A paleo detox you say? Sounds good. For 30 days? Sounds like a challenge! And I do like a nice challenge, especially one of these 30 day ones – so yeah, let’s do it!
The question is…
entirely irrelevant really, the answer is Bacon.
Possibly Add Bacon, or More Bacon…
but mostly just Bacon
That is all.
I’ve noticed recently a number of people asking questions that could be summed up as “Is the Paleo Diet safe?” By the Paleo diet we mean, of course, the way of eating based on the diet of Paleolithic Man, the hunter gatherer. It’s not unusual for people to have concerns about any new, or at least newly popular, diet, but what’s the answer? Is the Paleo Diet safe or not?
The Low Carbohydrate question
There seem to be a few possible objections to adopting the Paleo way of eating, and I’ll address first one that is based largely on a misconception. While the Paleo Diet does share some similarities with the well known, and perhaps infamous, Atkins Diet it is not
Paleo Ice Cream? Really? Yes really!
Now I appreciate, for the purists, that the average hunter gatherer, living in a cave, Paleo Mama didn’t have access to a food processor. Ice, maybe, but not the food processor. But hey, get over it – this is ice cream – paleo ice cream – with no sugar and no ice cream maker required!
This one comes directly from the Aussie Paleo Chef and so I have it on good authority that it’s not only Paleo Ice Cream, but it’s also…
It’s quick and easy!
Yep, you heard it…
What is the paleo diet? Well, in its simplest expression, perhaps, the paleo diet is whatever was eaten by Palaeolithic man (and woman!), i.e. the people living anywhere from 10,000 to 2,500,000 years ago.
Of course, as you might imagine, there are some slight problems with the idea of eating exactly what these ‘cavemen’ ate. For a start, they lived a long time ago. Even at the more recent end of the Paleolithic period, we’re still talking ten thousand years ago, and that’s a long time to be sure of anything.
Cauliflower rice? Yes, really!
You’ll not be surprised at this if you see plenty of paleo recipes – everyone seems to have a cauliflower rice recipe these days, and not surprisingly, because it’s so good! It’s one of those truly paleo dishes that really works.
Cauliflower pizza base – not so much if you ask me, but cauliflower rice – deffo.
So how does it work?
Simples. You blitz your cauliflower into rice sized bits and give it a quick blast of heat. Done.
I love curry, and it’s a bit of a standing joke with me that, if I don’t know what do do with it, I’ll curry it – whatever it is! And that, I believe, is where the idea for the paleo fish curry came from. I had this bag of pollock fillets in the freezer and no idea what to do with them. So – curry it!
Not that there’s anything unusual about fish curry of course, it seems to be quite common in some parts of the world. It’s just that I tend to panc and the thought of cooking fish! Give me a can of tuna or a pack of smoked salmon and I’m fine, but a nice fillet of pollock…
Do you need a little more punch in your breakfast? A little more energy to carry you into the day?
Or maybe you struggle to eat breakfast at all but know you really should have something more than coffee?
Try this super powerful Energizing Paleo Breakfast Smoothie!
The question of how to make mayonnaise by hand, with olive oil, is often asked, but it’s the wrong question really.
The answer, of course, is that, if you want to make mayonnaise at home and you want consistent, successful results then you don’t make mayonnaise by hand!
I apologise if you’re following the Whole30 or other 30 day program where smoothies are discouraged, if not actually prohibited – this may torment you! If you’re new to Paleo then I highly recommend getting started with a strict and supported 30 Day Program but, when you’ve finished it, I also recommend starting your day with a…
So, just for the fun of it, because I like that sort of thing, I thought I’d google “paleo myths” and see what came up. Well, not only for the fun, but also because I saw some interesting ideas being thrown around the forums while I was browsing today. The basis of most of them was on the subject of the Paleo Myth…