That there, my friends, is the way I presented my Choc-Avocado Mousse at a pot luck gathering last week - surrounded by whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Mmmm! I also brought along my Coconut Chicken Curry and cauliflower rice; another hit, especially since everyone was expecting nothing more substantial than finger food snacks. Faces lit up once they had real food in their bellies (and not just because they could now 'safely' drink more alcohol!).
I've been run off my feet of late, with illness hitting my household, and the end of the year for my seniors sneaking ever-closer. So that, along with more rip-offs of my recipes floating around the Internet, has been killing my urge to blog regularly. I know there's no such thing as true culinary originality, but if you're going to steal my primal/paleo recipes to put on your own blog, you could at least change the quantities and photos... Or, even better, give me the credit I'm due. I always do. After all, my main drive for taking risks in the kitchen is to inspire you guys - I could happily live on nothing but sausages for the rest of my days.
For those of you who can't fathom the idea of snag after snag (you clearly haven't tried Jonathan's sausages!), you will soon have a huge recipe resource at your virtual fingertips:
I was invited by Doug of Health Habits a while back to offer up some of my tastiest primal recipes to be part of a collaborative Paleo e-Cookbook. Since then, a massive number of primal cooks have jumped on board (and I've been traveling through their blogs to see what kind of stuff they're offering up, which has lead me to the sad face I demonstrated earlier...), and the resource is promising to be quite an exciting product! The best part - it will be free! Doug's effort is to get paleo nutrition out there, and remove the mystery of what you can cook with paleo ingredients. Some of the recipes are, of course, going to get the "bleurgh neolithic re-enactment is EVIL" fascists' knickers in a twist, but who cares? If the average parent who wants their kids to be healthy find the book and starts making cookies without gluten grains and sugar, I call that a win.
So, keep an eye out in late September. I will be sharing the book through my blog as soon as it's available. But, for goodness' sake, if you try the recipes and put the results on your own blog, share the link love. You'll make that person who went through a lot of produce perfecting the balance of ingredients just so you could do it yourself without a risk very, very happy.
I cut out grains, sugar and starches at the beginning of 2009. I have been keeping a journal as I have progressively shed my bulges and my processed foods. I am aiming to live a clean, primal lifestyle, and I wish to share my eating habits with those who wish to clean up their lifestyle and live happily and healthfully. As the cliche states - if I can do it, so can everybody else.