Elana's Pantry
| March 18, 2013

The paleolithic diet is sometimes called "the caveman diet" because it centers on foods similar to those eaten in by our prehistoric ancestors. Still, we highly doubt that cavemen were eating this good.

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This simple recipe for stuffed peppers comes from Elana Amsterdam, an expert in "paleo" cooking and the culinary blogger behind Elana's Pantry. This dish is sweet, spicy and savory, so it's sure to satisfy the even the pickiest eaters in your family, and especially those with gluten or dairy intolerances.

Try Elana's stuffed peppers for supper tonight, and don't forget to pre-order her latest cookbook, "Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry," for more caveman-friendly ideas.

Stuffed Peppers on a Paleolithic Diet

Cook Time: 
1 hour


  • 6–8 sweet bell peppers (yellow, orange, green or red)
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans diced green chilies
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix diced chilies with turkey, cilantro, onion, cumin, chili powder and salt.
  2. Cut the tops off of the peppers, then place in an 7-inch by 11-inch baking dish.
  3. Stuff peppers with the turkey mixture; place tops on peppers to close.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour. Remove from oven and serve.