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Why Paleolithic (Paleo) Recipes? ‘Cos he will cook faster if you say “Caveman!” lol.

I was very skeptical because it is always the same theory but I am willing to keep an open mind…

I looked into it and may be it will work…

I tried the Raw food diet and ended up heating up the stuff in the microwave! hahaha. All of California went into shock and several members of the Kelloggs family turned in their graves! hahaha.

Meanwhile, John Hill is still someone I want to thank for telling me about his Dad’s invention: Spirulina. It is fantastic!

paleo diet

So what is this latest Paleo Diet according to wiki?

The paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet), also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era—a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture. In common usage, such terms as the “Paleolithic diet” also refer to the actual ancestral human diet.
Centered on commonly available modern foods, the “contemporary” Paleolithic diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.There are many different alternatives that are available to replace the foods that have been eliminated. For example, coconut oil can be substituted for butter, almond flour can be substituted for white flour, and honey can be substituted for other sweeteners.[citation needed]
First popularized in the mid-1970s by gastroenterologist Walter L. Voegtlin, this nutritional concept has been promoted and adapted by a number of authors and researchers in several books and academic journals. A common theme in evolutionary medicine, Paleolithic nutrition is based on the premise that modern humans are genetically adapted to the diet of their Paleolithic ancestors and that human genetics have scarcely changed since the dawn of agriculture, and therefore that an ideal diet for human health and well-being is one that resembles this ancestral diet.Proponents of this diet argue that modern human populations subsisting on traditional diets allegedly similar to those of Paleolithic hunter-gatherers are largely free of diseases of affluence, and that two small prospective studies of the Paleolithic diet in humans have shown some positive health outcomes.Supporters point to several potentially therapeutic nutritional characteristics of allegedly preagricultural diets.
This dietary approach is a controversial topic amongst dietitians and anthropologists,and an article on the National Health Service of the United Kingdom Choices website suggests that it may be a fad diet. Critics have argued that if hunter-gatherer societies failed to suffer from “diseases of civilization”, this was mostly due to reduced calories in their diet, shorter average lifespans, or a variety of other factors, rather than some special diet composition. Some researchers have taken issue with the accuracy of the diet’s underlying evolutionary logic.

What is Paleo Diet according to Cecilia?

Some dude put up some link for a book of recipes about this to me and some other bunch of people kept whining that I won’t write about food…I tried to explain that I don’t because I don’t cook, whatever blokes around will have to do it ! 🙂 Then some other person suggested, so get him on some recipes from the Caveman Diet, it will make all the guys you ever rang up saying,”hello, would you like to come to dinner? Yes? Cool. Could you please bring meat and veges…:) ? Yes….great…and could you cook? Thank you so much!” hahahaa.

It is substantively  how they feel and if only at the time I knew how to go,”Btw, I’m on a Caveman diet and will email you the recipes.” It would be like some sort of Camille Paglia’s revenge for centuries of women being tricked into cooking…considering blokes think they invented fire! 😛 I have my doubts!

Anyway, who cares? Here are some recipes I shall try out…okay…be honest….I will email them to some guy who will then try it out by cooking it and I shall try to be gracious if it taste disgusting! I hope not! But thank you for trying to cook “cave man” style, if it is not edible at all! 🙂

Recipe 1 from the Anonymous Paleo Cook book sent to me!



Pistachio-Salsa
Pistachio Salsa
Ingredients
1/3 cup toasted pistachios
1 cup tomatoes, finely diced
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
2 mint leaves, finely chopped
1 tbs lemon juice
Dash ground paprika
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together well.
5
Tomato Salsa
Ingredients
1 cup tomato, finely diced
¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1½ tbs ground paprika, mild or hot
½ tsp Mexican chilli powder
1 tsp oregano or tarragon, finely
chopped
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp vinegar (optional)
Cashew Nut
‘Hummus’
Ingredients
2/3 cup cashews, unsalted
1 tbs olive oil
3 garlic cloves
3 tbs lemon juice
Dash salt and pepper
Instructions
Blend all ingredients together
in an electric blender until a
smooth paste has formed.
Blend for a shorter period of
time for a crunchy texture.
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a
bowl and mix together well.

Recipe 2

Pea dips

Green Pea Dip
Ingredients
1½ cups fresh or thawed frozen peas
1 tbs olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
½ tsp ground turmeric
1/3 cup vegetable stock
1 tbs chopped shallots
Dash pepper
Instructions
In a pan on medium heat, cook onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes or until onion starts to soften.
Add turmeric and shallots and stir for a further minute.
Add stock, peas and pepper and leave on simmer for 4-5 minutes or until peas are slightly tender
and still green.
Leave to cool for 10 minutes. Place pea mixture in a food processor and blend on high speed until
soft creamy texture has reached.

Recipe 3

baba ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush
Ingredients
1 large eggplant
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ tsp salt
½ cup tahini
½ tsp cumin
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbs finely shopped parsley
Instructions
Place eggplant on a wire rack and bake in
a 180 degrees Celsius preheated oven for
1 hour or until skin has wrinkled and
eggplant feels soft to touch. Allow to cool.
Peel eggplant. Mash to a pulp and add
garlic, salt, tahini, cumin, lemon juice and
parsley. Beat to a smooth puree.

Recipe 4

Zucchini Meat Balls +Tuna Meat Balls

Zucchini Meat Balls

Zucchini Meat Balls

Ingredients
285g grated zucchini, ends removed
285g minced beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 eggs
1 tbs fresh dill, finely chopped
1 1/3 cup almond meal
1 tsp salt
Dash pepper
Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, fanforced.
In a bowl, mix all ingredients together
until well combined.
Roll zucchini mixture into 4cm balls and
place on an oven proof tray lined with
baking paper.
Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until browned
and cooked.

Tuna Meat Balls
Tuna Balls
Ingredients
1½ cups diced sweet potato
425g can tuna, in brine
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, grated
1 egg
1 tbs oil
1 tsp salt
Dash pepper
Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, fanforced.
Boil sweet potato in a pan until soft. Remove
all liquid and mash with a fork, the mash will
be very dry.
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and
mix well.
Shape tuna mixture into 4cm balls and place
on an oven proof tray lined with baking paper.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Serve warm or cold, plain or with chilli sauce.
….….……………………

Recipe 5

Pumpkin_Hummus-2
Roast Pumpkin ‘Hummus’
Ingredients
1 cup pumpkin, diced
1 tbs olive oil
½ cup cashews
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp cumin, ground
Dash nutmeg
Salt and Pepper
Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius, fanforced.
In an oven proof dish, place diced pumpkin
and 1tbs olive oil. Bake in oven for 40-60
minutes, or until cooked. Leave to cool.
Place pumpkin in a food processor, along
with remaining ingredients. Blend on high
speed until a soft creamy texture is formed.

Recipe 6

Sweet potato chips

Sweet Potato Chips
Ingredients
1 medium size sweet potato, cut into long thin strips
3 tbs olive oil
Salt
Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, fan-forced.
Place ingredients in an oven safe pan, cover sweet potato well in olive oil and salt.
Place in oven, stirring every 5-10 minutes for 35-45 minutes or until sweet potato is
brown and cooked.
Leave to cool slightly, thinner chips will go crunchy.

Recipe 7 All sorts of Crackers

Sesame Seed Crackers
Ingredients
1/3
cup almond meal
1/3
cup sesame seeds
1 tsp olive oil
1 egg white
Good dash salt and pepper
Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius,
fan-forced.
Place all ingredients in a bowl and
combine well.
Place mixture on a sheet of baking
paper, and place another sheet of
baking paper over the top. Roll
mixture out into a 3-4mm thickness
using a rolling pin.
Score pastry with the back of a knife
into individual square pieces.
Carefully remove baking paper from
the top of pastry, then holding the
baking paper on the bottom of the
pastry mix, move onto an oven proof
baking tray.
Place in oven for 15-20 minutes, or
until slightly browned. Leave to cool
then break crackers into individual
pieces.
Garlic Crackers
Ingredients
1 cup almond meal
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1 egg white
Good dash salt
Dash ground hot paprika (optional)
Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius,
fan-forced.
Place all ingredients in a bowl and
combine well.
Place mixture on a sheet of baking
paper, and place another sheet of
baking paper over the top. Roll mixture
out into a 3-4mm thickness using a
rolling pin.
Score pastry with the back of a knife
into individual square pieces. Carefully
remove baking paper from the top of
pastry, then holding the baking paper
on the bottom of the pastry mix, move
onto an oven proof baking tray.
Place in oven for 15-20 minutes, or
until slightly browned. Leave to cook
then break crackers into individual
pieces.
Poppy Seed Crackers
Ingredients
1/3
cup almond meal
¼ cup sesame seeds
1 tbs poppy seeds
1 tsp olive oil
1 egg white
Good dash salt and pepper
Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
Celsius, fan-forced.
Place all ingredients in a bowl and
combine well.
Place mixture on a sheet of baking
paper, and place another sheet of
baking paper over the top. Roll
mixture out into a
3-4mm thickness using a rolling
pin.
Score pastry with the back of a knife
into individual square pieces.
Carefully remove baking paper from
the top of pastry, then holding the
baking paper on the bottom of the
pastry mix, move onto an oven
proof baking tray.
Place in oven for 15-20 minutes, or
until slightly browned. Leave to
cook then break crackers into
individual pieces.

I do not know what it is suppose to look like because I don’t cook, so we will see!

But here’s some pretty pictures!

In case you would REALLY like to REALLY cook more of this kind of stuff, here’s some information about the book on Paleo Cooking! Rest Assured, I will not be cooking it…and it will all be done by volunteers! 🙂

Copyright © 2009 by paleocookbook.com
http://www.paleocookbook.com
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any way or by any
means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written
permission of the copyright holder.
Paleo Cookbook –
Paleo Eating For Modern People
Paleo Cookbook –
Recipes for the 21st Century Hunter-Gatherer
http://www.PaleoCookBook.com
Standard Measurements
1kg = 2. 2lb
1 cup = 240ml
1tsp = 5ml
1tbs = 15ml

Introduction
This recipe book focuses on using foods in their natural form – foods Mother Nature
intended us to eat. This is the basis of the Palaeolithic/cave man/hunter gatherer diet.
People are becoming more aware of the impact of foods on their health.
Foods which society has now made available to us through processing and agricultural
changes can lead to many negative health problems; chemical additives and excessive
processing denatures foods from their original form.
This recipe book provides a variety of options for those people who are looking for
alternatives to help them reach and maintain optimal health as well as for those with
allergies.
NO
Pasta
Bread
Rice
Potatoes
Dairy
Processed sugar
Preservatives
* Recipes marked with an asterix contain a food source that does not fall under the Paleo category and are optional for
those who would prefer to avoid these foods all together.
The recipes in this book are a compilation of adaptations of recipes enjoyed by me as well
as family and friends. This in turn has inspired me to experiment with some recipes of my
own.
These recipes are also included. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
If you would like more Paleo recipes that are free, please visit http://www.nikkisblogspot.com

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