60 Real Food Recipes from Around the World

When we step away from eating a Standard Australian/American/English etc diet, filled with things like pasta, bread and other fillers into a Paleo/Primal/Real Food way of eating, we open the doors to a much wider array of ingredients and foods. Its hard for those who are still eating a S.A.D diet to think about a life without their cereal or toast for breakfast or their sandwich or roll for lunch and their pasta for dinner, but the truth is when you let go of those items, your plate and your body are open to receive a myriad of incredibly delicious foods that came from WHOLE and REAL food sources not packaged and processed ones.

Some people claim that eating Paleo/Primal/Real Food is restrictive, but Im here to tell you that is definitely NOT the case! Ive been eating this way for a while now and I definitely dont feel restricted in what I eat, in fact when I gave up eating things like pasta and cereal my world opened up to so many other things. Take eggs for example, there are a million different ways you can make eggs (fried, scrambled, baked, poached, cooked with different seasonings, made into a frittata, turned into paleo pancakes, etc.) but eating the same cereal each morning day in and day out now that doesnt sound appealing to me at all not anymore!

To prove that you can give up your pasta, bread, cereal and other such fillers I asked some of my fellow bloggers (plus others I found myself) to share their Real Food recipes (some of my own are in here too) inspired by dishes from around the world. Im using the term Real Food here because some of these recipes may use rice or dairy which in my eyes are paleo but just to err on the side of caution Im going with Real Food 😉

Ok, ready?

Lets go on a Real Food journey around the world!

60 Real Food Recipes from Around the World

European Inspired

Tarta de Santiago Oh The Things Well Make


Calamares al Vino Tinto: Red Wine Braised Squid – Oh, The Things Well Make

Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician Style Octopus) Oh, The Things Well Make

Tarta de Santiago (St. James Cake) Oh, The Things Well Make

Gravad Lax (Swedish Cured Salmon) – Raias Recipes

Russian Cabbage Rolls Raias Recipes

Simple Ground Beef Gyros We Got Real

Eggplant Parmesan – Deductive Seasoning

Italian Sausage Soup Deductive Seasoning

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Paleo in PDX

Baked Italian Cauliflower Paleo in PDX

Italian Sausage Fettucine Paleo in PDX

Italian Wedding Soup – Paleo in PDX

Pistachio & Fig Panna Cotta – Cinnamon Eats (guest post on Craving4More)

Roasted Asparagus with Béarnaise Sauce The Domestic Man

Sauerbraten (German Pot Roast) The Domestic Man

Carne de Porco à Alentejana (Portugese Pork and Clams) The Domestic Man

Pomegranate Panna Cotta – Rubies and Radishes

Asian Inspired

Honey Sesame Seared Salmon Delicious Obsessions


Quick and Easy Paleo Bulgogi (Korean Marinated Beef) – The Nourished Caveman

Simple Chicken and Vegetable Curry Delicious Obsessions

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup Delicious Obsessions

Honey Sesame Seared Salmon Delicious Obsessions

Better Than Take Out: Homemade Orange Chicken Delicious Obsessions

Mild Chicken Curry – Raias Recipes

Pork Larb Salad – Happy Health Nut

Slow Cooker Korean-Style Beef Short Ribs Happy Health Nut

Paleo Thai Soup – Paleo Gone Sassy

Pork Adobo – Fresh Bites Daily

Chicken Adobo Fresh Bites Daily

Thai Chicken Stew – Cave Girl Cuisine

Easy Coconut Milk Curry – Oh Snap Lets Eat

Simple Chinese Stir Fry Cabbage with Dried Shrimp Oh Snap Lets Eat

Easy Stir Fried Shanghai Bok Choy with Garlic – Oh Snap Lets Eat

10 Minute Pork Stir Fry Good Food Eating

Crockpot Chicken Laksa – Good Food Eating

Mango Chicken Curry – Paleo in PDX

Better than Peanut Sauce: Paleo Almond Satay Sauce – Rubies and Radishes

Savory Indian Biscuit (Mathi) My Heart Beets

Slow Cooker Sarson ka Saag My Heart Beets

3 Ingredient Paleo Naan (Indian Bread) My Heart Beets

Middle Eastern Inspired

Paleo Persian Jeweled Rice Cinnamon Eats


Middle Eastern Cabbage Salad – Paleo Diet Basics

Middle Eastern Chicken Wings – Paleo Diet Basics

Kabab Koobideh (Persian Lamb Kebabs) Cinnamon Eats

Kookoo Sabzi (Herb Frittata) Cinnamon Eats

Persian Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Cinnamon Eats

Grass-Fed Persian Spiced Beef and Roasted Butternut Squash Cinnamon Eats

Persian Spiced Lamb with Salad Shirazi Cinnamon Eats (guest post on Paleo in PDX)

Paleo Saffron, Rosewater & Pistachio Ice Cream Cinnamon Eats

Karinyarik (Turkish Stuffed Eggplant) The Domestic Man

Paleo Beef Kebabs Rubies and Radishes

Paleo Persian Jeweled Rice – Cinnamon Eats (guest post on Rubies and Radishes)

Caribbean/South American/Mexican Inspired

Aji Amarillo Spiced Ground Beef and Veggie Hash The Curious Coconut


Chicken Fajita Soup Paleo Gone Sassy

Caribbean Seafood Chowder Cave Girl Cuisine

Easy Aji Amarillo Meatballs The Curious Coconut

Aji Amarillo Spiced Ground Beef & Veggie Hash The Curious Coconut

Mexican Meatza Paleo in PDX

Chicken Tender Tacos Paleo in PDX

Paleo Horchata Jello Cinnamon Eats

Callaloo (Caribbean Green Soup) The Domestic Man

Couve a Mineira (Brazilian Collard Greens) The Domestic Man

Paleo Carnitas Rubies and Radishes