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Getting Creative with Paleo Cuisine

The Paleo diet is more than a fad; it’s a lifestyle offering numerous health benefits. In this course, you’ll learn how to make hearty and delicious unprocessed meals that you’ll feel good about eating.

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Course Details

Tutorials in this course: 12
Total viewing time:  1 hours and 3 minutes
Total course time (including prep and cooking): 4 hours and 24 minutes


The Paleolithic diet, or Paleo for short, is based on foods that our ancestors likely ate prior to the agricultural revolution that introduced grain into the human diet. Unlike many diets, the Paleo diet is less about quantity restriction, and more about choosing natural foods. It is centered around eating whole, unprocessed foods, like grass-fed meats, antibiotic-free fish, poultry, seafood, and eggs, as well as nuts, seeds, and organic fruits and vegetables, in order to achieve health benefits. In this course, you’ll learn how to make creative, Paleo-friendly options that are sure to impress and satisfy even a pasta and pizza, carb-loving group.

Chef Instructors

Chef Sarkis Vartanian

Chef Sarkis Vartanian is the head chef of Daily Dose in downtown Los Angeles. Chef Sarkis is dedicated to sourcing local and sustainable ingredients, with a firm belief that honest food is the best food.

Chef Gianfranco Minuz

Chef Gianfranco Minuz is an Italian native and proud purveyor of Northern Italian cuisine. He earned his first Michelin star at his own restaurant Ca’Masierei in Trissino, Italy. Chef Gianfranco now works in Santa Monica but previously worked as the executive chef at Trattoria Tre Venezie in Pasadena, where he earned his second Michelin star.

Chef Bruce Kalman

Chef Bruce Kalman is the head chef at Union in Old Town Pasadena. Driven by a “hands on” philosophy towards cooking, Chef Bruce can be found hand-rolling pastas, making his own butter, packaging pickles, and butchering his own meat.

Chef Giuseppe Tentori

Chef Giuseppe Tentori is the executive chef and partner at GT Fish & Oyster in Chicago. A native of Italy, Chef Giuseppe has worked at some of Chicago's finest restaurants, establishing himself as one of the city's most well-respected chefs.

Chef Isaac Toups

Isaac Toups is the head chef and co-owner of Toups’ Meatery in New Orleans where he serves up the hearty, Cajun-style food he loves most. Chef Isaac was recently named as a James Beard Award Semifinalist for Best Chef in the South.

Chef Kelly Boyer

Chef Kelly Boyer is the founder and executive chef of Paleta, the wildly popular farm-to-table meal delivery service committed to providing locally sourced and humanely raised ingredients. Thriving since its inception, Paleta now makes and distributes cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and snacks. Chef Kelly is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and received a Master’s degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Chef Brandon Boudet

Chef Brandon Boudet is the co-owner and Executive Chef of Dominicks and Little Dom's, both located in Los Angeles. Born and raised in New Orleans, Chef Brandon comes from a large Italian family, a trait reflected in his passion for using quality ingredients and creating superior recipes.

What You Need

Equipment

- Grill
- Chef's knife
- Paring knife
- Cutting board
- Wide pan or pot
- Medium sauté pan
- Large saucepot
- Large saucepan
- Small sauté pan
- Small saucepan
- Spiralizer
- Microplane or citrus zester
- Box grater or food processor
- Mixing bowls (2)
- Large bowl with ice water
- Scissors or kitchen shears
- Vegetable peeler
- Aluminum foil
- Tongs
- Kitchen towel
- Pastry brush
- Spatula
- Slotted spoon
- Large spoon
- Spoon
- Plate
- Serving plate
- Serving bowl

Ingredients

- Ingredients are listed within each respective tutorial

Tutorials

How to Choose Ripe Fruits and Vegetables

Kelly Boyer
Easy

Choosing the perfect produce isn't daunting or difficult when you know what to look for.

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How to Spiralize Vegetables

Kelly Boyer
Easy

This technique allows you to create a healthy, carb-free alternative to traditional pasta.

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Zucchini Pasta Marinara

Kelly Boyer
Easy

A delicious, carb-free, low-fat version of classic pasta marinara.

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How to Break Down and Grill Artichokes

Brandon Boudet
Easy

Artichokes are a hearty, delicious, and healthy addition to any meal.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cauliflower

Kelly Boyer
Easy

Cauliflower is healthy, colorful, and has a mild flavor that lends itself to a variety of preparations.

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Coconut, Lime, Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

Kelly Boyer
Easy

This cauliflower rice is light and delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly.

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How to Make Guacamole

Sarkis Vartanian
Easy

This recipe highlights the flavor of a California avocado.

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How to Perfectly Boil an Egg

Isaac Toups
Easy

A boiled egg is easy to prepare, and adds flavor and texture to a wide variety of recipes.

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Simple Roast Chicken

Gianfranco Minuz
Easy

A perfectly roasted chicken is a wonderful way to gather the family around the table.

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How to Prepare Mussels

Giuseppe Tentori
Easy

Perfect with crusty bread and rich broth, mussels make for a delicious and simple meal.

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Seared Duck Breast

Bruce Kalman
Easy

"I'm going to show you how to cook a really tender, juicy piece of duck."

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