Well Fed Czech Meatballs over Garlic Cabbage

I realize nowadays with the Internet you don’t necessarily need to buy cookbooks, there are so many recipes out there. But I occasionally like a good cookbook and I found one that is worth the money –  Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. Melissa provides not only lots of great recipes (I’ve already made 4 of them) but also provides great ideas on quick, easy dinners and makes putting together weeknight meals simple. Be sure to check it out!

One recipe that I am currently loving because it is so simple, fast and only requires I get 1 mixing bowl and 1 baking sheet dirty is her Paleo Czech Meatballs. Ground pork is also reasonably priced, even at Whole Foods. I didn’t have any fresh parsley on hand so I just used a few Tbsp of dried parsley and it worked just fine. Recommend cutting the salt in this recipe to half a tsp. rather than half a Tbsp.

While the meatballs are in the oven, I cooked up some sauteed cabbage, as Melissa suggests that as something good to serve the meatballs on. And I can assure you it is.

I just cut half a green cabbage (although next time I will try red) into strips and then add it to a pan that has a Tbsp of melted butter and a tsp. of crushed garlic in it. Then add salt and pepper to taste and sautee until soft.

I also sauteed up some frozen green beans in the pan with some butter and lemon juice. I am running low on veggies, otherwise I would have done something more colorful.

Here are my meatballs out of the oven

Then time to eat! Served the meatballs on top of the cabbage with the side of green beans. Very tasty!

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That looks tasty! I never seem to know what to do with cabbage, so I might give this a try! It looks easy enough for me! 😀 Oh and thanks for the book recommendation, I’m always looking for good, new cookbooks to try!


Yum; you always arrange your meals so prettily on the plate.

I’ve been printing so many internet recipes with my new eating lifestyle; maybe it’s time to purchase a real cookbook. I’m using a binder that I made into a makeshift cookbook with tabulated organization. It’s practical, but it would be nice to have pictures.


Yum looks good!


those meatballs look delicious!! I’ll have to make Nick cook them 🙂

Elaine Karrh

Love your blog!!!

Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan

So glad you’re enjoying Well Fed — thanks so much for your sweet words! Those Czech Meatballs are one of my faves, too. Love caraway seeds! Happy cooking to you! Let me know if you’d like to do a giveaway of Well Fed to your readers; I’d be glad to supply a copy!