Janet: Each To Their Own

Today’s guest poster is an inspiring and talented health conscious foodie. Janet‘s recipes and pictures always make me drool! Hope you enjoy her contribution :)

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I’m Janet and I’ve been a long time reader of Maggie’s blog and also blog at my own website: Pantry Bites.

My food philosophy is a bit different in that I follow a Paleolithic/Primal lifestyle. So the topic of this post is – “Each to their Own.”

I’m a self confessed foodie. I love good food. I have a pretty good sense of what works for me and what doesn’t but it took a long time to get here. Part of the reason is there is so much media and marketing out there for new diets and foods and when you are a news junkie as I am, you fall into the trap of the latest food/diet trend and forget what works for you.

The Paleo/Primal way of eating is perfect for me as it simplifies life. I stick to the basics of vegetables, fruit, meat, and lots of fats with a little of bit of nuts and dairy. This is how our ancestors ate before the onset of processed foods of Today’s modern world. Did you know that our genetic make-up is the same as our ancestors in the hunter-gatherer days yet the typical American diet is now full of junk such as Coke and other processed foods?

It’s not to say that I don’t indulge in the benefits of modern life- I love my flat whites on the weekends and of course the occasional glasses of wine.

The point really is that you have to find what works for you in terms of food and lifestyle as everyone is different. I love the simplicity of a Paleo/Primal diet. My mood swings are completely gone. I’m no longer hungry all the time as I make sure to include plenty of fats in my meals.

One of my favourite flours to cook with is coconut flour as it is completely grain-free, gluten-free and low-carb for those watching their sugar intake. This recipe is a coconut flour version of the classic drop biscuits. I often make it on weekends and have it with my morning coffee. It’s the perfect example of eating Paleo in the modern world.

COCONUT FLOUR DROP BISCUITS

Adapted from Cooking with Coconut Flour by Bruce Fife.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbs raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sifted coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 205° C.
  2. Blend together the eggs, butter and jaggery until mixed through.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the salt, coconut flour and baking powder.
  4. Mix the dry and the wet ingredients together.
  5. Line a baking tray with baking paper and drop batter by the spoonful.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.

Makes 8 biscuits.

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Thanks again, Janet! I did not know much about the Paleo/Primal way of eating – will definitely have to check it out.

Anyone else tried the Paleo/Primal diet?

4 Comments on Janet: Each To Their Own

  1. Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15)
    29 July, 2010 at 1:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely post! I think concepts from the paleo diet are great for people to incorporate–particularly the lack of refined and overly-processed carbs. Also, me loves my healthy fats.

    I still think plenty of people do swell with grains and legumes, but for others, a paleo lifestyle is perfect for stopping crazy cravings and bloodsugar crashes.

    I just get irritated when people think it’s a sexier version of Atkins, when it’s clearly not.

  2. Lisa @ I'm an Okie
    29 July, 2010 at 4:29 pm (4 years ago)

    I have tried the paleo diet and have enjoyed it! I missed eating grains etc so I dont follow it completely but I love that it promotes real unprocessed food!

  3. Bekah
    30 July, 2010 at 11:47 am (4 years ago)

    This is like exactly how I eat! Easy, and stress free and healthy to say the least. I also love this recipe- as an avid coconut flour user, (I use it in my pancakes) these little biscuits sounds delicious!