Ragu alla Bolognese

To make a Northern Italian meat sauce, many people, especially untrained American-Italian restaurant chefs, head down the wrong path by trying to doctor up a tomato-heavy sauce like marinara, with some meat and garlic, and call it good. Bolognese, originating from Bologna, in Northern Italy, is the complete opposite. It’s lot’s of different meats, with… Read More

Paleo Caesar Salad Dressing

Sauces seem to confound people. Especially after they embrace a Paleo lifestyle. Is it clean? How do I make it Paleo? Does anyone have an easy recipe for mayo made with bacon fat? To make a sauce or dressing Paleo, there are a lot of simple substitutions you can make like switching olive oil for… Read More


A Delicious Paleo Meal That Utilizes A Traditional North Carolina Mustard Flavored Barbecue Sauce. Ingredients: For Pork: – 6lb boneless pork shoulder tied (also called pork butt or Boston butt) – 2 cups organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar + 1/2 cup for later – 2 medium carrots rough chopped – 2 ribs of celery rough… Read More

Paleo Posole

Posole is an ancient traditional pre-Columbian soup or stew from Mexico often found in the regions of Sinaloa, Michoacán, Guerrero, Jalisco, Morelos, México and the Distrito Federal.  It is traditionally made with pork or chicken and always includes hominy or maize, a large corn type grain.  As the hominy cooks in the stew it begins… Read More

Paleo Corned Beef and Cabbage

If you are looking at this recipe post, it must be close to St. Patrick’s Day.  Which is funny, because Corned Beef and Cabbage is not originally an Irish dish.  In Ireland peasants used to serve cured bacon joints with their cabbage and potatoes as beef was too valuable and only used for milk production. … Read More


One great recent Paleo beverage discovery is a NorCal Margarita.  Tequila is fermented agave cactus juice, which makes it gluten and starch free.  Rum may also work well here.  This drink is wonderful for a few reasons.  Lime juice blunts the insulin response of the alcohol, maintaining your precious and hard-earned insulin sensitivity.  The lime… Read More

Beef Stew With Butternut Squash And Ginger

It’s still a couple of weeks till Spring, and Mother Nature is really letting us know it tonight.  The winter weather is terrible, cold and wet, and the weatherman says it is going to stay that way for the next several days.  So, when the weather is feeling more like December than March, why not… Read More

Chicken Marsala

Here at cavemanbistro.com we try to keep things simple and each recipe around 5-7 ingredients total.  Although this dish has well over 7 ingredients, your family will love this Paleo spin on a traditional Italian meal!  The secret is the fresh herbs and a real Marsala wine. Marsala is a sweet Italian dessert wine with… Read More

Buffalo Jerky

JERKY – Ground Bison/Buffalo INGREDIENTS: 3 LBS. Ground Buffalo or Bison (Grass Fed) 2 TBS. Cumin –ground 2 TBS. Garlic Powder 2 TBS. Onion Powder 2 TBS. Paprika 1 TBS. Black Pepper – ground 1 TSP. Sea Salt 1 TSP. Cayenne Pepper SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Food dehydrator (aprox $60), Jerky Gun (Aprox $15) PROCEDURE: Combine all… Read More

Tacoma Strength Movember

Friday ended MOVEMBER 2012. For those of you unaware why everyone at CrossFit, especially at Tacoma Strength, was growing Trucker Mustaches during November, you can click HERE for an explanation. Now, my prostate is fine, and I don’t know anyone with a bad one. So I didn’t grow a 70’s ‘stache ONLY to support awareness… Read More