Start with These Quick and Easy Recipes
No cooking experience needed, yet these quick and easy recipes can be impressively elegant. So think of these as your go-to meals for everyday casual dining, for unexpected (or fancy) guests, or you can’t decide what to eat.
Many are easy to make ahead and keep well in the fridge or freezer, and some can be kept at room temperature. Doesn’t get much easier than that! Plus, more are added every few days (that’s the plan 🤞).
Few added fats
At least 15 grams of protein per serving
At least 5 grams of fiber per serving
Low in ADDED sugars (doesn’t include natural sugars)
Recipes with seasonal produce, herbs and spices associated with Autumn.
A Few Notes
- Most are “healthy”, meaning mainly whole foods, not many added fats or sugars, with few processed foods. This is what’s healthy for us. What’s healthy for you may differ.
- No red meat or pork is included in anything at The Paprika Palace. Nothing against them, we just don’t cook with them. But they can easily be added wherever you want.
- Cooking times may vary, due to altitude, temperature of your kitchen, humidity, the cookware used, your appliances, and who knows what else.
- Cooking and baking methods provided are what work for us. They may not be the most “proper” way to do things. That’s what culinary schools are for!
- When a “Cuisine” is listed, it’s my best guess. Some foods and dishes are hard to find a country or culture of origin. Others are universal.
- Everything here is quick and easy, no cooking experience needed (unless otherwise noted). Most are make-ahead and meal-prep friendly.
- All ingredients are on The Paprika Palace Grocery Lists.
- All items on The Paprika Palace Grocery Lists are chosen based on the best price for the highest quality items that are easiest for us to get here in San Francisco.
- Costs provided are determined from items purchased in or delivered to San Francisco and may vary from region to region.
Two Final Notes
- Some may contain the Healthy Heart image above and a few facts about a heart-healthy diet. These are based on information from The American Heart Association. Please note these are not endorsed by The American Heart Association, although they do abide by their guidelines. Consult your doctor or dietitian to find what’s best for you.
- If you are used to a Standard American Diet (full of pre-packaged foods, high in sugars and added fats, low fiber, lots of red meat, etc.) give these foods a few tries. It takes your body a while to adjust to any changes.