I’m sharing some of my favorite winter-comfort-food Paleo recipes this month—all from some wonderful online Paleo recipe resources. Try these, and check out their other recipes, too.

Root vegetables are the star of the winter season. This recipe uses carrots (good any time of the year) but it’s equally good when prepared with young parsnips or turnips.

I love to make Shepard’s Pie in the winter. It’s hearty and so comforting. It’s also my go-to recipe when I want to take a casserole to a friend or shut-in. This recipe is especially good with the addition of cinnamon and ground cloves in the base.

Soup always sounds good to me in the winter, and this one is fantastic and so simple. The flavor comes from roasting butternut squash, carrots and onions together first, and then blending it to a creamy consistency in a Vitamix. Added bonus! This soup freezes great. Make a big batch and freeze a few portions for a quick meal later.

There are several great Paleo soup recipes on her site. Check out her Leek Soup https://www.stephgaudreau.com/creamy-leek-soup-dairy-free/ and the Broccoli Soup, too. https://www.stephgaudreau.com/comforting-creamy-broccoli-soup-recipe/

Nothing’s better than coming home after a long day to a house filled with the delicious scent of dinner slowly braising in the crock pot. Don’t skip the step of searing the ribs first. It makes all the difference in flavor and tenderness!

And when you want something sweet, whip up these pecan bars topped with a coconut cream caramel. They’re not only Paleo, they’re Raw—and so yummy friends would never suspect they’re healthful. Never tried coconut nectar? It’s a delicious syrup similar to agave made from coconut flowers.