Healthy animal fats and protein are a cornerstone of a good diet. However, for optimum health you need to find good local sources for meats that are raised naturally with minimal medication and a species-appropriate, forage-based diet. While certain farmed seafoods are fine (if the farm environment adequately reproduces the natural habitat for that species), many farming operations over crowd the animals and feed them unsustainable or unhealthy materials and can reduce the health and nutritional content of the food compared to their wild counterparts.
Meats and Seafood
Easy Creamed Canned Oysters - Canned oysters are inexpensive and easy to prepare; they round out a dinner menu with flare. Oysters are packed with protein, B-12, minerals, and other valuable nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D. If you want to used shucked raw oysters (sold in jars), see the variation.
Thai Chili / Sloppy Joe - Chili without the oxalates!! This easy and flexible “hamburger extender” can be eaten as a main dish, used in wraps, or as a chili garnish for hot dogs. Use lamb or pork, if desired. This approach also works with left-over meats – like a “hash”.
Smoked Trout Spread or Cream Cheese Fish Balls - This delicious treat was a hit at my seminar in St. Louis.
Chicken Enchiladas - These enchiladas are a good way to enjoy chicken meat left over from broth preparation. It makes use of Paleo Wraps, a delicious (but expensive) coconut “tortilla”.
Chicken Liver Paté with Mushrooms - This is a classic, all-purpose snack, party food, and travel companion. Make it a day or more before serving. (I do like to eat some when fresh and slightly warm – right out of the food processor to the plate.) Unlike most loaf-style paté, this will keep in the freezer without much damage to its […]
Chicken Liver Paté with Apple and Sage - Liver Paté is perhaps the best way to serve chicken livers: even people who won’t generally eat organ meats can’t seem to get enough of it. Note that this recipe is not alcohol-free. The heat will cause the alcohol to evaporate.
Chicken Coconut Cilantro Soup - Delicious summer soup.
Quick and Easy Salmon Soup - This soup is high protein and makes an easy entree. This fish soup recipe is adapted from ”Mrs. Wilkes Boardinghouse Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from her Savannah …” (Ten Speed Press, 2002). Retaining both the skin and bones makes this especially nutritious, but you can remove them if you must.