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Paleo French Onion Soup, A Slow Cook Soup

This recipe for Paleo French Onion Soup is cooked over a long period of time and is made with onions, stock, garlic, carrot and celery and seasoned with sage and bay leaf. It’s getting colder in Jacksonville today and it always makes us want to make soup. This recipe is so easy, if you’ve never made it before, you’ll be shocked. Just a couple of notes: I like to use a stainless steel pan if I have the option, as I think it caramelizes a little better and deglazing the pan just makes it awesome, but if you only have non-stick, it will be fine. Also, you can throw in a huge Paleo Crouton, or top it with Gruyere cheese if these are options in your diet. For Angel and I, we like it with a little pile of Paleo Onion Straws (or rings if you make them into rings).

Restaurant Review Day 3: Our third day in Denver, CO, we stopped by the most amazing store, Savory Spice Shop. It is like mecca for any chef – full of amazing spices, rubs and extracts from floor to ceiling, with a very knowledgeable staff AND (best part!) you can try everything. I mean everything. We bought everything to the unusual like ghost pepper sea salt to the ordinary, like lavender. Angel and I were in that store for at least 2 hours, like school children, comparing and tasting. We ended up shipping a whole box back home! For dinner, we went to mmm…COFFEE! What a great little place…soon to be 2 locations (that’s how good it is)! The owners are so welcoming and fantastic – she cooks and he does the coffee – and they BOTH know their stuff! We had the kale-apple salad, the tomato chicken soup, the “granola”, about a dozen cookies, and the bacon wrapped stuffed dates and they were all amazing. We loved it so much, we’re thinking of doing a couple of mmm….COFFEE!-inspired recipes (of course, nothing can compare, but we don’t live in Denver and most of you probably don’t either!). We can’t recommend it more, especially when you get to hang out with such great people – so go support! And the best part?! EVERYTHING is Paleo, so NO GUESSING! …feels really nice, actually! Lastly, we had a mini Paleo cheat and had the insides to some tacos at Pinche Tacos. This place has phenomenal drinks and good food, but we can’t guarantee that its Paleo. If you do happen to want to try it, definitely go for the hongos (our favorite), carnitas, and pork belly “agridulce” and wash it all down with this ridiculous guava-mango-cilantro cocktail that they make called a Guayayuh. You’ll be glad you did!

Recipe: Paleo French Onion Soup


  • 3 Yellow Onions
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Pork fat
  • 2 cups Beef Stock
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Celery rib
  • 1 dried Bay Leaf
  • ¼ tsp fresh Sage
  • ¼ cup White Wine
  • 1 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
  • Optional: ½ Tbsp Sherry Wine
  • Optional: fresh Parsley
  • Optional: Paleo Onion Rings


  1. Heat a pan with the olive oil (and pork lard if you’re using it) over medium-high heat (~6).
  2. Slice and cook the onions until browned and caramelized. Mix in the arrowroot and stir to coat. If you used a stainless steel pan, you’ll want to deglaze it next with the wine (or water if you don’t cook with wine). This means that you just pour the wine in and then stir it around until the browned part stuck to the bottom of the pan comes free. If you’re using a non-stick pan, just add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring the soup to a boil, then turn it down and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes to 2 hours (depending on the flavor you want to get out of it. I like cooking a little longer if I have the time).
  4. Top with onion straws/rings and chopped parsley (if you’re using these ingredients) and serve immediately!
  5. This recipe can easily be made Vegan, just swap out the stocks for vegetable stock!

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 50 minute(s)

Diet tags: Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 4

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Great on a cold night or alongside our Paleo Green Bean Casserole!

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