My Paleo (mis) Adventure

Last week I talked about how I'm doing the 30 autoimmune reset Paleo diet with my daughter. Today is day nine and I think I'm starting to get my Paleo sea legs. There quite a large learning – or re-learning – curve to begin with. First, I had to empty my fridge and cupboards of all non-Paleo food items. Thankfully, I have two grown sons who are grateful for the donations!

Then there is the restocking of the fridge and cupboards with Paleo friendly staples and foods. I won't lie, this is an expensive venture. Meanwhile, I'm buying Paleo cookbooks – there are some good ones you can download – and reading recipes.

You have to remember that I'm not naturally a foodie. I don't read recipe books for fun – which means it's been a really long time since I've read one. I was fairly domestic, once upon a time, when my kids were young, but lately my husband and I have been eating like a couple of college students. Let's just say I know what kind of frozen pizza I like. :0

So, I'm kind of rusty in the kitchen.

Anyhoo…. I found this waffle recipe you make with Plantains. Don't know what a Plantain is? No worries, a lot of northern folk don't. It's basically a larger and hardier version of the banana.

The thing with Paleo is you don't get to eat bread. You have to find ways to simulate it. Fruit-based waffles and pancakes are one way to do it.

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The goal.

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Okay, apparently when they said oil (coconut) your waffle iron, they didn't mean one made of teflon. I couldn't even get my waffle iron open! I did learn that only one of our two smoke alarms are working.

Make pancakes instead!

Unfortunately, I had oiled my teflon griddle. They don't look great, but they actually tasted pretty good.

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Like they say on Pinterest – Nailed It!

I confess, I'm a bit of a rebel and hardly every follow recipe directions exactly. Maybe I should have paid attention to this disclaimer: Make sure you use green (unripe) plantains when making these delicious waffles!

***Recipe from Eileen Laird can be found at her blog – Phoenix Helix – from her recipe book 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts.

The next day I cooked a Turkey, fried up rainbow chard in coconut oil and tossed a spinach and arugula salad with fresh raspberries and olive oil and (sugar free) balsamic oil. Turned out much better. 🙂

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How about you? Do you have any favorite Paleo or tips or recipes?

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