouts and garlic. Drizzle with leftover bacon fat. Sprinkle with dried thyme, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly using the tongs. Roast in the oven on the middle rack for about 45 minutes until everything has caramelized slightly.
- In the meantime, toast pistachios in a small pan over medium heat on the stove top. Transfer contents of the roasting pan to a large bowl and top with pistachios. Use tongs to toss it all together.
- If you tolerate dairy, add in some goat cheese.
Want more delicious and easy Paleo Recipes, get the book:
PALEO TAKES 5 – OR FEWER
Healthy Eating was Never Easier with These Delicious 3, 4 and 5 Ingredient Recipes
By: Cindy Sexton, Robb Wolf (Foreword by), Mat Lalonde (Contributions by)
October 2014 / Page Street Publishing
$21.99 US; Paperback
Ebook also available.
More Paleo Recipes…