Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS December 23, 2015
I love to cook now, but I never used to cook. Today, I consider myself “a poster boy” for a primal lifestyle and a primal way of eating, which I embraced about three years ago. So, healthy cooking has become one of my passions.
My Favorite Paleo Recipes is a regular addition to my website. I include the ones that I cook most frequently for my wife and me. Some are completely original; some I have adapted from others to meet my nutritional demands.
I prepare all these delights at least once a month. Some, like smoothies, I make and eat almost daily. Some, like bone broth, I make weekly and try to eat daily. They are easy. The way I describe my recipes in my posts is the way I make them in my kitchen. We love them. However, you may want to tweak the ingredients or their proportions based on your tastes.
I prepare most of the main dishes on the weekend in sufficient quantities to freeze for later use. Then during the week, I prepare smoothies (that I drink daily) and vegetable dishes (that I serve with the previously frozen main courses).
- All ingredients are either organic or grown locally. I purchase mostly from my local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) store or various farmers’ markets in my area. However, I can find some products at my local grocery stores. Fortunately, healthier food choices are becoming more available.
- All animal products are from pastured and wild caught animals. I do not use any meat either from grain-fed animals or from commercially raised animals in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
- Coconut oil is a solid below 76°F. It should be softened or melted before adding to recipes. You could slightly heat it in a saucepan on the stove. Or, you could scoop it out of its jar with a warm stainless steel spoon and put it in a warmed Pyrex measuring cup, which will eventually melt it.
- Sautéing with any oils or ghee usually will cause splatter. I always use a splatter screen, and I always wear an apron. (I’ve ruined too many good shirts and pants before I learned this. Now I know better!)
- I soak all nuts and seeds overnight in warm, salty water using sea salt to remove the phytates. In the morning, I rinse the nuts and seeds and then dry them on a cookie sheet in the oven at 150°F for a couple of hours.
- Be aware that any recipes that include nut flours, honey, fruits, and starchy vegetables are high in carbohydrates. They should be eaten wisely!
If you love to make Paleo foods, look no further. If you have never made Paleo foods, do some experimenting with My Favorite Paleo Recipes. They are yummy and full of nutrients. These are the super foods that our bodies crave. Also, here are some kitchen gadgets that have made my life easier.