Cooking paleo makes me be more creative in a kitchen. I use more herbs, more spices, find interesting ways to use eggs, etc. What's the most creative/adventurous paleo thing you've made?
I made a 3 course Indian banquet, using only things that fit into a paleo (lacto) template.
1st Course - Chicken Tikka shaslicks cooked on the BBQ, with mint/yogurt chutney
2nd Course - 2 different curry - Slow cooked lamb and almond curry, hot and sour snapper curry, tomato and cucumber raita.
3rd Course - Cardamom baked yoghurt
It was epic. Took me about 12 hour prep time. Feed 6 people, we ate over 3kg of meat in one meal. AWESOME!
I love food.
Going into Paleo all my food was good and creative so for me it's not what was the most creative dish as all I did was eliminate certain components. What has been exciting is how to take the original dishes and turn them into something new. Learning more about food science and figuring out substitutions. Making sure the satisfaction is there.
For example, I love almond cookies and Pignoli's. Ohmygodsogood. The flavour the texture - soft yet crispy. As I won't make them the way I used to, which incorporated almond paste and sugar amongst a few other ingredients, I played with other things and have managed something pretty damn fine using almond meal, coconut sugar, egg whites, a very simple organic almond extract, etc. They're good. Really good.
It's like running a race, you know? Altering a recipe is the competitor and I want to win.
Hmm.. maybe I need to make those cookies today...
A Jalapeno Spice Coconut Curried Beef Liver.
It was actually quite tasty.
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