Friday, November 23, 2012

Leftovers Paleo Diet Style 11-23-12


   Turkey and Turkey Ham are easy to see as Paleo Diet leftovers, but what about all the other food? Celery sticks and carrot slices just don't call to me as much the day after Thanksgiving as some of the other dishes calling from the fridge. No, cheesy corn casserole, cornbread dressing, and cream gravy don't make the Paleo Diet cut, but several other dishes do.

   Deviled Eggs: made Paleo with mustard, no mayo, herbs and spices. Approved.

   Green Bean Casserole:  made Paleo with an almond flour-almond milk white sauce; onions tossed with almond flour and milled flax seed, fried in canola oil; sauteed mushrooms. No dairy, no grains. Approved.

   Cranberry Relish: naturally Paleo with cranberries (I love to hear them pop in the boiler), orange zest, lemon juice, pomegranite juice, chopped pecans. Approved.

   Pineapple Raisin Sauce:  naturally Paleo with pinapple bits, raisins, orange juice, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar. Approved.

   Misc: Cherub tomatoes, grilled pineapple slices, pickles, apple salad w/olive oil mayo. Approved.

   Problematic:  the filling of the pumpkin pie that I made is Paleo (no dairy), but not the crust. Approved.

   No way, Jose (or Paleo): the buttermilk pie, the pecan pie, or the spice cupcakes w/cream cheese frosting.  Maybe a sliver? That 85/15 % rule is being stretched to the limit.

Remember:  This is just the dry run before Christmas feasting, and there are reasons you are on the Paleo Diet. Life is more than lemon meringue pie. (Really?)

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