Happy Love day to you! Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate as far as I’m concerned, which is completely appropriate since dark chocolate is good for your Valentine’s Heart. According to Livestrong:
I’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite dark chocolate recipes and reviews that might just hit the spot for Valentine’s Day. Eat some dark chocolate today; it’s good for you!
The Cavegirls Review Several Brands of Dark Chocolate
Chocolate Pudding and Fudge Babies
Dark Chocolate macaroon Cookies
Almond Butter Cups Candy
Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries
Red Velvet Chocolate Beet Cake
Thursdays are Asian Food Night at our place. Last week, I made a new version of pad thai for my family, a ketchup containing one which is unusual for us. It came from this recipe, and I had some broccoslaw that I steamed for my own noodles and made a paleo modified version. I really liked it. It’s not my favorite, but it was really tasty and hit the pad thai spot. If you’re an adherent to a certain pad thai school, this one may not be for you. One of the Thai chef’s notes that I was reading said that there are as many variations of pad thai as there are cooks and kitchens! Here’s a peek at my prep plate for this dish…
So, my modifications were to replace the ketchup with a paleo friendly one (Organicville has agave as it’s sweetener, for example), brown sugar with a bit of honey (I don’t like pad thai to be too sweet), coconut oil for the peanut oil, and use a good fish sauce! Also, pad thai isn’t pad thai to me whithout piles of cilantro, so I added that in as you can see on my prep plate. IF you’re going to take the time to make a pad thai dish, do yourself a favor and prep everything first into plates or piles as they go in at different times. It’s really NOT hard, just takes a bit of preparation!
P.S. I eat peanuts. They don’t bother me and there is nothing that tastes like them. If you don’t, choose something else for a crunch!
I’ve been looking for a quick pizza crust to throw together when pizza sounds good, but pizza eggs don’t. I’d looked into the almond crusts (too time consuming), the cauliflower crust (reports were that it was too soggy) and then landed on this one from Caveman Strong’s Josée (clever girl).
It turns out a pizza that looks like this:
I like. It is a bit more like a flatbread pizza than it is like the cracker-like pizza of the gluten days. This is quick to prep and is made easier if you have parchment paper or a Silpat liner like I use.
Also, I have to give a shout out to Applegate Farms Pepperoni. It is just so yummy and free of additives. I did use a smidge of “microplaned” sheep’s milk manchego on this, as I’ve learned that I don’t have the same ick from sheep or goat cheese.
I’ve been gazing at the zucchini pasta pesto at PCC all summer longing to be able to make my own zucchini pasta that looks and feels a little more like the “real” thing. Well, I finally broke down and bought a neat little gadget that will do just that. I got the Paderno Spiral Slicer.
Actually this post is dedicated to MY Cavegirl Mum who has embraced a Paleo lifestyle since visiting me in the beginning of July and has never looked back since. The last time I checked in with her, which was almost 2 weeks ago she’d lost over 8lbs in weight and lost 3+ inches off her waist and numerous inches off elsewhere too. I am so very proud of her and I am planning a post in the future with the full story of Cavegirl Sue in the UK. What is doubly great is that now I can start telling you about great finds and paleo news in and from the UK too. I’m hoping that once Sue is more in the Paleo groove she could be a contributor to Northwest Cavegirls herself representing and sharing her experiences living a paleo lifestyle in England.
So… I spotted a facebook post she wrote raving about a great dairy free Paleo friendly ice-cream that she bought from her local Tesco supermarket and of course I jumped all over it.
Hot off the press – 20th May – Bessant & Drury featured in the Mail on Sunday as top coconut product , described as ‘creamy and delicious’
Our product is a coconut milk based frozen dessert sweetened with apple and uses only natural ingredients. It is the only coconut milk based frozen desert in the UK. Coconut is one of the healthiest foods with amazing health benefits.
Bessant and Drury’s is different because other dairy free desserts use soya or rice milk which do not give the creaminess associated with traditional ice cream that coconut milk delivers, nor the huge health benefits associated with the coconut super food.
Bessant & Drury’s Fine Ice Creams are dairy-free, vegan, GMO free, cholesterol free, additive and colouring free.
More talk about Bessant & Drury’s Coconut Milk Ice-cream HERE
Keep up the great work Cavegirl Sue and keep sharing your Paleo finds and experiences with us. The more I share Paleo the more I realize that it’s already ‘so out there’ around the world. AND more encouraging is that there are more people out there ‘wanting’ to know AND that’s why we’re here
Until next time…
Bye for now, Kate