The whole time I’ve been on the AIP I’ve been making kefir with a batch of spongy little kefir grains. It’s totally bizarre that these little tiny living things turn milk or other liquids into this totally other kind of drink. And it’s so easy: you just add the grains to the milk, leave it […]Read More Kombucha and Kefir Creatures
I’ve officially eaten 200 different paleo foods in the last few months! Ultimately it’s pretty cool to be able to look at a long list of food and see all the raw ingredients of everything you’ve eaten for months. My final list includes: 48 types of fruit, 68 types of vegetable, 32 types of meat […]Read More 200 paleo foods win!
It’s Halloween! Probably my favorite holiday and, I believe, a reasonable time to indulge in some sugar, especially as I’ve been so completely on the wagon for months. Thus a paleo pumpkin pie! Also organic candy corn (cue smiley face with tears of laughter emoji, please), which reading The Paleo Approach does make me think is […]Read More Halloween Paleo Pumpkin Pie
I guess I always knew that some fruit ripened more satisfactorily after it was harvested than other fruit, but until fairly recently it didn’t occur to me that this means there is some fruit it makes absolutely no sense to buy unripe. The path fruit takes to ripeness is actually quite interesting, as are the […]Read More Climacteric Fruit
Already at food number 154 on my 200 paleo foods challenge! So far it’s been easy, not sure if this means it’s actually a pretty achievable goal or if it’s going to suddenly get a lot harder now that I’ve eaten my way through most of the odd fruits and vegetables at the grocery store […]Read More 150+ paleo foods (some very odd roots)
Along with cooking, gardening has never been my thing. Indeed my use of fresh herbs has been mostly limited to harvesting the occasional spring of rosemary, or making pesto from a basil plant that doesn’t live long. Actually the truth is I’ve never bothered using herbs and spices in my cooking much at all: I’m […]Read More Growing Herbs and Mushrooms
Yes, we got an Instant Pot,and wow I seem to be using it almost every single day! It can pressure cook, slow cook, steam veggies and sauté. Not sure the sautéing function is that useful, (I suppose it would be if you lived in a dorm and this thing was your whole kitchen), but the […]Read More The Instant Pot
As I was first starting the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol I found the food pyramid below to be a helpful visual reminder of just what I’m supposed to be eating. (Curtesy of A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, by Eileen Laird, a nice basic starting guide to the AIP.) In a nutshell I would say […]Read More What does it mean to completely follow the AIP?
Worth trying for the name alone, I think. Also one of the best new foods I’ve tried: this one I highly recommend. The malanga blanca is a potato-like (very potato-like) root vegetable with white innards and scaly brown skin. It’s creamier, richer and nuttier than a potato though… it’s actually possibly better than a potato? […]Read More Food #118: The Malanga Blanca
Apparently liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! (Interesting article on the world’s 11 most nutrient dense foods here). I haven’t tried beef liver yet, but there are two big ones waiting in the freezer. I have, however, now tried chicken liver mousse and actually enjoyed it. I’ve made two […]Read More Organ meat for cocktail hour