Full-bore Paleo starting tonight - ideas welcome!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Tonight begins a bit of an adventure. I've been off of wheat and gluten since early this year, have read about the Primal Blueprint and paleo diet, and changed my eating a good deal along these lines. Last week, though, I saw a new doctor regarding persistent skin issues and she suggested an elimination diet for a month to see if my problem is related to allergies to any of the "big five" (dairy, eggs, legumes, soy, and gluten). I had already cut out the last three groups but I have been eating lots of dairy and eggs. So now I'm all in for the paleo lifestyle.
So, my wife and I have been working on a repertoire to make eating nutritious, healthy, and fun. . Right now we're thinking lots of fruits and veggies, meats, nuts, and potatoes. Almond or coconut milk to drink/add to coffee/tea. Olive and coconut oils for cooking.
Dinner tonight (thanks to my wife!) was organic Yukon potatoes drizzled with olive oil and a nice mix of collard greens, homegrown tomatoes, yellow sweet onion, and Crimini mushrooms.
And a nice touch of dark chocolate to end the night.
I realize I probably just have to look at any number of websites for good ideas and recipes. Still, I would love to hear from those of you with more experience for tips and insights about what has worked for you.