They are. This has been confirmed by multiple sources. (All of them are friends of mine who are trying to encourage as I try to maintain my primal diet.) I'm choosing to leave bakers, pastry chefs and the rest of the general public out of my polling group. It's bad science, I know, but I need that right now. There are doughnuts sitting outside of my cubicle as I write this. And they're evil doughnuts.
Temptation is everywhere, but the longer I choose to eat primal, the easier it becomes. All of the recipes I have made have been delicious, and when I do cheat, I physically feel terrible the next day. Usually, I am sleepier, hungrier and a little grumpy the day after I cheat. That alone helps me with the cravings for carbs (have I mentioned the doughnuts yet?). I'd like to share some of the recipes I have made. I highly recommend that you try them, even if you're not eating primal. They're amazing! If you do make them, please leave a comment and let me know if you liked them as much as I did. Even better, comment on the original site I link to tell the creators of these wonderful meals how much you enjoyed them. I know I have a few vegetarian readers, so if you find that you can alter the recipes to suit those needs, I'd be interested in hearing about that as well. Comments are fun :)
Chicken and Vegetable "Lo Mein" from The Food Lover's Primal Palate
I added red peppers, used an exotic mushroom medley and, since I have no idea what coconut aminos are, I just added a little coconut oil to the sesame oil for cooking. I also made a sauce from lemon juice, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic, stone ground mustard, salt, pepper and a little honey. The result was fantastic!
Crock Pot Pork-Stuffed Peppers from Mark's Daily Apple
These tasted wonderful, and were so easy. The one thing I will point out is that the peppers were very soft by the time they were done cooking, so they fell apart. The result was more of a goulash than a traditional stuffed peppers dish. Next time, I think I will precook the meat mixture in a large frying pan, stuff the raw pepper, and bake them to heat the peppers through.
Garlic Pulled Pork from Mark's Daily Apple
Surprise, surprise, I altered this one a bit as well. I cut up an onion and put it in the bottom of the crock pot, topped it with the seasoned pork roast, some minced garlic, and then cut up a few leeks and put those on top as well. I cooked it all day on low heat. It took a good 10 hours, but was so worth the time.
Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro Pesto from Mark's Daily Apple
I loved this recipe. It was one of the first ones I made, and I was so impressed!
Paleo Butternut Squash Lasagna from Health-Bent
I have made this twice in as many weeks. Super simple and delicious. Don't be afraid of the squash, even if you're not a squash lover. It is perfect in this recipe. Also, I used locally raised/processed italian pork sausage--amazing!!!
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Try them all! Let me know what you think :) I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Until next time, Check Your Neck.