So, as a family, we have decided to finally go the last mile and go totally paleo.
The hardest thing for me was breakfasts but I've finally got my head round the fact that breakfasts need not be what we have been brainwashed into thinking they should be.
The last thing we had left to cut from our nutrition (having already cut wheat, potatoes, rice and sugar) was dairy and oats.
Bizarrely, when I discussed the subject with the kids, they cheered at not having to have Alpen any more, they were delighted they wouldn't have to eat potatoes again and they really won't miss pasta or rice and it's been so long since they had bread that they've kind of forgotten what they are supposed to miss there too.
We have decided to follow this route after much research and thought on the matter and while it seems to us that the benefits are almost immediate, we also understand that it won't be for everyone.
Anyway, for those of you who like the idea of paleo, or who just want to cut wheat and sugar from their diet, or who are dairy or gluten intolerant, here is a recipe that any caveman would be proud of!
After all, I am a confectionary adventurer and if there is a need for cake, believe me, I will find a way!
So, here is a fully paleo recipe for chocolate orange cake! No sugar. No flour. No dairy. Whoop, whoop!
Paleo Chocolate Orange Cake
300g ground almonds
1 cup cocoa
1/2 cup of honey
zest of 4 oranges
2 tsp baking powder
A slug or two of coconut oil
Mix everything together and bake in a lined loaf tin until a skewer comes out nearly clean - it's kind of too cooked if the skewer comes out totally clean. A bit squidgy in the middle is nice, I think.
Hope you like it,