The paleo framework aims to only include foods that were likely available to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, prior to the advent of agriculture and farming. Foods emphasized are minimally processed and cold-pressed oils, fresh nuts and seeds, almost any part of humanely fed, raised or wild game, meats and fish (including eggs, skin and organs!), starchy tubers, any vegetables or fruit, honey and maple syrup. Most of the recipes on Essential Omnivore fall into a paleo framework, and if not, then they’re a bit expanded and “primal”, instead!
The main principle behind a paleo style of eating is to reduce overall difficulty for digestion, naturally balance blood sugar levels, increase micronutrient intake and decrease systemic inflammation. All through the foods we choose to eat–pretty powerful stuff, huh?