Hey folks, this week we have a guest post from Karen Maidment who is running UK Paleo and Primal cookery workshops. So, if you guys want to get some help making the switch to Primal or Paleo then Karen is the lady to help you get there.
It’s a Paleo, Primal Thing
Paleo and Primal are two styles of eating that basically mean; Food as Mother Nature Intended! In my Meals That Heal cook book and cookery workshops all our recipes are naturally grain, dairy, soy, nut, seed and processed sugar free. Why? Because these foods are often challenging for the digestive system to breakdown and use, and can create mass inflammation in the body, meaning pain, weight gain, mood swings, low sex drive and disease processes.
Now excluding these foods doesn’t mean a hungry tummy or a boring repertoire of meals. It simply means getting creative and back in tune with the best of Mother Nature’s ingredients.
Following a Paleo or Primal style of eating simply means:
Enjoying fresh seasonal veggies
Sourcing organic wild meats, poultry and fish
Utilising saturated animal fats, coconut oil and organic oils
Put them all together in beautiful, lovingly combined recipes and viola you have a Paleo / Primal diet.
Take this quick easy no grain bread recipe for instance; these flat breads are awesome slathered with organic ghee and raw honey or piled high with my Liver Loathers Pate (Meals That Heal recipe) and seasonal salad leaves. You can even use as an accompaniment to a home cooked curry or a dairy free pizza!
Sweet Potato Flat Bread Recipe
Ingredients make 2
- 1 egg
- 2T organic coconut flour, sifted
- 3T organic sweet potato, cooked and mashed
- ½ t organic gluten free baking powder
- ½ t sea salt
Preheat your oven to 170°C
Place all of your ingredients except the flour into a bowl and whisk using an electric whisk until smooth.
Sift the coconut flour in and whisk again.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and divide the mixture into 2 even sized portions, spread out thinly using the back of a spoon into rounds about a ¼ inch think.
Pop into the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, then carefully flip over and bake for 5 more minutes. Your flatbreads should be cooked through and crispy but not like cardboard!
Cool completely before using.
Recipe by Karen Maidment author of Meals That Heal, founder of EndIBSNaturally.com
If you want to learn to cook Paleo, Primal foods without the stress, come and join me on one of my forthcoming Meals That Heal Cookery Workshops or grab a copy of my cook book. (Details on both can be found via www.purebodybalanceshop.co.uk )