Roasted festive spiced nuts christmas paleo diet recipes-min

Recipe: Roasted Festive Spiced Nuts

Hot, roasted spiced nuts, gently seasoned with fragrant, festive spices. Wonderful as a gift to friends this Christmas – if they make it out of the house, that is! Portion control went out of the window for me as soon as I removed these from the oven, and anything that was left was immediately demolished by the rest of my hungry family!

Spiced Nuts Ingredients:

  • 400 grams mixed raw nuts (I used a mix of Almonds, Brazils and Pecans, but Cashews, Walnuts and Macadamia would work great too!)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unrefined molasses
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Spiced Nuts How To:

Preheat the oven to 150C / 300F / Gas mark 2. Line a large ovenproof tray with some baking parchment.

In a bowl, whisk the egg white until it becomes foamy. Stir in all the remaining ingredients, bar the nuts at this stage.

Now add the nuts to the spice mixture, using your hands to really coat them well. Lay them out on the baking tray, and place in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes, until golden brown. Stir once halfway through the cooking time.

Leave to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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Paleo Diet Recipe Primal Greek Style Lamb Cutlets with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables-min

Recipe: Greek Style Lamb Cutlets with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

High quality, lean lamb cutlets aren't only delicious, they are packed with protein and bursting with iron, zinc and vitamin B12. Enjoy Al Fresco with these roasted vegetables for a light, well rounded evening meal.

Greek Style Lamb Cutlets Ingredients:

Greek Style Lamb Cutlets:

  • 8 small lamb cutlets
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • Small handful fresh mint, finely chopped
  • Small handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped anchovies
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Black pepper

Roasted Vegetables:

  • 20 – 30 vine ripened cherry tomatoes,
  • 1 courgette, chopped into ½ cm thick rounds
  • 1 onion, chopped into wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

Greek Style Lamb Cutlets How To:

Preheat the oven to 160C / 325F / Gas Mark 4

To season the lamb cutlets, crush the garlic in a mortar and pestle with the mint, parsley and a little salt. Whisk in the olive oil and lemon juice, then finally stir in the anchovies and a little freshly ground black pepper. Rub the mixture into the lamb chops, then leave to marinade.

Scatter all of the vegetables into a roasting dish. Combine the garlic with the olive oil, then drizzle over the vegetables. Season well with salt and pepper and the oregano. Place into the oven and leave to roast for around 40 minutes.

About 10 minutes before serving, heat a large pan over a high heat with a little olive oil. When really hot, throw in the lamb chops and cook for 2 – 3 minutes each side (for medium). Remove the vegetables from the oven and serve with the lamb.

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