The Dawn of Paleo

Mostly Recipes with a Few Insights about Paleo Life

Mahi-Mahi with Almond Crust

This picture was taken before it was cooked… I completely forgot to take another picture, sorry!   The almond coating gives the fish some extra texture and flavor.  It was yummy!  One of my kids liked it and the other just scraped off the coating and ate the fish… kids! 🙂
  • 1 stick of pastured butter, melted
  • zest & juice of one lemon
  • 2 cups coarse almond meal
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 4-6 wild-caught mahi mahi fillets (skin removed)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in a small saucepan; remove from heat and stir in lemon zest and juice. Put almond meal, salt and pepper in a large bowl or bag.Rinse and pat fish dry. Dip each filet in butter, then bread with almond mixture.

Place in a baking dish, pouring extra lemon butter sauce over the fillets.   Sprinkle with thyme and bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy!
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Paleo Meatloaf

I’ve never been a big fan of meatloaf… but I really love this recipe! My kids and husband really love it too!


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tbs sea salt
  • 1 Tbs basil
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2-1 cup salsa

Mix all ingredients, except for salsa, together by hand. Form into a loaf and place in glass baking dish. Bake for 30 min at 350, then top with salsa and bake for 30 more min (or until it’s not pink in center). Enjoy!


Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

Fall is almost here and it’s time for some stew!  This is a great easy, slow cooker recipe.  For this recipe, you probably only need 1 large butternut squash, but these came out of my garden and they are small, so I used 2.


  • 2 lbs stew-meat (I used grass-fed beef)
  • 1-2 sweet onions, chopped
  • 12 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp marjoram
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth/stock
  • 1 large butternut squash

Put all ingredients in slow cooker, except for squash, and mix well.  Cut squash in half, scoop out seeds and peel.  Place squash on top of meat and look on low for 6-8 hours.  Slice squash and serve with meat on top.  Enjoy!


What’s for Breakfast?

I am constantly being asked what I have for breakfast.   And my answer is “almost every morning I have 4 eggs and 2-3 slices of bacon”.  I’ve had the same breakfast for almost 2 years now.   And, no, I never get tired of it!  I use local free-range eggs when I can, otherwise, I buy the ones with the highest Omega-3 levels that I can find and I always try to have uncured (nitrite free) bacon as well.   I do mix it up sometimes and change out the bacon for sausage or chorizo or whatever leftover meat we have from dinner!  I do also add whatever leftover veggies that we have to my eggs from time to time.  I typically cook my eggs in coconut oil or bacon grease.  We have almond flour waffles usually on Sunday mornings, for a special treat, as well.  (I’ll post that recipe soon!)

Chorizo, eggs, and peppers