I make a lot of Indian curries and I didn't actually expect this to be a curry. I saw the photo to the left on Irena Macri's www.EatDrinkPaleo.com.au website, which is fast becoming my number one go to for really fabulous, easy & tasty paleo recipes.
I think that I saw the coconut strands and thought that the chicken was somehow coated in coconut but mine didn't come out that way. It was, however, really delicious. I've never used coconut yogurt in cooking before, though I've used coconut milk and cream a lot. Verdict: I'll be using it again, for sure! It was delicious.
It is surprisingly difficult to find a decent Pepper Steak recipe! I didn't want Pepper Steak with capsicum, I didn't want stir fry Pepper Steak, I simply wanted steak with lots of pepper on it and/or a Pepper sauce. The trouble with a pepper sauce is that John doesn't like creamy things (it's a nuisance because I LOVE creamy things!). Eventually, after a fair bit of searching, I found a version of this recipe on myheartbeets.com With a few tweaks, it became exactly what I wanted.
PS I only ever buy grass fed beef. The taste is completely different to grain fed.
PPS I can eat A LOT of this dish, hence the generous portions!
I've eaten cauliflower 'rice' from the supermarket before and it was just awful. I mean, not-worth-eating-throw-it-in-the-bin-right-now awful.
I love Indian food, so does John, and the biggest problem with going Paleo is what do we use to accompany our curries? We can't eat grains, so no rice and no naan bread.
Good grief, is life worth living?
So, I decided to have a go at making a tasty cauliflower 'rice', though it seemed like a tough call. But I love Cauliflower, so I just had to come up with a way of making it taste good.
The other important thing was that it needed to soak up the curry sauce. "A-HA!" I thought, "I know, I'll add some coconut to it; that'll help it to soak up the curry sauce. Genius!"
This recipe is pretty much what I put into my first attempt at Cauliflower rice. I'll add more versions as I try them.
* I did try another version of this with grated zucchini in as well as broccoli and spinach, and that was nice, too.
This bread, spread with a little butter, is so tasty! No one will ever guess that it has no gluten or anything like that in it.
I used more zucchini than in the original recipe, just because I wanted it to be more vegetable-y than it was. after the second time I made this, I discovered that my digestive system doesn't like tree nuts, so I'm going to do another version of this cake with Coconut or Banana flour and see how we go.
* Thanks to Ultimate Paleo Guide for the original recipe
I have to put this recipe in first! I made this for the first time yesterday after finding it on eatdrinkpaleo.com.au, and this was all that was left by the time we went to bed! John loved it! I'll have to make another one so I can take a better photo (good excuse, huh?). Plus I burned the top a little, so make sure you check the cake after 60 minutes, don't leave it the full 80 minutes.
It tastes like a normal apple cake but without leaving us with that bloated feeling that we normally get when we've eaten cake.
This is seriously good cake!
Over the years, we've tried all sorts of diets. Not diets to lose weight, but diet as in what foods we should eat to make us feel good. We're coming to the conclusion that Paleo is probably closest to the best diet for us. These recipes are mainly paleo. For other recipes, including some amazing baking recipes, click here.