So I'm wondering if it's just my husband and myself needing to adjust our tastebuds, or if I'm doing something wrong when it comes to Paleo foods. It seems like no matter what I'm cooking, I'm finding it really unsatisfying to the taste buds.
With a little background, I really hate vegetables. They've never tasted good to me, I've always had to eat them with something else. The only ones I ever ate without a sneer have been corn, potatoes, beans....IE: the one's I can't eat now! I -LOVE- fruits, but I think I eat too much of them vs. veggies.
I've tried cooking up beef as a pot roast with mushrooms, onions and carrots with italian seasoning and fresh ground pepper. I've tried roasted chicken with mushrooms and onions and lemon. I've tried coconut milk curried chicken.
Now I should say that all the meat we can afford currently is not pastured, it's commercial, so I figure that may also be a factor. Our weekly budget is around 100$, and we seem to hit it every week just trying to buy produce and meat.
The only time I seem to enjoy food is when it's got a flavorful sauce...which means it's probably not paleo. I don't know how to recreate the flavors that pop without resorting to sugars and the like. I also like bacon and sausage, of course, but that can't be all I eat meatwise of course. I use coconut oil to fry up my meats, but they still feel one dimensional.
I come from a vegetarian background with a mother that didn't cook, so I can handle a lot of bland food, but it seems to really be affecting my husband. I don't want to just melt cheese over everything or salt it to death or resort to a pantry of canned frankensauces.
Has anyone else experienced this? Do you have any tips?