When my friends texted me to say they were about to embark on a Whole30 and had been looking for ideas on my blog, I panicked. I haven’t given it a thought since I’ve been home in NZ, even though I’ve put another Whole30 under my belt and done copious amounts of cooking for my family.
Instead of posting another recipe, I have decided to compile a list of my go-to recipes which are all either entirely Whole30-friendly or easily adapted. These are, in my opinion the best Whole30 recipes out there. I’ve tried and tested them many times and they are now staples in my diet, on or off the Whole30.
Paleo Mayonnaise – this is a staple for me. I add a clove of garlic to make it into aoli.
Paleo Hollandaise Sauce – perfect for when those eggs get a bit boring. I add a bit of paprika to mine.
Frittata by Nomnom Paleo – so easy and delicious with so many variations.
Eggs in Purgatory – More for the idea than the recipe (no parmesan or bread). I just use canned tomatoes, chopped veggies, loads of herbs and a little cayenne.
Blueberry Clafouti – Minus the vanilla and you’ve got a winner.
Turmeric & Spice – perfect for chicken, but beware of the yellow stains!
Sticky Chicken – I heat dried dates with a little water in the pan and mash to make them paste-like. This is my favourite recent discovery.
Roast Chicken – forego the gravy and substitute the thyme with rosemary and it’s still beautiful.
Petite Kitchen Chicken – so easy for a Winter’s evening.
Basil and Strawberry Chicken – it sounds weird, but it’s actually really tasty.
Italian Meatloaf – I use tomato paste instead of sauce and add a little dijon too.
Korean-style Short Ribs – an indulgent but delicious meal.
Meatza – great recipe for the base and then go crazy with toppings. I add tomato paste and dijon to my meat base sometimes.
Moroccan Tagine – if you only make one dinner from this list, it should be this.
Amazing Lamb Marinade – very simple and tasty on any cut.
Blueberry Breakfast Sausage – for when I get sick of eggs.
Rib Rub – good for any type of meat.
Fish and Seafood:
Dijon, Garlic and Lemon Salmon – the only way to have salmon.
Shrimp Cakes – well worth the effort.
Sweet Potato Hash – my favourite breakfast. I like to make it with cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg on those difficult mornings. Also, I just use a grater.
Jamie Oliver’s Pumpkin Soup – SO GOOD! Sometimes I add coconut milk (check the ingredients).
Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes – I’ve made this once and they kinda fell apart but they are so good.
Sweet Potato Fries – I don’t usually bother with the microwave step anymore. I like them a bit juicy anyway.