Greetings all -
First post here as a PaleoHack-er. I went Paleo less than a month ago after "thinking" about it for a year. A bunch of things coalesced and the time was just right. I am very happy with the decision as leaning out it is full effect and I look forward to ramping up the workouts. My primary reference book is Cordain's "The Paleo Diet" with podcasts from Robb Wolf thrown in from time to time.
Coming from a household with a history of severe gluten allergies, the importance of diet is not lost on me. One thing five years of gluten free has taught me is that you need to be willing to experiment and try new thing when it comes to foods that meet your dietary needs. And my better half is a food snob, so bad tasting things are not an option!
After starting Paleo, I was missing muffins in the morning for breakfast and decided if to see if such a thing as a "Paleo Muffin" can exist - or is it simply and oxymoronic figment of my over zealous imagination? After some research and fine tuning, we came up with the following recipe - so tell me what you think - Paleo or not? Is there a better Paleo solution out there?
3 cups Almond Meal 1/4 cup Softened Coconut Oil 1/2 cup Honey 1/2 tsp. baking soda Dash of salt (also leave it out if I am feeling like a purist!) 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh) 1/2 cup diced peaches for good measure
Mix all but fruit, then once mixed, stir in fruit. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins.
So whaddya think?
EDIT: Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions. Funny to be psychoanalyzed too - no addiction here but thanks for the vote of confidence buddy! Just having fun experimenting and figuring out different foods to eat that still mesh with what I believe is the most healthy and productive way to eat over the long term.